Coronavirus: The Whole Story
Why are some black people hesitant about the vaccine?
With the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the UK well underway, in this episode we explore some of the differences in uptake in communities across the UK, with around 70% of Black people reporting that they're unlikely to have the jab.
Host Vivienne Parry is joined by a UCL team of researchers and clinicians from the Royal Free Hosptial in London - Mr Leye Ajayi, Dr Lola Emanuel-Kole, Dr Taj Fregene and Chris Brew-Graves to discuss some of the issues surrounding vaccine hesitancy, and exploring how to overcome some of the barriers to Black people being vaccinated.
Transcript and more information on https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-minds/podcasts/coronavirus/transcript-episode-42
Are we already experiencing a third wave?
Today Vivienne Parry talks to Professor Francois Balloux (Chair in Computational Systems Biology and Chair of the UCL Genetics Institute) and Dr Keri Wong (Assistant Professor in Psychology in the Department of Psychology and Human Development at UCL IOE) about the lockdown extension, a potential third wave here in the UK and what this means for us mentally and physically.Transcript: www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-minds/coronavirusUCL-Penn Global COVID Study - Webinar https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lets-talk-what-do-you-need-to-recover-from-covid-19-webinar-5-of-5-tickets-153621318499With the end of lockdown in England in July, our Coronavirus: The Whole Story podcast is also coming to an end. Join us on Wednesday 21 July for the finale of Coronavirus: The Whole Story, a live panel event hosted by Vivienne Parry.Ask the experts directly in this very special finale to showcase the amazing work that has taken place across UCL. > http://bit.ly/CTWSlive
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 50th episode, 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