Pandemic response failed the most vulnerable, independent report finds

A new independent review of Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has found "ill-conceived policies, politically driven health orders and excessive use of lockdowns failed to protect the old, disregarded the young and abandoned some of the nation’s most disadvantaged communities."

According to the Sydney Morning Herald the report "identifies four substantive failings in Australia’s response to the COVID crisis: inequitable government support measures that exacerbated existing social disadvantages; the unjustified closure of schools; inadequate protection of aged care residents; and the overuse of “brutal” lockdowns and border closures."

The report goes on to explain. "The use of protracted lockdowns, particularly in Melbourne and western Sydney, was the most contentious public health measure employed in the fight against COVID-19."
"The report’s authors describe lockdowns as a blunt instrument whose reach was excessive and implementation harsh."

This is just the tip of the iceberg.

Only a proper Royal Commission, like that proposed by One Nation, into these failures, lies and abuses of power has any chance of exposing the truth.

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