The public health response with Professor Peter Doherty

featuring Ebony Bennett and Richard Denniss

In this episode we’re privileged to bring you some special guests from our ‘Economics of a Pandemic webinar series: immunologist and Nobel Prize Laureate Professor Peter Doherty and our chief economist Richard Denniss talking about the public health response to Covid-19.Professor Peter Doherty was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly with Rolf M. Zinkernagel 1996 “for their discoveries concerning the specificity of the cell mediated immune defence.”Professor Doherty is a patron of the Australia Institute, as well as patron and namesake of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity – a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital.This was recorded live on Tuesday 5 May 2020 and things may have changed since recording.Visit for all the Australia Institute’s latest research and analysis.Host: Ebony Bennett, deputy director of the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennettGuests:Peter Doherty // @ProfPCDoherty // @TheDohertyInstRichard Denniss // @RDNS_TAIProducer: Jennifer Macey with help from Lucy Luo and Holly ForrestTheme music is by Jonathan McFeat from Pulse and Thrum

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