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One Hour @ UBC Lecture: Why it Takes So Long to Develop Treatments and Vaccines

May 12, 2020, 2020

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The COVID-19 crisis is reshaping politics, healthcare, our communities and society. One Hour @ UBC is a free online lecture series conceived especially for these unusual and turbulent times.

Get an overview of the types of vaccines and various immunization methods that might be useful against COVID-19. Understand testing and, to some degree, the process for approving a vaccine for clinical use, and why it takes as long as it does to develop a vaccine. Discuss issues around testing of current drugs and their potential for treating COVID-19 patients.

MARC LEVINE, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chair, UBC Children’s and Women’s Research Ethics Board at UBC.




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