Public health apathy shows how far public trust in government has fallen
A man skirts a barricade at Bondi Beach (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Some of Sydney and Melbourne’s richest postcodes have more cases of COVID-19 than anywhere else in their states according to recent health department data.

Following a series of well publicised cases involving wealthy people making fools of themselves and ignoring calls to self-isolate, a narrative seems to be emerging about who is getting, and spreading, the virus. But is this true, or just cathartic anecdata?

Eat the rich?

Some early data seems to suggest there are higher infection numbers in some very well-heeled parts of the country.