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Fatigue, frustration reveal limits of pandemic response – Sydney Morning Herald

Victoria’s response to the pandemic is trapped between a stubbornly high case load and growing resistance to the public health message.



One of the governments simplest and most consistent messages since Victoria recorded its first COVID-19 case is that anyone who feels sick should stay home. Health Department surveys of 3810 people who this month tested positive to the virus show that in nine out of 10 cases this advice was either not understood or ignored.
In 90 per cent of cases, people who had runny noses or sore throats or low-grade infections went to work, went to school or popped out to the shops. They were, in the words …

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