Going viral: The vaccine debate – pessimists vs optimists

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Will we ever make a vaccine for COVID-19? Experts on both sides of the debate make their case in this episode of the 'Going Viral' podcast


In this episode:

– In the vaccine pessimist camp is the famous, Nobel prize winning Professor Ian Frazer, developer of the cervical cancer vaccine, based at the University of Queensland, Brisbane
– In the optimist camp is Professor Nikolai Petrovsky, also a successful and accomplished vaccine developer based at the other end of Australia, in Flinders University, Adelaide
– The insights from these two stellar experts are fascinating, useful and ultimately comforting

Host: Dr Harry Nespolon, GP and RACGP President
Guests: Professor Ian Frazer, Clinical Immunologist; Researcher for Vaccine Development, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Qld and
Professor Nikolai Petrovsky, Director of Endocrinology; Flinders Medical Centre, Professor of Medicine at Flinders University, Vice-President and Secretary-General of the International Immunomics Society, Founder of ‘Vaxine’
Total time: 37 mins


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