In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt
Toolkit: Everything You Need to Know About Vaccines
It's the Monday Toolkit episode of In The Bubble that people have been waiting for. Today, Andy and Zach get answers to the most important questions we all have about vaccines from two of the world's foremost experts, Drs. Mark McClellan and David Agus. There is incredibly promising news and some news that is likely to be fairly surprising. You'll learn when we can expect to see a vaccine and how life will -- and won’t -- be different with a vaccine.
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Check out these resources from today’s episode:
Read more about the Oxford University vaccine: https://www.economist.com/britain/2020/07/02/oxford-university-is-leading-in-the-vaccine-race
Learn about one person’s experience in the clinical trial for Moderna’s vaccine: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/07/06/coronavirus-vaccine-trial-patient/?arc404=true
The World Health Organization keeps track of COVID-19 candidate vaccines here: https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/draft-landscape-of-covid-19-candidate-vaccines
Check out the National Institute of Health’s new clinical trials network to test COVID-19 vaccines and other prevention tools: https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-launches-clinical-trials-network-test-covid-19-vaccines-other-prevention-tools
Here’s more on the FDA guidance regarding the development of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-takes-action-help-facilitate-timely-development-safe-effective-covid
Curious about the human challenge studies? Here’s an article from the New England Journal of Medicine: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2020076
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