Actually beyond the edge and fully unhinged! Note the singular: “case”. That, by the way, is the front page.
HUNDREDS of Victorians have been ordered to isolate after a man returned from hotel quarantine in Adelaide and tested positive for coronavirus. The Craigieburn to Southern Cross and Flinders Street to Craigieburn May 7 train services were listed as exposure sites on Tuesday night. That followed alerts for Melbourne’s CBD, Epping and Altona North.
I would add that it’s lucky there’s the budget to distract us from all this, other than the fact that the budget is a major part of it.
AND LET ME ADD THIS: From A Plague of Politicians.
It is becoming clearer each day that the global imposition of lockdowns in the name of fighting COVID-19 has been one of the greatest political, economic, and social blunders of the decade, and perhaps even the century. Yet many leaders across the world continue to mandate existing lockdowns and even impose new ones in vain attempts to curb the spread of COVID in their populations.
Originally opposed as an ineffective measure by nearly every epidemiologist worldwide, leaders across the globe followed, in monkey-see, monkey-do fashion, the example of China when it locked down the city of Wuhan and a few nearby areas.
Aping the act of a totalitarian regime, leaders of liberal democracies across the world implemented lockdowns in what seemed to them, if to no one else, a good idea at the time. Sold as “two weeks to flatten the curve,” lockdowns have continued for over a year, despite great evidence that the only curve flattening that happened was the curve of economic prosperity, and boy, were lockdowns effective at flattening that.
WHAT’S THE CLASSIFICATION FOR BEYOND LUNACY? We’ve gone to the next step
up down: From The Age Online just now. Someone having tested positive for the Chinese flu has set off a witch hunt for any other cases.
The AFL has assisted contact tracers by sending messages or emails to all ticket-holders from last Friday night’s clash between Richmond and Geelong, because the infected man from Wollert rode on two Craigieburn-line train services used by football fans. The man’s three household contacts have tested negative for the virus and remain in isolation.
The Health Department said testing continued for primary close contacts of the man at several sites in Epping, Altona North and the CBD, with no positive results reported so far.
You can’t be too careful and no doubt they see it as part of their job-creation program. We are in the hands of fools.