Interview with Palau’s president & the pioneer of the mRNA coronavirus vaccines (E1077)
On this episode, we speak to President of Palau Surangel Whipps Jr. He discusses the failure of COP26 to meet the demands of the fight against climate change, how his country faces long-term ‘torture’ as the climate emergency worsens, the US military presence in Palau and the benefits and costs of the alliance with the superpower, and much more. Finally, we speak to the award-winning pioneer of the mRNA vaccine, Prof. Katalin Karikó. She discusses how she originally pioneered the mRNA technology for use against medical emergencies such as strokes, the years upon years of work before finally being given a grant, the misconception that mRNA technology was suddenly developed just before the Covid-19 pandemic, the debate on vaccine patents, and much more.