Under the Gladys Berejiklian’s lauded dispensations, “Only fully vaccinated people and those with medical exemptions will have access to the freedoms allowed under the Reopening NSW roadmap.” For example, the Monday after the 70% target is reached, retail will be opened. Drool in envy Melbournians. If only Dan was so enlightened. If you doubt that tune in to Sky News.
Never in the history of human affairs has a political leader had to do so little to earn the admiration of so many fair-weather conservatives. As an Untouchable I will still be able to buy groceries and medicines; and, I understand, pot plants and screwdrivers, drills and hammers and suchlike will become accessible. However, shoes, clothing, books, gifts of various kinds will be off limits. Checked my wardrobe. All right for now. No hair, banned from barbers, no hardship.
Additionally, it’s a comfort that I have complete confidence in the inability of government to implement a passport system of the ubiquitous kind Ms Berejiklian envisages in her reveries. Will there be loud beeps when an uncredentialled Mrs Jones tries to enter a gift shop?
Before ending, a compliment to Prue MacSween (Apology to Teena McQueen, who I originally mistakenly named). When on a panel yesterday evening with Rita Panahi and Nick Cater, she said that she would feel uncomfortable, as a (leaky) vaccinated person, sitting on a plane next to an unvaccinated person. She quite obviously feels distraught about the possibility of catching and then passing on the virus to an ‘unprotected’ person. Very Christian of her, I must say.