Without tens of thousands of volunteers around the world, the US would not currently have two vaccines to battle the coronavirus. These are those volunteers' stories.
Phoenix doctor and state Rep. Amish Shah was one of the volunteers who participated in the clinical trials for the Pfizer vaccine in August.
Arizona could see a COVID-19 vaccine rolled out by the end of the year—thanks in part to those who volunteered for the clinical trials.
Developing a vaccine is complicated, even with billions of dollars and government support. But to have a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine, pauses in trials and FDA oversight are necessary.