Member since 24 Dec 2013
Total posts 159
The current state of interstate travel restrictions is just ridiculous. It is almost impossible to know who can travel where, when and under what conditions. Backdated restrictions, testing on certain days, self isolation, hotel quarantine, transits - can anyone keep up? Does the general public even still support this strategy of closing borders over a handful of cases? What can we as individual citizens do to stop this madness?
Member since 09 May 2020
Total posts 195
“ What can we as individual citizens do to stop this madness?”
We can't. Many of us keep voting those politicians using “strong leader” pose in their public health response, aided by federal safety nets of JobKeeper support in the 4 state/territory elections in the last 14 months.
Sure, JobKeeper is no longer there, But if Scott Morrison keep being clueless about planning and buckling to demands for financial support from the commonwealth when the state government decides on a lockdown or border closure, there is no disincentive for state government to think twice about calling for a lockdown or border shutout
And the lack of clearly articulated plan to remove the draconian international travel restrictions meant he really have no idea on an exit strategy
Even in the land of the bold and free, the US federal government is pegging free movement for vaccinated individuals, so surely the self proclaimed leader* of the free world is showing that the price of freedom is eternal immunity by vaccination
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 04 Mar 2014
Total posts 105
Indeed, its so hard to keep up. I think alot of people are still travelling only if they really have to.
Why cant we have one check in app for the whole country - I currently have half a dozen for each state.
One system for border permits etc etc. It seems that the feds dont want any involvement hence we are left with the system we have.
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 731
Note someone went to NZ in the bubble and spread the bug there. Gladys big mistake was not to have an immediate lockdown for a couple of days while they tracked people down like they did in SA. Now it is too late so another month or so of closed borders. As we are seeing the latest version of the bug is quite infectious.
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 12 Apr 2017
Total posts 88
Originally Posted by patrickk
Richard where do you get the idea it only affects people over 80. The UK is having a massive vaccination drive of younger people to keep them out of hospital. The data is there the bug affects everybody with debilitating effects I’m younger people. WA and Qld borders and SA (to include a Tory state) are open to those that have the bug under control. Tory SA has the best idea a three day lockdown on one case until they get to the bottom of it. Now here in Sydney with a semi lockdown and rapidly growing case numbers we won’t be able to go to a restaurant for the next month, let alone to Canberra for a meeting. Thanks Gladys!!! A go early go hard three day lockdown like SA practices seems much more sensible.
Richard I think we are agreeing a go early go hard is much better than Gladys dilly dallying which will see people in hospital over the next month or so. 20% end up in hospital so a few more days to go.
Member since 09 May 2011
Total posts 180
As a Melburnian, I fully support Gladys too. I wish we had a smart approach to an outbreak like hers in every state but especially in Victoria. NSW always manages outbreaks incredibly well and I have no doubt they’ll do the same with this one
I go with the south Australian approach go early and go hard for a couple of days, a short sharp fix. Neither Victoria or
NSW do that.
Originally Posted by Richard W
Richard what happened in India is this year. In Sweden which every sceptic loves the death rate went up 10% which is a big deal in any public health system. What happened in India over the last month was nothing like normal.
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