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Would Hosting A 'Covid Party' Help End The Pandemic?


With constant uncertainty caused by the pandemic, it's not surprising that many of us are secretly wondering if we should just try to catch Covid-19 at a time that is convenient for us, in the hope it will give us some immunity and help end the pandemic, but is that true?

The Quicky speaks to an expert epidemiologist and a woman who caught Coronavirus twice in less that one month to find out the facts about our post-Covid immunity, and discover why contracting the virus on purpose might just make things worse for everyone.


Host: Claire Murphy

With thanks to: 

Carly - A mother who caught Covid-19 twice in 21 days; first the Delta variant and then Omicron

Professor Nancy Baxter - Head of the School Of Population And Global Health at the University of Melbourne. Nancy is a clinical epidemiologist, general surgeon and health services researcher

Producer: Claire Murphy

Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri

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