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Thursday brought us a sober, thoughtful Greg Sheridan column in The Australian -- "We know too little of COVID-19 to relax yet" -- in which he observes that "the contradictory claims of comment­ators and non-government experts are bewildering".

He does not specify which commentators or commentary he means, but his words are strikingly applicable to many of his colleagues across News Corp's Australian outlets.

No one does denialism quite like News Corp, and many of the usual suspects have over the past few months taken the moves they learnt opposing action on climate change or attacking trans kids and simply shifted their focus to efforts to contain COVID-19.