14 December - Lessons and ideas from the two recent pandemics
Centre for Global Development & UCC Research Staff Association
Top US scientist Dr. Robert C. Gallo
Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 1.00 pm
Zoom - https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/talk-by-top-us-scientist-dr-robert-c-gallo-tickets-221844812807
Dr. Gallo will discuss the limits of our memories of past pandemics, lessons from them, but note that sometimes the great scientific differences among some viruses (like HIV and Coronaviruses) thereby precluding drawing too many inferential lessons applicable one to the other. He will discuss where we stand today in the science of HIV— our advances, limits and new goals, and turn to CoVID-19 — the problems with therapy, the efficacious vaccines but also their limits and the great need for their global distribution. He will conclude with new ideas: the possible relevance of innate immunity and its stimulation by available old vaccines and then the GLOBAL VIRUS NETWORK (GVN): what it is, its purposes, and as a pathway for medical-scientists to contribute to global health equity.