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A regular podcast from ITV News, with our team of specialist correspondents plus guests providing information, advice and analysis you can trust about the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK and around the world.

Coronavirus: What You Need To Know ITV News

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A regular podcast from ITV News, with our team of specialist correspondents plus guests providing information, advice and analysis you can trust about the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK and around the world.

    Q&A: Is it safe for teachers to go back to school, can children under five get tested - and how do I tell my flatmate to stop travelling?

    Q&A: Is it safe for teachers to go back to school, can children under five get tested - and how do I tell my flatmate to stop travelling?

    In this episode of our podcast, we bring you this week's audio version of ITV News' weekly programme, Coronavirus: Q&A, which airs every Monday night. The programme puts your questions to key public figures involved in making the big decisions affecting our lives at the moment, plus our resident health and consumer affairs experts.

    ITV News Presenter Nina Hossain puts viewers' health and consumer questions to Dr Sarah Jarvis and ITV News Consumer Editor Chris Choi.

    Among the questions this week: Can children under five get tested? What should teachers and students do to stay safe once schools return? And how can I tell my flatmate to stop travelling?

    Plus we hear from a viewer with two jobs who wants to know if they will be able to do both when businesses open up.

    You can watch Coronavirus: Q&A live on ITV every Monday at 8pm and we'll bring you an audio version of each edition on this podcast feed. If you have a health or consumer question you would like our experts to answer on the programme, email coronavirus@itv.com.

    • 13 min
    How close are we to a coronavirus vaccine?

    How close are we to a coronavirus vaccine?

    The race is on to create a vaccine for coronavirus, but how close are we?

    ITV correspondent Peter Smith is joined by Professor Emma Thomson from Glasgow's Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation to talk about their latest vaccine trial with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and the University of Oxford.

    The vaccine was recently trialled in monkeys with some success and now frontline health workers are being recruited to see if healthy people can be protected against coronavirus.

    Professor Thomson explains why human trials can be risky and what will happen if there's a second wave.

    We regularly release new episodes of Coronavirus: What You Need To Know - subscribe so you get the latest ones straightaway. For the latest coronavirus news, information and advice, go to www.itv.com/news.

    • 23 min
    The country that's reported no coronavirus deaths

    The country that's reported no coronavirus deaths

    Vietnam is one of the few countries to have reported no coronavirus deaths.

    ITV correspondent Peter Smith is joined by Vietnamese journalist Sen Nguyen who has been following the outbreak since it started. She explains why masks have been key while tracing apps have been unimportant.

    No community transmissions have been detected in Vietnam since mid-April, so what can other nations learn from the country's success?

    We regularly release new episodes of Coronavirus: What You Need To Know - subscribe so you get the latest ones straightaway. For the latest coronavirus news, information and advice, go to www.itv.com/news.

    • 19 min
    Q&A: Do I have to send my children back to school, does everyone need to wear a mask - and when will operations resume?

    Q&A: Do I have to send my children back to school, does everyone need to wear a mask - and when will operations resume?

    In this episode of our podcast, we bring you this week's audio version of ITV News' weekly programme, Coronavirus: Q&A, which airs every Monday night. The programme puts your questions to key public figures involved in making the big decisions affecting our lives at the moment, plus our resident health and consumer affairs experts.

    In this week's episode, ITV News Presenter Nina Hossain puts viewers' health and consumer questions to Dr Sarah Jarvis and ITV News Consumer Editor Chris Choi.

    Among the questions is one involving a four-year-old wondering when her dad can go forward with a postponed hip operation and whether asthmatics should wear face coverings. Plus, we find out what your rights are if you don't want to send your children back to nursery or school.

    You can watch Coronavirus: Q&A live on ITV every Monday at 8pm and we'll bring you an audio version of each edition on this podcast feed. If you have a health or consumer question you would like our experts to answer on the programme, email coronavirus@itv.com.

    We regularly release new episodes of Coronavirus: What You Need To Know - subscribe to be notified of the latest episodes. For the latest coronavirus news, information and advice, go to www.itv.com/news.

    • 15 min
    Can drugs be repurposed to find a cure for coronavirus?

    Can drugs be repurposed to find a cure for coronavirus?

    ITV Scotland correspondent Peter Smith chats to Professor Haas about his work repurposing existing drugs to find a cure for Coronavirus.

    He talks about how the research is going and what this means for returning to normality.

    We regularly release new episodes of Coronavirus: What You Need To Know - subscribe so you get the latest ones straightaway. For the latest coronavirus news, information and advice, go to www.itv.com/news.

    • 15 min
    Should Scotland come out of lockdown?

    Should Scotland come out of lockdown?

    ITV Scotland correspondent Peter Smith spoke to Professor and Chair of Global Public Health at Edinburgh University Devi Sridhar. They discuss how scientists around the word are responding to COVID-19 and what mistakes were made in the early days on the outbreak.

    Professor Sridhar sits on the advisory committee to the Scottish Government and offers her thoughts on what the country needs to do next.

    We regularly release new episodes of Coronavirus: What You Need To Know - subscribe so you get the latest ones straightaway. For the latest coronavirus news, information and advice, go to www.itv.com/news.

    • 21 min

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