The West Live: Telethon Kids Institute Professor Jonathan Carapetis talks COVID-19, WA’s much-loved fundraiser

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Telethon Kids Institute leading paediatrician and infectious diseases specialist Professor Jonathan Carapetis will join The West Live this morning ahead of WA’s much-loved fundraising event.
Camera IconTelethon Kids Institute leading paediatrician and infectious diseases specialist Professor Jonathan Carapetis will join The West Live this morning ahead of WA’s much-loved fundraising event. Credit: Iain Gillespie/The West Australian

Telethon Kids Institute leading paediatrician and infectious diseases specialist Professor Jonathan Carapetis will join The West Live this morning ahead of WA’s much-loved fundraising event.

The countdown is on for Telethon 2020, which is expected to be like no other amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The event is also gearing up for its inaugural Telethon Family Festival at Optus Stadium, which is presented by Coles and will be held on Sunday, October 25 from 11am to 5pm.

With a background in infectious diseases, Professor Carapetis will also weigh in on the global pandemic and reveal the institute's role in the worldwide fight against COVID-19.

The Telethon Kids Institute will lead the study into the COVIGEN vaccine in WA, one of four locations chosen to take part in phase one trial of the new needle-free, gene-based vaccine.

Celebrity gardener Charlie Albone from Better Homes and Gardens will also join the podcast to provide expert landscaper tips from Australia’s top lifestyle show.

Later in the show, The West Australian's chief reporter Ben Harvey and 7NEWS senior political editor Geof Parry will be back with host Jenna Clarke for another Friday debrief on the week in politics and media.

Sunrise Perth correspondent Matt Tinney will also bring listeners up to date on the latest news headlines.

After 9.15am, The West Australian’s Ben O’Shea will be back on the podcast to share some quirky stories from across the State in his Wild West segment.

TUNE IN HERE AT 8.45AM.

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