Hamish Macdonald

Hamish Macdonald


Host: Radio National Breakfast. The Project. Harvard Nieman Fellow ‘16. And some other stuff too.

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From a relative. Just landed in Melbourne. Had temperature checked 3 times departing Singapore. In Australia: nothing. #COVID ー19 #coronavirusau 

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THIS is really hard to watch. Really distressing. But before you go to a pub, or to Bondi, or to a party this weekend, think about what could happen if we don’t take this seriously:

Also read a piece about Rishi Sunak’s speech in Spectator. It’s worth a watch too:

We are being slightly inundated with questions for #qanda  following today’s #COVID ー19 developments. We’ll do our best to answer as many as possible tomorrow with the Deputy CMO Prof Paul Kelly, Dr@normanswan  and Prof Sharon Lewin. 9.30pm on @ABCTV  iView and all the socials.

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⚡️Almost 50 people who travelled on the cruise ship at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak in Sydney have returned positive COVID-19 tests, NSW health authorities say.

Things I never expected to hear my Mother ask: “What’s Zoom like? Will that be better for me to move the Book Club on to rather than Whatsapp of Facetime?” #COVID ー19 #coronavirus 

Very important episode of @ForeignOfficial  on @ABCTV  right now - from “ground zero” of the #coronavirus  outbreak in ItalyIT - by @_NikkiStevens  @albericie  & @marianneleitch 

Australia’s leading scientists call for data underpinning COVID-19 decisions to be made public: #covid19australia  #coronavirusau 

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I’m from a small regional town called Jindabyne. Dad, 80, is there. The local Doc is pleading with people from cities NOT TO COME to escape #COVID19au  3 coaches of tourists came, raided Woolies last wk. They CAN NOT cope with more people. “The town is ready to lynch them.”

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For the record, here’s what the government thought about the connection between bushfires and climate change earlier in the fire season: my interview with the Deputy Prime Minister 8 weeks ago today??

I've been hosting @RNBreakfast  during a period of extreme drought, extreme fire & extreme weather. It is hard to ignore how many politicians and senior leaders have told me that asking about climate is either the wrong question, or not the right time. It happened again today.

Hong Kong. RIGHT NOW. Never seen anything quite like it.

The curve. “Total, compete personal isolation and social distancing is the only way to prevent disaster in Australia. It’s now or never. Every day on an exponential curve is so critical.” Dan Suan, Staff Specialist, Immunology Westmead Hospital & researcher at Garvan Inst.

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Is it not completely bewildering that still at this stage Australia does not have a mass public information campaign regarding #covid19australia  #coronavirus  ?

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