Tiedemann Advisors Speaker Series

Variants: The Shape-Shifting Challenge of COVID-19

While vaccines are being rolled out around the world to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, virus variants are now at the root of many of our questions — Will the vaccines even work? Will we need new shots each year? Will the pandemic end or can we expect a renewed surge of Covid-19 cases every year like we see with the flu?

We are pleased to be sitting down again for a conversation with Dr. William Haseltine. Dr. Haseltine, who is a scientist, author, former professor of Harvard Medical School and a frequent speaker in the media on the topic of Covid, recently published his new book on Covid variants. He will talk about why virus variation is critical to understanding how the pandemic will unfold and how Covid-19 may continue to affect our global economy, our societies, and all of us individually. 


About Dr. Haseltine

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William A. Haseltine PhD
Scientist, Businessman, Author and Philanthropist

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.

Recent Media Appearances

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Dr. Haseltine's recent books related to COVID-19

Covid Commentaries

Get a copy here.

Dr. Haseltine’s other recent books include:

  • Stay Young Navigators: The Pursuit of Active Aging and Seniors Caring for Seniors..
  • Affordable Excellence: The Singapore Healthcare Story. 
  • Voices in Dementia Care: Reimagining the Culture of Care. 
  • Aging Well: Solutions to the Most Pressing Global Health Challenges of Aging 
  • World Class: A Story of Adversity, Transformation, and Success at NYU Langone Health. 
  • Every Second Counts: Saving Lives with India’s Emergency Response System. 
  • Aging with Dignity: Innovation and Challenge is Sweden-The Voice of Care Professionals.