Thursday, September 23, 2021

October 9 - Film screening - Race for the vaccine

Saturday, October 9, 2021, 1:30 pm
B-CC Regional Services Center
4805 Edgemoor Lane 2nd Floor (West Room)
Bethesda, MD

NCAS is happy to present a screening of the documentary film "Race For the Vaccine" as our next in-person event.

As news of the coronavirus broke around the globe, a small group of scientists jumped into action to tackle one of the greatest medical challenges of our time: to create a vaccine against a virus no one had ever seen before, and to do so in record time, during a deadly, global pandemic.  The film "Race For the Vaccine" tells the story of how they did just that, developing vaccines candidates in days and weeks instead of years, and putting them through the rigorous testing required to prove that they were safe, and that they worked. The filmmakers embedded with several of these vaccine teams throughout the process, following them through the triumphs and setbacks of their unprecedented undertaking. From the design challenges of the drugs to the pitfalls of recruitment; from the pressure of politics to the glorious victories and stunning defeats, the film offers an inside look into this extraordinary scientific undertaking for the ages. The film, narrated by CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, MD, is produced by Wingspan Productions and Global Health Reporting Center in association with HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, and supported by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Following the film, one of the executive producers of the film, Janet Tobias, will join us by Zoom to take questions from the audience.

Watch the trailer for this film here:

This film has not been rated, but is appropriate for high school students and older.
To avoid possible spread of covid-19, there will be no refreshments at these talks for the next few months.

Due to continuing concerns about covid-19, all attendees, whether vaccinated or not, are required to wear masks or other face covering while attending this talk.

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