Skip to:

"WHO Says Keep Using AstraZeneca Vaccine"

CNN interviewed Dr. Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, about the WHO’s recommendation to continue using the AstraZeneca vaccine, even though some European countries have stopped using the product

Share: 
Date: 
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Contact: 

Click here to view in full screen.

CNN interviewed Dr. Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, about  the WHO’s recommendation to continue using the AstraZeneca vaccine, even though some European countries have stopped using the product.

“It's really tricky, because halting vaccination in the midst of a pandemic is very serious business,” Rimoin said. “Monitoring the vaccines is critical. We must understand what side effects may occur, but we still have to truly understand, is this related to the vaccine?”

Rimoin appeared with Dominic Thomas, chair and professor of UCLA’s departments of French and Francophone Studies, Germanic Languages, Italian, and Scandinavian, and a CNN commentator on European affairs.

“This is the product of months, weeks, of inconsistent messaging,” Thomas said. “The big picture here, let's not forget, that the European Union invested massively in research and development of the vaccine, and has been embroiled in a battle, a war one could say, for weeks now with AstraZeneca.”

READ MORE