Published On: Mon, Jul 12th, 2021
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Greater Sydney Lockdown: The Least-Worst Option?on July 12, 2021 at 9:29 am

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Commentary Loss of liberty is the price now being paid by the people of New South Wales (NSW) for the State Premier Gladys Berejikian’s decision to eradicate the Delta variant of COVID-19 currently raging through the community. Freedoms we took for granted until very recently have suddenly been snatched away, in a situation in which there seems to be no good choices. Five million people in the Greater Sydney region are now living in a heightened lockdown that looks set to be extended well beyond the middle of July. Berejiklian has already told residents of the state “things are going to get worse” as infection rates continue to rise, and NSW records another death. As of last weekend, 52 people were hospitalised with COVID-19 in NSW, of whom 15 were in intensive care, and 5 on ventilators. More worryingly for authorities, many of those in the hospital were under the …

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