COVID19 is having devastating effect on lives and economies in Ireland and around the world. In the 'Pandemic' podcast, RTÉ's reporters will bring you the latest news and analysis on the pandemic.
Ep. 72 WHO's In Wuhan
Host: Colm Ó Mongáin One year on from the complete lockdown in Wuhan, the WHO's inquiry team is in town. What can they find out? RTÉ reporter Yvonne Murray looks at the limits of the mission and China's alternative virus narrative.
Ep. 71 Voices From The Christmas Surge
Host: Colm Ó Mongáin In this episode we hear from Ross Galvin and Patrick Quinn Byrne - two young people infected in the latest upsurge. Both were interviewed by RTÉ's Sharon Tobin.
Ep. 70 Ancient Problems, New Solutions?
Colm talks to doctor, sociologist & Yale University Sterling Professor of Social & Natural Science Nicholas Christakis. His new book is 'Apollo’s Arrow – The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live’ which looks at human behaviour, from our ancestors' reaction to ancient plagues, to how we are coping with Covid-19.
Ep. 69 Access To Vaccines
Host: Colm Ó Mongáin Dimitri Eynikel, EU Policy Advisor to MSF/Doctors Without Borders Access Campaign on the need for vaccines for low and middle income countries. Also: Health Psychologist & QUB lecturer Dr Emma Berry on the findings of a survey in Northern Ireland looking at young people's compliance with social distancing rules.
Ep. 68 Vaccination Once Again
Host: Colm Ó Mongáin Science Correspondent George Lee on the challenging post-Level 5 numbers & plans for vaccine roll-out. Also: Dr Gerald Rockenschauber, Head of the WHO in the Occupied Palestinian Territories discusses the troubling rise of the virus on the Gaza strip.
Ep. 67 Dr WHO
Host Colm Ó Mongáin For this episode, we're bringing you edited audio of a Q & A session for Irish journalists hosted by the Bar Council of Ireland with Dr Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO. He talks about his background, looks at different approaches to tackling Covid-19, looks at the risks of gathering at Christmas and more.
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Bit behind Time
This podcast has been very informative for the past 48 episodes. Well done. Following an earlier criticism (sort of) I was glad to see that in recent times he waited to publish until he had up to date figures for the day. Well done also to the members of his young family for staying quiet and not smashing anything.
Informative and interesting
I listen to this podcast at bedtime after the home schooling, WFH etc done. V interesting and informative, up to date in 40 mins.
Informative and interesting podcast.