Episode 13: COVID Vaccine What We Know

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With Russia’s announcement and subsequent walking back of their comments on development of a COVID vaccine, the world is left to question how we know a vaccine is ready. The data can be complicated and difficult to find. Join hosts Shanti and Danny as we talk with Dr. Bryan Simons about clinical trials, what they are, how they work, and where we stand with the COVID-19 vaccine currently.


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