I wish that some premiers/politicians would stop with the schoolyard antics and political point scoring and get on with looking after their people as best as they can. Twenty twenty hindsight is a wonderful thing but it's not helpful when you're in the middle of a health crisis. It's been said before..as Australians we should all be helping each other and not bickering about who is handling this better and so and so should have done this and not that. No one in this pandemic has handled things perfectly and therefore no one has the right to criticize anyone else.
I have no doubt that these times are 'challenging' (as Dan Andrews is so fond of saying) but finger pointing and point scoring is not doing anything to help.
yes this has made me wonder how do the premiers learn from each other and try and make the best choices each time something crops up, without it seeming like they are point scoring against other premiers and states? Even if they try not to directly address something the media asks directed questions that they then have to answer pitting one against the other, and they can do the best to try and dodge a response but it will still get twisted into a story anyway. The media actually has a lot to answer for when it comes to stirring the pot.It's a fine line. Through a lot of this people have been making decisions when the ability to make "the correct" choice was not available. Just hope you're making the correct decision. With a huge element of luck. Especially last year. Although now we're in a situation where we can clearly see wrong decisions being made.
Lack of securing vaccinations.
Lack of proper quarantine.
Lack of proper lockdowns.
These go above and beyond just trying to do what you think is the best course of action with insufficient knowledge.
Then when it comes to point-scoring. How does one not justify strict lockdowns without pointing to the mess that is Sydney's lockdown? Maybe not directly address it, but it will always be pointed to if not named directly.
Harsh. But i hardly wish that upon the balinese.
I have a theory based on talking with a few people and my own experiences regarding mask brain fog where wearing a mask especially when you are not used to it makes your brain struggle to concentrate and silly things happen. I would imagine that goes away with regular mask wearing? Pleased you didn't go hungry and believe me you are not the only one to do stupid things with a mask on.COVID is making me stupid.
Went out for the first time tonight (in mask) and bought a Vietnamese roll (combination, no coriander or chilli) , spring roll and can of Coke.
But I forgot to wait for the roll and left immediately with the spring roll and Coke.
I went back after going home, and they still had my roll there, so no damage done in the long-term, and I still have my tea.
Meh - I still hear tit-for-tat in the article, even though it concedes that they didn't truly lock-down early enough.