How does a virus cause disease after transmission?
In this fascinating episode pathomechanism is explained and we learn how recent research has shown that acute virus infections may cause long-term health impairments. Even mild flu during pregnancy can affect susceptibility to disease in offspring.
Respiratory tract infections in children - our paediatrician's insight and bold vision for the future
Her passion, love and interest to care for children is evident in this personal account by Paula Tähtinen, Clinical Lecturer, Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine / Adjunct Professor, University of Turku, Finland and ESWI Board Member.
Pandemic Preparedness: Where Science and Policy Meet
Global collaborative response, early warning, One-Health approach, combination of interventions and good communication are key elements for a successful pandemic preparedness instrument
A geriatrician's insight into reducing the burden of disease in older adults
Who is at an increased risk of adverse effects from an RSV infection? What is the burden of disease and what should be done to alleviate the risk and increase awareness?
Spotlight on the burden of flu for people living with diabetes
Why are people with diabetes more at risk from flu? What are the options for reducing the risk? What are the challenges and solutions to increase awareness across health care professionals, researchers and patients themselves?
Walk the talk on immunisation
With a wealth of experience, Professor of Epidemiology and former Minister of Health, ESWI Board Member Roman Prymula gives a personal testimony of the COVID-19 pandemic and the different perspectives of politics vs science when it comes to health policy.
Using mathematical modelling to predict virus evolution and inform pandemic response
The dynamic interplay between epidemiological research, virus evolution, and mathematical modelling is skilfully described by Dr Colin Russell, Professor of Applied Evolutionary Biology and ESWI Board Member.
A mucosal perspective on pandemics
"Learn about the fascinating field of mucosal immunology, vaccine effectiveness, and the role of face-mask protection not from virus particles but “spiticles and snoticles”. Dr Peter Openshaw, ESWI Board Member and Professor of Experimental Medicine, ...
Flu shots for children? Why this should be more on the radar
ESWI Board Member Terho Heikkinen, Professor in paediatrics at the University of Turku in Finland talks about paediatric infectious diseases. Learn about why the flu shot is to be recommended in children.
How to be an inFLUencer: the role of a general practitioner
ESWI Board Member and retired general practitioner Ted van Essen describes his unique journey from studying the benefits of influenza vaccination to risk groups to becoming “Dr Ted” on Dutch television, and having this important role in bringing ...
Vaccinations to consider before, during, and after pregnancy
Dr George Kassianos, ESWI Board Member and retired general practitioner gives a comprehensive and in-depth explanation of vaccination and pregnancy, including the risks and benefits to the mother and the infant.