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As the COVID-19 virus continues to mutate and variants proliferate, governments are struggling to manage and contain the pandemic. Many have rolled out new policies and guidelines which can be unclear and contradictory. This new environment can be especially confusing for people living overseas who receive guidance from multiple sources. In these moments, it may be useful to turn to the scientists and evidence-based resources that can shed light on the potential course of the pandemic and the most useful measures to contain and control it.

AmCham Shanghai is pleased to present a webinar briefing from renowned COVID-19 expert Dr. William Haseltine at 8:00-9:00 AM (Shanghai time) on August 24. Dr. Haseltine is Chair and President of ACCESS Health International and listed by Time Magazine as one of the world's 25 most influential businesspeople in 2001 and one of the 100 most influential leaders in biotechnology by Scientific American in 2015. He will provide a briefing on the new COVID variants and how they impact mitigation measures including vaccines, masks, and quarantines. The webinar also includes a Q&A session with Dr. Haseltine.

This webinar is part of AmCham Shanghai's COVID-19 Task Force. For more information on COVID-19 and AmCham's efforts to support companies during the pandemic, please click on this link.


8 AM - 8:05 AM
Welcome Remarks by AmCham Chair Jeffrey Lehman
8:05 AM - 8:40 AM
Briefing by Dr. Haseltine
8:40 AM - 9 AM


  • William Haseltine (Chair and President ACCESS Health International at Accessh)

    William Haseltine

    Chair and President ACCESS Health International at Accessh

    In Dr. Haseltine’s career at the forefront of medical research and application, he has educated a generation of doctors at Harvard Medical School, designed the strategy to develop the first treatment for HIV/AIDS, is well known for his groundbreaking work on cancer, and led the team that pioneered the development of new drugs based on information from the human genome. His relentless focus on delivering world-changing results led TIME magazine to name him one of the “25 Most Influential Global Business Executives.”

    Today, as the Chair and President of ACCESS Health International and an internationally recognized expert on the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Haseltine is dedicated to ensuring that quantum advancements in medical technology translate to improved health outcomes around the world.
    Dr. Haseltine has founded more than a dozen biotechnology companies, including Human Genome Sciences, Inc. Eight pharmaceutical products from companies he founded are currently approved by U.S. and international regulatory agencies. He is the author of more than two hundred peer reviewed manuscripts and eleven books, including two books on COVID: A Family Guide to Covid and A Covid Back to School Guide. His most recent book, My Lifelong Fight Against Disease: From Polio and AIDS to COVID-19, was published in October 2020. He is currently chair and president of the global health think tank ACCESS Health International.

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