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    Life under Covid-19 lockdown in Melbourne

    Life under Covid-19 lockdown in Melbourne

    Millions of people in Melbourne are living under the toughest lockdown laws in Australia, as Victoria tries to stem a fresh wave of coronavirus cases. Residents are subject to a curfew between 8pm and 5am, and police patrol the streets to enforce stringent restrictions on leaving the house, with even exercise and shopping severely limited. Writer Anna Spargo-Ryan and Guardian readers share their stories of life under lockdown, and how this time is very different from the first shutdown in March and April, when the whole of Australia was in roughly the same situation.

    • 25 min
    How did Donald Trump get his pandemic response so wrong?

    How did Donald Trump get his pandemic response so wrong?

    While Donald Trump continues to claim the US is ‘doing very well’ in its fight against Covid-19, the figures suggest a different story. The US has the highest death toll in the world, with over 150,000 deaths. Guardian US chief reporter Ed Pilkington examines how Trump got it wrong

    • 31 min
    Finishing high school in a pandemic

    Finishing high school in a pandemic

    The final year of high school is supposed to be challenging but also fun, full of things like your end of school formal, 18th birthday parties and at the end leaving school and becoming an adult. But this year has been different. Today we speak to a student about what the year’s felt like and what it means for their future

    • 26 min
    How the world is coping with coronavirus, six months on

    How the world is coping with coronavirus, six months on

    From Portugal to Pakistan, the Guardian’s international correspondent Michael Safi looks at the different ways countries have been affected by the virus and the impact it is having on the lives of people

    • 26 min
    How Covid-19 laid bare the cracks in Australia’s aged care system

    How Covid-19 laid bare the cracks in Australia’s aged care system

    With over half of Covid-19 deaths in Victoria associated with aged care facilities, the Australian Medical Association has called for a royal commission into the situation. But experts say there were warnings about the sector’s vulnerability stretching back many years. So how did this happen?

    • 29 min
    Will a vaccine or recovery from the virus give us long-term immunity to Covid-19?

    Will a vaccine or recovery from the virus give us long-term immunity to Covid-19?

    New evidence on how our bodies combat the virus has huge implications for the development of a coronavirus vaccine

    • 25 min

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8 July you talked about the Hallam family outbreak as if Hallam was their surname, you pronounced as if it was an Islamic surname?? It’s a suburb in melb

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Mostly great, with occasional lapses

I find this podcast mostly valuable, but the most recent episode wasn’t great. It didn’t seem particularly objective, in that it didn’t really grapple with the dilemma faced by authorities in highly specific circumstances.

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