In Search for a Cure: Are We Nearing a Treatment for COVID-19?

Summer Series 2020

In Search for a Cure: Are We Nearing a Treatment for COVID-19?



Since starting its rapid global spread in early 2020, COVID-19 has put conventional methods of research and development to the test. As communities worldwide entered lockdown to control viral contagion, public and private research networks faced overwhelming pressure to develop vaccines and treatments to combat the highly infectious virus.

By early June, more than 160 candidate vaccines were in the global pipeline for clinical trials, with 10 of them in clinical testing. Yet the question remains: How close is prevention or effective treatment for COVID-19?

In this two-part session, Dr Anthony Fauci and Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla offer a timely review of the current status of COVID-19 research, what appears to be working, and the likelihood of developing a vaccine by the end of 2020.

Opening Remarks

Esther Krofah, Executive Director, FasterCures, Milken Institute


Meg Tirrell, Biotech and Pharma Reporter, CNBC


Anthony Fauci M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Albert Bourla, Chairman and CEO, Pfizer Inc.

Published July 27, 2020