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Coronacast is a podcast that answers your questions about coronavirus. We break down the latest news and research to help you understand how the world is living through a pandemic.
27 Aug 2020 • 10 mins
As the number of new coronavirus cases in Victoria continue to fall, conversations are turning to coming out of stage 4 restrictions.Part of that discussion is how many new cases will be accepted each day before restrictions can be eased.NSW has been ticking along with a handful of daily cases, and so far seems to have been able to manage it without a massive outbreak. So what can we manage day to day? And what can be tolerated?On today's show:* What level of virus would we be able to tolerate long term? * Is zero community spread a long-term goal? * How is it going in NSW and Queensland at the moment?* Can Norman please say something nicer about Victoria? Is there any silver lining yet?* What can Victorians do at an individual level to help get cases down?And it's time for quick fire Friday:* My kids are using an iPad for hours a day in lockdown. What's the impact on their mental health or their eyes?* If the cold is often caused by coronaviruses, could any vaccine also help stop it?* Are there any statistics on high-risk venues?* Can COVID-19 spread via air conditioning systems?