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Where Is COVID Research Going Next?

NIAID divisional director Matthew Fenton, BU alum and former professor, talks about vaccine safety and what’s next for COVID research funding and the pandemic

Behind the scenes of the race to develop COVID vaccines in record time, Matthew Fenton and his colleagues at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) worked around the clock to get more than $3 billion in emergency funds from the government funneled into clinical trials as soon as possible. It’s been an unprecedented year for Fenton’s team, and for his boss, Anthony Fauci, the NIAID director.