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The Lancet Voice is a fortnightly podcast from the Lancet family of journals. Lancet editors and their guests unravel the stories behind the best global health, policy and clinical research of the day―and what it means for people around the world. Each episode seeks to inform, challenge, and delight listeners with stories at the crossroads of health, science, policy and current global affairs.

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The Lancet Voice is a fortnightly podcast from the Lancet family of journals. Lancet editors and their guests unravel the stories behind the best global health, policy and clinical research of the day―and what it means for people around the world. Each episode seeks to inform, challenge, and delight listeners with stories at the crossroads of health, science, policy and current global affairs.

    Discovering the Omicron variant: the story from South Africa

    Discovering the Omicron variant: the story from South Africa

    Prof. Salim Abdool Karim, director of CAPRISA and former leader of the South African Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19, describes the discovery of the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant, explains what we know about it so far, and discusses how South Africa feels about the global response.

    • 29 min
    Health and climate change: what happened at COP26?

    Health and climate change: what happened at COP26?

    Climate research pioneer Prof. Michael E. Mann joins the podcast to lay out the most important things that happened at COP26.

    Further reading:
    https://www.thelancet.com/countdown-health-climate

    • 43 min
    COP26: inequality in climate research

    COP26: inequality in climate research

    Why are the countries which currently suffer the most direct health impacts from climate change some of the least likely to publish climate research? In the lead-up to COP26, Prof. Penny Murage of LSHTM discusses the field and her community work in sub-Saharan Africa, and Ayesha Tandon of CarbonBrief talks about her recent piece on inequality in climate research.

    Lancet Countdown: https://www.thelancet.com/countdown-health-climate
    CarbonBrief article: https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-the-lack-of-diversity-in-climate-science-research

    • 44 min
    Prison health and COVID-19

    Prison health and COVID-19

    We hear from Prof. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein and Alexandria Macmadu on how COVID-19 has affected the prison system in the USA, and Prof. Marie Claire Van Hout talks about the health problems faced by prisoners in sub-Saharan Africa.

    • 34 min
    Do we need booster shots?

    Do we need booster shots?

    Vaccine-rich countries are beginning programmes of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, but what's the evidence for them? What does this mean for countries which have no vaccines? Prof. Sir Richard Peto lays out the current evidence and Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, president of the Public Health Foundation of India, discusses what booster shots mean for the rest of the world, and how India is currently coping with COVID-19 following the wave there in early 2021.

    Further reading:
    Considerations in boosting COVID-19 vaccine immune responses
    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)02046-8/fulltext

    • 42 min
    Humanitarian needs in Afghanistan, and refugee health

    Humanitarian needs in Afghanistan, and refugee health

    What are the most pressing humanitarian needs in Afghanistan? How can the country preserve its health system? Former Afghanistan government public health director Dr. Mohammad Haqmal and Dr. Ayesha Ahmad highlight the main issues, and Prof. Muhammad Zaman discusses the changing needs of refugees worldwide as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Further reading:
    Urgent health and humanitarian needs of the Afghan population under the Taliban:
    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01963-2/fulltext

    • 39 min

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Great Pod!

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Delightful hosts and looking forward to new episodes.

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