Stamp out the state’s weak link, home isolation of positive cases


This is no time for complacency, but let’s start seriously planning for how and when we can safely get Tasmania’s society and economy working again in a sustainable new normal.

We are seeing the early signs of successfully containing the coronavirus. Still, we are also seeing areas of emerging risk, such as in Tasmania’s North-West. To paraphrase Winston Churchill’s wartime quote, this is not “the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning” of our war against the coronavirus.

8 APR 2020

Crush the curve — and accept life will change after this


Talking Point: Crush the curve — and accept life will change after this

JOHN BURGESS: Don’t buy in to nightmare scenarios — if we fight hard we can return to a functioning but different life

Like everyone on the planet, I take it personally, very personally.

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the human disease COVID-19, strikes at the glue that binds our global community, our nation, our economy, our social and family lives. It attacks that most fundamental part of our humanity, our need to be social, to be in contact with others.

30 MAR 2020