Articles: #coronavirus

UN Roundup - UN chief’s strongest appeal yet to tackle inequality

UN Roundup - UN chief’s strongest appeal yet to tackle inequality

UN Roundup

20 July 2020.  On today's UN Round-up: 1 - WHO's Covid19 update.    2 - On Saturday 18 July, the UN chief Antonio Guterres made his strongest appeal yet to t...

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UN Roundup - Nelson Mandela virtual lecture

UN Roundup - Nelson Mandela virtual lecture

UN Roundup

13 July 2020.  On today's UN Round-up: 1 - COVID update & UNAIDS warns that the world’s HIV response is still failing children. 2 - Waiting to declare famine &lsquo...

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McKay Interview: The Reverend Dr William McComish (13 July 2020)

McKay Interview: The Reverend Dr William McComish (13 July 2020)

The McKay Interview

This week, Michael is talking to Bill McComish. He will be well-known to many of you. Whether you are Genevois, Christian, Protestant or just from the UK, you will probably know, or know of, the Re...

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Communication Coach Amy Carroll on talking through tension

Communication Coach Amy Carroll on talking through tension

Mid Morning Mix

Amy Carroll is a Communication Coach, Trainer, Speaker & Author. Today we're looking at some of the communication issues that arise during a pandemic and how to best approach them. Amy e...

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Gadget Guru - SwissCovid contact tracing app

Gadget Guru - SwissCovid contact tracing app

Gadget Guru

Paul Bristow has taken a look at the contact tracing app for this week's Gadget Guru episode...

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Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies - Covid19 Third Wave: an update

Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies - Covid19 Third Wave: an update

Mid Morning Mix

At the end of March we spoke to Dr Karl Blanchet from the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies (formally CERAH) about the potentially devasting effects of Covid19's "third wave", and...

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Dating in the new normal - Trea from SuccessMatch.ch speaks to us

Dating in the new normal - Trea from SuccessMatch.ch speaks to us

The Breakfast Show

While we were all locked-down, some people kept their dating hopes alive using technology. Trea from www.successmatch.ch says it's likely to become a favoured way of making that first contact i...

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McKay Interview: Didier Pittet, infectious disease expert at the HUG

McKay Interview: Didier Pittet, infectious disease expert at the HUG

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest is Professor Didier Pittet. He is an infectious diseases expert of global reputation and the director of the Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Pa...

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UN Roundup - Impending Covid19 crisis in Syria

UN Roundup - Impending Covid19 crisis in Syria

UN Roundup

29 June 2020.  On today's UN Round-up:  1 - The World Health Organisation (WHO) host the first Infodemiology Conference to combat misinformation about Covid19  2 -&...

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McKay Interview: Jo Hemmings: Behavioural Psychologist and TV Personality

McKay Interview: Jo Hemmings: Behavioural Psychologist and TV Personality

The McKay Interview

Jo Hemmings is Michael's guest this week. She is a celebrated Behavioural Psychologist and a registered member of the British Psychological Society and the Association of Clinical Psychologists...

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Health Matters: Covid App (24 June 2020)

Health Matters: Covid App (24 June 2020)

Health matters

Help to break the chains of transmission of COVID-19 by downloading the SwissCovid App from 25th June. Dr Michelle explains how the App works as a complement to conventional contact tracing.

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McKay Interview: Professor Simon Heffer on media and Covid-19

McKay Interview: Professor Simon Heffer on media and Covid-19

The McKay Interview

On this week's McKay Interview, Michael speaks to Professor Simon Heffer from the University of Buckingham in the UK on the media's role in covering the Covid-19 crises.

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UN Roundup - Cov19 and UNAIDS Chief Executive Winnie Byanyima

UN Roundup - Cov19 and UNAIDS Chief Executive Winnie Byanyima

UN Roundup

15 June 2020.  On today's UN Round-up:  1 - UNAIDS Chief Executive Winnie Byanyima explains that any vaccine for Coronavirus should be free and should not come at the expense of...

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Wishing Daniel Koch, AKA "Mr Coronavirus", a wonderful retirement.

Wishing Daniel Koch, AKA "Mr Coronavirus", a wonderful retirement.

Mid Morning Mix

Daniel Koch pushed back his retirement to continue to lead the fight against Coronavirus in Switzerland, but now it seems he's finally able to enjoy his retirement. Check out these rather ...

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UN Roundup - World Oceans Day

UN Roundup - World Oceans Day

UN Roundup

08 June 2020. On today's UN Round-up: 1 - We start with our weekly official COVID update from the WHO. A further press conference will be held today at 5pm and is accessible to all online...

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McKay Interview: Dr Victoria Curzon-Price, Professor Emerita of Economics, University of Geneva

McKay Interview: Dr Victoria Curzon-Price, Professor Emerita of Economics, University of Geneva

The McKay Interview

The Covid-19 pandemic is the worst in 100 years. Apart from the great tragedies inflicted upon many, many families all over the world, it has thrown up a number of conundrums. Puzzles like the scie...

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Swiss Up: Unlocking more this Saturday (2 June 2020)

Swiss Up: Unlocking more this Saturday (2 June 2020)

Swiss Up!

Over the past few weeks - the government has been loosening lockdown restrictions - and another lightening will be happening this Saturday. Dario looks at the rule changes and what we will be able ...

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Swiss Up! Covid-19 impact to tourism (26 May 2020)

Swiss Up! Covid-19 impact to tourism (26 May 2020)

Swiss Up!

On this week's edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the impact the lockdown is having on Swiss tourism, where the hotels are suffering the most and a drive to get us all to take our annual holid...

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Dr Rebecca Weber, the pressures of unlocking

Dr Rebecca Weber, the pressures of unlocking

The Breakfast Show

As we emerge from the lockdown - we know we won't be returning to normal and psychologist, Dr Rebecca Weber,says it is completely normal to feel a little uncertain as we all leave our homes.

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How the pandemic is changing lives - the European Broadcasting Union

How the pandemic is changing lives - the European Broadcasting Union

The Breakfast Show

Lockdowns and social distancing measures are affecting us all. We're all wanting more accurate news and information and while stuck at home, more entertainment. The Geneva based European Bro...

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Explaining Transcendental Meditation - Léonard Stein

Explaining Transcendental Meditation - Léonard Stein

Mid Morning Mix

In 40 years of teaching Transcendental Meditation, Léonard Stein has never met anyone who couldn't do it. He says "it's effortless". As he explains to Katt Cullen on the...

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Swiss Up! P4 Laboratories in Switzerland (19 May 2020)

Swiss Up! P4 Laboratories in Switzerland (19 May 2020)

Swiss Up!

As work on examining Covid-19 is being carried out across the world - including in Switzerland - the focus is on the safety and security of high level laboratories, known as P4 Labs. This country h...

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Hope of free beer for life drives new Dive Bär!

Hope of free beer for life drives new Dive Bär!

The Breakfast Show

The current crises is making life difficult for many people and businesses, especially bars and pubs. But imagine being in the process of setting up a new pub. That's the conundrum of Dave a...

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Health Matters: Not time to get complacent (19 May 2020)

Health Matters: Not time to get complacent (19 May 2020)

Health matters

We’re now into week 2 of return to school for many and the second phase of lockdown easing but Dr Michelle reminds us that we shouldn’t get complacent. She explains the 8 recommendation...

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