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      “The Road to a Vaccine” Special: Dealing With Back-to-School Challenges

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

      This episode highlights the health challenges kids are facing during the pandemic. Executive Director of UNICEF Henrietta Fore explains the urgency of getting children vaccinated worldwide, and Peter Hotez, M.D., reveals the process of developing a vaccine for children. Vikram Patel, MBBS, Ph.D., of the Public Health Foundation of India and Harvard University discusses the mood issues kids might be having now. Plus, Johnson & Johnson’s Hanneke Schuitemaker, Ph.D., shares the company’s latest coronavirus vaccine news.
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      How is COVID-19 affecting children? What parents worldwide should know

      Road to a Vaccine Season 2, Episode 3

      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.
      RTAV Henrietta H. Fore

      Henrietta H. Fore

      Before becoming Executive Director at UNICEF, Fore held numerous prestigious roles, including Director of the United States Mint in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where her work earned her the Alexander Hamilton Award—the Department’s highest honor. She also was the first woman to serve as the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance.
      RTAV Peter Hotez, M.D. Ph.D.

      Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.

      Dr. Hotez holds a number of prestigious academic posts, including founding dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, as well as director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development. He has authored hundreds of peer-reviewed articles and editorials as well as books, including Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism: My Journey as a Vaccine Scientist, Pediatrician and Autism Dad.
      RTAV Vikram Patel, MBBS, Ph.D.

      Vikram Patel, MBBS, Ph.D.

      Dr. Patel is The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health at Harvard Medical School. His work has focused on the burden of mental health problems, their association with social disadvantage and the use of community resources for their prevention and treatment in low-resource settings.

      Hanneke Schuitemaker, Ph.D.

      Schuitemaker is the Global Head of Viral Vaccine Discovery and Translational Medicine and the Disease Area Stronghold Leader for Viral Vaccines at Janssen Vaccines and Prevention. In addition to overseeing Janssen’s portfolio of viral vaccine programs, Schuitemaker is also a professor of virology at the Amsterdam University Medical Center.
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