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Throwing in the towel was the TV programming strategy on Sunday adopted by Seven and the ABC.

COVID-19 is over -- the ABC last night stopped showing The Virus, its nice little 10-minute update from 7.30 to 7.40pm. It was a neat way to highlight interesting stories from the previous week, and it rated very nicely off the back of the ABC News at 7pm. The ABC should be giving us as many news updates and summaries of the pandemic and the aftermath as possible. So why throw in the towel (number one) on a successful idea?

There was also no update on the progress of the virus on Insiders yesterday morning. Call that throwing in the towel number two.