LISTEN | Will BCG protect you against Covid-19?


There is a lot of misinformation flying around about COVID-19, but how can you tell what’s real and what’s not? For instance, if you’ve heard that the TB vaccine, BCG, will protect you from the virus, did you know there’s no real evidence to back this up yet? Listen to world-renowned epidemiologist, Salim Abdool Karim explain.

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