NDTV speak to Professor Kanta Subbarao, Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza

NDTV have spoken to Professor Kanta Subbarao, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre For Reference And Research On Influenza in Melbourne, Australia about the race for a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine and the possibility of developing herd immunity.
Watch the video interview here:
In June, we spoke to Professor Subbarao in our COVID19 Road to a vaccine podcast series, access the episode here:

COVID19 Road to a vaccine episode 8: Professor Katie Flanagan

In episode 8 of our COVID19 Road to a vaccine series, our host, Associate Professor Nigel Crawford, speaks with Professor Katie Flanagan. Katie is Head of Infectious Diseases at Launceston General Hospital and is affiliated with the University of Tasmania, Monash University and RMIT where she is involved in a broad range of research projects, with her main interests being in vaccinology and infectious diseases immunology. She has led a number of vaccine immunology trials. In this episode they discuss:

  • Immunological aspects of SARS-CoV-2
  • Vaccine responses in adults versus children and the difference in adult immune systems
  • Vaccinology strategies being used in the development of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine
  • Antibody response variation by age
  • Viral vector vaccines and how they work
  • Novel vaccine approaches and the implications of these on vaccine safety including: mRNA and DNA SARS-CoV-2 vaccines 


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