Why A Vaccine Trial Would Press Pause
18 min

We discuss the news that AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine trial has been paused because of a severe side effect for one participant, and how temporarily halting a trial can sometimes mean the process is working as intended.

In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt
In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt
Lemonada Media
Inside the Biden COVID Task Force (with Task Force Co-Chair Vivek Murthy)
Andy brings you an inside look at President-elect Biden’s COVID-19 efforts with task force co-chair Vivek Murthy, former US Surgeon General and one of Biden’s senior advisors in the pandemic. Andy and Vivek discuss what the President-elect is thinking about the pandemic, the (lack of) transition, and his priorities come January 20. Plus, how they hope to reverse the damage done by — as Vivek puts it — the way politics has poisoned the pandemic response. Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt. Follow Vivek Murthy on Twitter @vivek_murthy. In the Bubble is supported in part by listeners like you. Become a member, get exclusive bonus content, ask Andy questions, and get discounted merch at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/inthebubble/.     Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Livinguard masks have the potential to deactivate COVID-19 based on the testing they have conducted from leading universities such as the University of Arizona and the Free University in Berlin, Germany. Go to shop.livinguard.com and use the code BUBBLE10 for 10% off.   Check out these resources from today’s episode:  Read more about the Biden-Harris plan to beat COVID-19: https://buildbackbetter.com/priorities/covid-19/ Learn more about the 13-member COVID-19 advisory board that Vivek co-chairs: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/11/09/biden-coronavirus-task-force/ Listen to the Atul Gawande interview Andy referenced in the show: https://www.npr.org/2020/11/13/934718042/member-of-bidens-coronavirus-advisory-board-on-what-could-be-done-to-fight-pande Check out this article about what polls say about people’s confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/17/health/gallup-poll-coronavirus-vaccine.html Check out Vivek’s book, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World: https://www.vivekmurthy.com/together-book Pre-order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response, here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-the-bubble shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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