Amanpour and Company

Can an Oral Polio Vaccine Help Stop the Coronavirus?

Clip: 04/13/2020 | 17m 55s | Video has closed captioning.

Dr. Robert Gallo, who helped identify HIV in the 1980's, is leading an initiative to use the oral polio vaccine for short-term coronavirus treatment. He believes it could provide a couple of months of immunity, buying time for anyone infected to develop the antibodies to fight it. It still awaits FDA approval, but Dr. Gallo believes there is cause for hope -- as he explains to Walter Isaacson.

Aired: 04/13/20

Rating: NR

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