Living Black: Sept 14
Karla Grant reports on Wilcannia, a vulnerable town which feels forgotten in the fight against COVID-19.
Next week on Living Black, Karla Grant reports on “COVID Crisis In Wilcannia,” a vulnerable town which feels forgotten in the fight against COVID-19.
With low life expectancy, severe overcrowding and high rates of chronic disease, the town is still cut off from the outside world thanks to a devastating COVID outbreak. With just a local shop operating on limited hours and basic supplies provided by a volunteer workforce, this vulnerable town feels forgotten.
In exclusive interviews with COVID-19 positive locals, Karla Grant hears from a woman who was left sitting outside Wilcannia Hospital through a freezing night with pneumonia, and a family who were refused transport and forced to walk for kilometres along a highway to the COVID-19 isolation centre.
Join Karla Grant as she investigates how COVID-19 reached Wilcannia, how this town had prepared for an outbreak 18 months ago only to have its plans ignored and why the Federal Government’s priority vaccine rollout failed.
8pm Tuesday September 14 on NITV.