Covid is Here Forever. What Does That Mean?
Wednesday, 27 July
With Covid cases on the rise in Britain, how worried should we be about its resurgence? Tom Chivers, science writer for the i, joins Ros Taylor to discuss the latest uptick in coronavirus cases, what we know about the new variants and the role Covid could play in our lives in the years ahead.
“Vaccines are significant when protecting against severe disease, but not reinfection.”
“The virus doesn’t have to change very much to avoid your antibody immunity.”
“We’ll still get the virus periodically, but our body will become better at fighting it off.”
“We’ve only had two winters of covid so far, by 2030 it may well become part of the normal cycle.”
Presented by Ros Taylor. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold, Jelena Sofronijevic and Alex Rees. Assistant Producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. The Bunker is a Podmasters Production.
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