Government & Politics

Should the government do more to protect people from the virus?

Government & Politics

Posted by: s

4th Feb 2022 11:02pm

The government should do more to protect people from the virus adopt more policies from overseas adopted.
For example overseas they give out the rapid tests for free.
They should do it here as well!

Comments 1

  • 6th Feb 2022 07:05pm

The Australian Federal Government has not handled the COVID pandemic well. Some State and Territorial Governments like Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory have protected their citizens much better with venue capacity numbers, mask wearing, check-in requirements and border restrictions. We each have personal responsibility to protect ourselves in the pandemic. I take it your question and statement relates to people working and children in school and the need for these individuals to have access to a RAT in going about their daily lives and not spreading the virus. The issue here is the supply and general accessibility of the test to everyday people, where most test kits are imported and not made in Australia but mainly China. Apparently some Australian businesses are now making the kits with the Queensland Government signing a supply agreement.

I believe you can get a free PCR and RAT at State testing clinics. Concession card holders can receive a number of free RATs from pharmacies. The Australian Federal Government believes free RATs for everyone is unaffordable. Once more tests are made and supplied locally and readily available for purchase at a reasonable price by the Australian public the situation of testing with a RAT should improve here.

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