The Delta Mandate – With All Due Respect
Australia is gearing up to reach its 80% 16 plus vaccination rate, with some states ahead of others. The news has been dominated by both federal and state plans for what reopening will look like with COVID present in Australia. Within that, Christians have had particular concerns. What will be the rules around face-to-face church gatherings, and how should we as Christians respond to the risks and freedoms of reopening? Michael Jensen and Megan Powell du Toit ask epidemiologist, Prof Greg Fox to answer questions from a public health perspective, and then the WADR team talk about a theologically informed response for churches. We finish with a novel that explores what one church did during a plague: Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks.