Deep Background with Noah Feldman What We Know about the COVID-19 Vaccines

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Dr. Paul Offit, a professor of vaccinology at the University of Pennsylvania and member of the F.D.A.’s vaccine advisory panel, discusses how the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines work and how they could be distributed.

Update: Since Noah and Dr. Offit spoke, Pfizer released an updated analysis of its vaccine trial data, showing that the vaccine is 95% effective overall and 94% effective for adults over 65: https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer-and-biontech-conclude-phase-3-study-covid-19-vaccine

The Host

Noah Feldman

Noah Feldman is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and director of its Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law. He specializes in constitutional studies and…