Slip, Slop, Slap, Surrender

Downloading the app ‘like putting on sunscreen to go outside’, PM says.

Note that this is a deliberately mendacious analogy. The app cannot protect you from catching the virus.

“We are seeking the goodwill and support and participations of Australians to deal with the National health crisis. And the appeal is simply made on that basis. And as I said, downloading the app is like putting on sunscreen to go out into the sun.

“It gives us detection as a nation. It protects you, it protects your family, it protects your loved ones, it protects our health workers, and it protects your job, and the jobs of many others, because it enables us to move forward, and get the economy back on the track wanted to be on.”

 
More or less every single word above is a lie.

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37 Responses to Slip, Slop, Slap, Surrender

  1. Geriatric Mayfly

    If this thing is so magical, where’s my free mobile phone then? The witch doctor’s apps. will remain ineffective if you have not got one and have no intention of cluttering your person with such a trinket.

  2. Ceres

    Agree. Such a load of crock by Morrison. The uptake of this App will be a fizzer despite the first ‘you beaut’ couple of days. The Privacy Impact Assessment of this app on 24 April, raised privacy risks with 19 recommendations to be implemented. Enough said.

  3. If it were to achieve what he says, then it would have to be a real-time monitoring app that keeps tabs on everyone, everywhere, every moment of the day.

  4. H B Bear

    SloMo is well into overreach territory here.

    I can see how P M & C would be spending their days, “Newspoll 89% How can we keep this going?”.

  5. NoFixedAddress

    The only Crises we face is a vicious lawless political gang.

  6. H B Bear

    The app is like policing via closed circuit TV.

    You are still assaulted or stabbed but it is easier for the authorities.

  7. IRFM

    Disagree totally with all commenters – if not this methodology then what

  8. Leo G

    Downloading the app ‘like putting on sunscreen to go outside’, PM says.

    Even if the app was accepted by many, it would be more like putting on the sunscreen after the sun exposure.

  9. What if scomo and Dan of the (un)Dead had done nothing?

    We will never know, for sure, but I suspect the answer is same or similar number of deaths that we currently have.

  10. nfw

    Exactly Geriatric Mayfly, where’s my new phone and payment for my account. Agree.

    I also think there should be an HIV app, an SJW app, a Mad Cow Disease app, a common cold app, a smallpox app, etc, etc…

    Sissy Morrison loves this because he can show his teenage advisors he’s doing the best to protect them.

  11. Ed Case

    Downloading the app ‘like putting on sunscreen to go outside’, PM says.

    This bloke must have a list of talking points to namecheck at every opportunity.
    Unless you were taking some medication where direct sunlight is contraindicated [e.g. very old people on multiple medications, or are an Albino],you’d be out of your mind to put on sunscreen before going outside.
    If this is exemplar of health advice from Public Health Officeholders, and i suggest it may be, then nothing they say can be taken at face value as being truthful.

  12. John A

    IRFM #3434584, posted on April 29, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    Disagree totally with all commenters – if not this methodology then what

    1. Selective isolation plus the hygiene measures.
    2. Close the borders and test, test, test.
    3. Use hydrochloroquinine for treatment.
    4. NO lockdown without evidence of infection.

  13. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Downloading the app ‘like putting on a tinfoil hat to go outside’, SloMao says

  14. Botswana O'Hooligan

    A stupid question from an old bloke, how do they know if you have this app loaded on yr telephone when you waltz downtown, does it ring a bell or whistle or chime, does someone precede you ringing a bell and waving a flag?

  15. Brian of Nazareth

    I’ve downloaded the app, registered etc so get counted to enable the great freeing of the people, then immediately switched off all permissions so it gathers no data. Free me Sco Mo Tse Tung.

  16. NoFixedAddress

    IRFM
    #3434584, posted on April 29, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    Disagree totally with all commenters – if not this methodology then what

    That’s fine

    Shelter in place…whatever.

    Just get out of the way of people that want to live their lives with all it’s risks.

  17. Iampeter

    Note that this is a deliberately mendacious analogy. The app cannot protect you from catching the virus.

    Yea but can it protect you from sunburn?

  18. yarpos

    Cant see the point of this post.

    Assert its all a lie, then offer no reasoning. If assuming readership already knows why its all a lie, why bother even posting? Its good to vent I suppose.

  19. yarpos

    “…then immediately switched off all permissions so it gathers no data.”

    Such blind faith that your device is doing what you think it is because you touched some icons and made some symbols dim is impressive.

