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COVID-19 and the worldwide vaccine gap

Dr. Peter Hotez is dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, and is co-director of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development. Hotez develops vaccines for poverty-related diseases affecting people worldwide, and is currently working on a low-cost COVID-19 vaccine. As millions of people receive shots in the United States and European Union, we take a look at how other countries lag far behind, and how that could lead to catastrophic consequences worldwide.

Second Opinion is a video series produced by L.A. Times Studios in conjunction with the L.A. Times newsroom.