UK's 'Freedom Day': The Future For COVID-19, Or A Fiasco?

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With millions of Aussies still in lockdown, it's tempting to look overseas and assume that other countries must be doing a better job when it comes to rolling out the vaccine, and rolling back the restrictions.

But one week after people in England celebrated their so-called 'Freedom Day', what has the impact been of removing almost all restrictions, supposedly once and for all?

The Quicky speaks to two experts based in England to find out whether what's happening there is the future of living with COVID-19, or a total disaster.

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Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri


Lotta Haegg - Broadcast Journalist for BBC Radio London

Dr Andrew Divers - Research Associate in the Centre for Applied Psychological Science at Teesside University in England


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