Video #24 COVID-19: Lots of men dying from the virus

In this program, Richard Trudgen and Djiniyini Gondarra discuss how lots of men are dying from COVID-19. Dr Mills tells the story about how, in China, most of the people who died from the virus were men. Doctors thought it was something about men that made them die, but then they discovered that in China, many more men were smokers than women. This video works through how it was smoking that caused more deaths of men. Dr Mills points out how the virus really likes the lungs of smokers.

The traditional worldview of Yolŋu means they want in-depth, science-based information in order to understand any new topic. This is what Yolŋu call the “dhuḏi-dhäwu” – the deep true story. This full series of videos attempts to answer some of their questions from a Yolŋu worldview, using their linguistic construction of knowledge.

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