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In COVID-19: Immunity in Our Community, a new podcast series from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, iHeartRadio, and ABC News, host Robin Roberts (Good Morning America) hears from Americans on the front lines: teachers, nurses, parents, and caregivers—many of whom were uncertain about the vaccines, and uncovers the scientific facts that convinced them to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated. Each episode will pair one guest’s journey with information from our country's top medical experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, to make sure that you and your loved ones have all that you need to make an informed decision about the COVID vaccines. 

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    • 4.1 • 36 Ratings

In COVID-19: Immunity in Our Community, a new podcast series from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, iHeartRadio, and ABC News, host Robin Roberts (Good Morning America) hears from Americans on the front lines: teachers, nurses, parents, and caregivers—many of whom were uncertain about the vaccines, and uncovers the scientific facts that convinced them to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated. Each episode will pair one guest’s journey with information from our country's top medical experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, to make sure that you and your loved ones have all that you need to make an informed decision about the COVID vaccines. 

    Pandemic Challenges Faced by the AANHPI Community

    Pandemic Challenges Faced by the AANHPI Community

    The COVID-19 pandemic brought unique challenges for the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander -- or AANHPI -- community. AANHPI folks are the most likely ethnic group to live in multigenerational households, which must carefully balance lifestyle needs and COVID-19 safety. Statistics also indicate a greater prevalence of racist hate crimes against Asian Americans in the midst of the pandemic. This episode, we hear from a Vietnamese-American who quarantined with her 90-year-old mother for over a year. She shares the difficulties that she and and other members of her community faced in pursuit of a COVID-19 vaccine. Then, we hear from Dr. Tung Nguyen, Director of the Asian American Research Center on Health. He discusses some of the policy solutions for challenges faced by the AANHPI community.
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    • 29 min
    Vaccine Facts vs. Fiction (feat. Dr. Anthony Fauci)

    Vaccine Facts vs. Fiction (feat. Dr. Anthony Fauci)

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, confusion and misinformation surfaced online about the virus and the vaccines, leaving the American people unsure of what to trust. In this episode, we hear from two sisters who were influenced by a viral video that promoted wildly false conspiracy theories which made them second guess the vaccines. Then, host Robin Roberts chats with Dr. Anthony Fauci from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). At the intersection of what feels good to believe and what's actually true, we’ll uncover the science that is ultimately leading to people getting vaccinated.
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    • 38 min
    How Were The Covid-19 Vaccines Developed So Quickly?

    How Were The Covid-19 Vaccines Developed So Quickly?

    In December, we saw the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines authorized for emergency use in an unprecedented timeline. Following close behind was the single-dose Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine. Unfortunately, language like “unprecedented timeline” has some Americans concerned about cutting corners to produce these vaccines in record time. In this episode, we chat with Jay Greene, a journalist initially skeptical of the vaccine development speed, who, after learning the truth, came around to getting vaccinated. Then, we talk with Drs. Barney Graham and Kizzmekia Corbett from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), who break down what allowed for the rapid timeline, the ways safety was prioritized above all in the process, and how vaccines safely went from development and into arms in less than a year.
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    • 28 min
    Building Vaccine Trust Within the Black Community 

    Building Vaccine Trust Within the Black Community 

    The development of COVID-19 vaccines, questions about mRNA technology, equitable distribution, and uncertainty about the long-term effects aren't the only factors fueling vaccine hesitancy amongst African Americans: a history of harmful studies, medical malpractice, and health care inequities continues to impact the community today. In this first episode of Covid-19 Immunity In Our Community, host Robin Roberts chats with Sandra Lindsay, the first American and first Black American to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, COVID-19 Equity Task Force Chair in the Biden administration, about how we can start to rebuild the Black community's trust in the vaccines, in order to achieve herd immunity and, hopefully, regain some sense of normalcy in our everyday lives.
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    • 24 min
    Introducing: Covid-19 Immunity In Our Community

    Introducing: Covid-19 Immunity In Our Community

    With unparalleled speed and success amid a global pandemic, multiple vaccines are here to protect us from COVID-19. But as the vaccines roll out, difficulties far older than the virus continue to hold up the movement to vaccinate America, including geographic, economic, and racial inequities in health care -- and now: the widespread misinformation surrounding the vaccines themselves.

    In COVID-19: Immunity in Our Community -- a new podcast series from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, iHeartRadio, and ABC News -- host Robin Roberts (Good Morning America) hears from Americans on the front lines: teachers, nurses, parents, and caregivers — many of whom were uncertain about the vaccines -- and uncovers the scientific facts that convinced them to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated. Each episode will pair one guest’s journey with information from our country's top medical experts such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, to make sure that you and your loved ones have all that you need to make an informed decision about the COVID vaccines. 
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    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Learningandgrowing ,

A Pros Pro

Robin Robert’s is amazing!

FrankAllen1123 ,

So thankful for this podcast

I’ve had my hesitations about get vaccinated…especially after some family members discouraged me from doing so. As a big GMA fan, I heard Robin talking about this podcast, and have been listening ever since — really appreciate how it connects real people’s stories with facts from legitimate experts. I’m getting my first shot this week! Thanks Robin, thank you ABC, thank you HHS and iHeartRadio!

Scb78$ ,

Terrible

I turned to this podcast because I wanted to make an informed decision about the coronavirus vaccine. This feels like a bunch of propaganda put out by the department of health and human services that does not contain an iota of scientific evidence, only a bunch of anecdotes. Some people might find this interesting, but I was looking for something else.

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