In the race to develop a Covid-19 vaccine, there has been unprecedented international cooperation, with the UAE a most recent example - jumping in to join the phase III trials of Russia's coronavirus vaccine, Sputnik V.
News editor Rory Reynolds, who has been overseeing The National's pandemic coverage, joins the podcast to discuss the role of a vaccine in economic recovery and the companies, investors and citizens who stand to gain and lose.
In this episode:
UAE is hosting the Russian vaccine trials (0m50s)
Why the UAE is ideal for vaccine trials (2m46s)
Is the vaccine a golden bullet? (5m)
When will we have a vaccine and who will get it? (7m50s)
The opposition to the vaccine (10m16s)
Global collaboration (11m35s)
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