There is a tipping point at which suicide, alcoholism, and domestic violence becomes too high a price in an all-out fight against COVID-19.
Originally published in The Australian Financial Review
When Greta Thunburg told us “I want you to panic”, she wouldn’t have imagined that on the anniversary of her Davos appearance a deadly new virus would be leaking out from China that would grant her wish.
The world has panicked. Country after country has locked itself down. Economies are sliding into recession. The governments of democratic countries have assumed draconian powers to tackle the emergency. Wherever COVID-19 has travelled, Chinese Communist Party-style social control has followed close after. We are doubly infected.
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