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First Malaria Vaccine and Pandemic Lessons Learned

October 8, 2021

Episode Notes:

The World Health Organization this week authorized its first malaria vaccine. The groundbreaking news is a milestone in the fight against the deadly disease, which claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year.

To discuss the new malaria vaccine and the ongoing fight against COVID-19, we’re joined today on the Warcast by Dr. Erin Sorrell. Erin is an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Georgetown University, the director of the Elizabeth R. Griffin Program at the Center for Global Health Science & Security, and director of the Biohazardous Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases M.Sc. Program.

[ 01:00 ] Key details about malaria vaccine

[ 02:43 ] Difference in malaria versus COVID-19 vaccine

[ 04:18 ] Next steps in pandemic

[ 05:30 ] Lessons learned from COVID-19

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