World vs Virus

World vs Virus

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All at sea - the countless ship workers stranded by COVID
Jan 08, 2021 21 min

All at sea - the countless ship workers stranded by COVID

Seafarers are among the forgotten victims of the pandemic - thousands have been stranded at sea for months as ports around the world refuse to let them land. We hear from two ship’s captains about the human impact.
The year that COVID built: a look back on 2020
Dec 23, 2020 51 min

The year that COVID built: a look back on 2020

2020 was the year of coronavirus, but also the year of Donald Trump, of Black Lives Matter and of Brexit. CNN correspondent Eleni Giokos joins Robin Pomeroy for a look back on a year that was unforgettable, often for the wrong reasons.
Seeking a cure for the infodemic
Nov 26, 2020 31 min

Seeking a cure for the infodemic

Misinformation about COVID-19 has spread as fast as the virus itself. So is there a cure? UN communications chief Melissa Fleming and journalism entrepreneur Mark Little have some answers.
Did COVID kill our cities?
Nov 12, 2020 25 min

Did COVID kill our cities?

COVID caused people to snub or even flee cities and the New York Post even suggested “NYC is dead forever”. Two experts tell World Vs Virus why cities will survive but will be changed forever.
Lockdown’s back - psychologist Adam Grant has tips on how to cope
Nov 05, 2020 28 min

Lockdown’s back - psychologist Adam Grant has tips on how to cope

As much of Europe returns to lockdown, we listen again to author, podcaster and psychologist Adam Grant on how to survive - and even thrive. This interview was first posted in episode 5.
Economist Nariman Behravesh on the havoc caused by COVID-19
Oct 01, 2020 13 min

Economist Nariman Behravesh on the havoc caused by COVID-19

Nariman Behravesh, IHS Markit Chief Economist, says the worst may be behind us, but the economic crisis caused by the pandemic will be with us for at least another year.
Antivaxxers vs vaccines
Sep 17, 2020 30 min

Antivaxxers vs vaccines

False rumours and conspiracy theories pose a real threat to the rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine. Professors Paul Offit and Heidi Larson tell us how we can fight back.
World Vs Virus: Coming Soon
Sep 09, 2020 3 min

World Vs Virus: Coming Soon

News of upcoming episodes of World Vs Virus in which we look at a global effort to counter anti-vax myths and find out how the characters from Sesame Street are helping children around the world survive the pandemic.
Summer Break
Jul 16, 2020 1 min

Summer Break

World Vs Virus is taking a short summer break. We'll see you again next month. If you think you're going to miss us, don't forget to subscribe to our program on your chosen podcast platform so you find out when we're back. Meanwhile, listen back to all previous episodes and check out our sister podcast The Great Reset.
The story so far
Jul 09, 2020 16 min

The story so far

A look back on the pandemic to date, featuring interviews with, among others, Gita Gopinath and David Miliband. What have we learned and what’s next?