Coronavirus: do facemasks help or hinder?

What's the evidence that a facemask works for SARS-CoV-2, and is the lockdown working?
04 April 2020
Presented by Chris Smith with Kim Hill, Radio New Zealand National. 
Production by Chris Smith.


A woman wearing a blue facemask.


As the lockdown tightens and a quarter of the world's population are forced to stay at home, Chris Smith and RNZ's Kim Hill link up to talk about the latest coronavirus facts. They explore whether facemasks protect you or just lead to a false sense of security, herd immunity and our lockdown exit strategy, why some people suffer more severe infections than others, whether animals are at risk and is the disease can be eradicated, prospects for a vaccine, and if antibodies from recovered Covid-19 victims can help those dying from the disease...

Featured at the beginning, the brilliant Coronavirus Rhapsody sung by Adrian Grimes with lyrics by Dana Jay Bein and music by Queen. Listen to the whole thing on YouTube.


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