Health Silk Road or Pandemic Silk Road? By Gajalakshmi Paramasivam The weather was good today and I decided to take a walk along Coogee Beach. I noticed many without masks and also many seated on the benches. Last week I was informed by the Police that sitting down was against the rules. I thought about this and tried to work out the impact of our respective actions on the spread of the virus. As lay persons, most of us take the word of those in authority as right – until proven otherwise. Given that I am not a medical expert – I took the word of the Police as that of the government. It is my belief that any law, made in a ‘free’ environment as per the conscience of the law maker would work for her / his group and the value would spread itself exponentially. Hence Universal Franchise. Then ...

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