Ep 2: The COVID-19 Vaccine, Part I

COVID-19 has killed more than 480,000 Americans. A vaccine may prevent the death toll from rising and may mark the end of the deadly pandemic that has changed the lives of millions of people. However, the vaccine's safety and effectiveness have been called into question. How was a vaccine developed in a year? What does it mean that the vaccines have been approved for emergency use only? What are the differences between the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine? We tackle these questions and more with Dr. Adolfo García-Sastre, PhD, a member of the COVID-19 Clinical Advisory Task Force and appointed personally by New York Governor Cuomo.

Vaccine Biology

The COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer are mRNA vaccines. For more information for understanding the biology behind the vaccines, click here.

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The FDA Regulatory Review Process

For understanding the FDA regulatory review process for the COVID-19 vaccines, click here.

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Guest Spotlight: Dr. Adolfo García-Sastre

For more information about Dr. Adolfo García-Sastre and his background, work, and expertise, click here.