Oct. 23, 2020

Vaccine Misinformation

Vaccine Misinformation

States have begun to release their vaccine distribution plans, and President Trump and Biden spent the final debate sparring over the vaccine delivery timeline. The media says conflicting things. What should you believe, and how do you sift through all of these competing ideas? Terry and Dr. Bob discuss the latest on the vaccine front, and in true Patients Rising fashion, offer straight talk on interpreting the messages. Plus, Dr. Hugh Rosen breaks down COVID-19 testing, emerging vaccines and therapeutics. 


Hugh Rosen, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Molecular Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute’s California Campus and Chairman and President of ActivX Biosciences Inc.

Dr. Rosen has over 30 years of medical experience with a research focus on lymphocyte trafficking. His work at The Scripp’s Research Institute (TSRI) led to the development of ozanimod, which helps alleviate brain atrophy for patients with multiple sclerosis. Its benefits may also extend to those suffering from other autoimmune conditions. 

Prior to his work at TSRI, Dr. Rosen served as the Executive Director of Immunology, Rheumatology, and Infectious Diseases at Merck Research Laboratories. He was also Chair of the Worldwide Business Strategy Team for Antibacterials and Antifungals. 

Currently, Dr. Rosen serves on the Board of Directors at Regulus. In 2017, Dr. Rosen became the President and Chairman of ActivX Bioscience Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the research and development of molecular drugs. 

Dr. Rosen earned his M.D. from the University of Cape Town and his Ph.D. in Physiological Sciences from the University of Oxford. 


Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob”, Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent 


Dr. Hugh Rosen

Voices from the Pandemic: Ian Haydon

Patients Rising Concierge 

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