Grand Challenges Spotlight Talks: (The Battle Against Viruses: No Time to Lose!). Johan Neyts, Head of the Laboratory of Virology, Antiviral Drug & Vaccine Research, Rega Institute, University of Leuven, Belgium
Johan Neyts discusses the importance of R&D to mitigate viral outbreaks. He explains how resource mobilization contributed to rapid and successful COVID-19 vaccine discovery, but certain viruses and future outbreaks may be harder to mitigate. The best way to prepare for these crises, then, is developing broader-acting antiviral drugs in times of peace. To illustrate this point, Neyts highlights programs in which the Belgian government currently invests to aid epidemic and pandemic preparedness.
From the 2022 meeting in Brussels, Belgium
Oct 24, 2022