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Limiting the spread of COVID-19

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Australian research shows we can limit the spread and severity of COVID-19. But, as our Chief Advocate Ian Henschke asks - as a nation, are we there yet?

I wrote about the blasé attitude of a surprising number of people, including seniors, to the virus. I questioned whether government measures, especially social distancing, could work, and if targets could ever be reached if enough people didn’t see there was a problem.

The Guardian Essential survey on 24 March found that one-third of people thought there was an overreaction to the threat of COVID-19 and that one quarter of those aged 55 and over felt the same. 

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Source:
Ian Henschke, 2020, National Seniors Australia (https://nationalseniors.com.au/)

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