With two vaccines approved for emergency use in the U.S., the next major hurdle in the fight against the pandemic will be getting people immunized. In the U.S. alone, distributing vaccines to over 300 million people will present an unprecedented logistical challenge. Moderator Alex Knapp, Senior Editor of Healthcare and Science at Forbes, will lead a discussion with a panel of experts to answer your questions about COVID-19 vaccines, including their safety, effectiveness, and distribution process.
Join Dr. Laurent Humeau, Chief Scientific Officer at Inovio, and Dr. John Ervin, President and Principal Investigator at the Center for Pharmaceutical Research, for an insider’s look at the COVID-19 vaccine trials underway in Kansas City that could end the pandemic and save countless lives.
As a complement to our June 20 evening lecture with Dr. Barbara Pahud, the Library is sponsoring programs in the community to take a deeper dive into the issues related to communicable diseases.
Dr. Barbara Pahud, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and Associate Director of NIH’s Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit (VTEU) at Children’s Mercy Hospital, will discuss the issues of vaccinations locally, nationally, and globally. She will examine the truths and myths, and everything you need to know to stay up-to-date and to be able to tell fake news from true science.