Some antivaxxers claim that mRNA vaccines were rushed. Perhaps at the last minute they were. However the development of mRNA vaccines is a long and twisted tale well told by this article from this News Feature article in NATURE. Malone, famous for his antivaxx stance, was just one of perhaps thousands who paved the path for this life saving vaccine technology's development from rudimentary bio-science to a final produce over many decades. Fortunately, for those of us in humanity that trusted their work, the final result, the amazingly effective and safe mRNA vaccines, came just in time...
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When the pandemic was first raging, I was afraid that it would take years before a vaccine was developed, if ever. I was pleasantly surprised when vaccines were made available that were found to be 94% effective against the original variant! I got vaccinated as soon as I was able to do so. Another surprise: the vaccines were free! (I would have still gotten vaccinated if I had to spend half of my bank account on it.)
Of course, lots of conspiracy nuts are adamantly refusing to be vaccinated, and more and more of them are paying the ultimate price for their willful ignorance.
The possibilities that mRNA vaccines open up are incredible. It's effectively now a matter of cut and paste to induce an immune response against anything we'd like.
I suspect the future will involve having your DNA sequenced to discover what cancers you're particularly susceptible to, and then receiving a customized combo of mRNA vaccines against those cancers.
Here's another idea. How about vaccines against some of the bacterial diseases for which antibiotic resistance is growing?