How Science Matters

By Burnet Institute

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Helping us to make sense of the many impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic through science. Why is it so hard to crush this pandemic and will we solve this complex problem? Digging through the science of the coronavirus and other infectious diseases, we look at how we got here, and what comes next. In these uncertain times, this 8-part series shares the stories of Australian scientists to help make sense of a mutating virus and to give us hope. This is a science podcast from Burnet Institute, a key adviser to government and the global response during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear from the nation’s leading scientific thinkers as they forensically uncover what it takes to battle a deadly disease. Hosted by journalist Tracy Parish and Professor Brendan Crabb, a microbiologist, malaria researcher, and one of the best minds in infectious diseases and global health today.

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How Science Matters was recorded on the traditional land of the Bunurong people of the Kulin Nations and we offer our respects to Elders past and present. We recognise and respect the cultural heritage of this land.

Disclaimer: Series 1 of this podcast was recorded between June and July 2021. For current information on the pandemic, please search for the latest official coronavirus advice in your area.

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