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Australia Australia has ‘won the peace’ but is in danger of ‘losing the war’ against pandemic

19:02  17 may  2021
19:02  17 may  2021 Source:   skynews.com.au

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Businessman Mark Rigotti says Australia is in danger of “losing the war” against the pandemic as there doesn’t seem to be a plan to “build back that open generous society”.

Mr Rigotti is part of a Sydney University taskforce, the Open Society and Common Purpose Taskforce, designed to review Australia’s pandemic recovery.

He said the taskforce wants Australia to “safely re-open and re-engage with the world” and rebuild an open society.

“We have won the peace but we are in danger of losing the war because there doesn’t seem to be a plan to build back that open generous society we had, let alone rebuild our borders,” he told Sky News.

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Mr Rigotti said the taskforce suggested Australia “open up while vaccinating,” not necessarily after everyone’s vaccinated.

“But we’d supplement that with several things; we’d supplement it with rapid testing at the border, with some certification for people coming in and out of the country, and frankly to do some pilots around some sectors and places that could really benefit from being in front of the curve.”

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