Coronavirus - The Evidence [The Evidence] [World Service]

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Coronavirus: The Evidence2020092620200927 (WS)

In The Evidence Claudia Hammond is joined by an expert scientific panel to answer questions from the audience on a variety of aspects of the coronavirus and Covid 19, from the impact of lockdowns and self isolation on the spread of the disease, to the question of who should be tested and the search for treatments.
Professor Vivek Jha, Executive Director, of the George Institute for Global Health, India, talks about the situation in his country where a lockdown was announced four hours before it began.

Dr Lyndsey Broadbent, a virologist at Queens University Belfast in Northern Ireland, explains what is now known about the biology of the virus and why it causes serious disease in some people and no symptoms in others.
Christos Lynteris, a medical anthropologist from St Andrews University, discusses the issue of stigma that’s being experienced by some people who have had Covid-19.

Claudia also hears from a psychiatrist at the University of Verona in northern Italy, which has taken the brunt of cases in the country about some of the most serious consequences for doctors and nurses, and the general population.

Claudia Hammond is joined by experts to answer questions about the coronavirus Covid-19.

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Coronavirus: The Evidence 12020040420200405 (WS)
20200406 (WS)

Claudia Hammond and a panel of international experts discuss the latest research into Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus which is sweeping through the world.

The Evidence looks at what we know about the virus and the immune system, why does it cause mild or even no symptoms in some people but makes others very ill?

And as the disease is now pandemic, is there less stigma?

On the panel are Professor Vivek Jha, the Executive Director of George Institute for Global Health India, Dr Christos Lynteris a medical anthropologist from The University of St. Andrews and Dr Lindsay Broadbent, a virologist from Queens University Belfast.

The Evidence is made in collaboration with the Wellcome Collection.

Presenter: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

(Photo: People taking precautions by wearing masks, New Delhi, India. Credit: Amal KS/Hindustan Times/Getty Images)

International experts take a look at the science surrounding Covid-19

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Email: the.evidence@bbc.co.uk

Covid 19: Ending Lockdowns2020051620200517 (WS)

When and how to end lockdowns?

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Claudia Hammond and her panel of scientists and doctors analyse the latest science on the coronavirus and answer the audience’s questions on the impact of the pandemic.

Dr Lucy van Dorp of UCL explores the genetics of the virus and what they can tell us about how far it’s spread and how is it evolving. Can we be sure that vaccines being developed now will still work in the future? Professor Guy Thwaites of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam explains how the country has succeeding in keeping its cases so low. Professor David Heymann of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Professor Ngaire Woods, of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, tackle the question that people all around the world are wondering right now – how does a country safely emerge from lockdown without seeing a surge in cases?

And Professor Lisa Cooper of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and family doctor and Director of the Shuri Network, Dr Shera Chok, discuss why black and other ethnic minorities in the US and UK seem to be so disproportionately impacted by Covid 19.
The Evidence is produced in association with Wellcome Collection.

Producers: Geraldine Fitzgerald and Caroline Steel
Editor: Deborah Cohen

Picture: Barber in Christchurch welcomes back customers, Credit: AFP/Getty Images

When and how to end lockdowns?

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Claudia Hammond and her panel of scientists and doctors analyse the latest science on the coronavirus and answer the audience’s questions on the impact of the pandemic.

Dr Lucy van Dorp of UCL explores the genetics of the virus and what they can tell us about how far it’s spread and how is it evolving. Can we be sure that vaccines being developed now will still work in the future? Professor Guy Thwaites of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam explains how the country has succeeding in keeping its cases so low. Professor David Heymann of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Professor Ngaire Woods, of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, tackle the question that people all around the world are wondering right now – how does a country safely emerge from lockdown without seeing a surge in cases?

And Professor Lisa Cooper of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and family doctor and Director of the Shuri Network, Dr Shera Chok, discuss why black and other ethnic minorities in the US and UK seem to be so disproportionately impacted by Covid 19.
The Evidence is produced in association with Wellcome Collection.

