Jeor Posted September 3, 2021 Share Posted September 3, 2021 To be fair to Gladys, NSW was the first of the three areas (NSW, VIC, NZ) to get hit by the Delta strain and I'm assuming that's why that crucial first week was too light; they were treating it like other outbreaks. And in the past, NSW had success with prior outbreaks with rigorous testing and contact tracing, having had daily case numbers in the teens and early 20s that would eventually go down without having to shut down. In effect, Gladys' success in previous outbreaks made it harder to deal with this time around. I think people are forgetting those circumstances (first to deal with Delta) and the context (previous outbreaks contained without lockdown, e.g. Northern Beaches and the Crossroads Hotel), which is easy to do if you're not in NSW. Under those circumstances, they made the best decision that seemed to at the time. We all have the benefit of hindsight now. And now we're seeing that Andrews has had his chance and blown it. Even with the advantages of seeing what happened in NSW, and not having experienced any success in a non-lockdown situation, it still hasn't worked for them. Delta is just a nasty beast and I'm not even sure that locking down harder for a week would have made much of a difference in NSW if it didn't in Victoria. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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