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November 19, 2020 | Research

Listen now: U of T podcast focuses on COVID-19 public health challenges and next steps

By Don Campbell

Vivek Goel stands outside hospitals on University Ave

(photo by Nick Iwanyshyn)


A podcast hosted by the University of Toronto’s Vivek Goel (MSc 1988) offers timely and reliable information about the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We want this podcast to be an informed source people can go to in order to hear about what’s next for the pandemic,” says Goel, a professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, a renowned public health expert and founding head of Public Health Ontario, which was set up in response to the SARS outbreak. “Our goal is to help make sense of the complex and often conflicting messages about COVID-19 that are bombarding Canadians.”

Note: The information in this podcast is current as of the posting date. Listeners should consult their local public health agency for the latest information in their jurisdiction.

Listen to Episode 32 (November 19): Travel

Find more U of T podcasts at your #StayHome Alumni hub.

Listen to Episode 31 (November 5): Answers to your questions

Listen to Episode 30 (October 23): Update on vaccine development

Listen to Episode 29 (October 9): Let's Talk Testing

Listen to Episode 28 (SEPTEMBER 24): Social gatherings

Listen to Episode 27 (SEPTEMBER 17): The uptick in cases

Listen to Episode 26 (SEPTEMBER 10): Understanding pandemic science

Listen to Episode 25 (SEPTEMBER 2): K-12 back to school

Listen to Episode 24 (August 27): A 'slow burn' scenario

Listen to Episode 23 (July 13): masks update

Listen to Episode 22 (June 25): Contact tracing apps

Listen to Episode 21 (June 18): interpreting trends

Listen to Episode 20 (June 11): George Floyd and the impact of the pandemic on racialized communities

Listen to Episode 19 (June 4): Updates on advice that has changed

Listen to Episode 18 (May 28): Living in a world with coronavirus

Listen to Episode 17 (May 21): the consequences of public health measures

Listen to Episode 16 (May 19): the origin of the novel coronavirus

Listen to Episode 15 (May 14): Reopening schools and daycares

Listen to Episode 14 (May 12): Herd immunity

Listen to Episode 13 (May 7): How reopening will work

Listen to Episode 12 (May 5): answering your questions

Listen to Episode 11 (April 30): the hunt for treatments

Listen to Episode 10 (April 28): When will there be a vaccine?

Listen to Episode 9 (April 23): Getting tested

Listen to Episode 8 (April 21): Contact tracing

Listen to Episode 7 (April 16): Is it OK to go out for a run?

Listen to Episode 6 (April 14): How are we doing on flattening the curve?

Listen to Episode 5 (APril 8): Mathematical models

Listen to Episode 4 (APril 6): Should you wear a mask?

Listen to Episode 3 (April 2): Why does the death rate vary?

Listen to episode 2 (April 1): how will this end?

Listen to episode 1 (March 30): flattening the curve

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