Covid-19: Vaccines and facemasks

25 April 2020
Presented by Chris Smith with Kim Hill, Radio New Zealand National. 
Production by Chris Smith.


Mona Lisa wearing a surgical mask


As human trials of Covid-19 vaccines kick off in the UK, what kind of protection might we expect, and when will we know. Also, the thorny issue of facemasks - do they help contain the contagion, or not? We hear from a researcher who has picked carefully through the literature, good and bad. Also, children as active ‘super spreaders’ of the disease, strange blood clotting effects, and a distinctive form of pneumonia caused by Covid. Dr Chris Smith joins Radio New Zealand National's Kim Hill for an update on what this week has revealed about SARS-CoV-2...


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