“Discussion | Communicating in a coronavirus crisis”
In light of the slow vaccine rollout and the lack of clear, easy-to-understand Covid-19 communication, COVID Comms chairperson, Chris Vick speaks to eNCA’s Tapfuma Makina about the great need for the private and public sectors to all work together during this time.
16 August 2021
“Vaccine drive: ‘We desperately need better government communication’
Misinformation and disinformation are serious threats to the vaccine rollout in South Africa. Without better communication to counter these threats, beating back COVID-19 with vaccines will be difficult, if not impossible.
5 August 2021
“COVID-19 Vaccine| The injection of youth”
The 18 to 34- year olds will qualify for their Covid-19 vaccine in September. Will the older generations need to convince this age group to get their jab? Tessa Dooms of COVID Comms says so many young people have lost their jobs due to the pandemic & that a return to normalcy needs to be one of the driving forces that comes through the messaging targeted at the youth.
30 July 2021
“The Labour Department confirms under the law an employer can require employees to be vaccinated.”
Newzroom Afrika’s Stephen Grootes interviews Professor Sylvester Chima, associate professor & head of Bio and Research Ethics and Medical Law at the College of Health Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal & COVID Comms chairperson, Chris Vick about ‘the battle of science versus suspicion and facts versus conspiracy.’
30 July 2021
“Digital Vibes: ‘To steal money in this way, in a pandemic, is scandalous'”
On air with John Perlman, Chris Vick, chairperson of COVID Comms unpacks the impact of insider trading, family ties, and get-rich-quick schemes are having on the ‘greatest communications challenge we have faced.’
24 May 2021