Dr. Yang discusses what is known about COVID-19 antibodies and T cell protection immunity against infection with Dr. Mark Hellerstein, a professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology at UC Berkeley and at the Department of Medicine at UC San Francisco and Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, the executive chairman of the Los Angeles Times. Dr. Soon-Shiong is also a surgeon and scientist who has spent his career studying the human immune system in fighting cancer and infectious disease. Last year, Soon-Shiong’s company, ImmunityBio, received permission from the Food and Drug Administration to begin Phase 1 trials of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate.
Will the current crop of COVID vaccines provide lifetime immunity?
Dr. Yang contributes an opinion piece to USA Today about SARS-CoV-2 variants, the efficacy of the vaccines against the variants, and the role of the media addressing the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines.
Forget about the frenzy over COVID-19 variants, viral evolution is normal
Listen to Dr. Yang's interview by Gwyneth Paltrow on the Goop Podcast here:
Gwyneth Paltrow x Otto Yang: COVID-19 Antibodies, Vaccines, and Cutting-Edge Research | Goop
See Dr. Yang’s recent COVID-19 work profiled by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative here:
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