Graham Mathews, Possum Creek
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.