The COVID-19 pandemic has reached a new high in infections across the US, Europe, and around the world. But good news is on the horizon with the development of several vaccines. How quickly will the vaccines be distributed? What principles will guide their distribution? How will the pandemic change public health discourses in the US and around the world? Doug Becker speaks with Mark Peterson and Heather Wipfly.

Mark Peterson is a Professor of Law at UCLA. He is an expert in American politics and is the author of Legislating Together: The White House and Capitol Hill from Eisenhower to Reagan.

Heather Wipfli is an Associate Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine and International Relations at the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on international cooperation and governance approaches to improve health.



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