No thanks to the Gold Coast fuckwits, mostly young people, who refused to wear masks and carried on with life as normal because, you know, "personal rights". Spurred on by a local mayor who railed against the lockdown, just before they had a local case in the community.Thanks Queenslanders, awesome effort.
Had my second Az yesterday, 7 weeks and 2 days after the first. Clinic was not concerned at all by the less than 12 week wait, they'd booked me in at 10 weeks but I wanted to take advantage of a Sunday "mass clinic" to get the job done while locked down.
Had zero reaction to the first jab (like pretty much everyone I know), slight sore arm and morning after headache from second, but I think that was because it was a pretty rushed jab.
Seems Vic public servants are in the firing line, in the Aus (subscription required):
Fallout from Victorian Covid deaths set to escalate
As a result of a dramatic event at the weekend, the repercussions from Australia’s largest industrial accident, the deaths of 801 people as a result of the Victorian hotel quarantine blunders, are now set to escalate dramatically.
At the centre of the latest developments are two of Australia’s most eminent female silks——Kerri Judd and Rowena Orr—nicknamed around the nation as Rowena “Shock and Orr” after her brilliant role in the banking inquiry.
But also part of this new episode in the saga are senior politicians and public servants in the Victorian government, the Victorian occupational health and safety regulator, WorkSafe, and, most important of all, the need to continue to protect workers from industrial accidents around the state and perhaps the nation.
In September 2020, as allowed under the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act, Self Employed Australia and its executive director, Ken Phillips, guided by advice from top Australian OHS legal experts, used the provisions of the act to request prosecution of 16 people including current and former cabinet ministers and public servants.
In all, 142 prosecutions were requested under the 2004 Act, which was masterminded by former premier Steve Bracks. WorkSafe had nine months to either prosecute on each of the 142 grounds or explain why it was not prosecuting.
Although it’s a matter for the courts, on the surface, by not sending its investigative materials to Judd, WorkSafe appears to be in clear breach of its own act.
Watch this space…
Recently the operators of Queensland's Wivenhoe dam were successfully sued for exacerbating the 2011 floods by storing and releasing water contrary to their own operations manual, so public entities can be held to account for their actions.