Coronavirus: The Whole Story
How have our shopping habits changed?
Lockdown is easing, the vaccination programme here in the UK is making steady progress, the sun is shining again, it almost feels as if the end is in sight. But what is the “normal” that we’re returning to going to look like?The pandemic has changed a lot of things about the way the world works and one area, in particular, is shopping. In this week’s episode, host Vivienne Parry speaks to entrepreneur Professor Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic (UCL Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology) to understand how the pandemic has affected our shopping habits from delivery apps to online purchasing to the “death” of the highstreet.Transcript and more infor on www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-minds/coronavirusTo hear more podcasts from UCL (University College London) visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-minds/podcasts.
What is Long COVID?
Over a year on from the start of the pandemic, many people are still suffering complications after contracting coronavirus in the first wave. In our 50thepisode, we explore the long-term physical and psychological effects of the virus by talking to two researchers about their groundbreaking work with “Long COVID”. Find out more about the symptoms of Long COVID, what to do if you think you have it, and what not to say to a Long COVID sufferer!Guests: Dr Alexandra Burton, Senior Research Fellow in Behavioural Science / Behaviour Change at the Institute of Epidemiology & Health, Faculty of Population Health SciencesDr Michael Zandi, Honorary Associate Professor in the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology Department of Neuromuscular DiseasesTranscript: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-minds/podcasts/coronavirus/transcript-episode-50Check out more UCL Podcasts on https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-minds/podcasts
What's happening in India?
One thing that we have learned about coronavirus on this podcast is that it doesn’t affect everyone equally. Whilst the UK and US have been able to vaccinate over half their populations so far this year, the virus has been having a devastating impact in other parts of the world. Today we are going to be talking about the current crisis in India, their deadly second wave and what can be done to help.Join Vivienne Parry speak with two UCL experts, Dr Vageesh Jain (UCL Institute for Global Health) and Dr Shikta Das (UCL Cardiovascular Science).Access the transcript onhttps://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-minds/podcasts/coronavirus/transcript-episode-49
Are COVID-19 vaccines safe?
Get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines.With the recent news that under-40s are going to be offered an alternative to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, we speak to two UCL experts to explore the risks and benefits of coronavirus vaccines. How safe are vaccines? Do they cause blood clots? And how does this risk compare with other day-to-day activities? Listen to find out.Transcript and more information onwww.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-minds/podcasts…nscript-episode-48
What's happening in Westminster?
This week marks one year since we launched our first episode of Coronavirus: The Whole Story - when we had no idea what challenges lay ahead of us. In today’s episode, we speak to three UCL experts to hear about how much has changed in that time, looking specifically at government and the law. What powers have been brought in to help enforce lockdown and tackle the virus? Have they been given the correct amount of scrutiny? And, how do they compare to other coronavirus laws created by other countries? Tune in to find out.Guests:Prof Meg Russell,Constitution Unit, UCL Political ScienceProf JeffKing, UCL LawsDr Melanie Smallman, Dept of Science and Technology StudiesRead more:Lex AtlasOxford Compendium of National Legal Responses to Covid-19
What does the future of work look like?
Coming out of lockdown doesn't mean returning to life as we knew it, especially in the world of work. So this week, we've brought together two UCL experts to talk us through the future of work, and how COVID-19 has the potential to change things for the better.Guests:- Prof Anna Cox (Professor & Vice Dean (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion) UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences- Dave Cook (PhD Candidate, UCL Anthropology)Transcript:www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-minds/podcasts/coronavirus/transcript-episode-46Related UCL podcasts:- Disruptive Voices - AI and the Future of Work -https://www.ucl.ac.uk/grand-challenges/disruptive-voices- eWorkLife -https://www.eworklife.co.uk/podcast/
Why should you get tested for COVID-19?
How is testing helping us address the pandemic? Why is it still important? Could the light at the end of the tunnel that we now glimpse be genuine this time?Answers depend on the two pillars that underpin hope in the future - vaccines and testing. Host Vivienne Parry OBE is joined by guests who have been instrumental in testing programmes both here at UCL and across the country. We're going to be discussing the benefits of testing especially as the country is starting to reopen as well as the drawbacks.Special guests: Becky Whitham, Sian Minett, and Prof Irene PetersenMore information:www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-minds/coronavirusTranscript:https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-minds/podcasts/coronavirus/transcript-episode-45If you’ve got a question about the pandemic you’d like UCL researchers to answer, please get in touch by emailing UCL’s Communications and Marketing team email@example.com– we’d love to hear from you.
How do we build pandemic resilience?
This week, we speak to two UCL experts to find out what we can do to help mitigate the long-term harms of coronavirus and reduce the risk of future pandemics. In this episode, we ask: how long will the impacts of COVID-19 last - and will we start seeing many more pandemics in future?Host Vivienne Parry speaks to Professor Sir Richard Blundell, Professor of Political Economy and Director of the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy. Richard recently co-authored 'The Covid Decade', a British Academy report released last week on understanding the long-term societal impacts of COVID-19. Our second guest is Julia Kreienkamp, a researcher at the UCL Global Governance Institute working on the Horizon 2020 project 'Global Governance and the European Union: Future Trends and Scenarios'. Julia’s research focuses on the global governance of human rights, health and climate change and how we think about existential global risks.Transcript: www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-minds/podcasts/coronavirus/transcript-episode-44
One year on - What do we know now?
Over the past year, UCL alumna and science broadcaster Vivienne Parry OBE has spoken to staff, students and alumni from all across UCL's 11 faculties. In this week's episode, almost a year to the day since the UK first went into lock down, we are speaking to two researchers from the UCL School of Pharmacy, Oksana Pyzik, and the UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, Prof Susan Michie, about that year: How far have we come, and how are we going to use all that research to improve public health policy and ensure that we're better prepared to tackle disease outbreaks and prevent future pandemics?Watch Okana's UCL Lunch Hour Lecture here:www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9desxUgDr0 More information:www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-minds/coronavirus Transcript: www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-minds/podcasts/coronavirus/transcript-episode-43 If you’ve got a question about the pandemic you’d like UCL researchers to answer, please get in touch by emailing UCL’s Communications and Marketing team firstname.lastname@example.org– we’d love to hear from you.