Did we get it right?

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mavisbramston
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Did we get it right?

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I wonder how, with border closures , lock downs, mask wearing..How will we be judged by history.
We put community health before the economy.
Have we over reacted?
In my opinion we mostly got it right.
Hotel quarantine should be looked at again.
On balance though I think we learned along the way.
Love to know your thoughts.

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We put community health before the economy.
To a certain degree anyhow, perhaps more could have been done, but any degree was better than none. Which would have been insupportable. A country's economy is not like a household economy. There are many articles on this going back over years, but a fairly recent one is from UK. https://neweconomics.org/2018/10/a-gove ... -household. Well-being has a value. It is really time the way the economy is calculated was brought up to date.
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mavisbramston wrote:
27 Jun 2021, 00:14
I wonder how, with border closures , lock downs, mask wearing..How will we be judged by history.
We put community health before the economy.
Have we over reacted?
In my opinion we mostly got it right.
Hotel quarantine should be looked at again.
On balance though I think we learned along the way.
Love to know your thoughts.
WE will be judged just fine. Our,so-called leaders,on the other hand will be judged differently. Under the doona when news is bad. Waving their hands,yelling,"look at me",when news is good.
The punters know that the horse called Morality rarely gets past the post,whereas the nag called Self-interest always runs a good race. ..... Gough Whitlam 19/10/89

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Yes, history will condemn the mismanagement, no doubt about it. As for us...we mostly did as we were told.

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I think most of us did the best we could to follow the RULES!
Unfortunately some people were stupid enough to ignore the rules!
Hotel Quarantine was and is a disaster!
Letting people from badly infected countries fly in was a mistake!
I hope we can all be vaccinated, as I am sure that will stop another serious situation.
I know I feel safer having had my second shot a week ago.
Take care everyone,
:good_luck :happy-sunshine:

mavisbramston
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Thank you for your clear intelligent posts everyone.

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