• But the whole world has recognised that locking up your own citizens, preventing them from exercising a basic human right for month after month, when less than 10% of all transmissions are from returned travelers, when there's a greater likelihood of an Australian getting Covid  at the AFL t...

  • It's alright - Qantas has figured out that the best way to run an airline is to not fly until everyone else is bankrupt, and then jump in again.  They're happy to be the Australian carrier that doesn't fly to or from Australia, and instead just run a mediocre frequent flyer program for a pop...

  • Although flu vaccines "work" 40%-60% of the time, depending on the year.  So yes, they help to mitigate spread, but no, they're unlikely to eradicate the virus.

  • This'll be the thing that gets the borders re-opened before there's a vaccine.

  • There are indeed localized lockdowns, and things are changing rapidly.  But I don't think you can characterize any border restriction in Europe as stringent as Australia's (which doesn't even look like a country anymore, just a bunch of independent states).Moreover, I don't think you can cha...

  • A week after the last post on this subject, and I find it all a bit frustrating. The reality is that Australia's border policy has not worked significantly better than other countries who allow their citizens to come and go; we are the ONLY democratic country in the world that has banned its citi...

  • More to the point, someone should take the restriction to the High Court: https://www.traveller.com.au/covid19-pandemic-and-border-closures-why-australians-are-banned-from-international-travel-h1pds6