Demystifying COVID-19 Vaccines
Join John McConnell, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet Infectious Diseases, and Ylann Schemm, Director of the Elsevier Foundation and Corporate Responsibility at Elsevier in an engaging discussion about how COVID-19 vaccines work and their safety and efficacy in preventing infection. John will share insights into the public's most frequently asked questions.
- Why vaccines are important?
- Are vaccines safe?
- How do vaccines work?
- Can we get infected after having been vaccinated?
- How effective are the current vaccines against the different strains of COVID-19?
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Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet Infectious Diseases
John McConnell studied clinical microbiology and parasitology at the University of East London, before spending 6 years researching septic-shock-related topics at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London (now part of Imperial College London).
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He joined The Lancet in 1990 and was a peer-review editor before becoming the first editor of the journal’s website in 1996. In 2001, John was the founding Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet Infectious Diseases. He has appeared as an expert commentator on BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky News, Al Jazeera, CNBC, CNN, and CCTV America. In the past year, The Lancet Infectious Diseases has published some of the most impactful research on COVID-19.
Director of the Elsevier Foundation and Corporate Responsibility at Elsevier
As Director of the Elsevier Foundation, Ylann Schemm drives technology-enabled partnerships to advance diversity in science, build research capacity and support global health around the world.
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She has been an integral part of the Foundation’s growth since joining as a Program Officer in 2008. In addition, Ylann currently serves as Elsevier’s Director of Corporate Responsibility, building on 15 years in corporate relations and responsibility roles focusing on partnerships to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In August 2020, Ylann was appointed the Chair of the Executive Council of Research4Life, a UN-publisher partnership to bridge access gaps for researchers and doctors in developing countries.