18 episodes

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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    • 4.1, 9 Ratings

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

    Nico Rosberg: driving towards a cleaner post-COVID world

    Nico Rosberg: driving towards a cleaner post-COVID world

    The world champion racing driver-turned green investor tells us how the pandemic should be an opportunity to accelerate zero-emissions transport. And find out what he thinks of the armchair athletes of esports.

    • 20 min
    Dr Maria Neria, Director of the Public Health, Environment and Social Determinants of Health Department of the World Health Organisation

    Dr Maria Neria, Director of the Public Health, Environment and Social Determinants of Health Department of the World Health Organisation

    • 14 min
    Pollution and the pandemic - why poor air quality made things worse

    Pollution and the pandemic - why poor air quality made things worse

    Mounting evidence suggests people who live with polluted air are more likely to catch and die from COVID-19. WHO’s Dr Maria Neira tells us why we need a cleaner economy as we rebuild from lockdown, and The Clean Air Fund’s Jane Burston says pressure for change will come from the people.

    • 19 min
    Race, racism and COVID-19 with Devi Sridhar

    Race, racism and COVID-19 with Devi Sridhar

    Why are people of colour more likely to catch and die from COVID-19? Devi Sridhar, Professor of Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh, gives us her view, and also tells us why the as-yet unknown long-term consequences of the virus for survivors could make COVID-19 ‘our generation’s polio’.

    • 18 min
    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Special Envoy to Mobilise International Economic Support for Continental Fight Against COVID-19

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Special Envoy to Mobilise International Economic Support for Continental Fight Against COVID-19

    Max Hall speaks to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about issues facing Africa during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

    • 28 min
    Impact on Africa, with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

    Impact on Africa, with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

    Former Nigerian finance minister, former managing director of the world bank and now chairs the board of GAVI, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala tells us her concerns about the pandemic in Africa and the devastating impact an economic contraction would have on years of development. Also in this episode, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet talks about the links between COVID-19 and race and inequality - and also on how police and governments must deploy an intelligent, sensitive response to unrest.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

max on mac ,

Informative with world-class guests

This is essential listening on COVID-19

NannyPlum2 ,

Helpful

Very helpful especially the notes on children’s mental health.

CassetteJunky ,

A great mix of guests

Really well hosted and pulled together by Robin Pomeroy.

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