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#169 – Katherine Eban: COVID-19 Lab Leak: Examining all sides of the debate and discussing barriers to a full investigation

“There is no smoking gun per se. What there is is smoke coming out of a lot of windows. … There is enough smoke coming out of enough windows that we cannot take the lab leak hypothesis off the table, and so for me, the most credible people on this, they’re not saying it was a lab leak. What they’re saying is, ‘Why can’t we have a full investigation?’”  —Katherine Eban

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#160 – Paul Offit, M.D.: The latest on COVID-19 vaccines and their safety, herd immunity, and viral variants

“If you ask me the question, ‘What do I fear most about this whole pandemic?’ it’s actually not the variants. … It’s that there would be a significant percentage of the population that is going to choose not to vaccinate so much so that we can’t get to that 80+% of population immunity we need to slow this virus.” —Paul Offit

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#150 – Senator Bill Frist, M.D.: A modern Renaissance man’s journey through science, politics, and business

Public health has been the stepchild of health and welfare and healing. That is inverted now, and people appreciate it, but are we going to actually deliver on it? Not just next year, and not just put more funding in it, but really do it over a period of time?” —Bill Frist

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#137 – Paul Offit, M.D.: An expert perspective on COVID-19 vaccines

“When people talk to me about how nervous they are that antibodies are fading, I’m not sure you should be nervous about it yet. Let’s wait to see what happens as we move forward with these vaccines.” — Paul Offit

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#117 – Stanley Perlman, M.D., Ph.D.: Insights from a coronavirus expert on COVID-19

“There’s really no evidence so far that says this virus has changed in a way that makes it unlikely a vaccine will work, unlikely that a previous infection will protect you from a second infection–there may be reasons why it won’t, but it won’t be because the virus is changing.” — Stanley Perlman

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#97 – Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.: COVID-19: transmissibility, vaccines, risk reduction, and treatment

“The next two weeks will be the critical period where we may start to see this reach a peak.”  —Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.

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