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Stateside: Racism as a health crisis; historical lessons about vaccines; 1A host Jenn White

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As scientists all over the world race to find a vaccine for COVID-19, we talk to Dr. Howard Markel about the history of vaccine development.

Today on Stateside, we revisit some of our favorite conversations from this year. We discuss why many experts say we should think about racism as a public health crisis. Plus, what the history of vaccine development can tell us about the timeline for a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below. 

Measuring impact of Gov. Whitmer’s declaration of racism as a public health crisis

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Stateside's conversation with Camille Busette

  • Camille Busette is director of The Race, Prosperity, and Inclusion Initiative at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C.
  • This segment originally aired Aug. 7, 2020.

What history tells us about the timeline for a successful COVID-19 vaccine

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Stateside’s conversation with Dr. Howard Markel

  • Dr. Howard Markel is a medical historian at the University of Michigan.
  • This segment originally aired Aug. 5, 2020.

How Detroit native and 1A host Jenn White brings a Midwestern perspective to a national audience

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Stateside's conversation with Jenn White

  • Jenn White is the host of NPR’s 1A and the former host of All Things Considered for Michigan Radio.
  • This segment originally aired Aug. 17, 2020.

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