Photography: Meron Menghistab

A Day in the Life of a Scientist in the Coronavirus Vaccine Race

Immunologist and new mother Megan O’Connor works nonstop to help her team move their Covid-19 vaccine forward

Wudan Yan
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9 min readJul 21, 2020

Around mid-March, when the novel coronavirus was beginning to make its way through the U.S., Megan O’Connor had just returned to work after six months of maternity leave.