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‘Black summer’ bushfires in Cann River showed the different ways we respond to crisis – ABC News

Days before New Year’s, 72,000 people got a text message telling them to get out of East Gippsland. The people who stayed reflect on their life-or-death decision.

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It seems an age ago for many of us and like yesterday for others, but before COVID-19 had its name, there was a different disaster threatening the nation.
Enormous bushfires tore through the country, burning more than 10 million hectares and killing 33 people.
The season hadn’t yet ended when attention turned to the unfolding coronavirus crisis, which brought to the surface the various ways we respond to threat, such as anger, anxiety, depression, denial, panic.
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