The Australian government has been on the receiving end of more and more criticism for its Covid response lately, not just domestically but from overseas.
There’s a lot to criticize, from soldiers patrolling state borders and policing the streets of Sydney, to people being arrested for merely posting about lockdown protests on social media, to police accessing QR-tracing information and firing projectile weapons at lockdown protesters, to news broadcasters naming and shaming Covid patients who violate isolation orders, to the frequently ineffective hotel quarantine system for travellers being replaced with purpose-built quarantine facilities and Orwellian surveillance apps. The states of both Victoria and New South Wales have begun moving toward reopening after the Delta variant proved zero-Covid goals unattainable even amid strict lockdowns, but will do so by adding Australia to the growing list of nations that have implemented the dangerously authoritarian policy of vaccine passports.
Post by Deuce Gunner on Sept 17, 2021 21:19:27 GMT
I saw a memo to Sellers on eBay today that as of 09/02 due to COVID restrictions, the U.S. Postal Service was no longer providing service to Australia and any mail in the system was being marked Return to Sender.
Headed at the top by a guy that goes on holiday while his country burns, having refused Fire Service urgent recommendations 8 months before, that would have mitigated quite a lot of the destruction. That goes around after trying to shake the hands of those whose homes have just been flattened, even grabbing one girl's hand who didn't want to shake his hand, and placing in his own.
Post by BigBruvOfEnglandUK on Sept 18, 2021 3:19:35 GMT
I'm not a fan of Morrison but to be fair, he isn't the one implementing vaccine mandates, lockdowns, curfews, 5 kms limits from the home and a lot of the other crap. That's down to the individual state governors. Morrison can't override their decisions.