The Discernable Interviews

Professor Robert Clancy: Covid-19 Narratives, Vaccine Adverse Events, Evidence Based Medicine, the WHO, and Cartography

1hr 7min

4 June 2022

Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy AM, MBBS(Hons), BSc(Med), PhD, DSc, FRACP, FRCPA, FRS(N) is a practising clinical immunologist with an international reputation for research in autoimmune disease, immunisation and mucosal inflammatory disease. He was Foundation Professor of Pathology at the University of Newcastle, where he established the Newcastle Mucosal Immunology Group, identifying mechanisms of airways protection and the pathogenesis of mucosal disease, and discovered new methods of disease control. He was awarded the first and only Doctor of Science by The University of Newcastle.

Professor Clancy developed the vaccine Broncostat at the University of Newcastle in 1985. The Broncostat vaccine reduces attacks of acute bronchitis to a degree of 90%.

In this interview with Discernable the professor surveys the state of Covid-19 in Australia and notes the discrepancies between the narratives woven about the disease at different times. Zooming out to explore evidence-based medicine, vaccine adverse events and the centralisation of health management by international bureaucracies such as the World Health Organisation, the professor finishes with his love of cartography and thoughts on how we can navigate through an increasingly political and potentially scientifically corrupt moment in the history of medicine.