This week we started seeing COVID cases take off again in NSW and VIC as people started moving around and partying fearlessly like they were told to. The hope is that due to the vaccines that hospitalisations won’t take off. It might be too early to call the trend, but the right hand side of these charts is nudging up.
Opinion piece in AFR by Nathan Grills, a professor at the University of Melbourne, calling for an end to mandates:
US courts acknowledge the dubiousness of the mandates with temporary blocks:
Companies begin to follow suit:
US Senate votes against one of the mandates:
Australian unemployment at decade lows. WA at 3.8%. Looks like people are doing great!
However, it’s all an illusion. It’s one big disaster that we have to recover from by turning up migration to 11:
This week’s “Please explain” from One Nation has plenty of gags and is surprisingly informative too. It’s probably the tone to strive for on weekend links.
The AUD continue to recover. I think it’s sticking to its 70-75 cent band that it’s been in for ages.
Bitcoin is holding it’s ground. So am I.
As Peachy pointed out, the UK hiked rates this week. So did Norway.
How Germany and California are making life harder than it has to be by closing nuclear power stations:
If you can, get to a protest this weekend.