6.Jones wrote: ↑Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:48 pmMy point is it's not happening here, and that our approach might therefore be best.bimboman wrote: ↑Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:47 pm6.Jones wrote: ↑Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:44 pmI'll make it plain. No one has Covid. No one is dying of Covid. And we have strong economic growth. You can still leave and get in. You just have to have a good reason - drinking lager out of each others' front bottoms in Bali isn't a good reason - and quarantine for 14 days when you do. What's wrong with that picture?bimboman wrote: ↑Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:34 pm6.Jones wrote: ↑Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:31 pm The poster child for lockdowns is Western Australia. I'm not being a fanboi, only a satisfied beneficiary. We had a particularly stringent lockdown, with $50k fines for crossing prohibited borders. With no influx of people, the virus was controlled and then disappeared. Now there's no virus, and we're maintaining strict border controls, in the face of pressure from the national government to relax them. And there's no economic downturn. Life is normal. The downside of course is that when we open our borders the virus will come flooding back in. But we can wait until a vaccine is developed. There's no obvious reason why we should experience it here.
“Life is normal”
“We have closed our borders”
“A good reason” , as decided by the state....
Let’s not keep pretending the new normal is right. While you say strong economic growth 10’s of millions are re entering absolute poverty and liberty is being taken away across the west.
There’s plenty wrong with the picture.
You yourself says you need “good reason” for things, as decided by the authorities, so some of it is happening there.
The idea that we can suddenly endorse isolationism as the right thing to do is also very questionable.
What’s happening is horrendous.