I was surprised to read that Australia just had it’s 1,000th COVID-19 death. This is for the entire pandemic. The US is currently clocking in at about 1,500 deaths per day. Of course Australia is about 25 million people but this is still a huge difference. How? Why? I can’t say I perceive Australia as much different from the US. Australia always struck me as politically and socially even a bit more conservative than this US. So I don’t think this is a politics story. I think it is a competence story.