However, [University of South Australia epidemiologist Adrian] Esterman maintains they should continue being used in the event a new more virulent variant arises in the future.
“If we say that people don’t bother to use QR codes, what happens when the next variant comes along and potentially it could be useful then?” he said.
“QR codes are a bit like wearing a face mask, they should really be ubiquitous, you simply just get used to doing it.”
Mike Toole from the Burnet Institute agrees.
“We should keep those restrictions that have some proven effectiveness and yet don’t intrude on our lives and don’t affect the economy,” he said.
“I don’t know why it’s fatiguing, it takes two seconds.”
How about we save ourselves a lot of time and money by putting ‘conspiracy theorists’ in charge of Western democracies? They’re right about everything.