Coronacast
Coronacast
May 11, 2020
Weighing up death. The cost of lockdowns vs no lockdowns
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The way different countries have responded to coronavirus has been incredibly varied.

Some have tried to keep as much open as possible, others have gone for hard lockdowns at enormous economic cost.

Australia has been towards the stricter end of the scale. So was it worth it? Will it end up costing more lives than it saved?

On today's episode:

* What are the recommendations for getting kids tested?

* What if you know someone has COVID-19 symptoms but isn't getting tested?

* Could we train dogs to sniff out coronavirus?

* Is it safe to re-enter the pool?

And are the lockdowns worth the cost? A few articles lately say yes, both in economic terms and total lives saved.
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