Utterly shameless

And they might want to show Premier Pandemic Poll this.

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18 Responses to Utterly shameless

  1. Bruce of Newcastle

    Has she taken a pay cut yet?
    Surely she would stand shoulder to shoulder* with suffering small businesses?

    (* at 1.5 m distance.)

  2. rickw

    Can we get the diagram updated to show how this works for cruise ships and airport arrivals?

    Target audience is the fucktards in government.

  3. egg_

    Notice that SloMo’s recent Presser didn’t pan to the assembled Canberra Press Gallery.
    We are ruled by morons.

  4. Grunter

    Not to mention forcing people to vote …

  5. WDYSIA

    Is this the woman who just passed euthanasia laws including allowing the mentally ill to be killed?

  6. Hay Stockard

    On the bright side this is the longest anything made in China has lasted.

  7. Colonel Crispin Berka

    And they might want to show Premier Pandemic Poll this.

    You think that qualifies as an argument? Anyone can do that, it’s too easy.
    https://twitter.com/needcoffee46355/status/1244725999885078531/photo/1

    Hopefully we can all agree the Army on the streets is too much. ScoMo has had an army addiction since December.
    Hopefully we can all agree the Federal government did too little initially, allowing flights/ships to land unquarantined for too many weeks after the speed and mortality figures had emerged. Probably the Liberals felt they had to overreact to compensate for their earlier underreaction, which just turned into overcompensation.
    So hopefully we’re all seeking a balance better than the current lockdown, but maybe we disagree on exactly where the right balance is, which is not unusual for society.

  8. Colonel Crispin Berka

    Well done, Hay.

    I much prefer the long-lasting quality of Japanese Encephalitis.
    Funny how it’s not considered racist to call it that.

  9. Fresh Pat

    Hay S, very good 😀.

    I am now not allowed to go fishing in my boat, even if alone. Have a boat ramp <500 mths from home.
    Isolated area, sofa visitors.

    WTF is this parody of a Govt. doing, or should I be frightened of the obvious answer?

  10. Roger

    Hopefully we can all agree the Federal government did too little initially, allowing flights/ships to land unquarantined for too many weeks after the speed and mortality figures had emerged.

    Correct.

    Of course, he was merely following the best expert advice.

    Provided by the same bloke still advising him now.

  11. Vicki

    Of course, he was merely following the best expert advice.

    Provided by the same bloke still advising him now.

    Now THAT is the central problem.

    Always thought that Scomo was not a bad managerial type, & could get the best out of his team.

    I was wrong.

    His Ministry, with a few exceptions, is largely rubbish. Same goes for senior public servants. THEY run the ministerial portfolios – with a few exceptions.

  12. nfw

    And as I don’t have any infection my transmission rate would be? Oh, zero.

  13. Leo G

    AP’s chart of benefits of social distancing assumes that, once infected, people are immediately infectious and remain infectious for at least 30 days.

  14. David Brewer

    Ironically her diagram shows the opposite of what she thinks it does.

    Getting to 50% less exposure would “flatten the curve” substantially, and it would be easy, and virtually cost-free. White collar workers telework, everyone observes a bit more distance in public spaces, wash your hands and don’t shake hands, sick people stay home – bingo. Remember that you get this thing basically by bodily contact with, or being spat on by, an infected person, and it’s really not hard to reduce those things substantially at no cost.

    75% is much harder, involving closing many businesses, and 90 or 95%, which seems to be what the government is aiming at, is virtually impossible and involves an almost total shutdown of society and the economy, and a cessation of the production on which our present level of prosperity and health depend.

    The crazy thing is, in Australia we got lucky. This thing hit out of flu season, and we have had far more testing earlier in the spread than in Europe. We are also less vulnerable in general, having a younger population, lower smoking rates, fewer people in small flats, less reliance on mass transport etc. Cutting contacts 50%, and being especially careful in hospitals and old people’s homes, should have been fine. Yet we act as if we are Wuhan, Italy, or New York.

    Worse still, the narrative seems to have shifted from flattening the curve to extirpating the virus. This is a recipe for an endless shutdown, with catastrophic economic, social and health consequences.

    We have already ratcheted up restrictions and repressions far beyond what the situation demands. When is the government even going to tell us what benchmarks it will regard as sufficient to start easing all these crippling constraints?

  15. BorisG

    Getting to 50% less exposure would “flatten the curve” substantially, and it would be easy, and virtually cost-free.

    Not at all. Most restaurants, cafes and bars would probably go bust anyway.

  16. BorisG

    David, what you say makes common sense. Yet the best modellers in the world decided differently. I wish the government shared their projections with us, but I still believe they have modelling that shows that this is necessary or the health system will be overwhelmed. What makes you feel 50% would be enough? Have you done any calculations?

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