U.S. At a symposium organized by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on ‘New Ideas on the Science and Ethics of Vaccines’ on Thursday, President Donald Trump’s top COVID-19 management advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci was mentioned as one of the speakers.
Dr. Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will talk of ‘fighting the pandemic.’
The key issues to be discussed include — role of vaccines, innovative concept in vaccine creation and roll-out, ethics in vaccine production, and participation equity. Prof. Heidi Larson, Director of The Vaccine Trust Project; Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK; and Prof. Adam Kamradt-Scott, Founder, Global Health Protection Network, Associate Professor, Sydney University, Australia, among others, will speak at the conference.
The international conclave is expected to see wide-ranging discussions on the various issues involved in COVID-19 research, diagnosis and care. In addition to country-specific research, experts are expected to share insight into vaccine production issues, manufacturing, repurposing medicines, and choosing suitable methods for performing tests and trials.