News - 19 Agosto 2020 Covid-19 in Australia: A Success Story? Not Quite, But Lessons to Be Learned If the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us anything it is that the value systems of our societies are totally distorted. Workers in the vital professions that provide care for others are precisely those with the lowest status, pay and conditions. This is a reality that immigrants, and women in particular, have been familiar with for a long time. But it has taken a deadly epidemic to bring these injustices to the public’s attention.