The Talking Point: Episode Five: Hope?

By Eli Weiss, Shalhevet High School

In this episode, staff writer Juliet Wiener interviews science teacher Dr. Elizabeth Basheer on the why it may take so long to develop a coronavirus vaccine and Senior Editor Alex Rubel shares his thoughts on how to stay motivated as a senior in the age of COVID.Co-hosts Molly Litvak and Benjamin Gamson update the COVID-19 situation in Los Angeles and beyond, including President Trump’s designating houses of worship essential services, and Molly shares news of a new potential coronavirus vaccine from Moderna.


– COVID-19 recent data | By Benjamin Gamson

– Houses of worship designated essential | By Benjamin Gamson

– One company’s progress toward a coronavirus vaccine | By Molly Litvak

– Abridged Interview with science teacher Dr. Elizabeth Basheer on vaccines | By Juliet Wiener

– The Rubel Report | Senior Editor Alex Rubel makes some predictions about the legacy of the class of 2020, the class of the year of Covid.

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This story was originally published on The Boiling Point on May 24, 2020.