Phase III Vaccine Trials Could Start In July

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Phase III Vaccine Trials Could Start In July

It’s been 96 days since the first person in America was reported to have died of COVID-19. And for the first time, the federal government will require states to keep track of who’s getting sick and who’s dying based on their age, sex, and race and ethnicity.

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Around the world, 10 vaccine candidates have begun human trials.

COVID-19 has killed nearly 110,000 people in America. And black Americans are dying at nearly two and half times the rate of white Americans. As NPR’s Stacey Vanek Smith and Greg Rosalsky report on the economic reasons why.

Plus, WAMU reporter Jacob Fenston reports on 85-year-old Margaret Sullivan, who feels like she’s been “living in a bubble” since the start of the pandemic.

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This episode was recorded and published as part of this podcast’s former ‘Coronavirus Daily’ format.