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We’ve got it all covered In Coronacast Daily, a new Mail+ podcast about the global pandemic

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We’ve got it all covered In Coronacast Daily, a new Mail+ podcast about the global pandemic

    Is the coronavirus pandemic making plastic pollution even worse?

    Is the coronavirus pandemic making plastic pollution even worse?

    As the world’s beaches and rivers face a new epidemic of plastic pollution from disposable gloves and masks, Amelia Hemphill talks to Sian Sutherland, Chief Changemaker at A Plastic Planet about how the pandemic is driving plastic pollution (and what can be done to stop it). Plus, as Britain gets back to work, how to cope with that first day back in the office.

    • 23 min
    Could weekly testing for everyone spell an end to social distancing?

    Could weekly testing for everyone spell an end to social distancing?

    Thousands of people are already being tested weekly with a new ‘no swab’ test in Southampton, as part of a trial to see whether regular testing can help to contain outbreaks of coronavirus. Amelia Hemphill talks to Professor Adrian Martineau about whether mass testing could spell a new phase in Britain’s battle with the virus. Plus, the ‘post lockdown survival kit’ you won’t want to leave home without. 

    • 25 min
    Does the Government need to do more to tackle obesity in fight against coronavirus?

    Does the Government need to do more to tackle obesity in fight against coronavirus?

    Amelia Hemphill talks to obesity expert Professor Graham MacGregor about obesity and coronavirus, and whether Boris Johnson's weight was a factor in his severe coronavirus symptoms. Plus, the corona hero student nurses volunteering to help on the Covid-19 front line.

    • 20 min
    Professor Linda Bauld on the government’s new social ‘bubble’ scheme

    Professor Linda Bauld on the government’s new social ‘bubble’ scheme

    Professor of Public Health at the University of Edinburgh, Linda Bauld on the how the new social ‘bubble scheme’ will effect you and how it works. Plus, Amelia meets the man bringing the British pub to punters at home. 

    • 21 min
    Look who's butting in! The farmer who lets you 'add a goat' to any Zoom chat

    Look who's butting in! The farmer who lets you 'add a goat' to any Zoom chat

    Amelia Hemphill talks to  Dot McCarthy, owner of Cronkshaw Farm, which is letting people 'add a goat' to Zoom chats (or even business meetings). She also talks to a counsellor for Relate in Derby about how the lockdown has affected people's relationships - and why some couples have found that it's actually made them happier together.

    • 23 min
    How will contact tracing apps really work (and can they really stop the virus?)

    How will contact tracing apps really work (and can they really stop the virus?)

    Amelia Hemphill talks to cybersecurity expert Jonathan Martin of Anomali about how Britain’s contact-tracing app will really work, and whether it’s safe to trust such apps with personal information. Plus, MC Grammar, the corona hero offering English lessons on YouTube (including his trademark raps on grammar rules). 

    • 21 min

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