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Pathogen Given Provision

Ocean girdled nation had prospect for absolute containment Overseas observers, in distant comfort, complacent Wuhan origin arrivals sparked a catastrophic failure Leaving lock down 25th January, flying into Australia Similar instances followed, action came agonisingly belated Contamination suppression echoes with mismanaged lament Millions of innocent impeded by heartache of the unknown Strength of their immunity's competence Covid's undercover incessant vehemence Attacked in usual activity, people crippled by lungs hollow Airports permitting travel depicted supreme ignorance Copious international passengers boarding craft untested Devilish virus breathes via ducted vents Spread of inconspicuous sickness immense Coughed on contacts in next continent unwittingly ingested Glamourous adored floating resorts initially escaped criticism Statuesque ducks below deck brewed rampant cases of infection Festering disease flipped between cabins Tourists fine dined, ten days of celebration New companions, ill-informed served virus a vast selection China's claim of virus being under control wasn't legitimate Poker faced amidst the shame, truth held to high ransome Disgarded bodies on doorsteps ruthlessly collected Figures of mounting mortalities fiercely protected Concern of outspoken doctors hushed by ranks of rancid Global defense administered with low regard, late compensation Transparent eventually, Wuhan imposed mass retrenchment Six weeks after frenetic city stomped on virus span Other governments grudgingly began enforcing bans Travel flow stayed open, tragically shifting disease epicentres Forced facility closures display achingly clear symptoms Separation shakes, failing business torments our structure Living with smothered income, quarantined Due to Leader's refusals, radars unseeing Ability to have stemmed transmission where borders juncture Forbearing residents abided by imposed restrictions Limitations on their lifestyles percieved as small sacrifice Obtainable in opening of unfamiliar tunnel's light 2020's freshness climbs to unchartered heights Sprawling opportunities, Corona momentarily denied us Respirators finally resigned to unresponsive dereliction Gradually manic behaviours, gloves, mask wearing subsided Fellow dwellers pass arm to arm unperturbed Intrinsic psyche of surrounding sanctity returns Tweaked traditions transition a discerning society united

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