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Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by Nobody: 9:01am On Nov 23, 2020
PROFILE: Meet Onyema Ogbuagu, UNICAL graduate leading COVID-19 vaccine research in US

Pfizer and BioNTech had announced that the first vaccine they developed against COVID-19 could prevent more than 90 percent of people from getting infected.

The vaccine has been tested on 43,500 people in six countries and no safety concerns have been raised. Pfizer was quoted as saying it would be able to supply 50 million doses by the end of 2020, and around 1.3 billion by the end of 2021.

But one of those leading the research at Pfizer for a COVID-19 vaccine in the US is Onyema Ogbuagu, a Nigerian-born researcher and medical doctor.
Ogbuagu is an associate professor of medicine in the clinician-educator track and director of the HIV clinical trials programme of the Yale AIDS programme at the Yale School of Medicine.


A SCHOLAR BORN OF TWO PROFESSORS

Ogbuagu is one of the twin sons of Chibuzo Ogbuagu, a former vice-chancellor of Abia State University, and Stella Ogbuagu, a professor of sociology who was best graduating student of the 1974 class at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). His twin brother is an engineer.

Both men were born in New Haven in Connecticut, which serves as home to the Ivy league Yale University in the US. The family returned to Nigeria where Ogbuagu studied medicine before going back to the US.

FROM CROSS RIVER TO EBONYI AND THE WORLD
University of Calabar
Ogbuagu studied medicine at the University of Calabar, Cross River state, in 2003. After graduation, he interned at the Ebonyi State University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Nigeria.

He then proceeded to intern at Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Elmhurst), New York. He rose to become chief resident at the same school after which he became a fellow of infectious diseases, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

The Nigerian-born professor has led several researches in the US and Africa. He has over six years experience working as a faculty of the human resources for health programme in Rwanda where he mentors medical residents and junior faculty in quality improvement and clinical research projects that are locally relevant and addressing important infectious diseases-related problems (particularly HIV/AIDS and antimicrobial resistance).

He became the programme director of the World Bank and HRSA-funded efforts supporting the Liberia College of Physicians and Surgeons (LCPS)–run internal medicine residency training programme, where he oversaw the selection and deployment of faculty to Liberia.

For five years, he has worked as director of the Yale HIV clinical trials programme, and a principal investigator on numerous pharmacokinetic, phase 2 and 3 safety and efficacy trials of novel antiviral compounds.


In 2015, Ogbuagu became a fellow, American College of Physicians. In 2017, he was a nominee for Charles W. Bohmfalk Award in Clinical Science, Yale University School of Medicine. In the same year, he won the Steve Huot Faculty Award for Dedication and Excellence, Yale University School of Medicine Internal Medicine Primary Care programme.

In 2019, Ogbuagu was awarded the Gerald H. Friedland award for outstanding international research. In 2020, he emerged as a nominee for Charles W. Bohmfalk Award in Clinical Science, Yale University School of Medicine

COVID-19 LEAD RESEARCHER AND MEDICAL SCHOLAR


A lab scientist at a Pfizer facility conducting test

Ogbuagu is one of the doctors leading the Pfizer trial. He is Yale principal investigator on multiple investigational therapeutic and preventative clinical trials for COVID-19, including remdesivir (now FDA approved), leronlimab and remdesivir and tocilizumab combination therapy as well as the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine trial.

Speaking on the 90 percent efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine, Ogbuagu said the drug will help people achieve immunity, and that it will be “the beginning of the end of the pandemic”.

In an interview with ABC News, he said efforts are being made to assure the public of the vaccine’s safety as due process is being follow despite the speed in rolling out the vaccines.

“The vaccine would help us achieve immunity. This could be the beginning of the end of the pandemic. Preparations are made both on the government end and the distribution network, including Pfizer who is working to have the vaccine stored at low temperature,” he said.

“While we have been celebrating a lot about having an effective vaccine and frankly we have run out of emojis. A lot of work really needs to be done to reassure the community and I hope I am doing that also which is why I am on the programme.

“So we are telling the public that even though the vaccines have proceeded at an unprecedented phase, it is being done carefully, thoughtfully and with the right amount of oversight so that vaccines receive emergency use authorisation by the FDA and it passes through all the safety check to show that the efficacy numbers are real and that should really assure the public.”

https://www.thecable.ng/profile-meet-onyema-ogbuagu-unical-graduate-leading-covid-19-vaccine-research-in-us


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JAbZynVqek

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Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by Yamiriflathead: 9:18am On Nov 23, 2020
A thread to masturbate and chest beat..
Dear Nairalanders, a standing ovation as we welcome in the chest beaters machinery's of ipob
1,2,3...GO

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Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by etrouble: 9:30am On Nov 23, 2020
obowo69:


Both men were born in New Haven in Connecticut, which serves as home to the Ivy league Yale University in the US. The family returned to Nigeria where Ogbuagu studied medicine before going back to the US.

FROM CROSS RIVER TO EBONYI AND THE WORLD
University of Calabar
Ogbuagu studied medicine at the University of Calabar, Cross River state, in 2003. After graduation, he interned at the Ebonyi State University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Nigeria.

