Letter to the Editor: Australia’s Success Show COVID-19 Measures Work


Just to show you how Australia has dealt with the virus.

Border closures most of the year and out of a 25 million population, there have been 909 deaths.

Australians took notice, closed borders, and a large number wearing masks. Of course you get the non-wearers.

I’m afraid that the U.S. was slow to do anything. 

New South Wales has had about 55 deaths out of a population much the same as Washington state.

I’m afraid it has been a bit like closing the gate after the horse has bolted.

Happy New Year.


Ron Field