Rachael Terry, South Golden Beach
For a long time we were told that masks were ineffective and unnecessary. Now we’re branded selfish if we don’t wear one.
For a long time we were told that transmission was via surfaces, and we had to disinfect our shopping items, use antibacterial products on our hands and everything we touched. Now, no one seems too bothered about all of that.
For a time, we were told that the (investigational) vaccine would severely limit the risk of serious illness, hospitalisation, death and transmission. Now we see many cases worldwide of fully vaccinated people being hospitalised and dying.
We’re told that we must comply to save lives. But apparently we’re not to care about the lives lost as a direct result of lockdowns, that is, owing to depression, loss of livelihoods, suicides and domestic violence.
We’re told that the measures being taken are necessary because of the pandemic. So far, in Australia, 948 people have died from COVID-19. Yet, in 2017 4,269 people died of influenza and pneumonia, and there was no mass hysteria or talk of vaccination passports. In fact, according to the ABS, the overall death rate in 2020 was comparable to the lowest rate of the preceding ten years!
Is anyone else confused?