Special Episode: COVID-19 - The Origin Story

Season 3,   Nov 15, 2021, 05:00 AM

Knowing how COVID-19 emerged is critical for informing global strategies to prevent future outbreaks. But the story of how it originated can differ wildly depending on who you ask.

In this special episode of This Study Shows, our hosts Mary-Ann Ochota and Danielle George, explore what the biggest science story of recent years can teach us about how science communication operates in society. Joining the discussion are Dr Benhur Lee, Professor of Microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York; journalist Ian Birrell; psychologist Professor Karen Douglas; and Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations.