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0:00 Intro 3:35 Getting the Vaccine 9:50 mRNA 24:42 Basic Differences 29:18 Corruption 38:11 Misinformation Campaign 44:45 Numbers Today 49:12 Bizarre Policies 55:39 Precautions We're with Zakia Dimassi for Episode 247 of The Beirut Banyan. Click to watch: https://youtu.be/SiOF9q6KvfA We discuss the experience of getting vaccinated for COVID-19, basic differences among various vaccines, and the basics of mRNA technology. We also discuss the misinformation / disinformation campaign doctors and scientists are battling against, where the infection / mortality rates in Lebanon stand today, and necessary precautions that need to be taken post-vaccination. Zakia Dimassi is a Physician and Assistant Professor at Saint George University. The article referenced in this episode is accessible below: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/science/coronavirus-vaccine-tracker.html Help support The Beirut Banyan by contributing via PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/walkbeirut Or donating through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/thebeirutbanyan Subscribe to our podcast from your preferred platform. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @thebeirutbanyan And check out our website: www.beirutbanyan.com Music by Marc Codsi. Logo design by Sara Tarhini. Animation & illustration by Sana Chaaban.