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With a stronger quarantine system, Australia could offer more help to those trapped in India | Hassan Vally

No one should understate this is a difficult issue – but Australia has an obligation to help citizens stranded in the Covid-ravaged country

It’s easy to get desensitised to the numbers during a pandemic. Even as an epidemiologist, whose bread and butter is dealing in numbers, I’ve had to stop myself every so often during the last year and make a deliberate effort to gain perspective on the scale of it all. I’ve needed to remind myself that these are not just numbers of infections and deaths that we are hearing about every day, these are people’s lives. It’s easy to forget that behind every number is a person, and behind every person is family.

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