The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been shown to be quite effective in trials, but early findings suggest a drop in its ability to protect against the so-called South African variant. That's troubling because the vaccine is widely seen as a game-changer due to its lower-cost and easy storage method, making it the most likely to candidate to reach harder-to-access communities around the world, especially in developing nations. If the South African variant eventually becomes the dominant source of infections in those areas, that could put things back at square one. Gottlieb clarified that the latter point is not proven, but the risk is there until data becomes clear.
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Previously, he was a real estate mogul and a former reality TV star. In , he opened the Grand Hyatt New York, which made him the city's best-known developer. Trump turned his attention to politics, and in he announced his candidacy for president of the United States on the Republican ticket. He was an energetic, assertive child. Trump was raised Presbyterian by his mother, and he identifies as a mainline Protestant.
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