The Virus

Season 2022

Season 2022, Episode 36

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There's a perception the pandemic is over, we no longer need to wear masks or isolate after testing positive, but there are growing fears of another surge and we are only now discovering the impact and reach of long COVID.

Season 2022, Episode 35

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Fears of a new immune evasive COVID variant is creating the perfect storm for a devastating global wave. What can we do to protect ourselves against the pandemic?

Season 2022, Episode 34

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Children are generally at low risk of catching COVID but it will impact every aspect of their lives from academic performance to physical and mental development. Presented by Dr Norman Swan.

Season 2022, Episode 33

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Your one-stop weekly program keeping you up to date with everything you need to know about COVID-19. We're entering a new phase of the pandemic, as life slowly returns to normal but COVID remains circulating in the community.

Season 2022, Episode 32

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Could the COVID pandemic be coming to an end? The head of WHO says it's in sight but warns now is not the time for complacency. Plus how will Long COVID impact our economy, health and social systems? Hosted by Dr Norman Swan.

Season 2022, Episode 30

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Dr Norman Swan joins Jeremy Fernandez to discuss the latest studies looking at the link between Long COVID and heart and neurological issues, as research continues. Plus how long should you isolate for if you have COVID?

Season 2022, Episode 29

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Your one-stop weekly program keeping you up to date with everything you need to know about COVID-19. We're entering a new phase of the pandemic, as life slowly returns to normal but COVID remains circulating in the community.

Season 2022, Episode 28

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China's zero COVID policy is crippling the economy but how long can it keep the virus out? Plus scientists are scrambling to develop a vaccine to protect us against all variants. Presented by Dr Norman Swan.

Season 2022, Episode 27

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What is Rebound COVID? Joe Biden's recent experience brought global attention to reinfections. Jeremy Fernandez asks a virologist about what role antivirals are having on reinfections. Plus are COVID Safe campaigns effective?

Season 2022, Episode 26

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As some states pass the peak of the latest omicron wave, there are fears new subvariants could emerge every few months. Jeremy Fernandez looks at vaccines for kids and the government's ad campaign to stop the spread of COVID.

Season 2022, Episode 25

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What happens once you recover from COVID? Jeremy Fernandez speaks with world-renowned researcher Professor Vasso Apostolopoulos. Plus what vaccines are available for Monkeypox?

Season 2022, Episode 24

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Residential aged care providers are warning the industry could be about to experience its worst COVID wave since the pandemic began. Plus should mask mandates be re-introduced? Presented by Jeremy Fernandez.

Season 2022, Episode 23

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Stay up to date with everything you need to know about COVID-19. We're entering a new phase with subvariants and fourth COVID vaccine doses. We speak to NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant for the latest.

Season 2022, Episode 22

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Australia reached a grim milestone this week with the COVID death toll surpassing 10,000. Australians are now being offered a fourth vaccine dose amid warnings we can expect another wave of COVID cases in coming weeks.

Season 2022, Episode 21

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It's been described as the silent pandemic: an estimated one in five people will develop Long Covid and women are twice as likely to suffer long term symptoms. Casey Briggs speaks to Professor Gail Matthews about the studies.

Season 2022, Episode 20

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Could Australia be just weeks away from children under 5 from being able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine? As the US begins to vaccinate its youngest citizens, we look at the steps Australian health authorities are taking.

Season 2022, Episode 19

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Research suggests those in insecure jobs are more likely to go to work with COVID while others keep working from home despite suffering symptoms. Some fear the end of sick days is preventing them from making a full recovery.

Season 2022, Episode 18

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Why are there so many new Omicron subvariants and is the virus mutating faster? There are now concerns about a new spike in cases as more people are being reinfected.

Season 2022, Episode 17

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Three years into the coronavirus pandemic, many in the workforce are experiencing a state of chronic fatigue known as burnout. We look at how to recognise the signs and treat the symptoms. Presented by Jeremy Fernandez.

Season 2022, Episode 16

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The flu season is one of the worst in years and the hospital system is struggling to cope. State governments are offering free vaccines in a desperate effort to curb the outbreak. Plus monkeypox - just how bad is it?
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