Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MA speaks with Brian Lehrer of WNYC and his audience to discuss the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine, COVID-19 variants, and COVID-19 equity questions.

“Let me start first by highlighting that we are very fortunate for having three vaccines that are effective, safe, and available for vaccination in the United States shortly,” said El-Sadr. “Before we go into the numbers, I think it’s important to appreciate that the studies that looked at Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and J&J-Janssen vaccines were done at different times so that can play a part in terms of what the data are telling. I always tell people, if you’re offered a vaccine, please take the vaccine because, from the public health perspective, they are all excellent vaccines.”

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