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The first step to recovery is admitting you’ve got a problem. The issue in Australia is that Scott Morrison and his team of medical advisers don’t seem to be grasping the full extent of that problem.

Right now, we're endeavouring to "flatten the curve" -- that is, to trying to hold on with a slightly slower rate of infection to allow the economy to function at a lower rate, say 50%, until an effective viral treatment or vaccine is produced.

There are two fundamental problems with this approach.