Med Conceptions: Episode 1 – Talk with Prof. Peter Karayiannis about the Covid, Vaccines & Variants

Med Conceptions Video Podcasts

Med Conceptions is a video podcast hosted by Andreas Samoutis a UCL Medical Student, with guests from all around the healthcare spectrum, shedding light on common medical misconceptions and sharing valuable knowledge on leading a healthy, and mindful life.

Our First Episode has been launched with Prof Peter Karayiannis where will talk about the Covid, Vaccines & Variants. 

In this episode, we talk about when the pandemic will come to an end and if any other lockdowns are on their way. Vaccines their safety and side effects are discussed, and so are possible booster shots and upcoming potential antivirals. The question of why some people go through covid asymptomatically and others much worse is answered. We also talk about how mRNA vaccines work and the role of antibodies. DNA tests, Covids origins and some more personal questions towards the end. 

Prof Peter Karayiannis is a Professor of Microbiology/Molecular Virology at the University of Nicosia Medical School. He holds a BSc Degree in Microbiology and a PhD in Medical Microbiology. He has worked at St Mary’s Hospital in London and was a Reader at Imperial College London. He was appointed and still serves, as a member of the scientific advisory board for COVID-19 in Cyprus. 

*Disclaimer: The information provided is no substitute for professional medical advice. No liability is accepted as a consequence of any actions taken by any individual in response to this podcast. It is strongly recommended that you independently verify any interpretation of this material and if you have a medical problem that you see your doctor or another medical professional.

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