God’s country, Northern Territory, Australia.

In pre-covid times a mandate was an occasion to have a nice meal and a beer with your platonic male friends so you could complain about the women in your life. Nowadays, a mandate is some kind of authoritarian method of forcing you to violate your bodily sovereignty at the threat of loss of employment and social exclusion.
I thought I was safe from Covid in tropical Northern Australia, and I was.
What I wasn’t safe from was the symptoms that indicated…



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