Do we all really appreciate the seriousness of the coronavirus - COVID-19?
Fortunately, our governments and the majority of the community do.
To suggest this is a conspiracy theory is just ignorance in the extreme - "can't see it, haven't got it, don't know anyone who has it".
I, like most thinking people, have faith in our medical advisors and the leadership across the nation.
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Our Premier and Minister for Health are doing a remarkable job by following the advice of specialist health officials; however, mistakes will be made.
I don't think some aspects of our media are being helpful with their negative reporting, with their thinking being "don't let the facts get in the way of a desperately needed story".
The Victorian opposition is not helping, either, and is also culpable by creating fear that is not necessary.
The fact is that this pandemic is serious.
Our leadership has done a remarkable job in saving us from a catastrophe.
The majority of Australians are on board, but, sadly, there are some that have little or if any regard for the health and welfare of our communities, nor for their fellow Australians.
I like most people trust the decision-making of our governments.
It is time to stop the sensationalism and understand the biggest issue facing our community is the wellbeing of the vulnerable in our communities.
We must appreciate that the national cabinet's current primary concern is the health of Australians and therefore it is focused on containing this highly infectious virus; however, the Prime Minister, the Premiers and the Chief Ministers understand that their decisions relating to COVD-19 are having a devastating effect on the economy and people's employment and have therefore implemented various schemes and grants to mitigate as best as possible the fallout from this pandemic.
We are the lucky country; take a good look at what is happening overseas.
Be grateful that we are in control of our future, we must support our governments and the decisions they make in our best interests.
Stay safe, stay at home and be kind to one another.
Ron Egeberg, Soldiers Hill