Episode 64 - The Second Wave with Chris Orchard
After knocking the first wave on its head and coming back outside for air (read beer), the fine people of Melbourne have again been overrun by the coronavirus COVID-19. While Australia is yet to experience the case rates of countries like Italy, France, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, the UK or US, this second wave is challenging our belief that we would get through this easier than the rest of the world. To navigate these dark times, Caspar spoke with 32 year old lawyer, political animal and Binge Thinking “All Star” Christopher Orchard.
The two discuss how the pandemic returned with gusto in their native Melbourne, the failures of hotel quarantine, the psychology under lockdown 2.0 and why the second wave bites so much harder. They discuss the pitfalls of the government response to the pandemic, its over-reliance on unreliable individual behaviour and what is likely to happen under a suppression strategy in the second half of 2020.
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