Life Beyond Coronavirus: The race for a vaccine


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The race for a vaccine is on. ????????????‍♀️

Join world leading experts as we explore what a vaccine is ????, who is getting close ???? and why does it matter? ⚠️ ⛑

What if we don’t manage to develop one and just how much will it cost us if we fail?
Hint: the answer is in trillions. ????????

Panellists ???? ????
????Professor Sharon Lewin
Director, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

???? Professor Kanta Subbarao
Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza,
The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

????Professor Damien Purcell
Head of Molecular Biology,
The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

????Professor Chris Edmond
International Economics expert, Faculty of Business & Economics
University of Melbourne

Panel moderated by ????????
???? Professor Shitij Kapur
Dean, Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences
Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Health), University of Melbourne

Discussion breakdown????⤵️
1:21 - What is the likelihood of getting a COVID-19 vaccine?
1:39 - What have we learned from the SARS vaccine that helps us now?
2:13 - What's the biggest challenge in developing a vaccine?
2:54 - What is the current Australian landscape regarding COVID-19 and the number of infections?
4:35 - If we keep infection numbers down in Australia do we even need a vaccine?
6:06 - What happened with the vaccine when SARS first infected humans?
7:29 - What's the likelihood this epidemic will go away?
8:30 - What exactly is a vaccine?
8:46 - Can vaccinations make people sick or lead to health complications?
12:57 - What are the different stages in developing a vaccine?
15:30 - What are the best models for financing work around vaccines?
18:18 - How much should Australia pay for a vaccine?
20:24 - When a vaccine is ready - who'll be the first to receive it?
22:59 - How did we decide who to distribute the Swine Flu vaccine to during the H1N1 pandemic?
27:56 - How many vaccines do we usually produce?
29:33 - Where is the University of QLD at with their vaccine development?
30:58 - What % protection does the influenza vaccine provide?
33:03 - How long does immunity last?
34:28 - What has been the economic impact of physical distancing in Australia?
35:55 - Has Australia fared better than the US in terms of job losses?
40:15 - What if it's not possible to create a vaccine? What's our Plan B?
42:29 - Will we see successful treatments developed before a vaccine?
44:05 - What has strengthened your faith in humanity?

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