Virus Watch today looks at the boom in tech thanks to COVID-19, the government dicking over unis (yet again) and worship in the time of coronavirus.
Your nose can run but you can't hide
According to our Health Minister Greg Hunt, 1 million Australians had downloaded the COVIDSafe app within five hours. While privacy concerns remain, South Korea offers an example of the lengths a state might go to -- and what a population might put up with -- to rid themselves of the virus.
“All our administrative power is concentrated on COVID-19,” government public relations deputy head Song In-su told The New Yorker earlier this month. “You don’t even see any mention of ‘Parasite’ in the news anymore.”