Podcast: COVID-19 — Perspectives from a frontline healthcare worker

Hope Mathumbu

 Green Left hosts Chloe Ds and Jacob Andrewartha speak to public healthcare worker Hope Mathumbu about her experiences working on the front-line amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne.

Mathumbu draws on her experiences working on the COVID-19 testing efforts to discuss the limitations of the state government's approach to the pandemic and how it intersects with the issues of racism and class. 

Mathumbu also outlines why we need a public health policy based on empowering the community and not draconian or punitive measures that pin the blame on individuals or particular sections of the community.