MJLH Podcast 2020 – Covid Conversations

Did you know that the McGill Journal of Law and Health has a podcast? 

The MJLH/RDSM Podcast aims to share informative and interesting episodes about current issues of law and policy relating to health. There are currently two episodes released as part of the Podcast’s new series, Covid Conversations

In the first episode, Sidney Black-Rotchin spoke with licensed psychologist Eric Widdicome. Eric holds a position at a university in Montreal, where he provides mental health services to students, and is also a service provider for Kahnawake Shakotiia’takenhas Community services. Sidney and Eric discussed student mental health in the age of COVID-19, how to build and maintain connections with your peers while remote learning, and more.

In the second episode, Bianca Braganza looked at the findings of the May 2020 report from Public Health Ontario, which examined neighborhood-level trends among COVID-19 cases through a health-equity perspective. She then sat down with Dr. Vinita Dubey, Associate Medical Officer of Health at Toronto Public Health. Bianca and Dr. Dubey talked about the report’s findings of social determinants of health, the long-term effects of COVID-19, and the role youth play in flattening the curve, along with several other topics.

Episodes can be found on Spotify and other platforms, as well as at this link:  https://anchor.fm/mcgill-journal-of-law-and-health/episodes/Welcome-to-the-new-MJLHRDSM-Podcast-series-COVID-Conversations-ehngrr

Episode 10: Global Vaccine Access and Intellectual Property Challenges McGill Journal of Law and Health Podcast

In episode 10 of Covid Conversations, Catherine Dunne spoke with Dr. Eccleston-Turner, a lecturer in Law at Keele University. Dr. Eccleston-Turner's research focuses on the field of pandemic influenza preparedness and access to vaccines, and the law of international organizations in the context of global health. In this episode, Catherine and Dr. Eccleston-Turner discussed global disparities with respect to vaccine procurement. They explored the limitations and opportunities of a TRIPS waiver and technology transfer within the current economic and legal frameworks to decrease vaccine inequality around the world. 
  1. Episode 10: Global Vaccine Access and Intellectual Property Challenges
  2. Episode 9: Legal Parameters of Proof of Vaccination Requirements & Vaccine Passports with Molly Reynolds
  3. Ep. 8: Government liability for COVID-19 response?
  4. Potential constitutional objections to the MSM deferral policy with Kylee Wilyman
  5. Exploring the MSM deferral policy with Dr. Mindy Goldman, medical director of donor and clinical services at Canadian Blood Services

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