What Next: TBD

Where Are the Little Kids’ Vaccines?

Parents of children under 5 are still waiting.


Episode Notes

Today on What Next TBD: What is going on with little kids’ vaccines? Why don’t they seem to be a priority for the government or the pharmaceutical companies, even as parents are stressed to breaking point? We discuss the state of the current trials and the burnout parents are facing with Meg Tirrell, health and science correspondent for CNBC, and co-host of the Readout Loud podcast.


About the Show

Every Friday and Sunday, Slate’s popular daily news podcast What Next brings you TBD, a clear-eyed look into the future. From fake news to fake meat, algorithms to augmented reality, Lizzie O’Leary is your guide to the tech industry and the world it’s creating for us to live in.

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  • Lizzie O’Leary is the host of What Next: TBD, Slate’s show about technology, power, and the future. Previously, she created and hosted Marketplace Weekend. She has reported for CNN, Bloomberg News, and the New York Times Magazine, among others. She is also a contributing writer at the Atlantic.