The UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator commissioned a four-part podcast mini-series, focusing on pandemic ethics, in collaboration with the longstanding, successful Going Viral the Podcast, hosted by the medical historian and science writer, Mark Honigsbaum
Episode 1: Who Do We Trust in a Pandemic?
Mark and his guests Anjana Ahuja, Prof. Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Rev Charles Kwaku-Odoi, Prof. Christina Pagel, explore why trust matters, who do we trust most and how we can better prepare for future pandemics.
Transcript available here: Going Viral – Who Do We Trust in a Pandemic – Transcript.
Episode 2: Were Unequal Outcomes Inevitable during Covid-19?
In this episode, Mark and his guests Charlotte Augst, Halima Begum and Dr. Beth Kamunge-Kpodo discuss unequal outcomes during the Covid-19. With Prof. Sir Michael Marmot, and Pastor Mick Fleming.
Transcript available here: Going Viral – Were Unequal Outcomes Inevitable during Covid-19 – Transcript
Episode 3: How Many Deaths Are Too Many?
From the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the British Government made it clear that a baseline level of mortality from Covid was being “priced in” to its decision making. In this episode Mark and his guests Anjana Ahuja, Prof. Martin McKee, Prof. Dominic Wilkinson, Ceinwen Giles and Matt Fowler reappraise this approach.
Transcript available here: Going Viral – How Many Deaths Are Too Many – Transcript
Episode 4: What Would an Ethical Pandemic Look Like?
As sure as night follows day, we will face another pandemic, so how can we learn from the mistakes made during Covid-19, to ensure our response next time is not only more effective, but also more ethical? In the final episode in the series, Mark and his guests Prof. Ilina Singh, Prof. James Wilson, John Prideaux, and Cath Joynson debate how ethicists and ethical thinking could play a more central role in deciding how to respond to the next pandemic.
Transcript available here: Going Viral – What Would an Ethical Pandemic Look Like – Transcript
Bonus Episode: Interview With Sir Michael Marmot on Covid Inequalities
Professor Sir Michael Marmot has been researching health inequalities and their relationship to social injustice for more than 50 years and was named a Companion of Honour in the 2023 New Year Honour’s List. Today Prof Sir Michael Marmot speaks to Mark about Covid-19 and health inequalities as well as his decades-long research into this field. This interview is featured in our companion episode: ‘All In It Together: Were Unequal Outcomes Inevitable during Covid-19?’
Transcript available here: Going Viral – Bonus – Interview with Professor Sir Michael Marmot – Transcript