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Liquid Gold: The Story of the COVID-19 Vaccine Taskforce

Ruth Todd CBE, formerly Programme Director at UK Vaccine Taskforce, talks about her leadership role in the Vaccine Taskforce (VTF), the organisation created by the UK Government to bring together the public, private, and academic sector to lead on the most pressing challenges of recent times – finding a viable vaccine against COVID-19. In the podcast, Ruth talks us through the story of the taskforce and the challenges faced along the way, from its founding in the darkest days of the pandemic through to the delivery of a number of successful vaccines.

Key discussion points include:

  • Out of the 200 potential vaccines, how the VTF decided where to place its bets
  • The challenges of managing public opinion and the media
  • The myriad of manufacturing complexities experienced by the VTF
  • What it means to have been part of such a landmark project

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