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All over the world, arguments are raging about when to relax COVID-19-related restrictions and resume normal life with minimal harm.

Here in Australia, apart from Chris Uhlmann and the ocassional News Corp columnist, there’s been general acceptance of the reasoning for the rules.

But in the US, the land of personal responsibility, arguments are raging about the economic cost of the lockdown. This moral trade-off involves assessing the cost of a life -- how much economic pain can the population bear in order to save lives?