Squabbles over testing methods hamper search for Ebola vaccine

April 10, 2015 11:27 AM

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Squabbles over testing methods hamper search for Ebola vaccine

The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa created a rare opportunity: New vaccines could be tested, and if they worked, serve as a firewall in future epidemics.

It now appears this chance is slipping away amid public health officials’ squabbles over the right way to test vaccines. As a consequence, there may never be a definitive answer about the vaccines’ effectiveness.

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