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Coronavirus Vaccine: When To Expect It, And How It Would Work

Researchers worldwide are trying to develop a vaccine to stop the spread of the coronavirus. An NPR science correspondent takes various listener questions about a potential coronavirus vaccine.

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Joe Palca is a science correspondent for NPR. Since joining NPR in 1992, Palca has covered a range of science topics — everything from biomedical research to astronomy. He is currently focused on the eponymous series, "Joe's Big Idea." Stories in the series explore the minds and motivations of scientists and inventors. Palca is also the founder of NPR Scicommers – A science communication collective.