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A children’s book on vaccination

In recent weeks, both Pfizer and Moderna have announced early phases of vaccine trials in children, and Johnson & Johnson also plans to start soon. If you know a kid who wants to learn about vaccines, how they work, why we need them, this story is just what the doctor ordered.

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What is the real origin of the COVID-19 virus?

A controversial new World Health Organization report on the origins of the coronavirus that suggests it likely originated from a bat but transferred to humans via an intermediary animal. Could the virus have emerged from a Chinese lab, as former CDC Director Robert Redfield recently suggested? That's the least likely scenario, says the WHO's chief scientist, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan. "The betacoronaviruses are very, very common in bats and there's a lot of genetic similarity between the SARS-CoV2 and many of the viruses in the...bat species," Dr. Swaminathan told Ian Bremmer in an interview on GZERO World, airing on US public television stations starting April 9. Check local listings.

Watch the episode: Vaccine nationalism could prolong the pandemic

Dr. Larry Brilliant: Trump administration is weak on science

In an interview for GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, famed epidemiologist Dr. Larry Brilliant had high praise for NIAID chief Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has been pivotal in the US response to COVID-19. Brilliant calls Dr. Fauci, "A national treasure," and says his job is very difficult at the moment working with an administration that is "hollowed out when it comes to science."

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