Members of the Schiller Institute’s Committee for the Coincidence of Opposites interviewed Dr. James Hildreth on February 1 on the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Hildreth is the president and CEO of Meharry Medical College, oldest and largest predominantly black Medical School in the country. He sits on the committee that reviews vaccines for approval, the FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee.
Dr. Hildreth addresses several topics, including:
- The present state of affairs regarding Covid-19 vaccine safety, efficacy, production, and availability.
- The understandable hesitancy and fear of people regarding getting the vaccine.
- The difference between an epidemic and a pandemic and why we must have a global approach to conquering this disease.
- What motivated him to dedicate his life to medicine.
Appended below is a shorter 15 minute version of the interview, suitable for circulation on social media and other channels and a fuller 28 minute version.
Full length 28 minute interview: