Conversations on COVID-19: The Global View

November 2nd, 2020

The University of Melbourne

How likely is a vaccine for COVID-19 and what is the responsibility of wealthy countries in making sure it reaches the world’s most vulnerable communities? What is the role of the public health expert in making sure we believe the message, and just who listens to them anyway?

Dr Anthony Fauci joins Professor Sharon Lewin and Professor Shitij Kapur to discuss these questions and much more in this first instalment of our new series with experts from around the globe about how the pandemic is reshaping our world.

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Dr Anthony Fauci
Director, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, USA

Professor Sharon Lewin AO
Director, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

Panel moderated by Professor Shitij Kapur, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Health)

Discussion breakdown
03:27 – What will the new normal look like?
05:46 – How will people respond to the pandemic?
07:15 – When might we be back in theatres again?
11:16 – Predictions for schools in 2021
13:10 – What have we learned from HIV AIDS that’s relevant to COVID-19?
18:30 – Confidence about a vaccine
20:47 – Addressing vaccine scepticism
24:40 – The politicisation of medical experts
29:08 – Will a vaccine be globally available?
32:14 – Australia’s response to COVID-19
41:06 – Balancing economic and health interests
45:16 – What don’t we know that would improve the public health response?
50:50 – What will be the lasting positive legacy of this pandemic?