The Road to a Vaccine, Ep. 4: What Doctors on the Front Lines of COVID-19 Are Now Saying About the Virus
This new eight-episode educational video series will examine the latest efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and break down the complex process of developing a vaccine.
Each week our host Lisa Ling will talk to leading scientists and researchers, healthcare workers on the front lines and public health experts around the world working collaboratively to help bring an end to the deadly pandemic.
This week in Episode 4, host Lisa Ling speaks with Dr. Adaora Okoli, an internal resident physician at the Tulane University School of Medicine, about how she contracted Ebola in Nigeria—and recovered—and how she stays positive while treating COVID-19 patients in New Orleans. Renowned epidemiologist Dr. Larry Brilliant discusses what it was like to help eradicate smallpox, and why testing is so important during the current crisis.
Also, vaccine scientist Dr. Johan Van Hoof helps us separate fact from fiction around the question: How long could the immunity provided by a potential vaccine last? Finally, Dr. Ed Kuffner, Chief Medical Officer, Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies, and Dr. Caleb Hernandez, a board certified emergency medicine physician and founder of Certa Dose, talk about volunteering in the COVID-19 trenches at a Brooklyn hospital.