Police officers inform beachgoers that Brighton Beach is closed (Image: AAP/Scott Barbour)

Almost as one, traditional media, boomer social media and state and federal politicians have come together to wag their collective finger of blame for Australia’s COVID-19 crisis at the designated villain: millennials. 

They’re “negligent”, says the PM.  “Selfish”, say various state premiers.

By the weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald stopped pussy-footing around, instead blurting out its front page "exclusive": “The kids are not all right". Inside, the spill was headed: “Fines warning as young ignore social isolation".