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Dr Kizzmekia S. Corbett on COVID-19 vaccine development and the myths surrounding it

Dr Kizzmekia S. Corbett is a Black American viral immunologist, Shutzer Assistant Professor at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute, and assistant professor of immunology and infectious diseases at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

In 2014, she was appointed scientific lead of the Vaccine Research Center’s Coronavirus Team and began research on coronavirus vaccines which came in handy when the COVID-19 pandemic hit 5 years later. Corbett discusses how COVID-19 vaccines are developed in the video above and she also dispelled some myths about them.

I’d love to think that people claiming the development of these vaccines was “too quick” can observe the part where she’s been working on this kind of thing since 2014 (and coronavirus virology has been doing for much longer than that).

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