Podcasts How Science Matters Ep.2 | Are vaccines the ‘silver bullet’?
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How Science Matters Ep.2 | Are vaccines the ‘silver bullet’?

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The speed of vaccine development for COVID-19 has amazed the most seasoned of scientists. So, how did we get here so fast? And will the vaccines continue to stop death and disease, days off work and ongoing economic disruption in their tracks as the virus keeps mutating? In this episode you’ll meet Program Director of Disease Elimination at the Burnet Institute, Professor Heidi Drummer, who thinks no-one will be untouched by COVID-19 in 20 years’ time, and why the need for a coronavirus vaccine is up there with measles or smallpox.

Credits: Hosted by journalist Tracy Parish and Professor Brendan Crabb, a microbiologist and malaria researcher, and one of the best minds in infectious diseases and global health today.

Produced by Written & Recorded

Executive Producers: Serpil Senelmis & James Brandis

Sound Design/Engineering: James Brandis

Production Assistance: Nick Dalziel, Burnet Institute

Disclaimer: This podcast series was recorded between June and July 2021. For current information on the pandemic, please search for the latest official coronavirus advice in your area.