At just 36 years old, Dr. Kazmikia Corbett worked day and night with a team of scientists at Moderna’s.In record time. He has also faced vaccine reluctance, and has spent his career fighting for equality in healthcare.
Her work drew the attention of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which funded the studies that Corbett collaborated with.
“She’s a complete game changer because when she was at the National Institutes of Health, she really had the backbone for the COVID-19 vaccine,” Melinda French Gates told CBS Morning.
The Frenchman Gates selected Corbett to be part of the “CBS Mornings” series “Changing the Game”.
Since CorbettHe said he had a hard time resting. He said he was committed to improving the health of people around the world and eliminating any inequalities.
“I was an undergraduate when the HIV epidemic broke out. I was in Baltimore where they had some of the worst case numbers. And one of the things I saw as a sociology and biology major was: It really does matter which neighborhood it is. You lived, “he said. “Similar differences that we have seen with COVID-19, we have seen with HIV, we have seen with many other diseases.”
Working towards an even distribution of vaccines was just the beginning. Corbett has spent the last two years encouraging everyone to take a COVID shot.
Frances Gates told Corbett that her hard work and strong passion make her an inspiration to women of all ages.
“You don’t see so many girls in technology and science. And of course, you don’t see so many colorful people. And I really think it’s hard to be something you can’t see. And that’s why I think. You are a great role model, “she said.
“It’s definitely an honor to be an inspiration,” Corbett said.