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Q+A clash over Covid-19 strategy as Hamish Macdonald labels Swedish model ‘heartless’ – The Guardian

Public health strategist Bill Bowtell and UNSW economist Gigi Foster argue about cost and benefits of lockdown



Australia ended the first coronavirus lockdown too quickly and failed to adequately advocate the use of masks, the public health strategist Bill Bowtell has argued.
On the ABC Q+A program on Monday, Bowtell, who helped spearhead Australias response to the HIV/Aids epidemic, repeated his calls for an elimination strategy, similar to the approach taken in New Zealand, but which has been rejected by Australian authorities.
His view was strongly countered by the University of New South Wales econo…

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