Heritage Florida Jewish News - Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

COVID-19 developer hopes the US stays a melting pot

 

November 27, 2020

Pfizer/Getty Images

Mikael Dolsten, Pfizer's chief scientist, is a Jew from Sweden.

(JTA) - When Mikael Dolsten, the head scientist at Pfizer, heard the news last week that the COVID-19 vaccine that he has been helping to develop for the better part of a year was over 90 percent effective, he and his colleagues literally leapt with joy at a corporate office in Connecticut.

"This may turn out to be one of the biggest medical advances of the past 100 years," Dolsten said by Zoom from his home office last week, the emotion clear in his voice and on his face.

He was pointing to not only the historic need to medically combat a virus that's again ravaging the world - particularl...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.

 

Reader Comments(0)

 
 

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021