2nd Edition of International Vaccines Congress
Dear lecturers, fellow researchers, congress visitors,
it is an honor and pleasure for me to write a few notes to welcome you to this congress. We live in unprecedented times: the last pandemic of such a size was over a century ago, and it hit a society with a significantly lower level of interconnection, and in which information did not travel as fast as today. Mankind managed to propose in less than a year a number of vaccines to reduce the threat posed by this challenge, showing again that we live in very interesting times. As in the famous Chinese proverb, these interesting times are dangerous for sure, but very much interesting as well. We, as researchers, have the privilege to be on the very edge of the knowledge frontier, being in an amazing place to experience these unprecedented times. In its modesty, this conference is one of the opportunities to share knowledge and point of view, progress common welfare, and advancing global wellness. I wish you all a great time!