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The Road to a Vaccine

eason 1 of The Road to a Vaccine is an eight-episode educational video series that examines the latest efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and breaks down the complex process of developing a coronavirus vaccine.

Host Lisa Ling talks to leading scientists and researchers, healthcare workers on the front lines and public health experts around the world who are working collaboratively to bring an end to the deadly pandemic.

In Episode 7, Ling speaks with Johnson & Johnson Chief Scientific Officer Paul Stoffels, M.D., about important advances being made in vaccine development. Former FDA Commissioner Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., discusses what reopening could look like and global health leader Jonathan Quick, M.D., MPH, shares why he believes testing is critical to help manage this pandemic.

Season 1
Episode 7
What Our “New Normal” Might Look Like Until We Get a COVID-19 Vaccine
Meet Our Host
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.
Season 1, Episode 7: Expert Guest
Dr. McClellan is Director—and the Robert J. Margolis Professor of Business, Medicine and Policy—at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University. He is at the center of the nation’s efforts to combat the pandemic and the co-author of a roadmap that details the steps needed for a comprehensive COVID-19 response and safe reopening of our country.
Season 1, Episode 7: Expert Guest
Dr. Quick is the Managing Director of Pandemic Response, Preparedness and Prevention at The Rockefeller Foundation. He has extensive experience in international public health, including with the World Health Organization, Management Sciences for Health and the Duke Global Health Institute. He is the author of "The End of Epidemics: The Looming Threat to Humanity and How to Stop It".
Season 1, Episode 7: J&J Expert Guest
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.
At the height of the outbreak in New York City, Dr. Ed Kuffner took a leave of absence from his job to volunteer at a Brooklyn hospital hard hit by the pandemic. He shares what the experience taught him about his own strengths—and ideas for coping during this unprecedented time.
The video series, hosted by journalist and author Lisa Ling, delves into efforts to create a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
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