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The towns the pandemic just hit

The Northern Territory managed to only record a handful of cases and avoided any deaths during the Covid-19 pandemic, but now the NT is on the brink of a public health crisis.

The Northern Territory managed to only record a handful of cases and avoided any deaths during the Covid-19 pandemic, but now the NT is on the brink of a public health crisis. 

An outbreak in the town of Katherine is spreading to remote communities across the territory.

And almost everyone who has tested positive so far is Indigenous.

Today, Labor Senator for the Northern Territory, Malarndirri McCarthy talks about her family who were some of the first people impacted by the current outbreak, and how a poor vaccination strategy combined with misinformation created the conditions for this impending crisis. 


Guest: Labor Senator for the Northern Territory, Malarndirri McCarthy.

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