Podcast: Of rising COVID-19 cases and vaccine doubt
Welcome to the latest episode of the Africa Science Focus podcast distributed in partnership with African Arguments.
Africa Science Focus is a weekly podcast series by SciDevNet and is a platform for reporters in Sub-Saharan Africa’s least developed countries to report on the science that’s having an impact on their communities.
This episode looks at the how and why of COVID19 cases surging on the continent. Reporter Jubiel Zulu speaks to people across Zambia and Malawi to find out what they think about efforts to manage coronavirus and vaccinate their communities against COVID-19. We hear from people who say that they do not have access to adequate information, which is causing mistrust in authorities and leaving knowledge gaps that are being filled with misinformation.