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‘Devastating blow’: Queensland’s tourism industry ‘at the end of the line’ as Brisbane lockdowns crush campaigns encouraging interstate travel

The Brisbane lockdowns will be a “devastating blow” for Queensland’s tourism industry, chief executive of the Queensland Tourism Industry Council Daniel Gschwind told Business Insider Australia. Despite a $1.2 billion tourism rescue package, the sector continues to suffer from tepid consumer confidence as Australian’s question travelling interstate amid the threat […]
‘Devastating blow’: Queensland’s tourism industry ‘at the end of the line’ as Brisbane lockdowns crush campaigns encouraging interstate travel
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New York City as we knew it is dead. Long live New York.

During the pandemic, New York City has lost thousands of the small businesses that gave it its flavour. A coming third wave of the coronavirus has put the City That Never Sleeps on the cusp of being shuttered once again. There’s nothing to do but mourn the lost and the […]
New York City as we knew it is dead. Long live New York.
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Shame fatigue and unscientific COVID restrictions are backfiring

If the 1980s should have taught us anything, it’s that “Just Say No” doesn’t work. And yet, “cancel everything” COVID edicts are still being dropped on a weary public. Overbroad lockdowns are producing “shame fatigue,” where people who want to be responsible during the pandemic start to tune out authority […]
Shame fatigue and unscientific COVID restrictions are backfiring
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Democrats flouting their own COVID rules isn’t just elitist hypocrisy — it’s a danger to public health

Democrats think of themselves as the “party of science,” but a lot of prominent Democratic politicians have acted like they’re immune from COVID. While imposing restrictions on travel on gatherings, they have taken unnecessary pleasure trips and attended maskless indoor parties. We’ve come to expect COVID-denialism from Trump-sycophantic Republicans, but […]
Democrats flouting their own COVID rules isn’t just elitist hypocrisy — it’s a danger to public health
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‘The dreaded winter surge is here’: Oregon governor limits social gatherings to six people, closes gyms and dine-in eating in a ‘two-week freeze’ to slow COVID-19 spread

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced a statewide “two-week freeze” on Friday to slow the spread of COVID-19, which will be in place from November 18 to at least December 2. Under the policy, which Brown said is similar to the state’s “stay home” order from March, social gatherings are limited […]
‘The dreaded winter surge is here’: Oregon governor limits social gatherings to six people, closes gyms and dine-in eating in a ‘two-week freeze’ to slow COVID-19 spread