Buddha and the Beard (8th May 2020)

Name of show: 
Buddha and the Beard
Radio station: 

Angurugu Radio 102.9

Date of show: 
Friday, 8 May, 2020
Hosts & guests: 

Lionel Jaragba and Hugh Bland, recordings from Judy Lalara.


Coronavirus roundup show: Australian outbreaks - Newmarch House; proactive testing; protecting Groote; lockdowns; success of Australia and NZ; how life might change; statistics around Australia; AFL (football); in NT on 15th May restaurants open, team sports begin 5th June; AFL Adelaide Crows; seasonal changes for plants, digging yams; corona virus origins and Wuhan, laboratory accusations and Chinese threats; infection routes; vaccines and treatments; Ebola, MERS; compared to "normal" flu; immunity; pangolins; life after epidemic; vaccine and treatment research and development; ventilators; small numbers in hospital across Australia; USA "opening up" and likely bad outcomes; world admiring Australia for its political harmony in dealing with epidemic; inaction leading to community transmission and high numbers of cases; sources of outbreaks; Newmarch House details; anyone who feels unwell should call the clinic; Adelaide airport cluster; hygiene advice; Ruby Princess decision making and transmission outcomes; path to relaxing restrictions - high levels of testing, tracing, treatment reponse; new, faster tests and high rates of testing in Victoria and SA; COVIDSafe app - 5 million downloaded, privacy issues; UK increases testing; masks - required in some countries - US leaders refusing to wear. Groote - clean air and no COVID-19 :-)

Date first filed: 
Friday, 8 May, 2020