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    Drugmakers are racing to have COVID-19 vaccines approved after releasing promising early results. It’s raising hopes that the pandemic can be brought under control. The head of Australia’s national airline, Qantas, says vaccines should be mandatory for international travel in future. However, surveys suggest some people are not willing to take the shot. So what’s behind the hesitation? Presenter: Imran Khan Guests: Dr Mati Hlatshwayo Davis – Infectious Disease Physician, Washington University School of Medicine Shabir Madhi – Professor of Vaccinology, University of the Witwatersrand Oksana Pyzik – Senior Lecturer and Global Health Adviser, University College London School of Pharmacy –

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