COVID-19 has frozen supply chains, depleting medical stocks and risking the lives of millions of health workers and patients around the world. 

It also shows a critical fault in how Australia gets lifesaving supplies -- and incidentally gave the mining magnate Twiggy Forrest a chance to use his influence in China to import 10 million coronavirus testing kits. 

Australia’s over-reliance on China to supply medical equipment and the model which underpins international supply chains is exposed.