COVID-19 Vaccines: Interview with an Expert

In this video, The Amoeba Sisters interview Lieutenant Joshua Wong of the U.S. Public Health Service to learn more about COVID-19 vaccines. Note: This interview took place 2/8/2021. To see the most up to date information available, please see CDC links in video description. You can read more about Lieutenant Joshua Wong in the expanded video description.
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Video Table of Contents:
00:00 Intro
0:26 Vaccines Prevent Many Diseases
1:19 Interview Starts
1:38 Question 1 regarding how mRNA vaccines work
3:46 Question 2 regarding safety of vaccines
5:31 Question 3 regarding widespread vaccination
7:22 Question 4 regarding virus variants
9:10 Question 5 regarding vaccine and different variants
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Lieutenant Joshua Wong Bio:
Lieutenant Joshua Wong went to Stanford University for his undergraduate degree in Human Biology with a concentration in Public Health, Global Infectious Diseases, and Social Justice. He then attended Harvard Medical School where he continued to work in global health. He recently finished his residency in Internal Medicine and Global Health at Stanford University. Lieutenant Joshua Wong joined the U.S. Public Health Service and became a CDC disease detective in the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) in July 2020. He is currently stationed in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with the Dengue Branch. His work so far has involved investigating household transmission rates, using hospital data to help doctors distinguish dengue infections from COVID-19, evaluating the performance of a COVID-19 rapid antigen test, and assisting with an evaluation of COVID-19 vaccine provider sites in Puerto Rico.
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FURTHER READING:
CDC Links:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mrna.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/transmission/variant.html
https://www.cdc.gov/eis/index.html
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