Coronavirus threat: Can we develop a vaccine before it becomes a pandemic? (E844)
We speak to Dr. Thomas Breuer, GSK Vaccines’ chief medical officer, about the coronavirus. He discusses how long it would take for a vaccine to be developed, the threat of the virus mutating during vaccine development, competition between other Big Pharma companies to develop the vaccine, GSK’s troubled relationship with China, the effect of US sanctions on developing a vaccine and more!
Next, we speak to former Labour MP Emma Dent Coad about this week’s top stories including Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle which saw Sajid Javid resign and replaced by Rishi Sunak, Jeremy Corbyn attacking the government over the possible extradition of Julian Assange, how crime bosses have exploited the EU to make billions and more! Finally, we speak to Marco Bellocchio, director of the film ‘The Traitor’, which explores the secrets and conduct of the Sicilian Mafia as well as the real life of Tommaso Buscetta, the first mafia informant in Sicily in the 1980s.
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STATEMENT FROM THE UK PARLIAMENT:
“Parliament takes the issue of substance misuse very seriously and offers a range of welfare and health support services for those who need them.
“Parliament is a public place and we welcome over a million visitors a year who have access to the facilities. Should drug use be identified in Parliament, appropriate action would be taken.”