On this episode of CN Live! we examined in detail one of the few success stories in the coronavirus pandemic, asking how Australia has been able to escape the worst of the crisis.
Plenty of people in Europe and the United States are wondering why Australia has so far been able to escape the same devastation of the Coronavirus pandemic that they have experienced. While the U.S. moves towards 2 million infections and has surpassed 105,000 dead, Australia has had only 7,221 cases, resulting in just 103 deaths. It hasn’t necessarily come easily to Australia, and the pandemic has seriously undermined relations with its biggest trading partner, China.
On Season 2, Episode 10 we discussed the many ramifications of the Pandemic Down Under with Arthur Chesterfield-Evans, an epidemiologist, pulmonologist and politician, who served in the New South Wales parliament; Tony Kevin, a former Australian ambassador to Cambodia and Poland; and Oscar Grenfell, member of Australia’s Socialist Equality Party’s national committee and a former candidate for the House of Representatives. Produced by Cathy Vogan, you can watch the replay here with your hosts Elizabeth Vos and Joe Lauria:
Please Contribute to Consortium News’ 25th Anniversary Spring Fund Drive
Donate securely with PayPal here.