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I Thought that Australians Beat Covid-19

This morning, my friend David Hart, who lives in Australia, e-mailed to me this picture.

A popular belief goes something like this: ‘Well, yes, the Australian government did indeed react to Covid-19 with especially draconian restrictions, including restrictions still in place on travel. But the reward for these measures is that life in Australia, unlike in most of the rest of the world, now goes on normally.’

This ad that appeared when David opened Cafe Hayek’s page suggests that this popular belief is, perhaps, inaccurate.