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The Status And Ethics Of A COVID-19 Vaccine

Aug 25, 2020

On this edition of Your Call, we're getting an update on a COVID-19 vaccine. According to The New York Times' vaccine tracker, more than 165 vaccines are being developed, but only 32 are currently in human trials, while eight have made it to Phase 3 trials.

Dr. Anthony Fauci says we could have a vaccine by the end of December, but according to a recent NBC survey, less than half of US adults say they plan to get vaccinated. We'll also discuss the ethics around vaccination mandates in schools and workplaces. What are your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine?

Guests:

 

Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center and attending physician at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

 

Dr. Arthur Caplan, bioethicist, professor and founding head of the Division of Medical Ethics at the NYU School of Medicine

 

Web Resources: 

The New York Times: Coronavirus vaccine tracker

The New York Times, Adam Finn and Richard Malley: A Vaccine That Stops Covid-19 Won’t Be Enough

Nat Geo, Jillian Kramer: COVID-19 vaccines could become mandatory. Here’s how it might work.

NBC News: Poll: Less than half of Americans say they'll get a coronavirus vaccine

Stat News, Helen Branswell: Covid-19 vaccines may cause mild side effects, experts say, stressing need for education, not alarm

The Atlantic, Sarah Zhang: A Vaccine Reality Check