Flashpoint 10/31/21: FDA panel head talks COVID vaccines for kids; virus mandates still widely debated

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Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 episode of Flashpoint

DETROIT – A panel with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended the COVID-19 vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11. We heard from Dr. Arnold Monto, an epidemiologist from the University of Michigan who heads that FDA advisory committee.

Also, from vaccines, to booster shots, to just wearing masks, we as a society continue to debate the idea of mandates -- the very thick line between recommending something and demanding it. And what about mandates against mandates? This issue is making its way across the state, and through the Michigan Legislature.

You can watch the entire episode above, or the individual segments below.

Segment One

Dr. Arnold Monto, acting chair of the Food and Drug Administration advisory committee

Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021 episode of Flashpoint

Segment Two

Chastity Pratt, Wall Street Journal education and bureau chief; Ingrid Jacques, Detroit News deputy editorial page editor; Nancy Kaffer, Detroit Free Press columnist; and Kara Beer, president of the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce

Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021 episode of Flashpoint


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.