The Podcast Series

The Podcast Series, seeks to provide a platform for South African and international researchers, advocates, and thought leaders to engage in thought-provoking conversations on COVID-19, science, and a wide range of other related issues that will be of interest to a diverse audience. The podcast aims to ask good questions, provide accurate information, make connections between different regions of the world, and highlight how interconnected we are in terms of our challenges and solutions.

Date: February 27, 2021

 

Fighting the War Against Vaccine Hesitancy (With Compassion, Humility & Facts)

In this episode of COVID19 CONVERSATIONS we talk with a philosopher about the roots of science denialism and what research tells us about how to address them in order to boost vaccine confidence

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Date: February 14, 2021

 

Loss & Love in the pandemic

In this Valentine’s Day episode, we talk with two COVID-19 survivors about grief, guilt, and intimacy during the pandemic. Our guests happen to be married to each other. Paida Gurupira is a healthcare

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Date: February 2, 2021

 

Vaccine advocates welcome interim results of ENSEMBLE COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

In this episode of COVID19 CONVERSATIONS – The Podcast Series, we talk – for a second time – to Professor Linda-Gail Bekker, Chief Research Officer of the Desmond Tutu Health Foundation in Cape Town…

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Date: December 14, 2020

 

Volunteering to be a part of history – Meet three COVID-19 vaccine trial participants

In November 2020, less than a year after SARS-CoV-2 was identified and named, the world received optimistic news about several COVID-19 vaccines that showed impressive efficacy in fighting infection and severe disease.

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Date: November 9, 2020

 

South Africa Launches new COVID-19 Vaccine

Trial

In this episode of COVID19 CONVERSATIONS – The Podcast Series, we talk to Professor Linda-Gail Bekker, Chief Research Officer of the Desmond Tutu Health Foundation in Cape Town. Professor Bekker is currently serving…

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Date: October 5, 2020

 

Ethics in Public Health Emergencies – Focus on COVID-19

In this first episode of COVID19 CONVERSATIONS – The Podcast Series, we talk about the role of ethics in COVID-19 Research, the role of communities where research is happening…

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