Video #30 COVID-19: Opening up? Why are 2 injections needed?

In this video, Richard Trudgen and Djiniyini Gondarra talk about what ‘opening up’ means. Many Balanda are getting vaccine injections at the moment. What will happen to people who haven’t had the injection? Will they stop the ‘opening up’?

Richard Trudgen and Djiniyini Gondarra talk about how many companies are going broke in Sydney and Melbourne, and across the country, and how the federal government has a massive debt from the Covid-19 pandemic. They need to open up the trading relationships between companies and across state borders. Otherwise, the country could go broke.

The federal government, state premiers and territory ministers will be opening up probably before Christmas, keeping an eye on the number of sick people in hospitals to try and make sure they are not overloaded.

There are still lots of questions that Yolngu people have about this pandemic and the need to get vaccinated.

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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Medical images in this video taken from the book, Human Body, published by © Time Life Inc. 1992.