Producers: Geraldine Fitzgerald and Caroline Steel
Editor: Deborah Cohen

Picture: Barber in Christchurch welcomes back customers, Credit: AFP/Getty Images

When and how to end lockdowns?

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Covid 19: Recovery2020071120200712 (WS)

Claudia Hammond and a panel of international experts look at the latest research into Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus which is sweeping through the world.

Our panel of experts discuss how many people make full recoveries but others are finding that life hasn’t yet returned to normal months after infection. In India and Sweden, clinics are being set up to follow survivors of the virus and doctors are discovering that people are having difficulties assimilating what happened to them. And we hear about how three generations of one Spanish family all survived and how they are all recovering differently, including the 96 year old grandmother.

On the panel are Seema Shah, Professor of Medical Ethics at North Western University, Professor David Heymann, an infectious disease epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Professor Soo Aleman from the Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden, Dr David Collier, Clinical director of the William Harvey Clinical Research Centre, Queen Mary University of London and Dr Netravathi M, Professor of Neurology at the National Institute for Mental Health and Neuroscience in Bangalore in India.

The Evidence is produced in association with Wellcome Collection.

Producers: Geraldine Fitzgerald and Caroline Steel
Editor: Deborah Cohen

Picture: A physiotherapist takes care of a patient in rehabilitation as he recovers from an infection with the coronavirus COVID-19, Credit: Patrick/AFP via Getty Images

The latest on how people are recovering from Covid 19

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Covid 19: Sub-saharan Africa And Testing2020053020200531 (WS)

How sub-Saharan Africa is handling the pandemic and the different kinds of tests

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

How sub-Saharan Africa is handling the pandemic and the different kinds of tests

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Claudia Hammond and a panel of international experts look at the latest research into Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus which is sweeping through the world.

As the disease spreads how is sub-Saharan Africa handling the pandemic? We also look at tests – how accurate are they? Should we be testing ourselves at home?

On the panel are Folasade Ogunsola, Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, Ravi Gupta, Professor of Microbiology at the University of Cambridge’s Department of Medicine, Matthew Fox, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at Boston University and Dr Margaret Harris, a Spokesperson at the World Health Organisation.

The Evidence is produced in association with Wellcome Collection.
Producers: Geraldine Fitzgerald and Caroline Steel
Editor: Deborah Cohen

(Photo: South Africa coronavirus township testing, Credit: Kim Ludbrook/EPA)

How sub-Saharan Africa is handling the pandemic and the different kinds of tests

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Claudia Hammond and a panel of international experts look at the latest research into Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus which is sweeping through the world.

As the disease spreads how is sub-Saharan Africa handling the pandemic? We also look at tests – how accurate are they? Should we be testing ourselves at home?

On the panel are Folasade Ogunsola, Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, Ravi Gupta, Professor of Microbiology at the University of Cambridge’s Department of Medicine, Matthew Fox, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at Boston University and Dr Margaret Harris, a Spokesperson at the World Health Organisation.

The Evidence is produced in association with Wellcome Collection.
Producers: Geraldine Fitzgerald and Caroline Steel
Editor: Deborah Cohen

(Photo: South Africa coronavirus township testing, Credit: Kim Ludbrook/EPA)

How sub-Saharan Africa is handling the pandemic and the different kinds of tests

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Covid 19: Transmission And South America2020061320200614 (WS)

How South America is handling the pandemic and a look at disease transmission.

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

How South America is handling the pandemic and a look at disease transmission.

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Claudia Hammond and a panel of international experts look at the latest research into Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus which is sweeping through the world.

As the disease spreads how is South America handling the pandemic? How are the indigenous people of the Amazon protecting themselves? We also look at the aerodynamics of infection - if the air in an ITU room is changed 12 times and the virus still lingers what hope do offices have?

