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]
Official URL: https://theconversation.com/even-with-a-vaccine-we...
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 Type:||Newspaper Article|
|Keywords:||COVID-19, long game, mindset|
|Research Group:||Applied economics|
|Research Field:||Behavioural economics|
|Objective Division:||Economic Framework|
|Objective Field:||Preference, behaviour and welfare|
|UTAS Author:||Chuah, S-H (Professor Swee-Hoon Chuah)|
|Deposited By:||Economics and Finance|
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