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A weekly podcast breaking down the latest news, research, and analysis of the COVID-19 coronavirus, from the World Economic Forum

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A weekly podcast breaking down the latest news, research, and analysis of the COVID-19 coronavirus, from the World Economic Forum

    How can we vaccinate the world?

    How can we vaccinate the world?

    As rich nations rush to secure millions of doses, how will poorer countries fare? We hear from the head of COVAX, the global initiative to get COVID vaccines out to all. Plus: how can we counter vaccine-scepticism.

    • 24 min
    All at sea - the countless ship workers stranded by COVID

    All at sea - the countless ship workers stranded by COVID

    Seafarers are among the forgotten victims of the pandemic - thousands have been stranded at sea for months as ports around the world refuse to let them land. We hear from two ship’s captains about the human impact.

    • 21 min
    The year that COVID built: a look back on 2020

    The year that COVID built: a look back on 2020

    2020 was the year of coronavirus, but also the year of Donald Trump, of Black Lives Matter and of Brexit. CNN correspondent Eleni Giokos joins Robin Pomeroy for a look back on a year that was unforgettable, often for the wrong reasons.

    • 51 min
    Seeking a cure for the infodemic

    Seeking a cure for the infodemic

    Misinformation about COVID-19 has spread as fast as the virus itself. So is there a cure? UN communications chief Melissa Fleming and journalism entrepreneur Mark Little have some answers.

    • 31 min
    Did COVID kill our cities?

    Did COVID kill our cities?

    COVID caused people to snub or even flee cities and the New York Post even suggested “NYC is dead forever”. Two experts tell World Vs Virus why cities will survive but will be changed forever.

    • 25 min
    Lockdown’s back - psychologist Adam Grant has tips on how to cope

    Lockdown’s back - psychologist Adam Grant has tips on how to cope

    As much of Europe returns to lockdown, we listen again to author, podcaster and psychologist Adam Grant on how to survive - and even thrive. This interview was first posted in episode 5.

    • 28 min

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