Dr. Nicole Baldwin, Dr Emily, American Academy Of Pediatrics discussed on All Things Considered


They don't care of its people of color of discipline, some with disability, someone retired and elderly folks. They're not looking like them or thinking like them. They're going to continue introduce bills to keep them from voting, making it more difficult. That's what this is about, and you'll hear that from legislative Democrats to as they try in vain. TOC stop some of these bills from passing. Republicans control both chambers of the Legislature here and Mary Louise. I would add here in Georgia, At least it all goes back to 2018. When the then Secretary of state Brian Camp ran for governor. Against voting rights advocates Stacey Abrams, a rematch this likely expected in 2022. All right, talking there with Stephen Feller of Georgia Public Broadcasting, Abigail since key of W. K a. R in Lansing, Michigan and been Giles of Cage's in Phoenix, Arizona, getting a round up of steps underway and their states to change voting laws in the wake of the 2020 election. Thanks. All three of you Thank you. Of course. Thank you. Vaccine makers, Visor and Madonna are testing how well their covert 19 vaccines work in kids, each 12 and up and as NPR's Allison Aubrey reports. If these trials show the vaccines are safe and effective, the shot could soon be authorized for use in this age group, perhaps by summer. Dr. Nicole Baldwin is a pediatrician practicing in Cincinnati, Ohio, and when her 16 year old daughter had the chance to be enrolled in the clinical trial of the Fizer vaccine, she did not hesitate. People keep this counting kids because they think, Oh, kids don't get that sick. They don't need the vaccine. But she says getting the under 18 population vaccinated could be beneficial. Though most young people tend to have only mild infections. They do get it, you know, not only are our Keane's getting infected and spreading it, but of the group of kids that get the sickest it tends to be. Our older kids are teenagers. Baldwin's daughter, Kendall says she was happy to roll a purse leave and be part of the vaccine trial. I feel like a lot of people my age, you're just kind of tired of everything going on missing out on so many activities, and the vaccine, she says, seems to be Key to turning this around. So far, only the Fizer vaccine is authorized for teenagers. Her age 16 it up. This age group is much lower on the priority list and supplies need to ramp up significantly. But ultimately the goal is to be able to offer the vaccine to kids of all age groups. Dr Emily or building of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says the vaccine makers have plans to expand their trials further. Starting with age 6 to 12, for example, testing the right dose testing safety If things with good moving down into younger Children, perhaps aged 2 to 6. This will take some time. But since trials don't need to be is large is the initial clinical trials and adults. Dr. Anthony Fauci says It could move fairly quickly so that hopefully By the time we get to the late spring and early summer, we will have Children being able to be vaccinated, according to the FDA is guidance. Scientists estimate about 70 to 85% of people need to be immune from the coronavirus to reach herd immunity and given the kids make up about 20% of the population. Pediatrician Lee Savio beers, who is president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Says Kids play an important role immunizing Children against the cove in 19 absolutely will contribute to herd immunity. And the American Academy of Pediatrics has spoken out strongly to really urge the vaccine manufacturers treat pediatric trials with the same urgency that they have with adults. 16 year old candle. Baldwin will find out soon whether she got the placebo or the real thing, and she's waiting for the day. It's safe to do things that she misses most hanging out, my friend. And going to restaurants or movies. But for now it's time to stay vigilant, especially is more contagious variants of the virus circulate. It will still be months before everyone who wants a vaccine can get one. Allison Aubrey NPR.

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