Summary of Covid-19 press outputs

Funder: Wellcome

Project lead: Katrina Lawson

Location of activity: Viet Nam, Indonesia, and Nepal

Team members: Ngo Huyen Chi, Nguyen Kim Ngan

The Covid-19 pandemic has elevated OUCRU’s position as an expert in infectious diseases. Because of our involvement in various Covid-19 projects and our works in supporting governments to manage Covid-19 outbreaks in Viet Nam, Indonesia, and Nepal, we have received a substantial volume of interview requests and press mentions.

More specifically: 

From July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, OUCRU has received a total of 54 interview requests, including nine requests from Vietnamese publications and 45 requests from international news networks.

Our experts have given 30 interviews with prominent news outlets and networks, including the Associated Press, Business Insider, BBC News, The Economist, ChannelNewsAsia, Le Figaro and Vietnamese publications such as VTV News, VNExpress, Zing News, VTC News, etc.

These interviews have been cited 76 times in 24 English publications and 52 Vietnamese publications.

The issues mentioned can be divided into three large categories:

  • Management of Covid-19 outbreaks in Viet Nam;
  • OUCRU’s works in sequencing the SARS-CoV-2 virus;
  • Covid-19 vaccinations and Covid-19 vaccine efficacy;

The full list of articles is available upon request.