Podcasts, videos, radio interviews, and tv appearances by New Zealand's Independent Research Organisations
Podcasts and audio
Vaccine Strategy rollout announced today
17 December 2020: RNZ The Panel - The government has secured another two vaccines - enough for every New Zealander and its Pacific partners.
Dr Fran Priddy, Clinical Director Vaccine Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand - Ohu Kaupare Huaketo - joins RNZ The Panel.
COVID-19: Unanswered questions remain about vaccine
11 November 2020: RNZ Morning Report - New Zealand is one of only a handful of countries with prior arrangement to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine which has just been found to be 90 percent effective in trials. Many questions remain to be answered - including how long the vaccine lasts.
Graham Le Gros is director of Wellington's Malaghan Institute. He speaks to Susie Ferguson.
RNZ: 'Transformational nine months' as scientists race to find COVID-19 vaccines
31 October 2020: RNZ Saturday Morning. American vaccine expert Dr Fran Priddy, who recently joined the Malaghan Institute as clinical director of the Vaccine Alliance Aotearoa NZ (VAANZ), talks with Kim Hill from Radio New Zealand about New Zealand's COVID-19 vaccine effort.
Fran told Saturday Morning that the global effort to find an effective vaccine to deal with COVID-19 was hugely impressive. She expects there will probably be data available early in 2021 as to whether some of the international vaccines currently being trialled on people are effective, and then there will be a plan to start rollout.
Video and tv
TVNZ Breakfast (TV1) – Kiwi vaccine expert breaks down concerns around Covid-19 vaccinations
19 January 2021: Malaghan Institute of Medical Research's Professor Graham Le Gros speaks to TVNZ Breakfast's John Campbell about Kiwis' legitimate concerns about COVID-19 vaccines and why New Zealand has the "privilege" of waiting to roll them out.
TVNZ Breakfast (TV1) – Britain approves Pfizer vaccine to roll out next week
3 December 2020: Malaghan Institute and Vaccine Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand - Ohu Kaupare Huaketo’s director Professor Graham Le Gros speaks with TVNZ's Breakfast show on 3 December on news from the UK, where the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine has been approved for use - the first country in the world to do so.
“This time a year ago, we didn't even know anything about Covid-19... and here we have a safe vaccine, very fast, and it's actually going to be putting some brakes on its spread and stopping it killing people.”
BRANZ: Structural insulated panels building NZ’s future?
23 November 2020: A BRANZ test programme will investigate the durability and long-term performance of small-scale structural insulated panels (SIP) samples after accelerated ageing to New Zealand conditions.