Andrew Bolt banking royal commission journalists kenneth hayne
Andrew Bolt (Image: AAP/Julian Smith)

Sitting in my own tower of ivory privilege, I am so far untouched by COVID-19. 

Don’t know anyone who has caught it, let alone been killed by it. I read the horror stories of abject lonely deaths in their thousands in the hospitals of London, New York and Milan, and I’m touched in the most abstract way.

Nevertheless, despite the pretty good odds I now have (being in Australia) of getting through this pandemic personally unscathed, I don’t find myself feeling an increasingly insistent demand that my old life be returned to me at the incidental cost of a few hundred or thousand deaths, slightly brought forward.