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Episode 16: How to Become a COVID-Free Nation (Interview with Dr. Michelle Dickinson in New Zealand)
Episode 1626th June 2020 • COVID-19: Public Health, Policy, and Culture • Dr. April Moreno
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What is actually required for a nation to become fully COVID-free?  In this episode we explore this topic with Dr. Michelle Dickinson, nanoengineer and owner of Nanogirl Labs in New Zealand.  We hear about what it's like to live on an island officially declared a COVID-free nation. Dr. Michelle tells us what the magic formula is to creating a COVID-free nation -- where a unified message and a cohesive culture of working together can make all the difference.  Instead of the problems of growing rates and counts of the virus, they face new challenges of how to move forward in an outside world where the pandemic continues to ravage the well-being of populations.

Dr. Michelle has a YouTube channel with additional information and videos about how to protect yourself from the virus:

Learn more about Dr. Michelle Dickinson at

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