Morrison campaigned on the basis that he bested Covid and saved lives. Did we believe him? Or simply take it off the agenda of care?
In a poll conducted by the Guardian in August 2021 about the number of deaths Australians would be willing to accept as restrictions eased, only 3 per cent of respondents felt that 5000 or more COVID-related deaths per year would be acceptable. Sadly, we have surpassed that milestone in the first four months of this year alone. Each day, an average of 45,000 Australians are reporting cases of COVID, a number that is rising and likely a substantial underestimate. Yet where are the sensible public health measures to stem the tide of illness and death? People are dying of COVID