RSV: The Breath-Stealing Virus That Has Scientists On The Hunt For A Vaccine
RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, can be deadly for the very young or very old. A vaccine could save lives, and Pfizer scientists are on the hunt to create it.
RSV is deadlier than the flu, especially to children under 5 or adults over 65. Kena Swanson and Justin Moran are two Pfizer scientists who are on the hunt for a vaccine that can save lives.
But even after a vaccine is developed, getting it produced and into the hands of patients is another hurdle. Watch the Cure Hunters episode above to learn how it’s done and watch all the episodes of Cure Hunters.
More Cure Hunters episodes:
Episode 1 | How Are Medicines Made?
Episode 2 | Harnessing The Immune System To Fight Cancer
Episode 3 | The Itch That Rashes
Episode 4 | NASH: The Silent Killer
Episode 6 | Building a Mirror Molecule
Episode 7 | Hunting Rare Diseases
Episode 9 | Clinical Trials: Driving The Hunt Forward
Episode 10 | A Constant Threat
Episode 11 | Engineering Health