Australia’s response had been “light years ahead” of the US and the UK
At the start of this year I was in Australia and witnessed their government’s actions, taken to control the virus and protect the population.
At the same time I observed, from afar, the UK’s actions, which I believe were too little, too late.
And now I believe we are experiencing the results of those actions. That is the haphazard and chaotic implementation of further restrictions.
Had the UK followed the Australian pattern we would be in much better shape. Acting quickly, shutting internal and external borders, enforcing quarantine wherever you were travelling from and so on. Had the UK Government followed this pattern we would have experienced fewer deaths and infections, and we would not be continuing to damage the UK economy.
So, I say well done Melbourne and well done Australia.