Very different experiences across Australian states. Only really new south Wales and Victoria had big outbreaks. Victoria went super strict but it did not work. New south Wales more open but less cases now . Explanation? No idea? Maybe the climate differences. Far far warmer in Sydney In winter. But who knows.
Western Australia is blocking itself off until next year. South Australia opening up 23rd November. Both covid free.
I have to say, being inn south Australia has been great. We have had a mostly normal time since it all started.
Can’t say I entirely like the idea of opening up to let it right in, especially seeing outbreaks rampant in places with high vaccination rates.
Covid hasn’t been a thing here, it’ll be a pain to go into lockdowns to prevent overrun hospitals.
We’ve also had all this time to prepare but haven’t. Hospitals are over worked with no covid.
I suspect that the authorities put ther faith in vaccines so they wouldn’t have to spend on bolstering hospital and staff .