13 episodes

The Antigen is a podcast about the scientific, cultural, and political elements of vaccination. In our latest season, we explore the conversation around COVID-19. Now more than ever, we want to provide factual, science-based information in a digestible format as well as shed light on the role Pfizer is playing during this unprecedented situation. We will look back at past pandemics, outline potential coronavirus treatments in development, and look ahead to life after a crisis.

This podcast is powered by Pfizer.

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    • 4.8 • 130 Ratings

The Antigen is a podcast about the scientific, cultural, and political elements of vaccination. In our latest season, we explore the conversation around COVID-19. Now more than ever, we want to provide factual, science-based information in a digestible format as well as shed light on the role Pfizer is playing during this unprecedented situation. We will look back at past pandemics, outline potential coronavirus treatments in development, and look ahead to life after a crisis.

This podcast is powered by Pfizer.

    #COVID19: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

    #COVID19: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

    In the last episode of The Antigen’s #COVID19 mini-series, we examine the teamwork & collaboration across communities in the fight against coronavirus. How are companies working together to develop potential vaccines for COVID-19? How has the global health community at large been helpful in responding to the pandemic?

    • 26 min
    #COVID19: The Quest for a Vaccine

    #COVID19: The Quest for a Vaccine

    What does finding a vaccine actually look like? Who’s involved? Last season on The Antigen we outlined the many steps it takes for a vaccine to go from discovery to distribution, in this episode we ask if that process can safely accelerate for COVID-19. We’ll also wrap up with the latest headlines on Pfizer's response to the crisis.

    • 25 min
    #COVID19: What Do We Do in the Meantime?

    #COVID19: What Do We Do in the Meantime?

    In this episode, we talk about what public health experts are focused on now to help minimize the impact of COVID-19. We’ll cover how routine health programs are being impacted and what is being done to plan for recovery. And we’ll discuss what we can do now that's working & what we can improve.

    • 22 min
    #COVID19: Looking Back to Look Forward

    #COVID19: Looking Back to Look Forward

    The Antigen is back with a special mini-series focused on COVID-19. In this first episode, we’ll share what we’ve discovered from past global health emergencies. What did we learn from Ebola, MERS, cholera, and how does it compare to the current coronavirus? How do we recover? We’ll also wrap up with the latest headlines on Pfizer's response to the crisis.

    • 18 min
    What's Next? Coronavirus, Disease X, Maternal & Adult Immunization

    What's Next? Coronavirus, Disease X, Maternal & Adult Immunization

    In this final episode, we’ll examine the potential of vaccines to help fight emerging global health threats, like anti-microbial resistance & new diseases like COVID-19, as well as what the medical community—and the rest of the world—is doing about it. We'll also wrap up the series by understanding how vaccines may help us lead healthier lives, from the moment we’re born to older age.

    • 41 min
    Innovations in the Vaccine Landscape

    Innovations in the Vaccine Landscape

    Innovation can mean different things to different people. When it comes to vaccine innovation, we’re really talking about two things: creating new vaccines that we need or improving something about the ones we currently have. In this episode, we’ll cover a few examples of vaccine innovation, from vaccine design to delivery.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

Desert Family ,

Science will win!

Very timely and should be shared. Be informed and educated.

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Really informative jawn

I have really enjoyed this jawn. Super informative and very timely. Thanks for putting this together!

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Super informative & beautiful sounding

This is a really well done podcast, gorgeous sounding, really well thought out, unbiased & engaging. I've learned so much about vaccines in just a few short episodes. Looking forward to the COVID-19 bonus. Keep them coming.

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