Why SA's lockdown may not have been an overreaction

ANALYSIS: Between the pizzas and the mutant virus strains, it felt like a fever dream

Even after almost a year, COVID-19 has managed to surprise everybody with a turn of events few would have predicted.

South Australia went from no community transmission in three months to a ban on dog-walking and takeaway food in just a few days, then back to almost normal after another 48 hours.

As the state emerges from what must feel like a fever dream, there’s an obvious question: should someone be sacked, or was this episode the result of an understandable mistake based on what health officials thought they knew?