COVID-19 AND THE ROLE OF VACCINATION
Professor Linda-Gail Bekker, Director, Desmond Tutu HIV Centre & Chief Research Officer, Desmond Tutu Health Foundation, Institute of Infectious Disease, Faculty Health Sciences, UCT
The Covid-19 pandemic that first set foot globally in December 2019 brought panic, dismay and devastation. In an unprecedented fashion, safe and effective vaccines underwent emergency authorisation for use just twelve months later. The talk will recount that history and discuss the current status of the field.