COVID-19 Strain Variants, Ramping Up Vaccinations to Get to Herd Immunity

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Leslie Marshall Show

Leslie is joined by Dr. Bob Bollinger, the Raj and Kamla Gupta Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Bollinger holds joint appointments in International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and in Community Public Health at the JH School of Nursing.

They discuss the latest news surrounding COVID-19, including:
- Moderna announcing that its COVID-19 vaccine is effective against new variants of the virus that first appeared in the U.K. and in South Africa
- President Biden saying that he thinks that any American adult who wants a vaccine can expect to receive one by spring
- What rate per day that the U.S. needs to be vaccinating people at in order to reach herd immunity against the virus
- Communities of color falling behind in America's vaccine effort