karaddin Posted September 17, 2021 Share Posted September 17, 2021 4 hours ago, Wall Flower said: I think there is some reasonable criticism to be made of the early days of the current outbreak. The initial infection of the driver was a gap in protocol that should have been plugged, although probably a shared responsibility between the company and the two tiers of government. There is also an argument to be made that lockdown should have happened immediately that case was identified, which was likely the only chance of stopping the outbreak. Bolded 1 - this stuff is why the dumb media frenzy pisses me off so much, there absolutely are reasonable criticisms but they don't tend to be the ones getting the air time. I don't think I disagree with most of your criticism and I'm not a supporter of hers, I do disagree with you on the press conferences though. The accountability absolutely needs to be a thing, but I think they were simply functioning as a feedback loop on the media circus rather than actually functioning as that. Bolded 2 - definitely something we can say with hindsight, I think it was a mistake but I think it was one made in good faith due to a misread of the data. 4 hours ago, The Anti-Targ said: It was a very tight timeframe between receiving the science that Delta was substantially different and the evolving situation in NSW. Delta was pretty well known to be significantly more contagious in May, but that did not give NSW a helluva lot of time to develop a different response to a Delta outbreak. I haven't watched the video at this point, but I think the big piece of missing data was whether a place that had successfully eliminated multiple vanilla outbreaks with contact tracing and light lockdowns would fail to contain delta. There weren't exactly that many countries which had eliminated vanilla in the first place to act as the test case for it. 1 hour ago, Skyrazer said: Fed LNP though is going to have a rougher time. Election is going to need to be called pretty soon and the ScoMo govt has been dropping the ball on multiple fronts. They're probably hoping for vax rates to continue going strong and to start reopening in time for election by which time, much of the public undergoes a case of "forgive and forget". I feel like this is how it should be, but not actually how it is haha. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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