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Time to open up again

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This morning a group that I convened had an open letter to the Australian Heads of Government published in The Australian. You can read it here http://aip.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Dear-Prime-Minister_Final.pdf. If you agree with it you can add your signature here http://aip.asn.au/2020/06/open-up-our-country-sign-the-open-letter/.

The letter points out the extraordinarily high effect on lifespan that the lockdown has cost versus the comparatively few lives that it has actually saved. Originally a lockdown was a sensible measure to an unknown threat, but as the data came in it was obviously a massive overreaction.

Now the challenge is to put in place governance measures to try to ensure this sort of panic doesn't happen again. Measures like forbidding the use of models where the code and the inputs aren't in the public domain. Or ensuring that the decision making body includes a wide spread of expertise, not just medical officers.
Posted by GrahamY, Tuesday, 9 June 2020 8:07:26 AM
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There was political leadership involved; they chose to listen to the health experts.

That was a political choice.

IMO, we can be thankful Australia has good political leaders that acted fast and effectively by agreeing to commonsense.

Yesterday, there were 136,000 new reported cases of the coronavirus.
Posted by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, 9 June 2020 8:30:26 AM
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136,000 new cases around world in previous 24 hours.
Posted by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, 9 June 2020 8:31:45 AM
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personally I have attended a funeral (only 10 allowed). My father had a severe heart attack and only one person per day allowed to visit. What an absolute disgrace. We have State Premiers listening to so called 'expert' advice while allowing tens of thousands of ferals protesting against what most don't have a clue about except the Marxist manipulators. The State Governments are a disgrace and Morrison's national cabinet which was largely applauded was nothing but a spending appeasement debacle. Not happy!
Posted by runner, Tuesday, 9 June 2020 9:36:22 AM
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If all restrictions are not lifted today after the pathetic and gutless surrender to race demonstrators, we should be demanding immediate elections, state and federal. We won't do that, though, because we are just as gutless as the politicians we tolerate, deserving of the rubbish we have in all our parliaments. It was all over for me when the Left started praising that useless prick, Scott Morrison.
Posted by ttbn, Tuesday, 9 June 2020 10:13:24 AM
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The lockdown has been difficult for many people.
And for some it has been a financial loss.
However, our country has fared rather well compared
to the many lives lost in other countries. For that
we can all be grateful to this country's government
and leadership in listening to the various medical,
health, and scientific professionals.

I for one am thankful for everything that could be done
was done, and that I live in Australia. I'm sure that
with patience and understanding we shall all get through
this together.
Posted by Foxy, Tuesday, 9 June 2020 10:50:15 AM
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