- Oct 7, 2001
- AFL Club
I think the Americans and Europeans live under the belief that no matter what they do, the virus will still bend them over and have its way with them.Equally, to think that the country will be locked off from the rest of the world for years by a virus from which the vaccinated vulnerable will be protected, while Europeans and Americans are able to freely travel much of the globe, is beyond reasonable and frankly unbearable.
For the Europeans it’s the simple fact that each individual country has its own response, then the communist bloc have another response. Being land locked is a huge disadvantage.
For the Americans, their political system is so fractured that each opposing state reacts negatively to what is happening right next to them. Throw in a maniac like Trump who gathers the marginalised nutjobs to the forefront and any response to this pandemic is fractured.
As an island we have a huge advantage, which the Government has taken advantage of. The fact they have to deal with very few states/territories is also an advantage.
There was a statement from another poster about chasing a zero Covid policy. That’s simply unachievable, but that’s what we appear to be doing.
If the Morrison Government does up the quarantine facilities, outside of cities CBD’s, then unfettered (for the majority) travel may still happen in 2022. But there will always be regulations about this travel. Negative test within 48/72 hours of return, 14 days in government/home isolation. The bare minimum that must be enforced for years to come.