How has COVID-19 affected our health? There’s good and bad news

Enterprise Professor Stephen Duckett
People sitting wearing masks

The SARS-CoV-2 virus was first detected in Australia on 25 January 2020. Within two months, the lives of all Australian were upended.

Australians were stranded overseas as external borders were slammed shut. State borders were closed to people from other states. Lockdowns severely restricted movement of the population. People watched in fascination as case numbers went up and then down.