On the panel are Professor Lydia Bourouiba, Associate Professor at the Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr Adam Kucharski from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Professor Holgar Schunemann, co-director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases, Dr David Collier, Clinical Director at Queen Mary University London and Barbara Fraser, health journalist in the Peruvian capital Lima.

The Evidence is produced in association with Wellcome Collection.
Producers: Geraldine Fitzgerald and Caroline Steel
Editor: Deborah Cohen

Picture: Employees of the Ciudad de Dios market wait respecting safety distances to be tested by workers of the Health Ministry to discard COVID-19 in Lima on May 11, 2020. Credit: Ernesto Benavides/AFP via Getty Images

How South America is handling the pandemic and a look at disease transmission.

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Claudia Hammond and a panel of international experts look at the latest research into Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus which is sweeping through the world.

As the disease spreads how is South America handling the pandemic? How are the indigenous people of the Amazon protecting themselves? We also look at the aerodynamics of infection - if the air in an ITU room is changed 12 times and the virus still lingers what hope do offices have?

On the panel are Professor Lydia Bourouiba, Associate Professor at the Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr Adam Kucharski from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Professor Holgar Schunemann, co-director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases, Dr David Collier, Clinical Director at Queen Mary University London and Barbara Fraser, health journalist in the Peruvian capital Lima.

The Evidence is produced in association with Wellcome Collection.
Producers: Geraldine Fitzgerald and Caroline Steel
Editor: Deborah Cohen

Picture: Employees of the Ciudad de Dios market wait respecting safety distances to be tested by workers of the Health Ministry to discard COVID-19 in Lima on May 11, 2020. Credit: Ernesto Benavides/AFP via Getty Images

How South America is handling the pandemic and a look at disease transmission.

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Covid 19: Vaccines And After Lockdown2020062720200628 (WS)

The latest on vaccines and how people are behaving after lockdown

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

The latest on vaccines and how people are behaving after lockdown

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Claudia Hammond and a panel of international experts look at the latest research into Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus which is sweeping through the world.

We look at vaccines to stop the spread of the coronavirus. And as travel opens up in many countries and visiting family and friends is allowed, how do we navigate this new world while avoiding catching the virus.

On the panel are Dr George Hu, clinical psychologist & Section Chief of Mental Health at Shanghai United Family Pudong Hospital in China, Vaccine expert - Professor Gagandeep Kang Executive Director of the Translational Health Science Technology Institute in Faridabad India, Dr Jenny Rohn is an expert in microbiology and viruses at University College London and Dr Margaret Harris, a Spokesperson at the World Health Organisation.

The Evidence is produced in association with Wellcome Collection.
Producers: Geraldine Fitzgerald and Caroline Steel
Editor: Deborah Cohen

Picture: Young couple on date in time of virus pandemic, Credit: urbazon/Getty Images

The latest on vaccines and how people are behaving after lockdown

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Claudia Hammond and a panel of international experts look at the latest research into Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus which is sweeping through the world.

We look at vaccines to stop the spread of the coronavirus. And as travel opens up in many countries and visiting family and friends is allowed, how do we navigate this new world while avoiding catching the virus.

On the panel are Dr George Hu, clinical psychologist & Section Chief of Mental Health at Shanghai United Family Pudong Hospital in China, Vaccine expert - Professor Gagandeep Kang Executive Director of the Translational Health Science Technology Institute in Faridabad India, Dr Jenny Rohn is an expert in microbiology and viruses at University College London and Dr Margaret Harris, a Spokesperson at the World Health Organisation.

The Evidence is produced in association with Wellcome Collection.
Producers: Geraldine Fitzgerald and Caroline Steel
Editor: Deborah Cohen

Picture: Young couple on date in time of virus pandemic, Credit: urbazon/Getty Images

The latest on vaccines and how people are behaving after lockdown

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

India, Virology, Stigma20200418

In The Evidence Claudia Hammond is joined by an expert scientific panel to answer questions from the audience on a variety of aspects of the coronavirus and Covid 19, from the impact of lockdowns and self isolation on the spread of the disease, to the question of who should be tested and the search for treatments.
Professor Vivek Jha, Executive Director, of the George Institute for Global Health, India, talks about the situation in his country where a lockdown was announced four hours before it began.

