Revealed: Independent inquiry slams Australia’s COVID response
An independent review of Australia’s COVID-19 response has found the country failed its most vulnerable.
Former top public servant Peter Shergold led the review titled Fault Lines, which found politically driven health orders and excessive lockdowns failed to protect the old, ignored the young and abandoned disadvantaged communities.
You can read the full report HERE
Neil Mitchell from 3AW Mornings told Jim Wilson the people of Victoria will not be surprised with the review findings.
“Daniel Andrews failed the people, he became far too dictatorial.
“The impact on children was horrendous and we are still seeing the consequences.”
Press PLAY below to hear Neil Michell from 3AW Mornings share his thoughts on the review
The review has been informed by 200 health experts, public servants, epidemiologists and more.
“The response was heavy-handed but there was no playbook for how to handle it,” Ben Fordham said.
“Our leaders were playing it safe and doing the best they could.
“On the whole, Australians were extremely compliant but I think our leaders know there’s not a chance in hell of that happening next time.”
According to the Australia Bureau of Statistics, coronavirus killed 1,122 of the 171,000 people who died in Australia last year – equating to 0.6 per cent of the national total.
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