The Army May Have Developed a Super-Vaccine. Would America’s Right-Wing Libertarian Gun Guys Actually Take It?

Posted on AllSides December 22nd, 2021
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Good news about COVID in December 2021 is hard to find, but Defense One published some of it on Tuesday, writing that scientists at the Army’s Walter Reed Institute of Research in Maryland say they’ve developed a vaccine which proved effective against all strains of the virus, including omicron, in Phase 1 (human) trials. (It still must go through two more trial phases before being approved for widespread use.)

Even before Tuesday’s report, the possibility that the military might be on the verge of concocting a super-vax had begun attracting attention. Its vaccine, like some...

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