November 15 2020: Dr. Jillian Kohler on COVID-19 vaccines & Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner Souvankham Thammavongsa

This week began with the good news that Pfizer and its partner, the German company BioNTech, have a vaccine that is 90% effective at least according to preliminary results. How good is that news and what will it take to vaccinate Canadians? Libby Znaimer reached Dr. Jillian Kohler, professor at the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy.

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This year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize winning book, “How To Pronounce Knife” is part of a long tradition of Canadian literature about the immigrant experience. Author Souvankham Thammavongsa was born in a refugee camp in Thailand and arrived with her parents at the age of one. Libby chatted with her after she won the $100,000 prize.