Melbourne Syndrome– Covid 19 Melbourne Retrospective Image#2
Melbourne had the most, the longest and the harshest lockdowns in the world. You could be fined for sitting on a park bench by yourself, you could be brutally arrested for walking outside your zone at the wrong time of day. At one stage even playgrounds were closed. All with the elusive and desperate attempt to get to Covid Zero.
Australia has lower death rate than most of the Western world, mainly because it was locked down for so long and the Omicron arrived , but at what cost? Did we really save lives or did we just shift the burden from the very old to the young ?