Elite’s crazy comments illustrate Covid lunacy
Just when you thought the stupid couldn’t get any worse.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison saying on Sunday that vaccines are “not a substitute for lockdowns” and only lockdowns will end lockdowns.
Rita Panahi Herald Sun July 27, 2021
As Victoria officially ends Lockdown Five and enters another period of “Lockdown Lite’’, let’s ponder three profoundly stupid moments from the political elite in the past three days.
1. Prime Minister Scott Morrison saying on Sunday that vaccines are “not a substitute for lockdowns” and only lockdowns will end lockdowns. Just when you thought the PM couldn’t say anything sillier than the vaccine rollout is “not a race” he comes out with this absurdity.
Morrison must be clear and consistent in communicating that vaccines will free the nation from lockdown lunacy, and soon.
2. Therese Rein floating a conspiracy theory about AstraZeneca is unhelpful at the best of times but particularly when there is so much vaccine hesitancy in the community. The former first lady tweeted: “The 50 million doses of AstraZeneca for Australia are being manufactured by biopharmaceutical company CSL.
Which senators and MPs and donors of the federal coalition have shares in CSL?” For the record, while the Pfizer vaccine is sold for a profit, the AZ vaccine is sold at cost and CSL’s share price has barely moved since the vaccine was launched.
3. Premier Daniel Andrews saying he “didn’t know” why anti-lockdown protesters were protesting? Really, Premier, you have no clue? The Premier seemed befuddled when a journalist pointed out that many were protesting against him.
Schools will re-open and hospitality businesses will be permitted to operate with occupancy and density restrictions as of Wednesday, July 28 as Victoria’s Covid-19 cases continue to stabilise.
NSW is making Adolph proud: