A lifetime studying viruses and bacteria. Uninteresting for rich countries. Then, the nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize thanks to a product against Covid, cheap and free from patents. Treat those pathologies that are not particularly lethal and not famous at all, above all because they predominantly affect populations, geographically or socially, on the margins. For Maria Elena Bottazzimicrobiologist of Italian origins, defeating forgotten diseases is the mission of life.
Maria Elena Bottazzi: “This is how my vaccine for the poor against Covid was born”