The race to find a viable, effective, and safe vaccine for the coronavirus that has swept the globe in 2020 is an undertaking the world has seldom seen before.
Dozens of biotech labs the world over are hard at work developing vaccines, and should any of them prove worthy of distribution in the next year, it would set a record for the fastest vaccine developed in history, and it wouldn't even be close. The record for the fastest vaccine, by the way, was the vaccine for mumps. That took scientists four years from start to finish.
Nevertheless, there are a few promising candidates that have already moved into Phase 3 of development, which involves large scale human trials over many months .
Russia, however, appears to be forging ahead on its own despite skepticism from the scientific community.