This was a big week in the fight against COVID-19, with the CDC approving vaccinations for children ages 5-11, Pfizer announcing they've developed a new anti-viral pill they say is extremely effective, and a federal appeals court temporarily halting the President Biden's vaccine mandate for large employers. That decision was in response to lawsuits filed by Republican Attorneys General in a number of states, including Ohio.
It was also the week many of us started thinking in ernest about holiday gatherings, and how we can best be safe while we enjoy spending time with family and friends.
Jeanne Destro talked to Summit County Public Health Commissioner, Donna Skoda, and Summa Health Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. Thomas File, about vaccinating young children, when it is most effective to get tested, how the MRNA technology at the heart of Pfizer and Moderna's COVID vaccines could help us fight a whole host of other diseases as well, and more. Listen now.
First, our conversation with Donna Skoda, Summit County Public Health Commissioner:
Donna Skoda, Summit County Public Health
Next, our conversation with Dr. Thomas File, Summa Health Infectious Disease Specialist:
Dr. Thomas File, Summa Health