Kati Kariko, mRNA, and the Vaccine

From Kati Kariko Helped Shield the World From the Coronavirus in today’s New York Times:

“There’s a tendency when scientists are looking at data to try to validate their own idea,” Dr. Langer said. “The best scientists try to prove themselves wrong. Kate’s genius was a willingness to accept failure and keep trying, and her ability to answer questions people were not smart enough to ask.”

An incredible and inspiring underdog story that had me weeping by the end of it. I got my second Pfizer shot last month and now I know who to thank for it.