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The war against Covid is over – if we want it to be | Eben Kirksey and Lyle Fearnley

As we learn to live in peace with the virus, vulnerable people must be protected, rapid antigen testing can be used to help protect children, and global health equity is vital

The rhetoric of warfare dominated the airways early in the pandemic.

When Xi Jinping initially toured Wuhan, he declared that China would win a “people’s war” against the coronavirus. Donald Trump used the Defence Production Act to produce masks, and also ensure a steady supply of American beef, pork and chicken. Boris Johnson declared himself head of a “wartime government,” while Scott Morrison insisted “we are in a war against this virus and all Australians are enlisted to do the right thing”.

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