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Stop listening to public health doctors : Comments

By David Leyonhjelm, published 15/6/2020

Keeping the surge of infections below the capacity of our health system could have been achieved by moderate social distancing and personal disinfection.

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It is great that we live in a country where individuals can get up and state

"Such poor public policy should not be without consequences'

In the meantime, the overwhelming Australian majority say well done to Australian governments for their responses to the coronavirus
Posted by Chris Lewis, Monday, 15 June 2020 8:27:47 AM
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There certainly was a massive overreaction and the people responsible - politicians and public servants - should pay with their jobs. They won't pay, of course, because pathetic Australians think they should be grateful i.e the Australians who have NOT PAID WITH THEIR JOBS AND BUSINESSES, as thousands have, thanks to Big Bucks Morrison and his incompetent advisors, who will suffer no losses and go on to ruin other people's lives in the future.

A mere 100 deaths; and it could have been fewer, even none, if gutless Morrison had taken advantage of our island situation and closed the border to everyone on hearing the first warning. Instead, he faffed around and wrecked lives and the economy. And still he and his fellow idiots won't stop this stupid lockdown and restrictions on gatherings NOW.

And these so-called doctors, none with experience in the relevant discipline, would be plying their trades in the way they were meant to - in actual practice - if they were any good at all. But, they were no good at it, so they slid into the well-paid, no accountability, public bureaucracy. Of the author's description of these people, I would take only the word 'ignorant'. There is no polite description for the PM and other politicians involved
Posted by ttbn, Monday, 15 June 2020 9:25:05 AM
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For further reading on the matter, see 'A response bordering on incompetence', by Salvatore Babones in Quadrant Online, 14th. June.
Posted by ttbn, Monday, 15 June 2020 9:54:29 AM
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Thank goodness this opinion has finally been voiced.
However I was told by someone who should know that Morrison believed he had no choice. He was told by the Public Health Experts back in the beginning that the best forecast of the minimum number of COVID-19 cases in Australia was 3,000,000. Then when the Italian Health System was overwhelmed everyone was spooked.

A major problem is that risk avoidance is a character trait commonly found in the medical profession; we as clients like that. However of all the people in the medical profession the most fearful in the spectrum of risk avoidance are the public service administrators.
Posted by EQ, Monday, 15 June 2020 11:05:30 AM
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David,

Isn't it wonderful what you can learn - some of us - from hindsight ? It can be a great teacher. But even so, many people don't actually learn the most accurate lessons from the past. In fact, some people learn nothing at all.

Oh hello Ttbn, didn't see you there,

Yes, you're right, a hundred deaths is pretty shocking. So what do you reckon about 114,000 ? Are you suggesting that somehow, Trumpf got his information quite a while after Morrison did ? Or is it that he simply dithered, being only a fair-weather leader with absolutely no ability or inclination to lead in the tough times ?

Yes, you're right, a hundred deaths is shocking. So is the current seven hundred per day, and five thousand in the past week - achievements which can be laid at the door of Pussy Man.

Who seems to have had a small stroke. Couldn't happen to a nicer bloke, or a bigger turd.

Joe
Posted by loudmouth2, Monday, 15 June 2020 11:48:58 AM
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The proof of this argument will be whether there is a surge in cases because of all these stupid protests. My bet is that there won't be but we will only have a few days more to see whether I am right or not.
David
Posted by VK3AUU, Monday, 15 June 2020 11:50:14 AM
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