- Kizzmekia Corbett has been applauded as one of the people behind the drive for COVID-19 vaccination
- Once a very studious student during her undergraduate days, the woman said that she never anticipated the feat she is having now
- Corbett's contribution is among other people who have given their best towards eradicating the outbreak
Dr Anthony Fauci, the leading expert on disease control in America, has praised a young medical official, Kizzmekia Corbett, as one of those behind the Covid-19 vaccine.
He applauded the doctor during a National Urban League forum when he was asked to identify the African Americans who have made great contributions towards ending the pandemic, ABC News reports.
Corbett is one of the many key players preparing the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. She is also part of the intelligent few with Moderna, a company that has worked on vaccines that have proved over 90% effective.
It should be noted that mRNA vaccine, one of the anti-Covid-19 vaccines is expected to get authorisation from the authorities later in December.
The stunning doctor was a very bright student at the University of North Carolina. She was known as a very studious person who spent her free time in the laboratory.
In speaking with the media, Corbett said the core reason why she joined the coronavirus team was not that she wanted to develop a vaccine. She added that all she wanted was to study immune responses to vaccines.
Fauci said the inclusion of Corbett in the vaccine preparation should be a good sign to black Americans who still have some sort of distrust for the drug.
In similar news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on Bill Gates praising Professors Salim and Quarraisha Karim. The couple were hailed for their continued efforts in combatting HIV/Aids and Covid-19.
The husband-and-wife team were featured in Gates' blog, Gates Notes. Gates did a full background on the Abdool Karims on his blog. He spoke about the couple meeting at medical school in South Africa before moving to the US to finish their studies.
Prof Salim, is an infectious diseases specialist, was chosen to lead the ministerial advisory committee which guides the South African government’s response to the pandemic. Prof Quarraisha is an associate scientific director at Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (Caprisa) as well a professor in clinical epidemiology at Columbia University in the US.
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