The Friday Download

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Summary

A discussion with Kenny Clark on the economic costs of lockdown, the shift from a strategy of flattening the curve to elimination, and the debate or lack of debate on the options and the corresponding trade-offs. And finally we look at how Vice President Biden's campaign might shape up.

Show Notes

In this episode I'm joined by Kenny Clark of Lillis Clark - a Wellington based public affairs firm. 

We look at the government’s expected decision to move the country down from the current COVID-19 alert level 4 to level 3 enabling some businesses to return to operating and a slight easing of restrictions. We look at the economic costs of lockdown, the shift from a strategy of flattening the curve to elimination, and the debate or lack of debate on the options and the corresponding trade-offs.

We then take a quick look at the nomination of Vice President Biden to represent his party - how do you run a campaign in the current context, his potential running mates, and the importance of his team.

Guest bios: 
  • Kenny Clark: https://www.lillisclark.com/team/kenny-clark/

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Credits – opening and closing music:
  • Happy Boy Theme Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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