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The Covid-19 Vaccine: How Much Will It Cost & Who Will Have Access?

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On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing the race to find a treatment for COVID-19. 

More than 20 companies are working on a vaccine and other products related to the new virus, and the industry is set to make huge profits. How much will these treatments cost and who will have access?

Guests:

Sharon Lerner, award winning health and environment reporter for The Intercept

Gerald Posner, award-winning journalist and author of Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America

Web Resources:

The Intercept, Sharon Lerner: BIG PHARMA PREPARES TO PROFIT FROM THE CORONAVIRUS

Gerlad Posner: Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America

The NY Times: Big Pharma May Pose an Obstacle to Vaccine Development

The NY Time: How Big Pharma Grew Addicted to Big Profits

The NY Times: Trump’s Embrace of Unproven Drugs to Treat Coronavirus Defies Science

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.