A recent cabinet meeting marks the end of the covid response in my eyes. As per the ABC:
– Mandatory COVID isolation will end from October 14
– Financial support will be continued for some workers to be able to isolate if needed
– The chief medical officer says it marks the likely end of the emergency pandemic response
So now we have come through the Covid response and basically ended up where we suggested 2 and a half years ago, i.e living with it. What exactly did the response cost us. I will start:
Babies Dying because they could not travel interstate. Countless people unable to grieve at loved ones funeral. Husbands denied access to the birth of their child. The desperately ill dying alone. Children falling behind at school. Teenagers facing unprecedented social anxiety and taking their own lives. Destruction of the supply chain. Massive inflation. Recession. Toddlers with speech delays. Spike in undiagnosed diseases and people not seeking treatment.
Please add as many as you can think of into the comments. I want to make a complete list, we can’t let the publics short memory allow these monsters to get away with this.