Dr Lyndsey Broadbent, a virologist at Queens University Belfast in Northern Ireland, explains what is now known about the biology of the virus and why it causes serious disease in some people and no symptoms in others.
Christos Lynteris, a medical anthropologist from St Andrews University, discusses the issue of stigma that’s being experienced by some people who have had Covid-19.

Claudia also hears from a psychiatrist at the University of Verona in northern Italy, which has taken the brunt of cases in the country about some of the most serious consequences for doctors and nurses, and the general population.

Picture: Young adult man wearing a pollution mask to protect himself from viruses, Credit: FilippoBacci/Getty Images

Claudia Hammond is joined by experts to answer questions about the coronavirus Covid-19.

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Mental Health And Covid-192020050220200503 (WS)

How is our mental health during the pandemic?

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Now that more than half the population of the world has been living for a time in lockdown, Claudia Hammond and her panel of psychologists and psychiatrists answer the audience’s questions on the impact of the pandemic on our mental health. Dr George Hu, clinical psychologist and section chief of mental health at Shanghai United Family Pudong Hospital, tells us what he has seen in China, as it comes out of lockdown.

Professor Vikram Patel gives us a picture of mental health in India, which went very suddenly into lockdown. Manuela Barreto, Professor of Psychology at Exeter University, explains what research tells us about how isolation and loneliness affects us. Dr Jo Daniels, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Bath in the UK, talks about who is susceptible to long term health anxiety following the pandemic. And Professor Sir Simon Wessley, psychiatrist and Director of the Kings Centre for Military Research in London, answers questions on whether we can learn about the likely psychological consequences from previous pandemics and other global upheavals.

The Evidence is produced in association with Wellcome Collection.

Producer: Caroline Steel
Editor: Deborah Cohen

(Photo: Coronavirus outbreak in Pakistan, Credit: European Photopress Agency)

How is our mental health during the pandemic?

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Now that more than half the population of the world has been living for a time in lockdown, Claudia Hammond and her panel of psychologists and psychiatrists answer the audience’s questions on the impact of the pandemic on our mental health. Dr George Hu, clinical psychologist and section chief of mental health at Shanghai United Family Pudong Hospital, tells us what he has seen in China, as it comes out of lockdown.

Professor Vikram Patel gives us a picture of mental health in India, which went very suddenly into lockdown. Manuela Barreto, Professor of Psychology at Exeter University, explains what research tells us about how isolation and loneliness affects us. Dr Jo Daniels, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Bath in the UK, talks about who is susceptible to long term health anxiety following the pandemic. And Professor Sir Simon Wessley, psychiatrist and Director of the Kings Centre for Military Research in London, answers questions on whether we can learn about the likely psychological consequences from previous pandemics and other global upheavals.

The Evidence is produced in association with Wellcome Collection.

Producer: Caroline Steel
Editor: Deborah Cohen

(Photo: Coronavirus outbreak in Pakistan, Credit: European Photopress Agency)

How is our mental health during the pandemic?

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Taiwan, Vaccines, Africa Preparedness2020040420200405 (WS)
20200406 (WS)

Claudia Hammond and a panel of international experts discuss the latest research into Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus which is sweeping through the world.

The Evidence looks at what we know about the virus and the immune system, why does it cause mild or even no symptoms in some people but makes others very ill?

And as the disease is now pandemic, is there less stigma?

On the panel are Professor Vivek Jha, the Executive Director of George Institute for Global Health India, Dr Christos Lynteris a medical anthropologist from The University of St. Andrews and Dr Lindsay Broadbent, a virologist from Queens University Belfast.

