A worker works inside a lab at the SinoVac vaccine factory in Beijing on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. SinoVac, one of China's pharmaceutical companies behind a leading COVID-19 vaccine candidate says its vaccine will be ready by early 2021 for distribution worldwide, including the U.S.
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A worker works inside a lab at the SinoVac vaccine factory in Beijing on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. SinoVac, one of China's pharmaceutical companies behind a leading COVID-19 vaccine candidate says its vaccine will be ready by early 2021 for distribution worldwide, including the U.S.
Credit: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan

Friday on Political Rewind: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been the gold standard of global public health organizations for many decades. But recent efforts to marginalize and undermine such trusted public health agencies — including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — are complicating the COVID-19 response.

How does this affect Americans' perceptions and the country's ability to combat coronavirus, particularly when a vaccine does become available? We discuss the politicization of a pandemic.

Panel:

Dr. James Curran – Dean of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University

Dr. Keren Landman – Physician, Epidemiologist and Public Health Journalist

Jim Galloway – Lead Political Writer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution