Opinion

Is Australia's coronavirus strategy the Hammer or the Scythe?

By Quentin Grafton, Tom Kompas
Updated April 7 2020 - 6:36am, first published 4:30am
A strategy to "let the virus run its course" could aptly be described as taking a scythe to a large portion of the population. Picture: Getty Images
A strategy to "let the virus run its course" could aptly be described as taking a scythe to a large portion of the population. Picture: Getty Images

Harold Wilson, a former prime minister of the United Kingdom, once said that a week is a long time in politics. The same can be said of COVID-19. Although it is too early to be certain, from the available data, it very much looks as if physical distancing and better control of the borders is working in Australia.

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