Going Viral: Episode 180

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Going Viral: Is the current COVID response really protecting the economy?

 

In this episode:

 

 

– From the start the strategy to ditch all COVID restrictions and open the borders was risky
– The National Strategy was designed for Delta rather than the very different Omicron
– Economic activity is down regardless because people voted with their feet and began to lockdown themselves
– Communication from the authorities must be honest, reflect the reality of the situation and carefully manage changes to the strategy to keep the population on board

 

 

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Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator

 

 

Total time: 26 mins

 

 

Guest: Prof Stephen Duckett, Health Economist; Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia; Health and Aged Care Program Director, Grattan Institute; Australian public policy think tank and Emeritus Professor of Health Policy, La Trobe University

 

 

 
 
 

 

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