Jun 28, 2020
The unrelenting slog facing the people trying to stop coronavirus
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As case numbers in Victoria continue to rise, spare a thought for the people running the State Government's response to the virus outbreak.

The small team needs to manage a growing number of active cases, find out who they've come in contact with and hope it all doesn't spiral out of control.

To make matters worse, even if they manage to bring the latest outbreaks under control, there's little to stop it all flaring up again somewhere down the line.

On today's show:

* What's it like inside the Victorian Government's response to rising case numbers?

* How is Victoria hoping to deal with the outbreak?

* What's keeping Victoria's Chief Medical Officer Brett Sutton up at night?

And a few recent studies have found SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in wastewater in Europe long before the first known cluster in Wuhan. So what's going on? Does this mean coronavirus could have been circulating long before we originally thought?
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