Assistant Vice-Chancellor Health interviews COVID-19 experts

Assistant Vice-Chancellor Health interviews COVID-19 experts

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1:30 - Part 1 – Chance favours the prepared: The Doherty Institute’s rapid response
2:42 - growing a virus safely
5:53 - how the breakthrough happened
12:30 - sharing the virus around the world
17:03 - how growing the virus helps find treatments and develop a vaccine

19:54 - Part 2 – The global fight: Treatments, vaccines and One Health
20:47 - COVID-19 and its place in the coronavirus family
24:13 - treatments and vaccines
27:14 - the trajectory of COVID-19
29:05 - are masks effective?
30:49 - timelines for treatments and vaccines
33:44 - One Health and what has changed in our relationship with animals

Following the Doherty Institute breakthrough in late January – where researchers successfully grew the coronavirus – Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Health) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Professor Shitij Kapur, sat down with Drs Julian Druce and Mike Catton to discuss how they achieved such a rapid response, and Professors Kanta Subbaroa and Sharon Lewin to discuss treatments, vaccines and taking a One Health approach to prevent outbreaks of this kind.

This video was filmed 6 February 2020.