Coronacast
Coronacast
Jun 25, 2020
Can Victoria test its way out of its coronavirus problem?
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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews wants 100,000 Victorians to be tested for coronavirus over the next 10 days in what he calls an "unprecedented testing blitz". The blitz aims to find out where coronavirus is and isolate infected people, to try and get on top of that state's growing infection problem. So can Victoria test its way out of its coronavirus problem? Or are local lockdowns going to be needed? On today's show: * Can Victoria test its way out of its coronavirus problem? * How accurate are the saliva tests? * What's the strategy here of mass testing? * Why are we so worried about community transmission? The goal was always to flatten the curve, not eliminate the virus, wasn't it? * People want to elbow bump me. Is that a risk? It's also quick-fire Friday! * Should you put off routine dental checks or colonoscopy checks? * Is it true that women involved in trials of a coronavirus vaccine overseas have become infertile? * If 200 Australians were exposed to COVID-19, how many will die? * Do super spreaders wish they had a different superpower? We have more on the "quaranjeans" question from Thursday's episode, and Norman has some research about blood types and whether they affect your chances of severe COVID-19 or even catching the virus.
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