We may be over-reacting to an unremarkable virus

Original article by Adam Creighton
The Australian – Page: 10 : 14-Apr-20

Australia’s low death toll from the coronavirus and the nation’s comparatively low infection rate suggests that the lockdown measures may have been an over-reaction. Dire forecasts of hospitals being swamped with patients needing ventilators have not materialised, while government debt and the unemployment rate will rise sharply due to the coronavirus response. Indeed, a Roy Morgan survey for March found that the jobless rate is likely to double. Maintaining the lockdown for six months is unsustainable, and attention must soon turn to restarting the economy.


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