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Coronavirus Vaccine Trials Are Making Progress — But There's Still A Long Way To Go

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Carlos Moreno
KCUR 89.3
Dr. Barbara Pahud from Children's Mercy Hospital talks outside Truman Medical Center-Lakewood on November 12 about the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trials in Kansas City.

Even as pharmaceutical companies announce high success rates in their most recent trials, life won't return to normal anytime soon.

Dr. Barbara Pahud — part of the team leading the AstraZeneca vaccine trials in Kansas City — says more research needs to be done and that everyone should be prepared to socially distance and wear masks through 2021.

More information about the ongoing clinical COVID-19 vaccine trials can be found at

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