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The Challenges Of COVID-19 Vaccines With Dr. Stanley Perlman

National Cancer Institute

On Wednesday, the federal government outlined a sweeping plan to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans, assuming a safe and effective vaccine is established and widely accepted.

Dr. Stanley Perlman is a recognized researcher and authority on coronaviruses at the University of Iowa. He’s an immunologist and microbiologist and has studied various coronaviruses for more than 40 years, including SARS, MERS and now COVID-19, also known as SARS 2.

During the River to River podcast, host Ben Kieffer asks Perlman to explain the logistics of how COVID-19 vaccines would work and the various challenges ahead.


Stanley Perlman, professor of microbiology, pediatrics and immunology at the University of Iowa

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River