One afternoon in Might, Michael Joseph Smith, a pediatric infectious illness specialist, strides in baseball-patterned socks via a Duke College facility in Durham, N.C., to welcome Cameron O’Hara, a 14-year-old vaccine trial topic. Smith has been appearing as co-principal investigator at one of many websites that’s been testing the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in children since final winter. O’Hara and his mom have come to the workplace following the “unblinding” course of—during which he’d discovered, to his disappointment, that he’s been getting a placebo—to get his first dose of the true factor. He crosses his sneakers and grips his mother’s hand because the needle goes into his arm.
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