Comments on the Pandemic report tabled last week. 🧵
Tabled last week was 1/3 the required docs. It was the 'pandemic declaration report' required under sect 165AG that has to be published within 3 days. We're now waiting on the Pandemic Orders report (sect. 165AP), where the human rights advice is, which must be up within 7 days.
The final part is the publishing of these Orders in full in the Government Gazette, which also still hasn't happened (sect 165AR), which must be up within 10 working days.
Some comments on the pandemic report: nonsensical garbage. The majority of the 'pandemic declaration report' was just quoting verbatim the CHO report at the back. In multiple instances the reference for a statement is a literal copy/paste of the CHO report. It's a joke.
Some key parts:
- a relentless theme was 'vaccines are not enough'. Everywhere.
- when admitting vaxs offer protection & change the risk, apparently the 'scale of the pandemic' is the reason why there's still high risk. This makes little sense. The CHO report references don't..
..improve this, which focus on the fact vaxs are 'insufficient' to fully manage the risks, blames kids under 12 not being able to be vxd, says even the vxd can still get sick & that efficacy may wane over time.
(It's really quite a read)
- apparently 'people in regional areas of VIC are particularly vulnerable' with no explanation as to how/why.
- the peak is a table of cases by age group & outcomes, they reference it when claiming 'isn't possible to predict with confidence' who will have mild vs severe illness.
They're either mindblowingly stupid or blatant liars if they can't tell pretty easily which of these in the table is more likely to experience mild illness vs serious illness.
In this end this report is mostly a waffle piece of bureaucratic nonsense. The only real insight it offers is the fact our CHO/Premier seem to have little to no faith in the vaxs to manage/end this situation, so if you think those goalposts aren't going to move - think again.

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