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When will life as we know it return? From examining what the safe distance should be, to catching up with the scientists at the frontlines of vaccine development, host Joshua Lim finds out what it will take for the pandemic to end.
Why It Matters

Why It Matters - S4E1: How To Survive A Pandemic: How Much Longer?

08 Jun 2020 09:30pm
When will life as we know it return? From examining what the safe distance should be, to catching up with the scientists at the frontlines of vaccine development, host Joshua Lim finds out what it will take for the pandemic to end.

Why It Matters

About the show:

Join our inquisitive host Joshua Lim, as he discovers emerging technologies and uncovers unexpected findings that could change the way we look at the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Puzzled by differing safe distancing rules around the world, he sneezes, sings and talks to mannequins to see how far you need to be, to be safe from each other’s viruses. Bored to tears at home, he checks out Virtual Reality technologies and witness how early adopters are already changing the way we meet, date or even party in the age of social distancing. He sees how the need for ‘eye contact’ in VR meetings means he can no longer pretend to be paying attention in remote meetings. He finds out, to his disappointment, that vaccines may not guarantee the end to future COVID-19 outbreaks and how some people are already rethinking the design for public loos for a world like that. 

See how Joshua navigates this brave new world while keeping a safe distance from his interviewees, our camera crew and everyone else.

 

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