13 July, 2021
COVID’s sickening, this is worse
WHAT’S that terrible noise? What’s that horrible smell? Could it be Queenslanders, from one end of the State to the other, throwing up? Probably, and for good reason. On Sunday our Premier delivered a projectile vomit-inducing COVID message under the heading “Thank you Queensland: Trust each other and do the right thing”. It resulted in a tidal wave of nausea.
WHAT’S that terrible noise? What’s that horrible smell? Could it be Queenslanders, from one end of the State to the other, throwing up?
Probably, and for good reason. On Sunday our Premier delivered a projectile vomit-inducing COVID message under the heading “Thank you Queensland: Trust each other and do the right thing”. It resulted in a tidal wave of nausea.
No need to put your finger down your throat when you read, “The first thing I wanted to say is THANK YOU.”
Then came the fear tactics, “The Delta strain transmits in an instant to people who are simply passing each other in the streets.”
One can only wonder why she didn’t explain how COVID doesn’t transmit to people crammed shoulder-to-shoulder in football stadiums or why lockdowns are always lifted in time for major football matches. Best medical advice, obviously.
This next bit really fired me up.
“I want to appeal to the most vulnerable group, those in their 70s.
The next two weeks are crucial.
If you are unvaccinated you should avoid going out to minimise the risk. We are all in this together.”
That’s BS Premier and you know it.
You lift lockdown restrictions in time for football matches and then tell me to go into self-isolation for my own protection. Protection from what — marauding hordes of football fans?
If anyone, including unvaccinated 69-year-olds, can pack into Lang Park, disregarding social distancing and mask wearing, why shouldn’t I go to my local coffee shop or petrol station, mask on?
Do I have to hide behind locked doors?
And why did our Premier single out those in their 70s as “the most vulnerable group”?
What have we done to offend so mightily?
What about the even older ones, those in their 80s and 90s, who are also an obvious burden on, and threat to, the rest of the population? What about those with underlying health issues, the indigenous population, and other “vulnerables”?
We are all in this together? What a load of tosh.
We’re locked in it for the duration and in the conditions she and her team impose on us.
Then came the condescending drivel we have become use to in between the threats and the lectures: “…Queenslanders have once again stood up to protect themselves and their communities. A special shout-out to the people of Townsville, Magnetic Island and Palm Island. This was your first real brush with COVID and you showed Australia once again what North Queenslanders are made of.”
And to ensure we made it to the dry-retching stage she added: “COVID is strong. But Queensland is stronger.”
How cringeworthy is that?
Why didn’t she chuck in a few teardrop emojis and repeat Anna Bligh’s “We are Queenslanders; we’re the people that they breed tough north of the border. We’re the ones that they knock down and we get up again.”