  20. Wozzup

    Before I agree to download the app I want to know a good deal more about it. Yes I have heard the PM’s bland assurances that “she’ll be right”. Do I accept that? Like hell I do. A politician’s promise is like a whore’s smile. False and lasting only till the “john” has served his purpose.
    Sorry PM, I trust you more than I trust many other politicians but that is not saying much. And as for those on the left who believe implicitly in ever bigger and more powerful government power I do not trust at all. I want to make sure that this app really is not subject to abuse.
    So without iron clad guarantees backed by real information so I can make my own mind up it ain’t going to happen at least not for me – as much as I think the intended purpose is worthwhile. ScoMo says he respects ordinary Australians, well if so inform them and invite them to make their own mind up. as informed citizens.

  21. candy

    It is being marketed as a prevention device which it can never be.

    The app can only detect a person who once had the virus and is now negative but their name is on a list. If they were tested positive they would not be prancing around the place, they would be isolated.

    Only a mask and distance will prevent.

  22. NoFixedAddress

    candy
    #3434730, posted on April 29, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    It is being marketed as a prevention device which it can never be.

    @candy

    App builders are currently working on an app that can indicate to you that someone in proximity to you has the Gubmint app running.

    This proximity app will determine how much the government is bullshitting to you.

  23. Terry

    ‘…and it protects your job…’
    And what is a job without freedom if not slavery.

  24. lotocoti

    If it worked like TCAS you could at least throw rocks at plague carriers who had the App and were:
    A) Breaking quarantine.
    B) Stupid enough to carry the phone with them when breaking quarantine.
    Otherwise it’s just some hot new toy which won’t prevent a single person from catching the ‘Rona.

  25. Shy Ted

    ScoMao and the other politicians are afraid to go outside. Might encounter that miniscule (as per Newspoll) percentage of the population that doesn’t think they’re you beaut saviours. They might want to slip on a bulletproof vest, slop on a heavy disguise and slap on some major spending cuts.

  26. Squirrel

    “Note that this is a deliberately mendacious analogy. The app cannot protect you from catching the virus.”

    Exactly – that was my first thought when I heard that crap (even though it’s a well known fact that the microbeads in sunscreen trace your movements and send the details to a massive data storage facility in a US desert…….).

    My second thought was that the nation is being run by Generation Slip, Slop, Slap – bland, smug, slogan-mouthing, conformists – the spiritual spawn of Life Be In It Norm and first wave suburban feminism – truly dismal.

  27. Leo G

    This proximity app will determine how much the government is bullshitting to you.

    The real range of that “proximity” shows how much. Load the app and it will reliably register most iphoneX users within 500 metre.

  28. Rohan

    Here’s my 3 word slogan in response: Fuck Off Cvnt!

  29. Faye

    Why doesn’t the government go the whole hog and herd all the app carriers ‘together’ at social distancing and tell them to talk to their fellow app carriers nearest to them for 15 minutes then move on to repeat the exercise over and over again. Would this be a quick way to get the data?

  30. Faye

    Forgot to say, I won’t be one of the appers.

  31. Faye

    Or, alternatively, once the app carriers have been herded ‘together’, they turn on their apps, stand 1.5m from each other for 15 minutes then go home.

  32. Craig

    No no no, I not download app….

  33. More or less every single word above is a lie.

    Please demonstrate.

    I have downloaded the app. More tinfoil brigaders here on catallaxy. Why is that?

  34. flyingduk

    Disagree totally with all commenters – if not this methodology then what

    How about individual responsibility: If you think going out is too scary, stay in – you DID save for emergencies previously, didn’t you? If you accept the risk, and want to get on with life,, off you go.

  35. Davey Boy

    Mmamster, the government has form with these things.

    The metadata law in 2015 started off with a similar pitch to us.

    However it pays to question privacy and security

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/feb/28/australian-government-officials-accused-of-cavalier-disregard-for-unauthorised-metadata-access

    Parliamentary committee hears state and government agencies sought data 8,432 times in 2018-19. Under the mandatory data retention legislation passed in 2015, the number of agencies allowed to access the data was narrowed down to just 21. But the telecommunications industry organisation Communications Alliance has revealed that at least 87 other state and federal organisations – including city councils, the RSPCA and the South Australian fisheries department – have accessed the data under section 280 of the Telecommunications Act.

  36. Judge Dredd

    The answer is simply just don’t download the app.

  37. rickw

    Disagree totally with all commenters – if not this methodology then what

    Try this out:

    People exercise good hygiene practices of their own free will.

    If people get sick then they seek medical attention of their own free will.

    This is how we deal with everything from the common cold to HIV.

    Why the hell is a reasonably bad flu treated so differently? Why does it require us to submit to a State that could not weave a single thread of truth into their tracking app pitch?

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