She really is the most remarkable young woman and now, she's just helped save millions of lives! Keep scrolling to read her story...

Earlier this week, the highly-anticipated Pfizer COVID vaccine was finally made accessible to the public...

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And the first jabs were administered to a select few in the United Kingdom.

Of course, this is a breakthrough moment in the pandemic that has completely taken this year by storm...

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And the team of scientists and researchers behind the development of the vaccine have been hailed as heroes.

And to make things even better...

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It has been confirmed that a black woman is among the scientists who helped develop the life-saving vaccine.

Now, we're all aware that 2020 has been nothing short of terrible.

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COVID-19 took the entire planet hostage back in March, and things have been nothing short of diabolical ever since.

Over 1 million people have tragically died from the virus as a result...

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And even more alarmingly so, the United States of America is the worst affected country in the world - with more than 290,000 deaths alone.

Of course, there's no denying how unprepared the entire world was for this pandemic...

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And Donald Trump's eagerness to tone down the virus didn't at all go to plan.

And even when the president was tested positive for COVID himself in October...

He continued to play it down and insist that we can simply "live with the virus."

This was extremely alarming for many to hear from one of the most powerful leaders in the world...

And it got us all wondering... What's the progress with the much-needed vaccine?

Pharmaceutical organizations from all around the world have been working tirelessly to discover a vaccine for months...

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But, to begin with, they didn't have much luck.

However, some amazing news was brought to us a couple of weeks ago.

The vaccine that American multinational pharmaceutical corporation, Pfizer and German biotechnology company, BioNTech have been working on for the last few months is finally ready.

The vaccine underwent its phase 3 study...

Which has enrolled 44,000 people in the U.S and in 5 other countries.

And as for the results?

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Well, they were looking that good that some countries started distributing the COVID vaccine out to their citizens a few weeks ago.

And over in the United Kingdom...

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The first 800,000 doses of the vaccine have been getting steadily administered to eager patients from all across the country.

Things are looking up...

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And if this vaccine is as effective as its researchers and developers have insisted, we could be looking at a normal reality in a mere few months!

And, as for the people behind the life-saving vaccine...

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They are nothing but heroes.

Scientists and researchers have been working tirelessly on this vaccine for not just months...

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But also for years for many of them.

And one of those people is Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett.

The nation's leading infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has confirmed recently that Dr. Corbett - an African-American woman who works as an immunologist - was at the forefront of the team creating the vaccine.

Dr. Fauci spoke at an event on Tuesday hosted by the National Urban League...

And while discussing racism in medical research and how it's created mistrust, Dr. Fauci put a spotlight on the contributions of Black scientists in the historic development of COVID vaccines - including Dr. Corbett.

Dr. Corbett is a pretty big deal in the world of medical research.

She's the lead scientist for coronavirus vaccine research at Fauci's National Institute of Health, and she was also part of the team that worked with Moderna to develop its vaccine that's expected to get emergency use authorization from the FDA and be rolled out later this month.

The young scientist has made quite the name for herself over the years.

"She's not your average pocket-protector scientist," said Andrew Ward, a professor at Scripps Research, an independent research and graduate education institution "There's pressure, constant pressure, in a situation like this where the speed at which we've gone to clinical trials is almost unprecedented. And I think there's a lot of realism on the team that this is a shot, maybe not even our best shot, but a good shot, given the pressing need. And Kizzy, to me, really epitomizes that. She's putting in long, long hours, doing critical, potentially world-altering work, at what is naturally a pretty high-pressure time in her career, in this incredibly focused way."

Now, while bringing up the matter of race may have sounded awkward on Dr. Fauci's part on Tuesday...

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It was very much needed. A new study shows only fourteen percent of African-Americans trust the vaccine will be safe and only eighteen percent trust it'll be effective. This is very alarming considering a large portion of the country needs to get vaccinated in order to beat the virus which has disproportionally affected people of color.

Dr. Fauci added:

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"So, the first thing you might want to say to my African-American brothers and sisters is that the vaccine that you're going to be taking was developed by an African-American woman. And, that is just a fact."

Congratulations to Dr. Corbett and her amazing team!

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