Paul Offit on the Fraught History of Medical Innovation

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Pfizer and BioNTech announced Tuesday that they submitted data to the FDA showing that their COVID vaccine is safe and effective for children ages 5 -11 We'll talk about when we can expect the agency to act -- and best practices for parents of young kids in the meantime -- with Paul Offit, a pediatrician and member of the FDA Covid Vaccine Advisory Panel. We'll also talk to Offit about his new book "You Bet Your Life," a history of medical innovations from the earliest antibiotics to the first blood transfusions, and the profound risks that accompanied them.

Guests:

Paul Offit, professor of pediatrics and vaccinology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; author, "You Bet Your Life: From Blood Transfusions to Mass Vaccination, The Long and Risky History of Medical Innovation."

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