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Vox featured College of Health Professions global health expert and assistant professor Ana B. Amaya in "Is Russia first to a Covid-19 vaccine? Not so fast."

08/14/2020

Vox featured College of Health Professions global health expert and assistant professor Ana B. Amaya in "Is Russia first to a Covid-19 vaccine? Not so fast."

Ana B. Amaya, a global health expert and assistant professor at Pace University, told me that political interests always risk overtaking good public health practices, because there isn’t any way to really force countries to obey a set of rules. But transparency is key, she said. The more likely that everyone can have confidence that Russia’s vaccine actually works is a good thing — including, very much so, for Russia.

“The very important part right now is getting the science right, and making sure that we’re producing the vaccine that’s actually going to be safe and help people against Covid-19,” she said. 

Read the full Vox article.