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People in Melbourne line up for supplies before the curfew comes into effect (Image: AAP/Erik Anderson)

Welcome to emergency post-capitalism, where audacious human solutions are needed

We're in the middle of a storm. And only radical action can get us out.

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

Andrews delivers a gut punch to the national economy, but it’s the feds who need to pay

Thanks to Daniel Andrews and his government, Australia faces an economic disaster. But the federal government must step up on the response.

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A silver lining for Victorian lockdown, old killers return, Iran cooks the books

In Virus Watch today, some good news from the Melbourne lockdown, plus more of the latest coronavirus news.

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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...

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Myths, facts and theories around Victoria’s unknown COVID-19 sources

Many of Victoria's COVID-19 cases come from unknown sources. Crikey breaks down some of the likely suspects, and debunks a few myths along the way.

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.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/David Crosling)

We’re all Victorians now: why Dan Andrews should force Canberra’s hand on extra stimulus

The new Victorian shutdown will force an overhaul of Australia's fiscal and economic outlook. And we need more stimulus, too – much more.

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More restrictions loom for Victoria, a history of COVID curfews, the Russian vaccine

As Victorians wait to hear details of the full stage four restrictions they will face, Russia says it's won the vaccine race, and the bad news continues for India.

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COVID’s tail: the new normal may well involve long-term support for sufferers

Evidence is mounting that COVID-19 could leave long-lasting health effects on many sufferers. How will the government support these 'long-haulers' post-pandemic?

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (AAP/Glenn Hunt)

Beware of the Other — a virus that is everywhere, and when it suits, everyone

The pandemic has reinforced a growing enthusiasm for closing borders against external threats — and business is unwilling to provide any incentive to stop it.