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September 21, 2021

COVID advantage squandered

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Australia has indeed been ‘the lucky country’ in the COVID-19 pandemic until recently, yet ‘run mainly by second rate people’ as the original quote continues.

Our federal and state governments have squandered our advantage by not creating safe quarantine hubs, by not ordering enough vaccines, by not creating more positions, better pay and working conditions for healthcare workers, by not having a succinct and clear vaccination campaign and by not enforcing timely lockdowns.

Luckily most Australians are community minded, smart, willing and able to hold a hose when there’s a fire, taking things into their own hands, as they do with battling bushfires and climate change. There are just some things we need our government to do for us and it would be nice if we didn’t have to drag it into action kickin’ and screamin’ every time there’s a crisis.

Dr Ulf Steinvorth, Specialist in General Practice/Emergency Medicine, Dunoon

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