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Flat White

Like the mighty Murray, Covid public policy insanity never runs dry 

29 June 2021

4:00 AM

29 June 2021

4:00 AM

Here we go again. Let us sip once again, dear fellow citizens, from the bottomless well of public policy insanity to institute self-harming non-solutions to a non-crisis. On the last point first, look closely at this latest (24 June) infographic from the Department of Health. The scale of the crisis that has just seen states closing borders once again and the national cabinet convened for an emergency meeting? The sum total of 184 active cases (UK: 287,820), 49 hospitalisations (UK 1,486), 0 (yes, you read that right) ICU admissions (UK 259) and all of one Covid death in the whole country halfway into the year (UK 54,708). You

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