Coronavirus, Public Health Watch Now: The Race to a COVID-19 Vaccine with Dr. Paul Offit

September 1, 2020
By Perry World House

A COVID-19 vaccine could bring an end to the pandemic as we know it. But how realistic is this? Who is leading the race for a vaccine, and would a hastily developed one be safe and effective? Will it be widely—and cheaply—available?

The answers to these questions will have vast implications for restarting international travel, re-opening societies, and realizing a new normal.

Join Perry World House for our first virtual edition of The World Today this academic year, featuring Penn Medicine’s Dr. Paul Offit, a leading expert on vaccines, immunology, and virology, and co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine that has been credited with saving hundreds of lives every day. Dr. Offit and PWH Director Michael Horowitz discussed recent developments in vaccine technology; Dr. Offit’s perspectives on a reasonable timeframe for its deployment; and how countries, universities, and private industry are collaborating—and competing—as the world races towards a vaccine.

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