Pfizer shows promising COVID vaccine trial results, as Joe Biden names his coronavirus task force

A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe in front of the Pfizer logo in this illustration, October 30, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo

The United States passed 10 million COVID-19 cases today. It’s a grim milestone, especially as the virus is spreading faster than ever. But there’s some encouraging news in the race for a vaccine. One candidate from Pfizer and a German company may be more than 90% effective. 

National Geographic special issue: A World Gone Viral: How the pandemic is changing our lives

Credits

Guest:
Nsikan Akpan - science editor for National Geographic

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Angie Perrin, Nihar Patel