Dr. Nicole Ramlachan
“De-Mystifying Covid-19 Vaccination: Does It Offer Hype or Hope to End This Pandemic”
Presented by Dr Nicole Ramlachan:
The theme of this year’s Research Symposium is “Relevant Research for Sustainable Development” and typically, when we consider sustainability, we think of the economy, society, and the environment. These factors are essential in creating societies that support healthy, productive, safe, and happy lives for all. In fact, the health of a population is a key criterion of society’s management of the living environment. During the past two years, the Covid-19 pandemic has led to millions of deaths, has negatively affected many more lives in terms of physical and mental health, and has also decimated economies. Dr Ramlachan’s presentation on the currently available Covid-19 vaccines depicts high-level virology and epidemiology research in an accessible manner. Her presentation is representative of the relevance of the work of UTT researchers to our everyday lives. Research on the Covid-19 pandemic is one of the many ways that the faculty at UTT are using their knowledge to help drive discussion and research that can lead to an equitable and positive human experience for our country, the Caribbean, and the world.