- May 1, 2009
eah, without the media we might delude ourselves that COVID-19 is well and truly under control throughout our nation, the healthcare system is under no strain whatsoever, and the mortality rate is vanishingly low. Lucky we have a free press.
Dont get me wrong, I believe that Covid-19 is completely under control in Australia, and that all state borders should be open. i do not agree with slamming border shuts to whole states or LGAs when there is a handul of community cases.
Any restrictions need to be more nuanced, sure if someone has been identified as a close contact to a case, restrict that inividual from visiting for 14 days but not everyone else who lives in a region.
Its one reason I am so opposed to the AO being held, welcoming people into the country from high risk locations when there are almost 1.5 million Australians in 10 Sydney LGAs that cant go to Victoria (including about 1000 Victortians trapped there). Its rdiculous.
Even if you dont agree with the questions, the media have a right to ask them. You dont hve to read the coverage, but they are allowed to print it.