Source: Asia Development Bank
Video | 14 October 2020
The once-in-a-century event of COVID-19 has upended our lives but the return to normality can only happen via a safe, effective, and widely distributed vaccine. While there are some 200 vaccines currently in development across the world, lots of questions remain unanswered. How soon until there’s a vaccine? How do we distribute it? How will developing nations across Asia Pacific ensure they get fair access to a vaccine? How often will we need it? And how will we know it’s safe? Join host Nisha Pillai as a panel of international experts provides answers and insights to these questions and more. Full program available Friday, 16 October.
Former BBC presenter Nisha Pillai will interview Jane Halton, Chair of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and the Cochair of the COVAX initiative, followed by a panel discussion with: Rajeev Venkayya, President of the Global Vaccine Business Unit at Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd; Dr. Michelle Dynes, Immunization Demand Specialist with UNICEF’s East Asia and Pacific Regional Office in Bangkok; Anup Malani, Lee and Brena Freeman Professor at the University of Chicago Law School; and Dr. Patrick L. Osewe, Chief of the Health sector Group at the Asian Development Bank.