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As the prime minister says, when it comes to coronavirus advice, consistency is importantSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsI know it is probably mad to yearn for consistency from political leaders, but indulge my winter madness for a few minutes while we review some recent events.On 8 May, Scott Morrison was keen to convey the news that Australia would be reopening in stages between that Friday and July. The prime minister acknowledged that tracking back to normal would likely spark new Covid-19 infections but he said, more than once, this wasn’t something that should slow the trajectory. “Outbreaks are not a reason to slow things down,” Morrison said. “Outbreaks are going to happen, all premiers and chief ministers understand that.” Continue reading...
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