THE reality is that Covid-19 has now entrenched itself into our communities.
Since the outbreak of Covid-19, people living in the Limestone Coast have mainly been looking in from the outside.
Now it’s here and spreading rapidly throughout our communities.
According to many, New Year’s Eve at Robe was our first known ‘super spreader’ event.
Thousands of people flock to the popular seaside town each summer and this year was no different except it’s during a pandemic.
Hundreds of people packed into venues and there were even reports of people enjoying a ‘mosh pit’.
As to the State Government’s response, well, we must have been living in a parallel universe just a few months ago.
The State was thrown into lockdown over one case in Adelaide of a pizza delivery employee who had Covid-19, and again only months ago over a handful of cases in Adelaide.
Today things are very different, it appears that the State Government is not even listing locations where Covid-19 infected people have been and not contacting tracing all that may have been infected.
It beggars the question on why QR code check-in’s are even necessary if people are not being contacted.
The sad part is that we were all told the State Government had a plan to deal with Covid-19 once the borders had opened on November 23 last year.
It does appear that the plan has been a failure.
Our health system is under tremendous strain and the community is losing confidence in the State Government’s plan.
Today’s governance of the State appears to be a tussle of political and health objectives.
Of course the political objective is to win an election in March and the health objective is to keep people safe.
Given the comments by Government backbencher Nick McBride who said it’s now up to South Australians, as a society, to manage the virus, we can only assume his comments are an echo of his leader – the Premier, and a clue to the Government’s plan.