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Coronavirus Vaccine: The Whole World Is Waiting

Sep 17, 2020

George Escobar, Chief of Programs and Services in the Department of Health and Human Services at CASA, participates in the UM Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health Covid-19 vaccine trials.
Credit Mark Teske, University of Maryland School of Medicine

The entire world awaits a COVID-19 vaccine. The Trump administration is pushing “Operation Warp Speed” in an effort to find one fast. Dr. Wilbur Chen, of the University of Maryland Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health, is conducting trials and explains the process. Plus, we hear why it’s imperative that African American and Latinx communities be involved in testing a vaccine. George Escobar of CASA’s Department of Health and Human Services works with doctors to ensure participation of the CASA community.

To participate in COVID-19 vaccine trials, visit this link.

View the NYT Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker here.