Vaccine Development & COVID-19

May 29, 2020

Racing to a Vaccine, May 28, 2020

The French-American Foundation hosted a Zoom webinar on the topic of vaccines during COVID-19 with guest speakers Bhama Ramkhelawon of NYU Langone Medical Center and Adrien de Chaisemartin of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

Bhama and Adrien discussed the science and potential implementation of a vaccine from their respective backgrounds in research and policy. The event examined how vaccines are typically developed, the particulars of one that could provide immunity against the coronavirus, and the process of creating and distributing one under the current political climate.

Moreover, the two speakers presented an overview of the present stage of vaccine development around the globe. The speakers ended with reflections of how the pandemic has impacted their fields, institutions, and positions.

The French-American Foundation developed this webinar initiative to continue our mission of encouraging transatlantic dialogue while prioritizing the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our webinars take place throughout the month.

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