Because people were not keeping their distance at the beaches on Bondi. Fine if they were the only ones who got sick, but then they return to the supermarkets, the chemists etc and give those infections to others who are simply trying to do the right thing to protect others and medical people.Canberra infectious diseases expert criticises moves to clamp down on people leaving their home without excuse.www.canberratimes.com.au
Australia's extreme restrictions on going out in public that are born of panic and don't even make biological sense, Canberra infectious diseases expert Peter Collignon says.
"You are safer outside than inside," he said. "I do not see how anyone's going to get his virus if they keep two metres away from someone and I don't see how anyone's going to get it if they sit on a park bench."
"... it made no sense to stop people walking on the beach, or pausing on the beach to rest. These are panic decisions not decisions based on data," he said.
The Medical People are sacrificing potentially their lives, certainly their family life, to keep people well. Maybe we can do our bit by just following the rules the Health Advisers deem as safe.