Covid Isolation Rules Scrapped
If our Premiers want thanks, they're about two years too late.
The Prime Minister has called an end to emergency Covid-19 restrictions, declaring that isolation periods are no longer necessary for those who catch the virus.
So it’s basically a cold then!
All those people who went out and got jabbed up the wazoo must be feeling pretty outraged right about now.
All those people who missed weddings, and birthdays, and funerals must but be feeling pissed off too.
Suddenly the Covid’s not so contagious or bad that you can’t be around others, even to say goodbye to a dying family member.
It only took politicians two and a half years to catch up to rational thinkers. Idiots.
The past two and half years have been a joke. We should never forget what they did to us.
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said …
“It’s time for us all to take responsibility for our actions, and get on with life to the greatest extent possible.”
Well thanks Dom. You forced my teenage son to get injected with a substance his parents didn’t want him to be injected with, just so he could trial out for the NSW basketball team.
But now you’re a fan of individual autonomy and personal responsibility? If you’re looking for thanks, you’re only about two years too late!
Mr Albanese said it was not the role of government to run “every bit of people’s lives forever”.
You don’t say.
And, of course, you didn’t say that when Mr Morrison was PM.
Where were you when Chairman Dan was erecting his ring of steel, and implementing his curfews, and militarising his police force, and arresting pregnant mum’s for Facebook posts, and banning golf, for God’s sake?
Where was your commitment to civil liberties when Mark McGowan was jailing people for entering WA to watch a football game?
Queensland Premier Annastacia Pałaszczuk tweeted yesterday …
“Mandatory COVID-19 isolation requirements will end on 14 October. I’ve just come out of the National Cabinet where we agreed to make this change based on the latest health advice.”
Inwardly she must be seething.
Oh for the glory days when she kept her state locked up and its citizens locked in while the ALP flew planes pulling signs across the city sky reading: “We are safe because she is strong”.
And by the way, why is mandatory isolation being scrapped on October 14 rather than immediately? Where’s the health advice on that?
The Covid can get you right up until the 14th, then it just can’t be arsed.
Premier Pałaszczuk, what was the point of the $240m Wellcamp? Asking for a friend.
Mask fetishist Dr Monique Ryan MP - the teal who famously scolded Liberals for not wearing masks only to be photographed at a function without her mask - is not happy with the end to isolation requirements.
She demanded to know the health advice upon which the decision was made.
“The public has a right to know how and why this decision was made,” she thundered.
Funny. I don’t recall her demanding to see health advice that required Victorians not to play golf, or that banned children from playgrounds.
I don’t remember her insisting the public had a right to know the science behind prohibiting old ladies sitting on a park bench.
I don’t have any memory of her wanting to see the advice governments based curfews on.
We’re still waiting for the medical evidence that supported those decisions?
But now you ask for health advice transparency? Now? What a joke.
Victoria has a state election scheduled in November. There’s the advice that’s prompted this sudden outbreak of freedom loving premiers. The premiers are rank political opportunities. Same as Dr Ryan.
We do know the advice to scrap mandatory isolation did not come from Victoria Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton. He was not consulted about the decision. And Covid hath no fury like a Victoria chief health officer scorned.
He tweeted …
“Sleepwalking into Covid is not a strategy I would recommend. Still much remains uncertain.”
A bit passive aggressive. He’s itching to close children’s playgrounds again.
The AMA president was not happy either. Dr Steve Robson told the ABC …
“I think people who are pushing for the isolation periods to be cut are not scientifically illiterate and are putting the public at risk.”
The AMA supported closing playgrounds. They are not scientifically literate.
The AMA also predicted rising Covid cases when isolation periods were reduced last time. They were wrong.
But back to our politicians, there’s no political benefit in Covid anymore so they have decided to grandstand about how they are making our lives easier.
We’re not buying it. Not even for a second.