03 Feb Stewart and Colbert get serious about vaccines
Child vaccines got a double dose of comedy last night when Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert interviewed Bill Gates and Dr. Paul Offit on their back-to-back shows. In the first interview, Stewart talked to Gates about the value of investments in vaccines, and focused in on the fight to eradicate polio: Watch it here!
A half hour later, Colbert interviewed Dr. Paul Offit, who some of you might remember from a great video from our Living Proof campaign. He’s the Philadelphia-based doctor and researcher who helped to develop a landmark new vaccine to fight rotavirus (diarrhea) — one of the top killers of kids around the developing world. He talks about why vaccinating kids in the US and around the world is so important, and reassures Steven (and viewers) that there is no link between vaccines and autism: Watch it here!