Thousands of genome and protein sequences. Over four hundred different diagnostic tests. More than two hundred vaccine candidates. One talk to sift through the herculean scientific effort behind them. If you’re confused about COVID-19 testing and vaccines, you’re not alone. What do all these tests actually measure? When are they most accurate and what are their weak spots? What are the four types of candidate vaccines available? How do they work? Are they safe? And how can herd immunity help stop the spread of pathogens? This talk will explore all these questions and more.
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Community Science and Technology Seminar Series was launched to help the general public better understand and explore how science transforms our world.