Broach the forbidden topic of lockdowns and up comes the impenetrable wall of silence – to protect against the Palestine of a harmless, amiable confab on the demerits of our own degradation, and help crush the virus of self-determination.
Will enthusiastic compliance with what has come before lead us into a biosecurity-obsessed hellscape? Or will the drive of people to realise their own humanity lead to a new age of enlightenment in which we honour and recognise all that makes us who we are, even if some of those things are chaotic and risky?
The second part of a two part update from Australia by our correspondent, Phil Shannon.
A case study of the Zero Covid policy of the Australian government (and its Kiwi neighbour) will show the damaging fantasy that is Zero Covid, for any country foolish enough to attempt it.