Zeke Emanuel M.D.

U-Penn bio Ezekiel J. Emanuel is the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, the Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. From January 2009 to January 2011, he served as special advisor for health policy to the director of the Office of Management and Budget in the White House. From 1997 to 2011, he was chair of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. He is also a breast oncologist.

Dr. Emanuel received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his Ph.D. in political philosophy from Harvard University. After completing his internship and residency in internal medicine at Boston's Beth Israel Hospital and his oncology fellowship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, he joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School. He has since been a visiting professor at UCLA, the Brin Professor at Johns Hopkins Medical School, the Kovitz Professor at Stanford Medical School and visiting professor at New York University Law School.

Dr. Emanuel has written and edited 9 books and over 200 scientific articles. He is currently a columnist for the New York Times. He has appeared often on television shows including Morning Joe and Hardball with Chris Matthews and is a regular contributor to Fox News.1)

COVID Vaccine Kids Over Five


Dr. Zeke Emanuel: Vaccinating children 5 and above ‘seems like it’s a no brainer’

MSNBC February 2, 2022 - Andrea Mitchell Reports

Dr. Zeke Emanuel joins Kristen Welker to discuss Pfizer’s submission of their Covid vaccine for kids under five amid low vaccination numbers for eligible children. “With the omicron variant, kids are either going to get the vaccine or they're likely to get a serious condition of omicron,” says Emanuel. “I am confused about parents’ attitude. Five and above, seems like it's a no brainer.” 2)

MSNBC Twitter ““With the omicron variant, kids are either going to get the vaccine or they're likely to get a serious condition of omicron,” Dr. Emanuel says.” 3)

The Washington Post Live January 19, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. EST (select quotes)

As coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to rise, the Biden administration is aiming to make high-quality masks available to all Americans for free. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD and Céline Gounder MD, former health advisers to President Biden’s transition team, join Washington Post Live to lay out a new national strategy for living with COVID-19, rather than continuing efforts to eradicate the virus. They will also discuss the latest developments with the omicron variant, the national booster campaign, testing and mounting pressure on the U.S. health-care system as staff shortages and lack of ICU beds complicate care.

“What we know about vaccines and long covid is very promising and reassuring in that people who have been vaccinated are less likely to develop long covid if they have a breakthrough infection after vaccination, and we’re also seeing increasing evidence that if you vaccinate somebody who has long covid, that can help reorient the immune system and essentially help treat them.”

“The best way to protect kids under 5, to protect the immunocompromised is to disseminate vaccinations throughout the population and bring the case count and the circulating viruses down so that there’s a slower chance that those vulnerable groups will be exposed to virus. We’re not getting to zero, we’re reducing the risks.” 4)

Celine Gounder MD is the CEO/President/Founder of Just Human Productions, a non-profit multimedia organization. She’s also the host and producer of American Diagnosis, a podcast on health and social justice, and Epidemic, a podcast about the SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 / coronavirus pandemic.5)