Episode 59 - Surviving a Pandemic with Alex McLean & Vicky Smith
In our first episode for Season 4, Caspar is joined by two Binge Thinking "All Stars": epidemiology expert Alex McLean & psychologist Vicki Smith. They discuss COVID-19 and its impacts on youth development and mental health.
Alex explains how the SARS CoV2 virus works, its impact and movement around the world, how it is spreading and why it isn't “just the flu”.
The three outline government response around the world and the impact of shutdowns on youth employment, mental wellbeing, mental illness and what we can expect from ourselves in these trying times.
This episode was produced and edited in social isolation by Caspar Roxburgh and featuring music by Big Gigantic
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