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STAN GRANT to guest host special COVID edition of Q+A live from Canberra

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This week on Q+A, guest host Stan Grant explores the COVID Endgame.

As frustrated Victorians endure their fourth lockdown, businesses across the country are hurting and many are now asking if we’ve lost the bigger picture.

We’re told the vaccine is our best form of protection but is Australia being left behind? As a nation, we’ve managed the health and economic challenges well, but is it time we learnt to live with COVID long term rather than put all our efforts into eliminating it?

The prevention of coronavirus outbreaks in remote Indigenous communities is considered one of the success stories of Australia’s pandemic response, so how can we protect other vulnerable communities?

As we assess what risk we’re prepared to live with, are there lessons we can learn from other countries?  Prime Minister Scott Morrison will meet with global leaders, including US President Joe Biden, at the G7 summit in the UK this week.

Plus, take a look at the latest trade war tensions with China and Australia’s place in the region, and the big changes to Medicare rebates that may see us paying thousands more for standard procedures. How will you be affected?

Remember this is your show and your chance to set the agenda.

On the Panel this week

Omar Khorshid

President, Australian Medical Association

Dr Omar Khorshid was elected President of the Federal AMA on 1 August 2020, and is a past President of AMA WA.

Kamalini Lokuge

Epidemiologist, Australian National University

Associate Professor Kamalini Lokuge, OAM, HOSM, leads the Humanitarian Health Research Initiative at the Australian National University.

Peter Hartcher

Political Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age

Peter Hartcher is the political editor and international editor of the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, the papers’ main commentator on national politics and international affairs.

Sally Scales

APY Art Centre Collective Regional Programs Coordinator and Uluru Statement Leadership

Sally Scales is a Pitjantjatjara woman from Pipalyatjara in the far west of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in remote South Australia.

Cameron Murray

Economist and Research Fellow

Cameron Murray is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Henry Halloran Trust at the University of Sydney.

Q+A: Live from Canberra with guest host Stan Grant – Thursday 10 June at 8:30pm AEST on ABC and iview

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