Unpopular Opinion: I’m Glad We Had Covid Restrictions in Australia

Christopher Kelly
4 min readDec 30, 2022
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Australia faced some pretty tough restrictions since March 2020. We had face mask mandates, intermittent lockdowns, daily cases and death counts, and even local travel limits.

And it all depended on which state you were in.

In my home state of New South Wales, there was a time when we weren’t able to travel more than 5km from…