Melbourne, Australia has issued new lockdown restrictions for the next six weeks, including: a curfew between 8pm-5am, residents cannot travel further than 5km from their own home, are only permitted to be outside for one hour a day, cannot go to the supermarket in twos, cannot invite visitors to their home, and cannot go to someone else’s home unless they are giving or receiving care.

Are Australia and Europe experiencing a second wave of the virus? And how should we respond here in the U.S.? Avik Roy of FREOPP and Scott Immergut of Ricochet join today’s episode of COVID in 19 to discuss.

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Published in: Domestic Policy, Healthcare

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    Australia is crazy 

    Those restrictions are over the top


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    • August 4, 2020, at 7:44 PM PDT
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  2. colleenb Member
    colleenbJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Thanks for the info on Israel. I was wondering why people were so ticked about the government’s handling of covid. Also, if NZ stays closed to outside and Australia follows suit, what happens when they re-open. Won’t they still get the virus? These extreme lockdowns means they don’t build up any herd immunity hardly at all. From what I’ve seen, eventually the virus gets to you as wildly contagious as it is. I still think, in the long run, Sweden may come out the best.

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    • August 5, 2020, at 7:58 AM PDT
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  3. Jason Obermeyer Member

    I wonder if German and Japanese servility to the state has ever caused problems?

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    • August 5, 2020, at 8:27 AM PDT
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