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The Road to a Vaccine

In Season 2 of The Road to a Vaccine, host Lisa Ling interviews scientists, global health leaders and other experts on the COVID-19 front lines to reveal the latest medical advances and collaborations to create a coronavirus vaccine—and hopefully a return to a world without the pandemic.

What we now know about how to overcome COVID-19 in the U.S.

In the last episode of the year, Lisa Ling asks Taiwan’s former Vice President how the island has completely eliminated the disease. And Sean Penn and Ann Lee from the non-profit CORE talk about their efforts to fight COVID through improved testing.

Road to a Vaccine Season 2, Episode 12

Lisa Ling

Ling is the Executive Producer and host of This Is Life on CNN. She has also been a field correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and a contributor to ABC News’ Nightline.

Chen Chien-Jen, Ph.D.

Dr. Chen received his Sc.D. in epidemiology and human genetics from the Johns Hopkins University. He was appointed Minister of Department of Health, Minister of National Science Council and Vice President of Academia Sinica and was elected as the 14th Vice President of Republic of China (Taiwan).
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Ann Lee

Lee is the Chief Executive Officer of CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), formerly J/P HRO, Sean Penn’s disaster relief charity, where she has overseen the successful transition from a Haiti-based recovery organization to an international response and resilience-building NGO. Previously, she worked at the UN’s Organization for Coordination and Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Lee is the author of Livelihoods in Emergencies: A Double-Edged Sword.
Headshot of Sean Penn

Sean Penn

Penn is an Academy Award-winning actor, writer, producer, director and best-selling author. He is the co-founder of CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), a non-profit dedicated to saving lives and strengthening communities affected by or vulnerable to crisis around the world which is currently focused on an integrated approach for COVID-19 relief effort across the country.

Paul Stoffels, M.D.

Dr. Stoffels is the Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer at Johnson & Johnson. He spearheads the research and product pipeline by leading teams across all of the company’s sectors to set the company-wide innovation agenda, discovering and developing transformational healthcare solutions.

5 top questions about COVID-19: An interview with CORE co-founders Sean Penn and Ann Lee

On the final Season 2 episode of The Road to a Vaccine, host Lisa Ling delved into what it will take to overcome the pandemic in the U.S. Penn and Lee, two of the show’s guests, shared what they’ve learned over the past nine months through their work helping provide testing across the country.
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