While discussing this the other day online and Australia vs. The U.S. situation, the person that I was talking to threw out 'ah but you're an island nation its easier to isolate!' It was only afterwards that I realised how ridiculous the argument was. Covid didn't get into the States by infected Mexicans or Canadians pouring across the border, it came in on flights and cruise ships just like it did for us. But Australia took things seriously and locked down early, and now we have only 6000 cases and 70 deaths.