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Are We Rushing The COVID Vaccine? w/Dr. Paul Offit

  • calendar_today July 31st, 2020

What happens if we rush Phase 3 trials for a coronavirus vaccine? A world expert on vaccine development returns to weigh in.

Dr. Paul Offit is Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine, and director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

We discuss the timeline and status of current vaccine trials, what the government has done to accelerate the clinical trials, the dangers of rushing Phase 3 trails, different types of immunity, the role of interferon and monoclonal antibodies, the nature of herd immunity, the duration of coronavirus immunity, can people be reinfected, the politicization of science currently, mask efficacy, should we return to school, what we both got wrong early in the pandemic, and much more.

Watch our prior episodes with Dr. Offit here.

Full video here.

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