The Courier-Mail - QWeekend



To many of us, Jeannette Young has been a calm, comforting voice during the ups and downs of this state’s COVID pandemic.

She has become one of Queensland’s most recognisab­le faces – the woman in charge of keeping us safe during the most unpreceden­ted year. But, as she tells

Janelle Miles, even she has had her moments during this pandemic.

“I just thought: ‘This is going to be terrible for everyone. This is going to be a nightmare’. And in hindsight, I was right,” she reveals today.

Fran Whiting also speaks to sailor Jessica Watson in today’s issue – 10 years on from her history-making solo voyage at age 16 – about how 210 days at sea helped prepare her for 2020’s year of isolation.

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