Really the one's not looking good here are the premier Steve Marshall law and SA health department for blaming someone who has liedYou really don’t have an idea of what’s happened here do you? No one is blaming the person who lied for the outbreak, but we (me, most I’d SA, the Premier and SA Health are blaming him for the LOCKDOWN RESPONSE. Why? Because instead of merely having to trace contacts that occur over time, this person alleged that they could have only obtained the virus through contact of a pizza/pizza box. Now we have to trace every person that not only came in contact with the shop, but every person who had contact with the pizzas/pizza boxes, that’s hundreds of orders, maybe a thousand people per day.
Had it been revealed that this was transferred during work, then it would be ONE business shut, a deep clean and a COVID test for the employees and their families.
You can't fault the SA response but you can fault the the hotel quantine system itself and the way it operates, employing a casualised workforce probably foreign workers on temporary visas probably under trained not tested enough (your only as good as your last test) this could/will happen again quite easily tomorrow next week next month on Thursday for all we know
You do know that we have had professional, full time, or at least permanently employed, Australian tertiary educated, highly trained doctors and nurses with full PPE still contacting the virus at work don’t you? More than once actually, so on that basis, as much as I am not a huge fan of hotel quarantine (for the record, I would more extensively test and isolate people BEFORE they are even allowed to depart for Australia, more likely ensuring they’re arriving ‘clean’) it would seem that hotel quarantine is better at isolating the virus than our hospitals, doctors and nurses - let’s not forget that a decent number of hospital cleaners are likely employed under near same terms as hotel cleaning staff.
Pay them properly, some need two or more jobs to make ends meet pathetic in this day and age, having a casualised workforce as the front line covid 19 response seems to me a lesson NOT learned
Who’s going to pay for that? They in all likelihood are being paid properly, that’s just what cleaners get paid...
The in general, primary thing you’re forgetting here, is that it’s because SA’s response to and control of COVID has been so good we are able to isolate an outbreak like this down to one person, the one room, and pretty much even the very surfaces that caused it, something that near no other country (certainly not even New Zealand with their last outbreak) would be likely able to do, if they even had the time to bother doing such investigation.