As restrictions are eased, here’s how to avoid the virus – Coronacast


Most states and territories are moving to the next phase of our coronavirus pandemic journey, with the reopening of some public spaces, larger public gatherings and an increase in the size of our social bubbles.

But as we return to the world, there is always the risk of another outbreak.

In today’s Coronacast, Dr. Norman Swan and health journalist Tegan Taylor discuss some simple ways to stay healthy and free of coronavirus while enjoying your new freedoms.

Coronacast is a daily podcast that answers your questions about coronavirus.

Also in the program:

* How can we exceed the Prime Minister’s goal of reopening Australia’s economy by July?

* What are sentinel tests and why are they so important in the fight against coronavirus in Australia?

* If so many cases of COVID-19 are asymptomatic, will accelerated testing lead to a massive spike?

Tegan and Norman also look at some models from the University of Sydney that predict a suicide epidemic curve, but also show what can be done now to crush it.

If you or someone you know needs help, call Lifeline at 13 11 14.