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

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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.  

 

Host, Midday (M-F 12:00-1:00)
Emily Sullivan is a city hall reporter at WYPR, where she covers all things Baltimore politics. She joined WYPR after reporting for NPR’s national airwaves. There, she was a reporter for NPR’s news desk, business desk and presidential conflicts of interest team. Sullivan won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for an investigation into a Trump golf course's finances alongside members of the Embedded team. She has provided news analysis on 1A, The Takeaway, Here & Now and All Things Considered.