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May 31, 2020

The Race for a Vaccine, Plus the Exploding National Debt
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The Race for a Vaccine
In the battle against the coronavirus, scientists around the world are working to find an effective vaccine. We'll talk the co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine, Paul Offit, MD, Director of the Vaccine Education Center and Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He says the race to the finish line involves big challenges.
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The Exploding National Debt
US government debt is expanding at an unprecedented rate. We face a long path to recovery, once the current crises are resolved. Although he is a deficit hawk, Bob Bixby, Executive Director of the Concord Coalition, believes that the US government has little choice than to pour trillions of dollars into the economy in response to the current economic tailspin.
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COVID-19 Tests 101
Do you understand the differences between two primary tests related to COVID-19? Bobbi Pritt, MD, from the Mayo Clinic, explains what every American needs to know about COVID-19 tests.
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