Analysis

Morrison's COVID bout a reminder the virus could disrupt election campaign

Michelle Grattan
By Michelle Grattan
Updated March 6 2022 - 10:15pm, first published March 4 2022 - 6:25pm
Prime Minister Scott Morrison coughs during a press conference at Parliament House on Tuesday. He later tested positive for COVID-19. Picture: AAP

If Scott Morrison had contracted COVID two months ago, it would have been a big story. Instead, when the PM fell victim this week, it was also-ran news.

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Michelle Grattan

Michelle Grattan is a press gallery journalist and former editor of The Canberra Times. She is a professorial fellow at the University of Canberra and writes for The Conversation, where her columns also appear.