But surely we can’t sustain this? Surely this is costing us too much money, too much unemployment and the costs of lives saved just isn’t worth it?
The trouble is, that’s never been the issue. Health and economics goes hand in hand, and it cannot simply be regarded as an “either/or” discussion. Why do I say that?
- 955,000 cases of COVID vs 7,391 here in Australia
- 46,510 deaths in Brazil vs 102 deaths here
- 222 deaths per million in Brazil vs 4.1 per million here
- 0.174% GDP contraction in Brazil vs 0.011% here – we’re 15 times financially less worse off here
- 5,053 deaths vs 102 deaths here
- 496 deaths per million vs 4.1 in Australia
- case fatality rate of 9% vs 1.4%
- 0.21% GDP contraction vs 0.011% here – we’re 15 times financially less worse off here