Opinion

Why does it feel like we're being gaslit by a government in stasis?

By Blair Williams
August 1 2022 - 7:30pm
Australia's Health Minister Mark Butler has warned of huge increases in daily COVID case numbers, yet also says the nation has moved beyond lockdowns and mask mandates. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

You might not know it from walking around Civic or visiting your local supermarket, looking at a sea of naked faces, but we are still in a pandemic. Omicron is surging - yet again - thanks to the arrival of the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants, which have effortlessly taken hold in a population with few remaining protections.

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