Anger as half of Australians in Covid lockdown again

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Anger is growing in Australia as 13 million people (about half the population) endure fresh lockdowns to quash Covid outbreaks. A third state went into lockdown on Tuesday. Stay-at-home orders are now in place in South Australia, Victoria and parts of New South Wales. Many people have expressed frustration at being back in highly policed lockdowns 18 months into the pandemic. And re-openings in the UK and the US have put pressure on the government. Fewer than 14% of people are vaccinated — the lowest rating among OECD nations. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been heavily criticised over the slow vaccination rate, but has resisted calls to apologise. ‘No country has got their pandemic response 100%,’ he told reporters on Wednesday. He again mentioned Australia’s success in keeping overall infections low compared to those in many nations.” (07/21/21)