BY MARCUS HONESTA
Without a doubt the coronavirus has turned the world as we knew it upside down. When you see women fighting in supermarkets (and I do mean fighting) over rolls of toilet paper, you have to wonder what the world is coming too?
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We seem to love alarmism; we can’t seem to confront anything today without exaggeration and hysteria.
The reality is, as I write, there have been five deaths in Australia.
Yet the country is free falling towards economic and social oblivion. Our political masters say one thing and do the opposite. They say be calm. Go about your business. Yet on the other hand, they cancel the Royal Easter show, then gatherings of 500 or more, the Anzac Day March, and send the fear of God into everybody who turns on the News at night.
Self-isolation is the name of the game. Lord only knows how that works. If you happen to live alone how do you get food to eat? How do you shop for essentials? Woolworths and Coles has suspended their home delivery services, unless you are isolated or vulnerable. If you live with somebody in a one-bedroom flat where do you sleep?
The most recent death was a 77-year-old woman on a flight from the Sunshine Coast to Sydney on March 13; then a 90-year-old nursing home resident; and before that, three people aged 95, 82 and 78.
A few other statistics may steady us up.
Every year, more than 43,000 Australians die from heart disease. That is one of us every 12 minutes.
Nearly 50,000 Australians die from cancer every year.
Yet we carry on as if the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are about to mount their trusty steeds and gallop across the heavens alerting us to the end of the world as we know it.
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