Vaccine Specialist Speaks at Forum

(Courtesy of Margaret Liu)
Dr. Margaret Liu, eminent vaccine specialist, speaks about COVID-19 at the First Friday Forum March 5 at 10 a.m. via Zoom.

    COVID-19 came into our vocabulary a year ago, and it’s still very much with us. There are new things to learn about it almost daily. To bring us up-to-date, eminent vaccine specialist, Dr. Margaret Liu, will speak at First Friday Forum (FFF) March 5 at 10 a.m. via Zoom.
    Her talk is called, “COVID-19: What you Need to Know and Do in March 2021.”
    Dr. Liu, a resident of Lafayette, will answer questions about COVID-19 and the vaccine. She said subjects will include: addressing concerns raised about vaccine safety, since they were developed so quickly; which vaccine should one take if there is a choice and worries about the new strain(s) of virus that are spreading.
    “We are all tired of COVID-19, but because of new developments for vaccines and treatments – and for the virus itself – we need to stay up-to-date on recent findings,” said Liu. “How different are the vaccines that are next in line? How worried should we be about the new mutant viruses? If you have been vaccinated, can you spend time with people face-to-face? This presentation will address the science behind all these issues and provide information so you can know how to best keep you and your friends and family healthy.”
    Liu is a world-renowned expert in the field of vaccines, immunotherapy, gene therapy and global health. She pioneered two important new technologies for vaccines for treating cancer, of which she has received numerous awards internationally and two honorary doctorates. One is from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, where she was invited to lecture by the Nobel committee.  
    Known as “The Mother of DNA Vaccines,” Liu is the scientific lead for the World Health Organization, drafting group writing guidelines for mRNA vaccines.
    CEO of PAX Therapeutic, which is developing gene-based therapy of tendon and ligament repair, Liu also worked with Dr. Anthony Fauci numerous times. She obtained her M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School and completed her clinical and research training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    To register, go to and click on the registration link.

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