I really appreciate the amount of hard work put in by those that run the ABC News Coronavirus live blog1.

They have been running it almost every day for about a year now, including public holidays. The reporting is timely and the answers to questions from the public is as informative as possible given the amount of information they had at the time.

But the thing that I appreciate the most is the little things they do to try and make dealing with a stressful issue slightly easier. Things like publishing words of encouragement from the readers: these comments really helped me during the dark days of the lock-down last winter. They also do not hold back on the animated GIFs.

  1. The live blog link changes daily so this is the link to the page that usually has it. ↩︎