Yes, our Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, did not mince her words yesterday.
Gladys was forthright:
“And I’ll be shocked if it’s less than 100 this time tomorrow of additional new cases,” she said.
“So we can’t stress enough the importance of not only following the rules but also realising the risk that the people who will suffer the most.
“If you don’t worry about yourself, that’s your decision. But think about your closest family members, your closest people in your life, they’re the people that are most impacted.”
And I just saw on Sky Up to Sh*t the juvenile Dolt from the IPA adding his bit to undermining the message. Like father like son. I will not link to their nonsense.
On Facebook today I had a manifesto moment.
In keeping with my attitude over a considerable period, I personally will refrain from political comment on the current COVID outbreak in Greater Sydney including Illawarra, particularly what may be called bitching and moaning comments. There are enough such voices screaming into cyberspace already.
Instead, focus on the objective facts of what we are confronting and do whatever it takes to support every effort to deal with those facts, including police action if it is necessary.
I would certainly include the more recent asinine comments on Sky from yesterday’s man Alan Jones among those whose bitching and moaning are to be ignored. I also on the other hand have stopped taking too much notice of Crikey.com. I do keep an eye on people who really do have something to say based on solid expertise, such as Bill Bowtell or Professor Doherty or Raina MacIntyre — and including my own cousin Dr Julie Christison.
But you already know that I detest politics, really, and the screaming in the dunny side of social media. But maybe that is just me.
And (in passing and I won’t elaborate) it is a shame, and quite ironic really given the attention paid to ScoMo’s religion, sometimes unfairly, that on this issue we have a Prime Minister who is FAR from charismatic!
Stay safe everyone, and try to stay positive.
For every political post, post something beautiful or uplifting, because this world needs such things even more today!
Latest too is that a Wollongong suburb, Fairy Meadow, has hit the list of affected places.
The Australian government has started a new advertising campaign, which has received its share of criticism on the grounds of bad taste, and even hypocrisy as our government has not entirely covered itself in glory on the vaccination front.
Bill Bowtell has had this to say on Twitter:
Health messages should be honest and authentic. An actor pretending to have Covid is not authentic or truthful. If they wished to do so, people with or who have survived Covid telling their true stories would get the message across. Or the families of those lost to Covid.
Here is one that was out there last year.
Perhaps this next one would be effective? There are various versions around, but this one gets me in!
Warning: EXPLICIT if everyday language.
But in the spirit of my manifesto:
This is now happening in Sydney.