He then proceeded to intern at Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Elmhurst), New York. He rose to become chief resident at the same school after which he became a fellow of infectious diseases, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

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Born in US, came down to Nigeria to get free university education because of the high cost of university education in US. Then absconded from Nigeria to use the education gotten in Nigeria for the betterness and development of US. If this is not sabotage, then it is treason, felony and treasonable felony.

Despite all saboteurs who stole our knowledge and got free education sponsored by Nigeria's masses money before absconding to US, despite all the so-called scientists in US, COVID-19 is till killing them like Christmas fowls. Over three million cases in November alone while Nigerians are playing, dancing and fuccking COVID-19. Someone down my street even impregnated COVID-19, nah the matter we dey settle since.

A country God hath blessed, no world power or saboteur within can curse.

If you quote me without reasonable analysis and comment, then Ogun, Sango, Oya, Obatala, Aiyelala and Esu Odara will kee you.

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Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by Conrod: 11:36am On Nov 23, 2020
Igbo amaka.....say it again......

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Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by Front0lane: 11:43am On Nov 23, 2020
Igbos fooling themselves over falsehood

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Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by Idiotseverywher: 12:02pm On Nov 23, 2020
Front0lane:
Igbos fooling themselves over falsehood
. Why not go and hang yourself?

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Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by thundafire: 1:21pm On Nov 23, 2020
let's stop all this nonsense,if he never left this country, or better still his parents migrated over there will be be known. Nigeria wen someone is successful outside,we claim it yet we kill our own and wouldn't let things work in the country.

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Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by slawormiir: 1:52pm On Nov 23, 2020
Damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright...there is no doubt oyeama is from Nigeria

This is to say we are the real niggarrrrs of Africa

Let me increase the volume so that those low budgets ass fuckkking noisy neighbors of ours called Ghana and south Africa can hear it

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Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by chrisifeanyi: 1:52pm On Nov 23, 2020
Quota system won't allow good brains here.

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Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by ATEAMS: 1:52pm On Nov 23, 2020
When you try to control everything, you enjoy nothing. Sometimes, you just need to relax, breathe, let go and live in the moment.

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Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by modaink333: 1:52pm On Nov 23, 2020
IGBO AMAKA...

AWUSA AJOKA shocked grin

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Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by naijadrivablog: 1:53pm On Nov 23, 2020
Amakaaaaaaaaaa

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Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by Cmexy: 1:53pm On Nov 23, 2020
Who just mentioned “Igbo Asoka”

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Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by Johnrake69: 1:54pm On Nov 23, 2020
Great

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Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by Billionaire9ja(m): 1:54pm On Nov 23, 2020
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Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by Onyemaya: 1:54pm On Nov 23, 2020
Igbo makata mma* Igbo Amaka

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Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by inoki247: 1:54pm On Nov 23, 2020
is the Pfizer Vaccine UK owned or US cos I don't understand
Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by ibkonekt(m): 1:54pm On Nov 23, 2020
SCAM

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Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by Chijeep(m): 1:54pm On Nov 23, 2020
Few years back, some people were saying that Igbos don't know anything apart from business but today news upon news have proved them wrong just like this one now.
and we're still filling up our political ambitions.
IGBO AMAKA

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Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by INTEGRITYA1(m): 1:55pm On Nov 23, 2020
Nice one from him, I don't intend to say anything about brain drained at all.

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Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by SenecaTheYonger: 1:55pm On Nov 23, 2020
Can teh Buhari-led admin sue the united states for stealing most of our big brains?

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Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by DontBullshitMe: 1:55pm On Nov 23, 2020
He is doing well. grin

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Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by zeal22(m): 1:55pm On Nov 23, 2020
Nigeria Amaka

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Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by 0taPiaPia(m): 1:56pm On Nov 23, 2020
Great Man. Go getter !

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Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by Antoeni(m): 1:56pm On Nov 23, 2020
IPOB Idiots go Dey Happy now
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Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by WrittyWritter(f): 1:56pm On Nov 23, 2020
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Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by Bukasint(f): 1:56pm On Nov 23, 2020
etrouble:


Born in US, came down to Nigeria to get free university education because of the high cost of university education in US. Then absconded from Nigeria to use the education gotten in Nigeria for the betterness and development of US. If this is not sabotage, then it is treason, felony and treasonable felony.

Despite all saboteurs who stole our knowledge and got free education sponsored by Nigeria's masses money before absconding to US, despite all the so-called scientists in US, COVID-19 is till killing them like Christmas fowls. Over three million cases in November alone while Nigerians are playing, dancing and fuccking COVID-19. Someone down my street even impregnated COVID-19, nah the matter we dey settle since.

A country God hath blessed, no world power or saboteur within can curse.

If you quote me without reasonable analysis and comment, then Ogun, Sango, Oya, Obatala, Aiyelala and Esu Odara will kee you.

B
Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by Burgerlomo: 1:56pm On Nov 23, 2020
That's our son. cool

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Re: Biography Of Dr Onyema Ogbuagu: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Researcher by xjiggy: 1:56pm On Nov 23, 2020
Surprisingly, Pfizer did little in the development and advancement of that vaccine. It was the Husband/wife combination at Biotech that did virtually everything. Pfizer been the Mega pharmaceutical provided technical and financial support to the Biotech team. As usual, Oga go take Glory for subordinate effort
https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/11/10/europe/biontech-pfizer-vaccine-team-couple-intl/index.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/11/20/covid-pfizer-vaccine/?outputType=amp

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