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It is truly difficult to believe that your Backlash editor could bother to cover such spin as the ABC’s Dr Norman Swan pontificating on the Victorian COVID-19 reductions as being a world record.

The truth of the matter is the performance of the Victorian government in fighting the COVID-19 situation is nothing short of disgusting at best, and criminal at worst.

The Victorian problem stems from the gross mishandling of the hotel quarantine requirements, which is currently under investigation by the most ineffective inquiry ever held.

The resultant position, rather than a world record for reductions is, in reality, a shocking revelation that Victoria is responsible for 817 deaths, 90 per cent of the Australian total of 905, and 20,330 cases, being 74 per cent of the total Australian infections.

A national disgrace.

In the following article of the same issue of Backlash, your correspondent quoted a philosopher of last century, Hannah Arendt, who said ‘Totalitarianism can flourish where people systematically refuse to engage with reality, and are ready to replace reason with ideology and outright fiction.’

Nothing could better summarise the actions of the Victorian government, the ABC and Dr Norman Swan and also, unfortunately, your Backlash editor.


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7 COMMENTS

  1. Say what you will – but nothing can ever equal Trump’s denial. The deaths
    caused by a world leader is more than a disgrace or stupidity. Mistakes can,
    and always will, be made in times of illness – a ‘terror within itself’. I do also
    feel that NSW & The Ruby Princess stuff-up was totally uncalled-for & that
    seems to have been forgotten. Why is that? LNP versus Labor sounds more
    like it.

  2. Stefanie seriously you and Joachim are beyond
    Belief when it comes to Bias ..NO time for bias here
    Stefanie. As Tim Harrington has morally and correctly pointed out ..and all you do is mention
    Trump ? And the Ruby Princess? I can tell you one thing Stefanie if this was NSW under Gladys
    I WOULD call for her resignation effective
    As of NOW . 819 deaths and all you can come up with is. ” say what you will ” not once have you or
    Mungos forum been critical of the worst loss of life
    By and State or federal government it its history
    And thats gos for you to ECHO ..!!

  3. And while iam at it Stefanie get your Facts right ??
    Trump as did the rest of the world wanted to close there borders alot earlier than they did !!
    Fact Stefanie!!!! China closed the rest of its country
    Of to wuhan when it discovered the virus was out of Control.. however allowed more than 500.000
    Chinese nationals to travel abroad to spread the virus at will ..when Trump advised he was closing
    His borders to Chinese Nationals.. the WHO
    Called him Racist, a fear monger .. as Did Biden
    Your New Socialist President.. and that’s how it became a uncontrollably Pandemic.. once again
    Irrefutable it Morphed out of a Chinese Lab
    The world knows this .. you and the Echo have been silent on this have you not ???? But its Trumps fault
    Right .. ?

  4. The Echo has not been silent. Like any sensible publication when the
    people are riled up into [shall we say] a North & South, the doors are
    left open for comment. This is an old practice especially around voting
    time – & what a time it has been. Crazed statements & weird beliefs
    all due to the fact that the USA went to the polls in the midst of a
    pandemic. Strange & quite frightful times because what the USA does
    effects Australia. Trump, the talk figure of the world, lied himself up so
    well the gams-bubble had to burst. Kamala’s popularity rate went to 40%
    by 3-11-20 & Biden blasted Trump. We have seen the good-bad + ugly.
    Now let us all, world wide, look after the planet & ourselves & The Echo.

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