Driving Covid-19 Medicine | WYPR

Driving Covid-19 Medicine

May 7, 2020

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Until there’s a vaccine against Covid-19, we’ll need to keep our distance, wash our hands a lot, and sustain the other restraints that are sapping the economy--and our social lives. So Gov. Hogan sounded excited to report that the Free State is moving fast, along with several other research institutions, to test a vaccine.

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine are the first in the U.S. to begin testing experimental COVID-19 vaccine candidates developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.

We talk with Dr. Kathy Neuzil, leader of that vaccine program. Plus, she and Dr. Miriam Laufer are testing a drug that may keep you healthy even if your roommate gets Covid-19.

For individuals interested in participating in this important vaccine trial: Call 1 (410) 706-6156, text COVID19Vaccine to #555888, email clintrial@som.umaryland.edu, or visit this website.