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Immunocompromised: the forgotten people

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Simone, a Briefing listener, reached out to ask us to do an episode on the plight of immunocompromised Australians.   Many have terminal illness, or are not able to mingle freely in the community because of their condition.  So what does their future hold?   We invited Simone to join the Briefing panel in talking to Dr Sarah Sasson, a Clinical Immunologist at the Kirby Institute at UNSW.  Dr Sarah tells us things are looking up.  While Simone is right to have concerns, the future is a lot brighter than it may have looked, even a few months ago.   In this Briefing, we explore the future for Australians with reduced immunity – a critical debate about the future of those we love who are already battling dangerous health conditions.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Wealthy warn investors will abandon Australia without net zero target Prince William calls out billionaire space race Victoria holds course on reopening as mandatory jabs come into effect Fears up to 600 given Covid exemptions by QLD anti-vaxxer Half-shredded Banksy artwork goes back under the hammer Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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