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Sammies finalists were early architects of COVID vaccines

October 22, 2021

It didn’t take long into the global COVID-19 pandemic before Chinese researchers posted the genetic sequence of the virus online. And it was only about two days later that two researchers at the National Institutes of Health designed the basic outlines of COVID vaccines. For their work, doctors Kizzmekia Corbett and Barney Graham are finalists in this year’s Service to America Medals program