COVID-19 Variants and Vaccines: A Virtual Conversation with Dr. John Moore
Wednesday, March 24, at 7 pm on Zoom
COVID-19 Variants and Vaccines:
How Effective are the Vaccines Against Them and What Should the Pharmaceutical Industry Be Doing to Protect Us?
Science Writers in New York is pleased to once again present Dr. John Moore, professor of microbiology and immunology at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Moore, an expert on vaccine research, will talk to SWINY co-chair David Levine (@dlloydlevine) about genetic variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the optimal use of different COVID-19 vaccines for these variants.
Genetic variants of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2 virus) that originated in Brazil, Great Britain and South Africa are spreading around the world. However, to date, they have not caused new infections in people who had COVID-19 or have been vaccinated. Dr. Moore wrote about the optimal use of the different vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson) and their relation to viral variants and vaccine efficacy in an article published March 4 in Journal of the American Medical Association.
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About John Moore
John P. Moore, professor of microbiology and immunology at Weill Cornell Medicine, is known for his research on HIV/AIDS. He previously worked at the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center. He received his B.A., M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Cambridge University, UK. He joined Weill Cornell in 2000. The focus of his research has been on the HIV-1 envelope glycoproteins. He directs several NIH and other sponsored grants.
Wednesday, March 24
7 to 8 pm on Zoom