The New Normal: When your lab becomes a center of hope in a pandemic

Molecular virologist Dr. Jesse Erasmus works on a team at UW Medicine aiding the global effort to find a COVID-19 vaccine.

Molecular virologist Dr. Jesse Erasmus works in the lab on an RNA vaccine for COVID-19 on April 8, 2020, at UW Medicine in Seattle. (Sarah Hoffman/Crosscut)

Molecular virologist Dr. Jesse Erasmus is part of a team at UW Medicine developing a vaccine for COVID-19. The team works around the clock in the race to produce an effective vaccine at record speed. More typically, that work would take an average of 10 to 20 years. For Erasmus, focusing on a solution is a way of coping as the world shifts around him.

 


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