"We have the COVID-19 agent on site. We are growing it.”
Updated: Mar 13, 2020
In a controlled and secure lab at the foothills of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, the virus has successfully been duplicated and is currently being researched. Just days after Congress passed an $8 billion spending bill to further combat and research the coronavirus COVID-19, Sen. Michael Bennet visited Colorado State University to see how they are developing a vaccine. While many across the world are doing their best to avoid COVID-19, CSU’s researchers are working to grow it.
At the Infectious Disease Research Center Executive Director Raymond Goodrich told CBS4 that many of his researchers have dropped previous projects to focus on the COVID-19 outbreak.
CSU hopes to contribute enough research to not only better understand how the virus spreads from animals to humans, but also potentially create a vaccine to combat the virus by the end of the year.
“We are applying those resources and capabilities to addressing this emergent problem. Not only for Colorado, but for the United States and the rest of the world as well,” Goodrich said. READ MORE.