As the number of COVID-19 cases in Australia climbs, it’s understandable that things may feel out of control. In a matter of just eight weeks, the situation has gone from one we watched with horror from afar to one we’re right in the thick of.
Listening to the experts, it’s clear we’re not dealing with that perfectly.
There are loud, urgent calls from the medical and research communities for the federal/state governments to enforce a strict lockdown that would largely confine us to our homes. There are also criticisms over confusing public messaging about school closures, plus the lack of rent relief available to Australians left out of work by mandatory shutdowns. And plenty more.
Watch: Your COVID-19 queries, answered.
Of course, this is a large, fast-moving emergency and we won’t truly know how effective — or ineffective — Australia’s response has been until…