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COVID-19: FDA Says Pfizer Vaccine Is Effective, How Hospitals Are Handling Limited Capacity

KPCC, Dec. 8, 2020 (Audio)

December 8, 2020

COVID-19: FDA Says Pfizer Vaccine Is Effective, How Hospitals Are Handling Limited Capacity

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Shruti Gohil, professor of medicine at UC Irvine. Today’s topics include: FDA says Pfizer vaccine is safe and effective; How are hospitals weighing tough decisions with limited capacity?; What happens if LA County hits ICU bed capacity?; Should hospitals consider cancelling elective surgeries?; WSJ: Scientists investigate whether exposure to early coronavirus helped Asia fight COVID-19; The argument for producing generic coronavirus vaccines and has the Thanksgiving surge officially arrived?