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COVID-19: Australia’s fiscal response is now among the biggest in the world

April 14, 2020 - 16:29 -- Admin

COVID-19: Australia’s fiscal response is now among the biggest in the world. Governments around the globe are promising record amounts of spending to tackle the crisis. And those commitments will get bigger before this is over.

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Australia’s COVID-19 cases are still growing rapidly. Our hospitals may soon hit capacity.

March 27, 2020 - 10:34 -- Admin

The lessons from overseas are clear: unless Australians comprehensively comply with spatial distancing, those measures won’t work and our hospitals will be over-run.

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As more Australians get COVID-19, will we have enough hospital beds?

March 24, 2020 - 12:11 -- Admin

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Australia has been doubling every 3-to-4 days. This is not surprising: the slowly-increasing measures put in place over the past week by the federal and state governments will take time to slow the growth of case numbers. But we should be clear: a shutdown of anything that isn’t truly essential will be needed to avoid overwhelming the healthcare system. In the coming days and weeks, the number of Australians diagnosed with COVID-19 will rise quickly.

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