Residents in NSW, WA, QLD and the NT are back in lockdown, premiers continue to play petty politics and the blame game, and the federal government seem reluctant to take strong, bold & decisive action.
Meanwhile, the overseas situation is rapidly improving with 14 European Union nations opening quarantine-free travel to people fully immunised.
‘Vaccine passports’ - as simple as a green tick on a Covidsafe app on a smartphone - are also being used by US cruise ship companies who are allowing fully vaccinated passengers to travel.
Back here in Australia, and although we have good vaccine supplies, the rollout has been painfully slow and the costly, crippling lockdowns continue.
Yes COVID presents complex problems, but as those overseas examples show the solution seems surprisingly simple - put the onus on the people.
It’s time to remove the politics, to realise COVID doesn’t see suburbs, LGA’s or state borders, and to take decisive individual action.
A digital vaccination passport - a simple online record proving both jabs have been completed - will save businesses, boost the economy and restore life as we knew it.
Have something to say on this? Share your views in the comments section below. Or if you have a news story or tip-off, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org