Improving Health & Medicine

Shot of Hope: An Inside Look at Pfizer’s Covid Vaccine

How did scientists develop an effective vaccine for Covid-19 in less than a year? In this webinar, the American Committee welcomed Dr. Mikael Dolsten, Chief Scientific Officer and President, Worldwide Research, Development, and Medical at Pfizer. In conversation with former American Committee President and renowned AIDS researcher Dr. Jay Levy, Dr. Dolsten shed light on the breakthroughs that enabled his team, in collaboration with researchers around the world, to produce a viable vaccine at such an extraordinary speed. He also shared his own scientific journey, including the transformative semester he spent at the Weizmann Institute as a PhD student. During a dynamic Q&A led by CEO Dave Doneson, Dr. Dolsten discussed the role of basic science in advancing lifesaving technologies and treatments.