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Kizzmekia Corbett, an African American woman, is praised as key scientist behind COVID-19 vaccine

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Kizzmekia Corbett, an African American woman, is praised as key scientist behind COVID-19 vaccine

ByLaura Romero,Sony Salzman, andKaitlyn Folmer via https://abcnews.go.com/

Dr. Anthony Fauci said Kizzmekia Corbett’s involvement is a sign of hope.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert and a constant presence on TV during the coronavirus pandemic, was asked a blunt question during a forum hosted last week by the National Urban League: “Can you talk about the input of African American scientists in the vaccine process?”

Fauci did not hesitate when giving his answer.

“The very vaccine that’s one of the two that has absolutely exquisite levels — 94 to 95% efficacy against clinical disease and almost 100% efficacy against serious disease that are shown to be clearly safe — that vaccine was actually developed in my institute’s vaccine research center by a team of scientists led by Dr. Barney Graham and his close colleague, Dr. Kizzmekia…

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