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Adam Schwab —

Adam Schwab

Adam Schwab is a commentator, business director, and the co-founder of He is also the author of Pigs at the Trough: Lessons from Australia’s Decade of Corporate Greed.

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How lethal is COVID-19? And is the stage four cure worse than the disease?

At this point it seems mathematically likely that the lockdown will end up killing more people than it saves...

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/David Crosling)

When and why did the strategy change to elimination?

Rather than imposing draconian new restrictions, here's the announcement Daniel Andrews should have made.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/James Ross)

What's really going on with contact tracing

What did Victoria do wrong... and what is it still not getting right?

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announcing which Melbourne suburbs return to lockdown (Image: AAP/James Ross)

Three words to save Victoria — test, test and test

As Victoria withers under a second lockdown, the answer may have been under Dan Andrews' nose the whole time.

Deputy chief medical officer Nick Coatsworth (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

COVID-19 pronouncements should be taken with a grain of salt

Health officials and politicians have offered contradictory and often misleading information at a time when the public needs the plain facts.

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The Schwab Test: As the world knows more, we might learn how to panic less

The decision to lockdown in March appears to have been the correct one. But now we're in July, with more information, things are far less clear cut.

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Victoria: a state overflowing with inconsistencies, anomalies and infections

Despite early successes, the Victorian approach to beating COVID-19 had some glaring inconsistencies. Did this cause the second spike?

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The Schwab Test: Sweden's gift... rich v poor... time to bend many a knee

Sweden's mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic has proved that what's best for public health really is what's best for the economy.

Ducks at a wet market in Shenzhen, China (Image: Wikicommons)

Could going vegan avert another pandemic?

The world might do well to listen to the vegan argument for avoiding a viral catastrophe. Plus, in defence of Uber Eats, and is Morrison's star falling once again?

Queensland Transport Minister Mark Bailey (Image: AAP/Glenn Hunt)

Staying in lockdown a risky business, and border wars get testy

Queensland's claim to be going gangbusters keeping COVID-19 in check is rather questionable.