Opinion

We lost the plot on COVID messaging - now governments will have to be bold to get us back on track

By Stephen Duckett, Sarah Duckett
Updated July 14 2022 - 4:10am, first published 4:00am
What effect is messaging having on public health? Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

Overall, Australian governments managed the first two years of the COVID pandemic well. Border closures and state actions such as lockdowns averted 18,000 deaths in 2020 and 2021.

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