"Do you want an Australia with no COVID restrictions at all AND no COVID?" 99.9% of people say yes, therefore it's complete failure of any politician for failing to deliver either of those objectives.
It doesn't worry me anymore as I'm immune. /s
Not sure which one of us that Q was directed at, but if it was me the answer is: I want Australia's response to COVID to be the way it has responded to every other mortality risk factor.
Yes, COVID is contagious, yes, it presents a risk of death if you have other risk factors, yes, it probably would
kill 10-15,000 (mostly elderly) , Citizens if we did nothing
But the response to COVID is now proving to be worse than the virus itself - and not just
the financial cost.
The budget deficit is going to take generations to pay off. We have hundreds of thousands of people out of work, and that list is growing every day. Friends & relatives are essentially under house arrest and we have little-old-ladies being arrested by storm-troopers in the park. You can now be arrested and charged for merely planning an anti-government demonstration, yet alone actually participating in one!That is not Australia.
Sweden recorded 4,919 deaths (out of 45,354 cases) as at June 08, and 5,916 (out of 106,380 cases) as at October 19, a period of 4 months. In that time they had an increase of 2.3x the number of cases, yet only 0.25x the number of deaths, with no significant restrictions, AIUI.
FWIW, I couldn't give a rats asre about COVID, or catching the damn thing. I am happy to take as many precautions as I deem necessary to try to avoid it. But I'm not prepared to lose my job, my house or my families livelihood to try to protect someone who would, in all likelihood have died from a bad flu season anyway. That doesn't make sense.
But we, as citizens, don't have that choice anymore, do we? I can't go to work because Mark McGowan won't open his state border until there has been zero community transmission
- not just "transmission from unknown sources" - in any state in Australia
for 28 days. Anna-Stayaway in Qld is at least sensible about that part, they include the caveat "from unknown
sources" in their
Does anyone really
think we can achieve that? If the answer is "No", then what purpose to any of the ongoing restrictions achieve?