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Microcosm is ASM's member magazine.
Work to improve the clinical trials process in the U.S. has been steady, but slow. Recruitment and coordination are 2 areas where progress is still needed.
An effective HIV vaccine has been illusive, both because of how the human immune system works and because the virus itself is a moving target. But, mosaic vaccine strategies offer a glimmer of hope.
An effective vaccine is the best way to stop a pandemic, but by itself is not enough; the public must believe it is safe and effective so that vaccination rates achieve herd immunity. We explore the "Ins & outs" of vaccines in this issue of Microcosm, ASM's membership magazine.