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Maryland Breaks Early Voting Record; The Ethics of Trial Drug Use In The Era Of COVID-19

Oct 27, 2020

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  Yesterday, more than 161,000 Marylanders braved long lines and gloomy weather to cast their ballots on Day One of in-person early voting. 

WYPR reporter Emily Sullivan has an update. 

Plus, Midday on Ethics.  President Trump declared himself cured of the coronavirus after receiving an experimental antibody treatment under the FDA compassionate use program. 

But the president's treatment is vastly different than what most COVID patients receive.  

As the rate of new infections continues to rise worldwide, who will be in line for the Trump treatment and for a preventative vaccine?

Dr. Jeffrey Kahn of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bio-Ethics joins Tom to discuss the ethics of compassionate use in the fight against the pandemic.