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Fool’s gold: Believing the hype, NSW ignored lockdown lessons

When Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews stood before the media on Thursday evening to announce his state would enter a five-day lockdown, much of his language seemed pointed.

Specifically, at Sydney, as he gestured towards the most common criticisms of the NSW government.

  • Waleed Aly
  • WAtoday

“I am not prepared to avoid a five-day lockdown now only to find ourselves in a five-week or a five-month lockdown,” he declared.

No doubt Andrews phrased this for rhetorical symmetry, but it’s also a neat summary Sydney’s predicament.

Sydney is precisely amidst a five-week lockdown, almost certain to be extended. If all goes badly, it really could last months, even if not five…

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