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Muslim American to head COVID-19 vaccine tracking program in US


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

17th May, 2020
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Dr Moncef Mohamed Slaoui, a Muslim American has been named by President of the United States Donald Trump to find coronavirus vaccine.

Media reports said, Muslim American Dr Moncef Mohamed Slaoui a world-renowned immunologist who helped create 14 new vaccines, will be heading a fast-track programme called for finding a vaccine for Covid-19.

President Trump announced at a White House news briefing, Moroccan-American immunologist was “one of the most respected men in the world in the production and, really, on the formulation of vaccines.”

Who is Moncef Mohamed Slaoui?

Dr Moncef Mohamed Slaoui was born in Agadir, Morocco in 1959. After graduating from Mohammed V High School in Casablanca, Dr Slaoui studied biological sciences in Belgium and also took postgraduate courses at Harvard Medical School and the Tufts University School of Medicine. He has published more than 100 scientific papers and is a member of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative’s board of directors. Dr Slaoui headed GlaxoSmithKline’s vaccines department, and worked for the company for thirty years. His sister died at a young age from whooping cough.

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