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If we’re to live with COVID-19 – please explain!

Chris Uhlmann, Nine News Political Editor, who wrote in the SMH that if we are to live with COVID-19 then Australia’s leaders need to tell us what that means.

 

‘The longer the battle with this virus goes the more obvious it is that Australia’s governments do not agree on what “living with COVID 19” looks like.  Failing to settle on a definition risks levelling the economy as we shunt in and out of lockdowns in the hunt for a diabolically elusive disease.’

 

‘The resurgence of coronavirus in Victoria has rebooted the argument that Australia should be shooting for eliminating the coronavirus, rather than suppressing it. The hopeful argue this is still possible if we go hard enough for long enough.

 

‘Elimination is an arguable idea if that’s the plan. So is accepting some risk and some deaths. What won’t work is ricocheting between the two.’

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