#71 - COVID cast science in a new light | Curio

#71 - COVID cast science in a new light

21 mins | Oct 13, 2021

Today's episode from 13th October 2021. We're looking at life after COVID-19 today, both in terms of science and our personal wellbeing. First off, a story about an innovative new finance concept which could bring together the private and public sector to help fund medical research into conditions that have been neglected in the past. US Congress are meeting later this month to discuss it. Then later, walking is good for you but "awe walks" are great for you. We find out what they are and how a new study shows they boost your positivity. The battle against the pandemic pooled all of the resources, money and people in the medical community, forcing them to redirect their research into COVID-linked investigations with incredible success. From the Financial Times, Gillian Tett argues that we should feel more optimistic about the long-term future of medical research because of this. Feeling down? You need to experience more awe, psychologists say. For the Guardian, writer Daniel Lavelle set off every day to explore his local area, leaving his phone behind to find out what he could learn about happiness. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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