Vaccines as a rule take a decade or more to develop. A vaccine to protect against chickenpox took 28 years to develop. The first two vaccines against Covid-19, from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, have been developed in less than year. That can safely be called a game changer. This extraordinary accomplishment of medical science was the subject of a webinar on March 11, 2021 - organized by the Life Sciences and Healthcare specialists at Cornerstone International Group.
Two international specialists assessed where we are on one of healthcare’s most amazing journeys.
- Professor Dimitri Lavillette of the Institut Pasteur in Shanghai reviewed the different solutions available worldwide with a focus on variants and reported side effects.
- Dr. Richard Jones, South-East Asia Regional Director of International SOS, looked at the operational and communications challenges accompanying the global commercial availability of the vaccine.
Moderator was Eric Bouteiller of Cornerstone’s Life Sciences and Healthcare group.