But I've never seen a good documentary on how vaccines are made for diseases today. YouTube just seems to be filled with professor's lectures from introclasses. Are live viruses used and, if so, how are they made inert yet cause the immune system to generate the same antibodies?
Anyone have a documentary with the technical details of any of the modern vaccine generation techniques?
But basically it's more complicated than the usual "attenuated live virus/dead virus".
Tou can have synthetic vaccines, targeting different parts of the virus. Also there are several ways of attenuating pathogens (look up the bcg vaccine for one interesting example)
Doesn't answer your question but hints at the complexity.