A Virtual Conversation with
Dr. John Moore on
COVID-19 Variants, Booster Shots, Mixing Vaccines, and More
Thursday, June 3, at 7 pm EDT on Zoom
- How concerned should we be about the “Indian variant”?
- Will we need COVID-19 booster shots and when?
- If I got the Pfizer or Moderna shot do I have to get a Pfizer or Moderna booster shot or can I mix them?
- How seriously should we take the pronouncements by the CEOs of Pfizer and Moderna?
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 the Indian variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, all aspects of the booster shots for Covid-19 as well as how seriously should we take statements by the CEOs of Pfizer and Moderna.
Like the “UK variant” B.1.1.7 and “South African variant” B.1.351, the “Indian variant” B.1.617 is another variation of the virus that causes COVID-19. It was first detected in India last October and has since spread to more than 40 other countries. Dr. Moore will discuss how effective the vaccines we have are against this new strain and how concerned we should be about it.
He will also discuss COVID-19 booster shots and answer all your questions about them and how seriously toe take the pronouncements by the CEOs of Pfizer and Moderna?
About Dr. 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.
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Thursday, June 3
7 to 8 pm EDT