The Reckoning: The Price of COVID

Sydney Festival and UNSW Centre for Ideas present

While many of us (sorry Melbourne) spent 2020 believing we had escaped the worst of the pandemic, 2021 brought forth the ugly reality of living with the virus. Even as the nation returns to something that feels like normal, beneath the thrill of gigs, gatherings and barista coffee, it’s clear the pandemic has changed the picture for good.

We’ve seen our governments and fellow citizens succeed at some things, fail badly at others, and discovered who ‘essential’ workers really are. After two years of arguing about how to ‘balance’ public health and the economy, what have we actually learned?

Chaired by author and broadcaster Benjamin Law and featuring economist Richard Holden, business leader and CEO Sam Mostyn, this talk will explore how the last two years have challenged our health systems, and shown us what went missing as we globalised our economy.


Watch the livestream on Sat 22 at 2pm


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The Reckoning Talk Series events on Saturday 22 January will now be online livestreamed free events. All ticket holders for the in-person talk events will be refunded in full automatically. Please note, refunds may take up to 14 business days to appear on your bank statement. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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