The Talking Point: Episode Five: Hope?

By Eli Weiss, Assistant Producer of the Talking Point

In this episode, staff writer Juliet Wiener interviews science teacher Dr. Elizabeth Basheer on the why it may take so long to develop a coronavirus vaccine and Senior Editor Alex Rubel shares his thoughts on how to stay motivated as a senior in the age of COVID. Co-hosts Molly Litvak and Benjamin Gamson update the COVID-19 situation in Los Angeles and beyond, including President Trump’s designating houses of worship essential services, and Molly shares news of a new potential coronavirus vaccine from Moderna.


– COVID-19 recent data | By Benjamin Gamson

– Houses of worship designated essential | By Benjamin Gamson

– One company’s progress toward a coronavirus vaccine | By Molly Litvak

– Abridged Interview with science teacher Dr. Elizabeth Basheer on vaccines | By Juliet Wiener

– The Rubel Report | Senior Editor Alex Rubel makes some predictions about the legacy of the class of 2020, the class of the year of Covid.

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