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Even with a vaccine, we need to adjust our mindset to playing the COVID-19 long game


Hoffmann, R and Chuah, S-H, Even with a vaccine, we need to adjust our mindset to playing the COVID-19 long game, The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 11 July 2021 (2021) [Newspaper Article]

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Incredibly, a whole year has passed since the first emergence of COVID-19. What looked like a temporary inconvenience at first is turning into a permanent fixture that might forever change life as we knew it before 2020.

But how long will people continue to comply with the measures necessary to overcome the virus as complacency and fatigue set in?

As new outbreaks have cropped up in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland in recent weeks, governments have responded with stringent new measures to prevent the spread of the virus, including border closures, mask mandates and temporary lockdowns.

In response, there has been some pushback. In Sydney, anti-mask protests are making a comeback, while hundreds partied on Bronte Beach in violation of distancing regulations. Others have absconded from quarantine hotels and airports.

Item Details

Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:COVID-19, long game, mindset
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Behavioural economics
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Preference, behaviour and welfare
UTAS Author:Chuah, S-H (Professor Swee-Hoon Chuah)
ID Code:145650
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Economics and Finance
Deposited On:2021-07-29
Last Modified:2021-07-30

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