b'public. He continued to give plenty of interviews,Perla Lara, newspaper editorand that may not stop anytime soon.Looking ahead, Dr. Offit explained that the technol- Perla Lara has not had an ogies used to make several of the COVID vaccineseasy life. Her job as a journal-could be adapted to create vaccines for malaria,ist in Mexico often put her in tuberculosis, or even the flu. I think over the nextdanger. She even faced death two or three years were going to learn a lot aboutthreats because some people these different approaches, he said. didnt want her to investigate And if there is another pandemic, he said, we andand write about government the rest of the world will be much better prepared. wrongdoing.By Sara Chaaraoui So when the pandemic struck, East Norriton Bulldog BulletinMs. Lara knew she could handle it. and Samuel Narvaez My life has always been very high-stress, she AMY Northwest Healthy Bulldog said. In reality, I think it left me prepared to deal with everything the pandemic has thrown at us.BiographiesThat included managing Impacto, a Spanish-Perla Lara is editor-in-chief of the communitylanguage newspaper in Philadelphia. She had newspaper Impacto. She is a multimedia jour- become the newspapers editor-in-chief just two nalist who was news director for Televisa Estadomonths before the start of the pandemic. de Mexico and has worked freelance for WHYY.She and her staff frequently worked seven days a week during the pandemic to give readers useful Paul Offit, M.D., is director of the Vaccineyet easy-to-understand information. She said she Education Center at Childrens Hospital ofand her reporting team relied on two doctors, a Philadelphia and co-inventor of a rotaviruschemist, and a biologist for background about the vaccine. He is a professor of pediatrics at virus and how to prevent getting sick. Now, she the University of Pennsylvanias Perelmantold us in early March, theyre illuminating us on School of Medicine.how exactly these vaccines work.32'