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Politicians in Australia are planning a post-pandemic world just as north-west Tasmania shuts down. Why are parts of Europe recovering while Britain and the United States continue to struggle? And could getting all up in our shit help curb the virus spread?

Where the world is at

It was only weeks ago that Donald Trump was proudly claiming he’d be declaring victory over the virus by Easter. Boris Johnson was his upbeat, unflappable self.

Now with the Easter weekend come and gone, Boris Johnson is being discharged from hospital and 23,000 people have died in the United States, where mass graves are being dug across the country.