A lone person walks through Melbourne’s usually bustling Federation Square amid the city’s Covid-19 lockdown. Photo: AAP A lone person walks through Melbourne’s usually bustling Federation Square amid the city’s Covid-19 lockdown. Photo: AAP
A lone person walks through Melbourne’s usually bustling Federation Square amid the city’s Covid-19 lockdown. Photo: AAP

How many deaths are acceptable in ‘zero-Covid-19’ economies? From Australia to Hong Kong, that’s the tough question

  • The likes of New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam will also have to confront unprecedented fatalities if they are ever to return to a pre-pandemic way of existence, experts say
  • Through lockdowns and border closures, many Asia-Pacific territories have kept deaths below a typical flu season, but now face scientific and philosophical considerations over the value of a human life

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A lone person walks through Melbourne’s usually bustling Federation Square amid the city’s Covid-19 lockdown. Photo: AAP A lone person walks through Melbourne’s usually bustling Federation Square amid the city’s Covid-19 lockdown. Photo: AAP
A lone person walks through Melbourne’s usually bustling Federation Square amid the city’s Covid-19 lockdown. Photo: AAP
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