The Beat Audio: Drs. Bob Reid and Peter Liu talk COVID-19 vaccines

May 17, 2021
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Heart Institute scientist says “get vaccinated as soon as possible” 

In April, The Beat interviewed Dr. Peter Liu, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute’s chief scientific officer, about coronavirus variants and how they are changing the pandemic landscape in Canada.

Dr. Liu then appeared on an episode of The Heartwise Podcast (recorded May 5) to discuss coronavirus and the importance of getting vaccinated.

Listen to the interview for an in-depth conversation about all things COVID-19, including plain answers to complex questions, such as:

  • Why are variants of the virus so much more infectious than the strain from a year ago? 
  • How do vaccines work and which vaccines in Canada are most effective?
  • What is Long COVID and how can individuals mitigate their symptoms?