40 min

Talk Evidence covid-19 update - How well have physical distancing measures worked‪?‬ The BMJ Podcast

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Fresh outbreaks of covid in Europe and a wave of infections in the United States have been in the news this week, highlighting the renewed need for social distancing – but to what extent?

In this edition, we explore the real-world evidence for physical distancing measures as well as the research into whether or not facemasks make us behave more recklessly.

We also discuss the non-covid themes of research transparency and a BMJ investigation into the lucrative business of orphan drugs.

Fresh outbreaks of covid in Europe and a wave of infections in the United States have been in the news this week, highlighting the renewed need for social distancing – but to what extent?

In this edition, we explore the real-world evidence for physical distancing measures as well as the research into whether or not facemasks make us behave more recklessly.

We also discuss the non-covid themes of research transparency and a BMJ investigation into the lucrative business of orphan drugs.

40 min

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