There is not uniform agreement between medical experts and epidemiologists in how to best manage COVID-19 and we are indeed now seeing (in The Age and on the ABC) increasing criticism of the state Governments plan from...medical experts and epidemiologists.
There is very rarely agreement between specialists in many fields ( the law being the prime example). The government has to follow somebody's path, because it can't change every time a differing opinion appears.
It might surprise you but there are hundreds of jurisdictions out in the world that are dealing with this in slightly different to radically different ways. Some will strike a better balance than others. Probably none will be perfect.
Just because the Victorian governments advisors advise a certain course of action, it doesn't mean that it is correct or certainly above scrutiny. Given the governments recent track record, I find it bizarre that so many people are willing to just accept that the government knows best all the time.
I don't necessarily accept that the government knows best. However, given that we have a crisis, I am accepting the directions of the elected government in its attempt to stop this event. I certainly do not like it; it's driving me clean round the twist, but I'm not protesting (a) because I have a responsibility to obey lawful directions and (b) because it would be a waste of time and effort ( and possibly $sssss) and (c) because so many protesters are just plain stupid with all manner of absurd theories.
History is full of examples of governments being poorly advised, but then said governments sticking relentlessly to the original flawed advice. In my experience, governments are actually wrong most of the time.
Again; no great argument from me; governments will never get it all right. The other reason I don't protest about Andrews is because the alternative is too horrible to consider. Michael O'Brien (aided and abetted by Tim Smith and David Davis) is one of the best vote catchers for the ALP. He spends 100% of his time bitching and sniping. I have not heard one sensible, constructive comment from him, nor any offer at all to try and help. He sought leave to appear at the current enquiry, and this was quite correctly refused. He was not an active witness who could testify to what he had seen, and obviously wanted to score some political points. Certainly, Andrews is not perfect, and mistakes have been made, but he's in the chair and there's no point in getting ulcers by worrying about him. The Libs desperately need somebody good, sensible and logical.
Valvegear seems like a sensible and reasonable fellow, but I will do my own research with an open mind and draw my own conclusions thanks. Being a skeptic has served me very well in life.
Thank you. I appreciate the debate with you. I agree with you on drawing one's own conclusions, and have been a Skeptic for many years. Drawing conclusions is one thing, but I'm not going to work myself up into a lather over things I can't do anything about.