The Influenzer Initiative’s video series highlights critical insights from conversations with leading infectious disease researchers, funders, and policymakers, who examine how recent vaccine breakthroughs could be applied to thwart another—potentially worse—pandemic threat: influenza.
Episode 6: Outwitting the Evasive Influenza Virus
Why do we need to get the flu vaccine every year? When it comes to viral evolution, influenza is unmatched.
In episode six of our series, global experts and innovators discuss why influenza is the king of viral evolution, the need for globally accessible next-gen sequencing technology and how a universal influenza vaccine could finally outwit this persistent pandemic threat.
Featuring Amesh Adalja, Jonathan Heeney, Edward Holmes, Daniel Perez, Martha Nelson and Stacey Schultz-Cherry.
Scientific leaders discuss the future of pandemic vaccine R&D in light of the COVID-19 response.