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We should be counting years of life lost or saved – The Age

Even if lockdowns do save lives in the countries that institute them, that isn’t sufficient to show that it is the right path for a government to take.

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At the time of writing, the state has had over 20,000 cases and nearly 900 deaths. All the other Australian states together have had fewer than 7000 cases and under 100 deaths, making it possible to hope that Australia could eliminate the virus, as neighbouring New Zealand has come close to doing.
Organised protest rallies were sparsely attended, perhaps because police warned protesters that they could be fined and many were. Protesting is not one of the permissible reasons for leaving home.
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