The Evidence is made in collaboration with the Wellcome Collection.

Presenter: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

(Photo: People taking precautions by wearing masks, New Delhi, India. Credit: Amal KS/Hindustan Times/Getty Images)

Email: the.evidence@bbc.co.uk

International experts take a look at the science surrounding Covid-19

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Claudia Hammond and a panel of international experts discuss the latest research into Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus which is sweeping through the world.

The Evidence looks at what we know about the virus and the immune system, why does it cause mild or even no symptoms in some people but makes others very ill?

And as the disease is now pandemic, is there less stigma?

On the panel are Professor Vivek Jha, the Executive Director of George Institute for Global Health India, Dr Christos Lynteris a medical anthropologist from The University of St. Andrews and Dr Lindsay Broadbent, a virologist from Queens University Belfast.

The Evidence is made in collaboration with the Wellcome Collection.

Presenter: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

(Photo: People taking precautions by wearing masks, New Delhi, India. Credit: Amal KS/Hindustan Times/Getty Images)

Email: the.evidence@bbc.co.uk

International experts take a look at the science surrounding Covid-19

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Young People, Lifting Lockdowns, Usa And Kenya Updates2020041820200420 (WS)
20200419 (WS)

International experts take a look at the science surrounding Covid-19

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

International experts take a look at the science surrounding Covid-19

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

International experts take a look at the science surrounding Covid-19

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Claudia Hammond and a panel of international experts look at the latest research into Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus which is sweeping through the world.

As the disease spreads, younger people have perhaps not been getting the attention they deserve. How will this pandemic impact young people and do they feel included in government messaging?

As lockdowns are lifted in China – how can they prepare for what comes next?

And country updates on the USA and Kenya.

On the panel are Professor Tom Kariuki, Director of Programmes of the African Academy of Sciences, Dr Christina Atchison, Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow in Public Health Education at Imperial College London and Dr. Michael Mina, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

The Evidence is made in collaboration with the Wellcome Collection.

Presenter: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

Picture: Young adult man wearing a pollution mask to protect himself from viruses, Credit: FilippoBacci/Getty Images

Email: the.evidence@bbc.co.uk

International experts take a look at the science surrounding Covid-19

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Claudia Hammond and a panel of international experts look at the latest research into Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus which is sweeping through the world.

As the disease spreads, younger people have perhaps not been getting the attention they deserve. How will this pandemic impact young people and do they feel included in government messaging?

As lockdowns are lifted in China – how can they prepare for what comes next?

And country updates on the USA and Kenya.

On the panel are Professor Tom Kariuki, Director of Programmes of the African Academy of Sciences, Dr Christina Atchison, Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow in Public Health Education at Imperial College London and Dr. Michael Mina, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

The Evidence is made in collaboration with the Wellcome Collection.

Presenter: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

Picture: Young adult man wearing a pollution mask to protect himself from viruses, Credit: FilippoBacci/Getty Images

Email: the.evidence@bbc.co.uk

International experts take a look at the science surrounding Covid-19

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Claudia Hammond and a panel of international experts look at the latest research into Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus which is sweeping through the world.

As the disease spreads, younger people have perhaps not been getting the attention they deserve. How will this pandemic impact young people and do they feel included in government messaging?

As lockdowns are lifted in China – how can they prepare for what comes next?

And country updates on the USA and Kenya.

On the panel are Professor Tom Kariuki, Director of Programmes of the African Academy of Sciences, Dr Christina Atchison, Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow in Public Health Education at Imperial College London and Dr. Michael Mina, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

The Evidence is made in collaboration with the Wellcome Collection.

Presenter: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

Picture: Young adult man wearing a pollution mask to protect himself from viruses, Credit: FilippoBacci/Getty Images

Email: the.evidence@bbc.co.uk

International experts take a look at the science surrounding Covid-19

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world