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HWCN Webinar - Covid Vaccines: shining a light in the darkness?
How does the vaccine work and how does it make us behave?

Please join us for this thought-provoking webinar hosted by Zamo Mbele where we dive into the science and the ethical principles associated with the COVID-19 vaccine.
One Ethics CPD point. To obtain the point, please ensure that you follow the link given to you in the webinar.

Speakers:
Prof Lucy Allais is a professor of philosophy who works partly on topics in the history of philosophy and partly on topics in moral and political philosophy, including bioethics. She is jointly appointed at the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of California, San Diego, where she holds the Henry E. Allison Chair of the History of Philosophy. She is an NRF A1 rated researcher, an elected member of the Academy of Sciences of South Africa and director of the Wits Centre for Ethics.

Pierre Brouard is currently the Acting Director of the Centre for Sexualities, AIDS and Gender at the University of Pretoria (UP) and a registered Clinical Psychologist. He has worked in HIV since the mid 1980’s (initially as a volunteer) and at the Centre since 2001. His interests and work include sexualities, gender, human rights, stigma, governance, leadership, accountability, transformation, diversity and social justice.

Dr Juno Thomas is a medical doctor who specialised as a pathologist in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases. Dr Thomas has diverse experience in the fields of applied clinical microbiology and clinical infectious diseases, hospital epidemiology & infection control, public health, communicable disease epidemiology and surveillance, outbreak response, and research. Dr. Thomas currently heads the Centre for Enteric Diseases at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in Johannesburg, South Africa. During the COVID-19 outbreak in South Africa, Dr Thomas was seconded to assist the NICD teams providing epidemiological support to provincial and national Department of Health.

Apr 15, 2021 07:00 PM in Johannesburg

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