Only a universal influenza vaccine, with the power to provide long-lasting immunity against many strains, will protect us against the constant threat of influenza. I’m bringing together thinkers from diverse disciplines to make that a reality. AMA!
Most people see the flu as seasonal annoyance-but influenza is more than just ‘the flu’- it’s one of the biggest threats to worldwide public health. That’s why we’re bringing together innovators from all backgrounds to outsmart the flu. I’m Stacey Knobler, Director of Influenza Vaccine Innovation at the Sabin Vaccine Institute, a non-profit in Washington, DC. AMA!
With our fast-paced and interconnected lifestyles, a flu pandemic could put millions at risk worldwide. I’m here to answer your questions about this very real risk, and how the Influenzer Initiative is bringing together bright minds from different backgrounds—from tech to AI to biology—to end the threat once and for all.
To make a universal influenza vaccine a reality, the Sabin Vaccine Institute has launched the Influenzer Initiative. This groundswell campaign is designed to bring disruptive and innovative thinking to current research and development practices. That’s why we’re fostering creativity and collaboration of experts and thought leaders from across disciplines to jump-start the development of the first universal influenza vaccine. And we need your help to make influenza history.
Thank you for all the interesting questions and discussion. I will close this AMA at 4:15 EST.