The 9pm Capitalist Supply Chain of Medical Problems with tropical cyclone avoider Dr Trent Yarwood

Tropical Cyclone Jasper is swirling off the Queensland coast, but a number of factors are making its path hard to predict. (Image: ABC News/earth.nullschool) Inset: Dr Trent Yarwood pictured while pretending to be at work. (Photo: Brisbane Times. Digital processing: Stilgherrian)

As Australia faces another “covid wave” before Christmas — at least if you believe the scary news reports — and with the dirty, dirty holiday season coming up, I thought the summer series should kick off with infectious disease physician Dr Trent Yarwood. And so it does.

In this episode we also talk about the joys of syphilis and gonorrhoea, the dangers of hand-washing, the complexity of medical supply chains, why Australia didn’t get a monkeypox epidemic, fencing (yes), drug shortages, and more generally, how everything is just getting worse.

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Trent Yarwood has been on the Edict several times before.

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