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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Tim Harford about climate change & Covid-19 recovery

Interview with Tim Harford, UK economist, journalist and broadcaster, and author of books including How to Make the World Add Up. What are your thoughts on the crossover between Covid-19 and the climate crisis, and how that’s being handled in the media? It’s probably worth starting with the obvious huge difference, which is that climate ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr Jari Lyytimäki & Erkki Mervaala about climate change & Covid-19 recovery

Interview with Dr Jari Lyytimäki, senior researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute, and Erkki Mervaala, researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute. In a recent study on the reporting of climate change in the Finnish media, you noted that coverage had seen a steep but not unprecedented drop during the early phase of the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr Marina Romanello about climate change & Covid-19 recovery

Interview with Dr Marina Romanello, a data scientist in the Institute for Global Health at University College London who is also on the Lancet Countdown team, an international collaboration that tracks progress on health and climate change. What are the main ways in which you view the current health and climate crises as being connected? ...

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Not going back to the way things were: climate change and Covid-19 recovery

Over the past year, the Covid-19 crisis has caused us to reflect on how we interact with our natural environment. As the world plans recovery from the pandemic and this November’s COP26 Climate Change Conference looms into view, now may be a key juncture in understanding how to best align these priorities – something that could have implications not just for the world in general, but for the media too.

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The EU Digital COVID Certificate – towards a European Health Union?

The EU Digital COVID Certificate will facilitate safe free movement of citizens in the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will become available in all EU Member States as of 1 July.

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Sara Wilford about the EU Digital COVID Certificate

Interview with Dr Sara Helen Wilford, Senior Lecturer/Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Dr Wilford’s research interests include the theory and application of computer ethics, surveillance studies and responsible research and innovation, focusing on the impact of new technologies on individuals and society. This ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Prof. Henrique Martins about the EU Digital COVID Certificate

Interview with Henrique Martins, from ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon where he teaches management and digital health. He was the past president of SPMS, Portugal's Digital Health Agency, where he led eHealth efforts for about 7 years. How do you evaluate the EU Digital COVID Certificate and its overall infrastructure? The EU Digital COVID Certificate is a pan-European ...

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COVAX and the challenges of worldwide vaccine access

Vaccines are showing us a way out of the coronavirus pandemic, but vaccine access is still shockingly inequitable. Over a billion doses have been administered since December 2020, but the vast majority have gone to citizens of high-income countries. The COVAX initiative, a unique collaboration led by the Vaccine Alliance Gavi, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to combat this injustice.