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Barnaby acts as epidemiologist and coroner as Coalition ignores COVID deaths

Political leaders have brushed off the seriousness of COVID-19, displaying a lack of concern for affected citizens, writes Dr Jennifer Wilson. IF YOU WERE in any doubt as to the ability of COVID-19 to shine a spotlight on societal inequality, Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce’s declaration on Monday morning that “people aren’t dying” of the virus should convince you. In an interview with the ABC’s Patricia Karvelas, Barnaby had to be reminded that people are indeed dying in Australia from COVID-19 after categorically stating they are not, as he attempted to compare his government’s alleged success at handling the…