Flashpoint 5/9/21: Hear from WSU doctors who had critical roles in development of Moderna and J&J vaccines

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Flashpoint 5/9/21 (Whole Episode)
Flashpoint 5/9/21 (Whole Episode)

DETROIT – On Sunday’s episode of Flashpoint there was a discussion on the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines with two Wayne State University doctors.

Dr. Paul Kilgore, an associate professor of pharmacy practice at WSU and Dr. Marcos Zervos, assistant dean of global affairs at the college were on the show Sunday.

Both played critical roles in the development of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. They also served as principal investigators on both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The two talked about the concerns people have over the vaccines.

We also talked about the efforts in Lansing to reform Michigan’s voting laws. Is it an effort to ensure elections are reliably and efficiently run -- or is it an effort at voter suppression?

Two state senators also talked about that. They weighed in on the newest revelations about the governor’s pandemic travels.

Also, veteran WWJ News Radio journalist, Vickie Thomas, is leaving her position to become the new communications director for the City of Detroit. She discussed her lengthy career in journalism and new role.

Segment One

Dr. Paul Kilgore, an associate professor of pharmacy practice at WSU and Dr. Marcos Zervos, assistant dean of global affairs at WSU.

Flashpoint: 5/9/21 (Segment One)
Flashpoint: 5/9/21 (Segment One)

Segment Two

Democrat Marshall Bullock and Republican and former Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson

Flashpoint: 5/9/21 (Segment Two)
Flashpoint: 5/9/21 (Segment Two)

Segment Three

Veteran WWJ News Radio journalist Vickie Thomas

Flashpoint: 5/9/21 (Segment Three)
Flashpoint: 5/9/21 (Segment Three)

About the Author:

Devin Scillian is equally at home on your television, on your bookshelf, and on your stereo. Devin anchors the evening newscasts for Local 4. Additionally, he moderates Flashpoint, Local 4's Sunday morning news program. He is also a best-selling author of children's books, and an award-winning musician and songwriter.