Pfizer covid-19 vaccine will need a gigantic new network of freezers

By | November 11, 2020
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A biologist takes a coronavirus DNA sample from the freezer at the Technological Vaccine Center of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

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We have a covid-19 vaccine that works. But can we keep it cold enough to get it to enough people? Among Pfizer and BioNTech’s long list of risks and uncertainties for its BNT162b2 vaccine, which this week was reported to be 90 per cent effective, is the challenge of its “ultra-low temperature formulation”, and how to store and distribute it along the so-called “cold chain”.

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