Prof. Karl Blanchet explains Covid-19 'third wave'
"We need to think about global and international collaboration. It's the only way we can manage this pandemic." - Professor Karl Blanchet, Professor in Humanitarian Public Health & Director of CERAH - Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action joins us to explain the 'third wave' of Covid-19.
Professor Blanchet's research focuses on global health, specifically in post-conflict and conflict-affected countries. He joins Mark Butcher and Katt Cullen on the Breakfast Show to answer questions about the 'third wave' of Covid-19, including the challenge of managing an outbreak of Covid-19 in vulnerable communities.
"Let's imagine a refugee camp where housing conditions are very very poor, where access to water and soap is a luxury. It's going to be very very hard to isolate populations. Isolation also means - for many many people - losing an income and there's no safety or security in terms of income. We need to think about priority interventions."
A girl washes her hands at a restaurant in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 21 March 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/STR