Victoria is not alone in being subjected to a second coronavirus lockdown. As the UK enters its cold season it is going on the path back into lockdown with several cities already under a second full lockdown. Why are western leaders always going back to the lockdown policy? What are the politics of lockdown? Are they still popular with the public or are they due to the influence of health technocrats? On the midweek edition of WilmsFront I explore these questions with fellow Melbournian and independent researcher Nathan Kyle.
Tom Hanks doesn’t have to enter hotel quarantine after flying into QLD from COVID-19-ridden US – Daily Mail
Social gatherings of more than six people to be banned in England from Monday – Sky News UK
First of England’s pubs ordered back into lockdown as Bolton is shut down over coronavirus spike – The Sun
Oxford vaccine trial facing ‘challenge’ as volunteer suffers suspected serious adverse reaction – Sky News UK
Australia revokes Chinese scholar visas and targets media officials, prompting furious China response – ABC News