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BBC Science in Action

When Sunday
Start Time: 09.00
Finish: 09.30

BBC Science in Action and science is the key to development in the modern world and it would be a shame to be in the dark on what is happening in the world of science.

Phuket Island radio here in Thailand open up the learning opportunities via the BBC Science in Action program, therefore tuning into 91.5 & 102.5 FM on a Sunday and listening to Phuket and it’s finest FM radio station is probably a good idea. Listen to BBC Science in Action every Sunday morning at 9am for your weekly taste of scientific developments.

Jack Stewart host of BBC Science in Action

Jack Stewart host of BBC Science in Action

Brought to you by 91.5 & 102.5 FM from the BBC Science in Action team and presented by Jack Stewart, BBC Science in Action compiles science issues of the week from renowned science magazines.

Just because you may not have much knowledge in the field of science doesn’t mean that you can’t understand it. Science in Action gives you contemporary scientific news in a straightforward manner in a language that can be understood by all, not just scientists.

BBC Science in Action on Phuket Radio?

Maybe you’re wondering why you should listen to a program about science, especially if you’ve never really found it a topic of interest before. Don’t immediately forgo Science in Action, as you are sure to come across an episode with content that will spark your interest. Don’t miss the other BBC shows on the weekend, like Click, Discovery and Health Check. Science covers such a wide array of topics, from dinosaurs to earthquakes that are relevant in all aspects of life, what is there not to find interesting?

Take advantage of the fact that Phuket Island Radio  offers you internet radio making it a reality to listen to Science in Action from the BBC in London broadcasting in Phuket Thailand and all four corners of the globe. 91.5 & 102.5 FM allows you to find out Phuket news as well as global news. Even if you don’t live in Phuket Thailand and are only here for a holiday, Phuket Island Radio makes it so that you don’t have to be scared of feeling out of the loop with current events. Visit 91.5 & 102.5 FM on air and online and see for yourself what we have to offer!

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On this edition of Science in Action we discuss the science behind social distancing and lockdowns, what Russia and the US are doing to tackle the virus and more…

 The first in depth study of the measures taken in China to reduce the spread of Covid 19 has huge implications, especially for countries which have so far been ambivalent about measure to reduce personal freedom. In short the more extreme forms of isolation and separation, – taken before the spread becomes obvious – have been successful in stemming the tide of the epidemic and preventing deaths. Methods where action is taken after cases show themselves are less effective, more people die and it takes much longer to get the virus under control. The latter is currently the experience of most of Europe, India, the US and Russia.

In Russia, while parts of the country are in a variety of forms of voluntary lockdown, there have been no plans to cancel the upcoming public votes on constitutional reform, nor the May Day parade – both of these activities involve gatherings of mainly elderly Russians. Over 200, 000 virus tests have been carried out – this doesn’t mean 200, 000 people have been tested, the tests , produced in a former Soviet bioweapons establishment, ( which blew up last year!) are seen as unreliable, so samples have to be tested several times.

In the US, many states have introduced social distancing policies, but not all. There is no national policy, Trump continues to be upbeat, but the National Guard is on the streets to help the vulnerable and keep order. Public testing has not been done widely, this contrast with the push to find vaccines and antiviral treatments, even blood serums from antibodies of infected patients are being suggested.

While still the world’s most successful vaccination campaign, there’s now a problem with the polio vaccine– in a number of cases the vaccine has mutated and become infectious itself.  Around 500 children have contracted the virus as a result of vaccination. It’s a warning to those clamouring for a Covid 19 vaccine and the speeding up of medical protocols.

BBC Science in Action is presented by Roland Pease and is available right here on Phuket FM Radio 91.5 and 102.5 FM. 

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