The SARS CoV-2 virus, otherwise known as COVID-19, has left wide holes in our understanding of this deadly coronavirus. There is much we do not understand about the true severity of the situation, as well as about the vaccines that have been manufactured to resolve this global pandemic. The need for an understanding of these forms of vaccination will provide insight into the situation at hand. Hence, a comparison between four cutting-edge vaccines for COVID-19 is drawn on the basis of mechanics, efficacy, and chemical composition within the contents of this comparative study. Data and information were extracted from vaccine fact sheets, scholarly articles, and research databases. From this study, it becomes apparent that the vaccines retain a number of similarities and differences that contribute to their overall effectiveness. This report provides reasons for the most effective technologies being used with the greatest statistical results. COVID-19 Vaccines with salts and lipids are key for the best vaccine performance, ingredients that all the vaccines being considered to have. The most successful active ingredient is revealed to be the nucleoside modified messenger RNA component of mRNA vaccines. The variety of technologies produced in this timeframe have proved to be promising.
Research Paper by Srikar Srinivasan. Grade 12, Hillsboro, NJ