The New South Wales technocrats are suffering from attention deficit syndrome, so we’re back to press conferences with meaningless statistics.
The Brad and Kerry Show yesterday resulted in a statement from the state’s most senior doctor with this as its final paragraph (bold mine):
Finally, I am urging everyone to continue to do the little things that will make a big difference, including staying home if unwell, testing if you have symptoms, and practicing good hygiene by washing your hands or sanitising regularly.
This statement was spoken by a medical doctor whose entire working day for over two and half years has been to be across all things Covid.
My job is nothing to do with Covid but I know that there have been multiple studies confirming the virus is exclusively airborne with minimal evidence of surface transmission.
Kerry Chant must surely be aware of this too.
What are our possible explanations?
1. Kerry is utterly rubbish at her prime responsibility.
2. Kerry doesn’t write this stuff and feels compelled to speak it, whilst knowing it’s incorrect.
3. Kerry knows it’s incorrect but doesn’t think it’s good for us if she updates the message based on new knowledge.
4. A bizarre alternative reason I’m not imaginative enough to think of.
None of these reasons are going to help Kerry convince anyone who has been paying attention to listen to a damn word she or her colleagues say ever again.
Line up peeps for your 4th jab of a 95% effective vaccine that prevents the spread so well that everyone you know has had the disease already.