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February 25, 2021

Nice try Anastasia!

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 I read with interest Anastasia’s insistence that the recent Qld outbreak of the new ‘super strain’ and similar future explosions could be prevented by isolating returning travellers from overseas in remote area, disused mining camps, rather than in inner-city hotels.

She further recommends that this review of the protocols should be on a national basis, suggesting that this particular problem is nationwide, rather than being confined to her home state.

This outburst calls to mind references to Fundamental Attribution Error – the measurable tendency on the part of individuals operating in the dynamics of a group to attribute success in some area to their own individual efforts, whilst attributing less successful outcomes to the activities of the group as a whole.

I note with some amusement the slightly tongue-in-cheek response of her Southern counterpart, Gladys, who points out that her state is doing quite nicely in this area, that hotel quarantining currently employs several thousand people in Sydney – many of whom don’t want to work in remote parts of WA, NT, Qld or on Christmas Island – and Brad Hazzard’s very reasonable observation that, if someone in such a remote facility needs urgent medical attention, transport could be difficult, and even dangerous to those involved in the transfer. 

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  1. Some people need an education.
    There is a theory that the new UK strain is not a new strain of COVID-19.
    It is the same virus version but is super-boosted and that boost comes from closed-in surroundings.
    When two or more people with COVID-19 are in a confined space the molicules of one person’s lungs transpose to another person’s lungs and gives an extra boost to the virus in the other person. England and the UK have many places that are medieval, being they are unchanging in confinement and are cramped and small places that the outside air is hard to get to. The boost of the virus is like a supercharger and makes the virus hard to kill and eradicate.
    So in Australia Qld premier Annastacia Palaszczuk wants those with the virus to pack up and move to central Australia in a camp supervised by expereinced clinicians and that is open to the fresh air and the sun and for the patients to breathe in air that is a dry and warm air.
    It is all very logical.
    It is not based on economics. It is based in Health and scientific knowledge of microbes.

  2. Graham, I doubt whether Qld. Premier ANNASTACIA PALASZCZUK or Chief Health Officer Janette Young need any advice from you on how to handle Pandemic policy, they have kept Queenslanders very safe and contained any outbreaks to a minimum by well targeted lockdowns and strict border closures. All the time while under extreme political pressure from Morrison and Berejiklian trying desperately to derail her election campaign. In case you have forgotten, I’ll remind you, that nastiness backfired spectacularly, the Palaszczuk Govt. was resoundingly re-elected and in the process won five seats off the LNP., something they have still not recovered from. You seem to be in a similar predicament Graham, get over it the people have spoken.


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