(AP) –The new White House science adviser hopes that for the next pandemic, a vaccine will be ready in 100 days.
Eric Lander tells The Associated Press in his first interview since he was sworn in that he’s pushing for better preparedness for the next pandemic.
He says that includes the type of vaccine where researchers can plug in genetic material from the new viral threat and be ready to fight that disease.
He also hopes that approach can make a dent in cancer.
Lander paints a rosy future where science better fights disease, curbs climate change and further explores space.