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The Beginning of the End? The Path to a COVID-19 Vaccine

Virtual Forum

Friday, August 7, 2020
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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"I am hopeful. There may be some things that we've done in life that we won't do the same again. But we will be okay. We will adapt, we will work together. I am confident that we will beat COVID-19." – Susan R. Bailey, M.D.

The entire world is holding its breath for a COVID-19 vaccine. More than 165 vaccines are under development around the world, and four companies — AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna Therapeutics, and Pfizer — have expressed optimism that their products could be ready for widespread distribution in late 2020 or early 2021. Yet, the fastest vaccine ever produced took four years, and on average vaccine development is a 10-year process.

Can the vaccine development process be drastically shortened without compromising safety? How will a market-ready vaccine be equitably distributed? What happens if a significant percentage of Americans don’t want to be vaccinated?

Join us as Susan R. Bailey, M.D., an immunologist and President of the American Medical Association, breaks down what you need to know about a potential vaccine.

The livestream will be available beginning at 12:30 p.m. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.

Production and distribution of City Club forums in partnership with ideastream is generously provided by PNC, Chautauqua Institution, and the United Black Fund.

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