Dr. Peter Hotez
The Texas doctor who created a COVID vaccine would like to see it released in this country. Baylor University’s Dr. Peter Hotez and his research partner made their shot, one that had been in the works since the Sars epidemic in the early 2000s. Corbevax uses older technology similar to the Hepatitis B vaccine. It’s approved for emergency use in India and should soon receive approval from other nations. It’s inexpensive to produce, and the doctors don’t hold a patent making the cost even lower. Hotez says the hope is to manufacture a billion doses this year.