COVID-19: Where Are We Now & Where Are We Going, With Dr. Seema Yasmin
28 Apr 2020
APB speaker and Emmy Award-winning medical journalist Dr. Seema Yasmin gave an APB Ideacast on COVID-19, updating us on where are we now in the medical world and where are we going. Not only did Dr. Yasmin debunk some COVID-19 myths, she also discussed the progress being made to tackle the spread of the virus, including an unprecedented vaccine trial, new tests and preparations for a second wave of infections.
However, the most important update she shares is that the Oxford University coronavirus vaccine will begin human trials. Dr. Yasmin says that these scientists hope to have a million doses of that vaccine made by September and if things progress smoothly, they can manufacture 100 million doses by the end of this year. Dr Yasmin said that for vaccines, “It normally takes us ten to fifteen years, so this is remarkable.”
As a former officer in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Seema Yasmin was deployed as strategic advisor to foreign governments, won awards from the United States Public Health Service for leading epidemic investigations, and was the principal investigator for scientific studies on disease outbreaks and their long-term consequences. Yasmin draws from her vast experience to offer unparalleled insights into the long-term consequences of the coronavirus.