Looking back on a year of uncertainty
We have had almost two years of COVID-19, with an almighty array of decision makers, decisions, SNAFU's, logistical headaches and missed opportunities.
While it is not totally reasonable, a lot of blame could be lain on the shoulders of PM Morrison and Premiers Perrottet (NSW), Andrews (Vic).
Morrison should have taken control, which he ineffectually occasionally did and allowed the states to proceed to rule the roost, in the case of WA,NSW and QLD this could be quite effective.
There needed to be a process controller to design the process and oversee and secure the procedural elements of the process, CHO's and the Vaccination Technical Group would provide input for decision making.
The whole COVID-19 process was an example of decision making with uncertainty.
Omicron has stretched the limits of uncertainty. One of the first steps, needed to be a strong acknowledgment of uncertainty, consider more options, take more calculated chances, learn and knock a few heads together.
We have seen recently that a doctor's group had suggested obtaining more testing kits.
And in our best neo liberal fashion, politicians have destroyed the doing function of the public service.
Peter Corkish, Wollongong
I'm wondering what plan Scotty and his cronies have planned for living with COVID-19 (aka let it rip policy) in aged care facilities?
Are they going to be forever in lockdown which he doesn't want for anyone else as cases and hospitalisation rises including in aged care facilities. There are so many not seeing families or any visitors and those that are it is very restricted. Just because they are old and may have underlying conditions surely they have the right to live the rest of their lives with dignity and without fear.
It appears once again that he is failing to take responsibility of what is a federal government area.
Darryl Glover, Mount Warrigal
Was Keynes the greatest economist of the 20th century? (Would John Keynes have purchased Bitcoin ? December 28 ). He was certainly a successful investor but his theories failed to address the cause of the money problems that his theories dealt with. And so Keynes, and the ' classical economists' failed to address unemployment and the gross iniquitous share of the nation's wealth.
These issues will continue until they are addressed.. Covid-19 and its' variants will continue until the cause is eliminated. And so will unemployment and social inequity continue until their cause is addressed.
Reg Wilding Wollongong
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