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Testifying on COVID-19 Vaccine Development

Posted on by Dr. Francis Collins

Testifying on Vaccine Development for COVID-19
It was an honor to testify before the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies on July 2. The topic of the hearing was the President’s plan to develop and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine. Also testifying were Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Gary Disbrow, acting director of Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). The nearly three-hour hearing allowed a productive exchange of information on this critical topic and many of NIH’s high-priority efforts to develop vaccines and therapeutics for COVID-19. Credit: C-Span.



  • Ann W. Livingston says:

    So very appreciative to you, Dr. Collins, for all you do and are a bright light and leader in a not so bright time; to all of your team as well, my heartfelt gratitude. Also enjoyed your interview with Tim Keller a couple of weeks ago…or maybe a month now, who can keep track! Thank you for BioLogos as well.

  • Shan497 says:

    Well, Every body needs to play an important role to keep himself or herself safe and also help the loved ones to understand the protective measures to keep them selves safe …

  • Penny says:

    Thanks to the hard work of the experts.

  • Cornelius Bulik says:

    Well, much talk and money for the development of an efficient vaccine, but an astounding silence about how to develop a strong innate immunity! This, despite the knowledge that vaccines are not working when there are nutrition deficiencies (and these are not observed only in poor countries, but in a large proportion in the western world), and the fact that this coronavirus seems to be fast mutating – we are already witnessing the announcement of a second wave of CORONAVIRUS much more virulent than the COVID-19! Much hype, much publicity, … and panic entertain, and much silence from the professionals, they that know, and should denounce the deception!
    This is the perfect recipe for a decadent society on the path of self destruction.
    Much of the ‘scientific world’ seems to have lost the compass – honesty!

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