The Vietnam Weekly Podcast is back after some delay with guest Dr. Leigh Jones, Head of Training at the Oxford Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) in Ho Chi Minh City. Leigh has a PhD in Immunology and is one of my go-to sources for information related to COVID-19 vaccines and other scientific issues related to the pandemic.
We discussed the different types of Covid vaccines and how they work; the significance of the timing between your first and second doses; the global debate over the need for boosters; research on the use of vaccines in children; and what current clinical data says about Ivermectin, the medicine being widely touted in some corners as a cure-all to the pandemic.
Leigh is a fantastic science communicator who does a great job of breaking advanced concepts down into language that can be easily understood by people without a technical background. I learned a lot from this conversation, and I hope you do too.