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26 January 2020

Affordable vaccines — is it really too much to ask for when we paid for the research?

In medical school we are given the impression that infectious diseases, while scary, are something we can handle with the right tools.

The thought of facing them without treatments or vaccines available never crossed my mind, but if it had, it would have been terrifying.

Yet, this was exactly what our teams faced when we responded to the 2014–16 Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa which killed more than 11,000 people.