The AstraZeneca Vaccine, The Farm Workforce Modernization Act

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A seated woman gets a COVID-19 shot in her arm
Lisa Xiong, a staff member at The Hmong Institute, gets her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at Life Center in Madison, Wis. on March 9, 2021. “It wasn’t as bad as I thought,” she said. Coburn Dukehart/Wisconsin Watch

We talk with an epidemiologist about the prospects and effectiveness of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, as well as other vaccination effort updates. Then we discuss the potential of a bill moving through Congress that would give migrant farm workers the opportunity to apply to live in the U.S. legally.

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  • The Role Of Migrant Labor In Wisconsin's Agriculture Industry

    The Farm Workforce Modernization Act, which passed the House of Representatives last week, would allow migrant farm workers to apply for legal status in the U.S. We find out about the bill and look at the role immigrant labor plays in Wisconsin’s agriculture and dairy business.

  • AstraZeneca Vaccine Effective, Other Vaccine News

    Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced Monday that its vaccine is 79 percent effective at preventing symptomatic cases of COVID-19. An epidemiologist updates us on this and other vaccine news.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Steve Deller Guest
  • Malia Jones Guest

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