I’m not sure which is more unreal, the portrayal of Australia as a dystopian nightmare or local presenters not seeing why it looks that way to everyone else. There is this as well which you might also have a read of: Fox News host Tucker Carlson slams Australia’s lockdown ‘lunacy’. The Carlson presentation is also shown in the video above.
Friends from around the world keep writing to me about what they hear and it is pretty amazing. I’m not sure it’s any worse here than anywhere else. The actual point is that it’s pretty insane in lots of places, not just here, with Daniel Andrews a low point.
Still, when will this all end remains the question. It’s mostly just pretend anyway: The CDC Only Tracks a Fraction of Breakthrough COVID-19 Infections, Even as Cases Surge.
As the pandemic enters a critical new phase, public health authorities continue to lack data on crucial questions, just as they did when COVID-19 first tore through the United States in the spring of 2020. Today there remains no full understanding on how the aggressively contagious delta variant spreads among the nearly 200 million partially or fully vaccinated Americans like Ingram, or on how many are getting sick.
The nation is flying blind yet again, critics say, because on May 1 of this year — as the new variant found a foothold in the U.S. — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mostly stopped tracking COVID-19 in vaccinated people, also known as breakthrough cases, unless the illness was severe enough to cause hospitalization or death.
Did you get that: “the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mostly stopped tracking COVID-19 in vaccinated people”. The data is complete junk, both in relation to numbers, and in relation to whether vaxxinated people are getting Covid. There is something very sinister going on, but it will be quite a while before we know what it is. But it remains a massive worry, and by that I don’t mean Covid-19.