Vaccine Research and Rollout – Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (22 February 2021)

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    The virtual press conference will include special guests joining to discuss COVID-19 vaccine research, development and rollout, in conjunction with the COVID-19 Vaccine Development, Strategy and Implementation Virtual Global Health Symposium, running from 22-26 February.

    Special guests:

    Professor Lee Bollinger, President, Columbia University

    Dr Tony Fauci, Director, U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

    Dr Nancy Messonier, Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    More information on the symposium can be found at https://www.pgh.cuimc.columbia.edu/symposium-vaccines-and-global-health-covid-19-vaccine-development-strategy-and-implementation

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