How understanding Covid-19 should inform what we do.
Our CEO, Orla Dolan, explains what COVID-19 is, and how understanding more about the virus helps us protect ourselves.
Link to the article referenced in the video: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/11/science/how-coronavirus-hijacks-your-cells.html
Developing a Vaccine to Coronavirus
Our CEO Orla Dolan explains the process of developing a vaccine and gives an update on where we are now, in the development of a vaccine for the Coronavirus. Like with any clinical trials Breakthrough Cancer Research is part of, she outlines the 3 of 4 phases of clinical trial needed before a vaccine or drug can be approved for widespread use. There is great hope for a vaccine and we would like to encourage everyone to hold firm and stay positive.
Here is a link to a clear and insightful article in The Lancet about the different approaches. https://www.thelancet.com/…/PIIS0140-6736(20)31252…/fulltext