It is sad that "unprecedented" has seemingly fallen from fave status amongst the far left as they describe how the climate has run amok.
I've noticed not one letter yet in any newspaper or journal that I read where the word has been used to describe anything remotely to do with climate.
It's understandable that "unprecedented great rainfalls" simply doesn't have the zing needed to feed mass hysteria but something nasty out there must still be unprecedented; perhaps they're not looking hard enough.
That's where Patricia Murray's letter ("Parallels between climate change and healthcare", The Daily Advertiser, January 12) provided blessed relief.
Five mentions of "crisis" and another three of "collapse" or "chaos" (unfolding by the "minute" Ms Murray points out) and one "spiraling out of control" to send shivers up the spine brought back all those fond memories of the alarmist days of yore.
The letter's context was also suitably arcane: if there's no evidence for climate catastrophe, just describe some other disaster and say, "See! Climate change is just like that!"
It doesn't even have to be healthcare related - the banking system, potholes in the road or Tennis Australia could all be used with equal aplomb.
The one dubious note was the slamming of Australia's (to the left, that means Scott Morrison's) lack of a "proactive" approach to the pandemic.
Since there is not a country in the world which has ever found any successful "proactive" measure to this continually mutating virus, I just can't see the word inheriting the grandeur of "unprecedented"; even if they share a certain whimsical absurdity.
The National COVID committee comprising the PM, Territory Ministers and Premiers, have totally managed to divide the nation with the haves and have nots with the allocating of rapid antigen test kits.
This should not be about who can or can't afford these units, which are grossly overpriced.
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They just don't get why people are blowing up and here is a simple explanation and solution.
They are asking people to use them, and for those not covered by the government, at their own cost and who is it actually for in the end, not them, but to protect others and minimise hospitalisations.
They say that it will open the flood gates logistically and be economically unachievable to businesses.
Why can't they be allocated to 'everyone' for free and distributed via the same system that they have done with the dine and discover vouchers?
If people want more, then they pay for them, this will stop stockpiling or useless purchasing that happened.
By making it freely available to everyone takes away the panic.
Such a simple solution and yet the muppets up top can't or refuse to see it.
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