How are the media reporting COVID-19? What has happened to stories on other health problems such as HIV, malaria and infant deaths? Find out in the second in our series of podcasts about the pandemic For Pandemicast 2, senior journalists from India and West Africa join Mark Chataway in Western Europe and Professor Ken Rabin, […]
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Pandemic policy: wide variations from country to country
The first of our new Pandemicast podcast series looks at the way that different countries around the world are dealing with the emergence of the pandemic. I am joined by colleagues from India, Kenya, Italy, the UK and the USA and we’ll ask why policymakers in these countries have made such divergent choices. The outbreak […]
COVID-19: what we can learn from the first AIDS panic
I was in charge of communications for the largest AIDS NGO in the United States in 1983. I see quite a few similarities between the terror then and the COVID-19 panic now. And there are clear lessons for policy makers about what we should learn from that panic about AIDS “Triage may be the […]
Coronavirus: when will the lockdowns stop?
As I write this, most of Western Europe is in some state of lockdown. And not just Europe; to give one example, the government of Vietnam last weekend did the same to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. What is the aim here? Many point to China, Singapore and South Korea: if we can just […]