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The Road to a Vaccine

n 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 are COVID-19’s long-term effects? And how do we overcome healthcare disparities, the misuse of scientific data and other obstacles in the fight against the pandemic? In Episode 9 of The Road to a Vaccine, Lisa Ling asks experts like Nurse Alice Benjamin and Dr. Eric Topol.

Season 2
Episode 10
The Very Latest News on COVID-19 Tests and Treatments
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 2, Episode 10: Expert Guest
Alice Benjamin, APRN, MSN, ACNS-BC
Alice Benjamin, APRN, MSN, ACNS-BC
“Nurse Alice” is an ICU/ER nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Family Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of experience. She's a medical correspondent for NBC 4 in Los Angeles as well as an American Heart Association spokesperson, community health advocate, member of the American Nurses Association California Board of Trustees and founder of Nurse Approved, a medical equipment and health provider education company.
Season 2, Episode 10: J&J Expert Guest
Mathai Mammen, M.D., Ph.D.
Mathai Mammen, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Mammen is Global Head of Janssen Research & Development, Johnson & Johnson. Previously, he was Senior Vice President at Merck Research Laboratories. He received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Institute of Technology (HST program) and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard University.
Season 2, Episode 10: Expert Guest
Eric Topol, M.D.
Eric Topol, M.D.
Dr. Topol is a practicing cardiologist, scientist and author who is the Founder and Director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute and Executive Vice President of the Scripps Research Institute. He has published three best-selling books on the future of medicine. The latest, Deep Medicine, traces the impact of artificial intelligence on healthcare.
If you could help those most critically ill with the novel coronavirus, would you? Employee and trained nurse Laura Gador jumped at the chance to volunteer at a hospital in Hamburg, Germany—and is sharing her hardships and triumphs, and what's giving her strength.
The video series, hosted by journalist and author Lisa Ling, delves into efforts to create a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
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