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‘Covid Zero’ Could Be a Double-Edged Sword

Street Artists Create Murals In Response To Coronavirus In Melbourne
Photographer: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac

Welcome to our weekly newsletter — a fresh, global perspective on the stories that matter for Australian business and politics. This week: Why our success in battling Covid-19 is becoming a straitjacket and the worsening mice plague.

Australia is among a handful of nations that can boast breathtaking success in the battle against Covid-19. But along with places like Singapore, Hong Kong and New Zealand, we face a pressing challenge: rejoining a world that’s still awash in the pathogen.