The Episode We Were Nearly Harassed Into Cancelling

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The Episode We Were Nearly Harassed Into Cancelling

This interview nearly didn’t happen, and it’s really important that you know why. A few weeks ago, Mia had her first Covid-19 vaccination and marked the occasion with a selfie she posted on Instagram. She mentioned how excited she was to be vaccinated, the wonderful experience she had at the mass vaccination hub she attended, and how lucky she felt to get her jab. But a day or two later, the abuse began...

In the first part of this episode, Mia talks to Jane Hansen, a journalist who has reported on the toxic, dangerous anti-vax movement for more than a decade. And in part two, Mia speaks with Professor Mary Louise McLaws, an epidemiologist with expertise in hospital infection and infectious diseases control, and member of the World Health Organization (WHO), who answers all your questions about the Covid-19 vaccine.


With thanks to Jane HansenBig Shots: Anti-Vaxxers Exposed is available to watch on Foxtel.

& Professor Mary Louise McLaws 


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    Host: Mia Freedman. You can find Mia on Instagram here and get her newsletter here.

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    Assistant Producer: Lucy Neville 

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