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: July 20, 2021
What’s Poo Got To Do With It?
In this episode of the COVID-19 Conversations – The Podcast Series we talk to two of the scientists at the South African Medical Research Council’s Environment & Health Research Unit responsible for the exciting and innovative wastewater surveillance programme…
Date: April 23, 2021
“Not your typical scientist”: Remembering Professor Gita Ramjee
As part of our look-back on the pandemic year, we decided to focus our reflections on just one person we lost to COVID-19 who meant to much to us. Here is our COVID-19 Conversations Podcast episode in memory of Prof Gita Ramjee…
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…
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…
Date: February 2, 2021
Vaccine advocates welcome interim results of ENSEMBLE COVID-19 Vaccine Trial
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.
Date: November 9, 2020
South Africa Launches new COVID-19 Vaccine
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…
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…