Dr Norman Swan on lockdowns and what ‘COVID normal’ life might look like | 7.30

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As the lockdown in Victoria continues, comments from the World Health Organisation are being widely cited in the debate about when lockdowns should be deployed and for how long.

One of the organisation’s senior officials says lockdowns are a crucial part of controlling COVID-19 but that they’re not a long-term solution.

Dr Norman Swan takes a look at the use of lockdowns, as well as what is meant by “COVID normal”.

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