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COVID, Trump and Extinction Rebellion: a Mardi Gras like no other – Sydney Morning Herald

This year’s parade promises to be especially topical.



As a doctor in Sydneys public hospitals, Jenny Mann does everything in her power to protect people from COVID-19. But in the privacy of her home, she and her friends have spent hours creating giant coronavirus particles.
Weve all been madly paper mache-ing and cutting up foam and sticking on sparkles, Mann says of these oversized props, which form part of a float she has built for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Saturday. A tribute to Australias COVID marshals, the float includes cowboy-style…

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