On November 5, 2020, the Washington Post declared that Australia had practically eradicated COVID “by putting faith in science” and the nation had “become a pandemic success story.” According to the most recent COVID knowledge, Australia’s case depend has risen 19,511% for the reason that Post heaped such reward on a rustic that has since gone into a number of lockdowns and has left its residents stranded abroad.
So how precisely did Australia win the conflict on the ‘VID earlier than it will definitely flared up once more this summer season? Citizens had to surrender civil liberties.
“Perhaps most important, though, leaders from across the ideological spectrum persuaded Australians to take the pandemic seriously early on and prepared them to give up civil liberties they had never lost before, even during two world wars,” the Post wrote.
Fast-forward to September 2021. The civil liberties got up, tens of 1000’s of residents caught overseas can’t get again into their nation, and components of Australia the place COVID is low to non-existent, are now refusing to open borders inside the nation to different Australian states.
Well I checked on Australia once more to see if the limitless lockdowns & police enforced seashore masks carrying had introduced circumstances again down but, however nope, not but
We’re as much as a 19,511% enhance for the reason that Washington Post mentioned they’d “almost eliminated” COVID with religion in science
— IM (@ianmSC) September 17, 2021
With its Zero COVID plan admittedly unachievable, Australia now says it is going to vaccinate the nation out of the COVID period — which we all know is futile as Israel is discovering. But with 31.4% of the inhabitants vaccinated and a vaccination variety of 80% being thrown round earlier than restrictions can be lifted, residents will proceed to take care of issues like helicopters flying round ensuring persons are complying with authorities orders.
Every day I see choppers flying over my space a minimum of 3-4 occasions (its supposedly LGA of concern). Post code primarily based biased factor’s gonna proceed I assume
— Kunal Langer (@langerkunal) September 12, 2021
The authorities is aware of it can not presumably maintain this lockdown charade going, which was famous in August by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. “This is not a sustainable way to live in this country,” Morrison mentioned.
He’s speaking concerning the restrictions which have turned Australia right into a North Korea so far as residents’ capacity to maneuver freely. People need to beg the federal government to leap on flights that are uncommon. Citizens want particular exemptions to journey internationally. Now there’s discuss of utilizing facial recognition domestically to trace folks and ensure they’re complying with COVID guidelines.
Of course, the facial recognition stuff is in a *trial run* — wink, wink.
Anti-lockdown protests have been banned. The army has been despatched out to ensure persons are complying. There are COVID checkpoints. Dissenters are arrested. Masks are mandated outdoors.
And Australia is meant to be a democracy.
“Enduring rules of that sort would certainly render a country a police state. In year two of the pandemic, with COVID-19 now thought to be endemic, rather than a temporary emergency the nation could avoid, how much time must pass before we must regard Australia as illiberal and unfree?” The Atlantic wrote September 2.
Just how dangerous are issues for Australians caught in a endless loop of lockdowns and restrictions? Just this week, a 64-year-old man, who had escaped from an Australian jail in 1992 and had been on the run ever since, walked right into a Sydney police station and turned himself in.
Why? His work in Sydney as a laborer and handyman had dried as much as the purpose the place going again to jail meant no extra nights sleeping on the seashore. “Stuff it, I’ll go back to prison where there’s a roof over my head,” Darko Desic instructed Australian media retailers.
While Australia has been in a position to maintain its demise toll to 4 out of each 100,000 Australians, one has to marvel what’s going to occur to a rustic that believes residents should hand over much more freedoms with a purpose to win the battle towards COVID.
Is the federal government within the temper to offer again liberties and management now that they’ve it? Sit again and watch how this performs out. You make the decision.
Australia has nearly eradicated the coronavirus — by placing religion in science https://t.co/1qTIIdZzZw
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 5, 2020