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As a new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) swept through the world in 2020, preparedness plans, masking policies and more public policy changed just as quickly. WVXU has covered the pandemic's impact on the Tri-State from the very beginning, when on March 3, 2020, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine barred spectators from attending the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus over concerns about the virus, even though Ohio had yet to confirm a single case of COVID-19.

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Underway For Children As New School Year Approaches


As parents and students gear up to go back to school next month, there is uncertainty about whether public schools will be able to require vaccines against COVID-19.

Meanwhile, local researchers are entering phase two of clinical trials on the Pfizer vaccine for children under 12, and those trials could be an important part of that puzzle. 

Joining Cincinnati Edition to talk about the vaccine trials and how COVID-19 has been impacting young people locally are Cincinnati Children's Hospital Vaccine Research Center Director Dr. Robert Frenck and Cincinnati Children's HospitalAssociate Division Director for Primary Care Mary Carol Burkhardt.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.