Tony Abbott revealed the shocking cost to save just ONE person infected with Covid while criticizing Australia’s ‘excessive reaction’ to the virus saying the country had ‘forgotten the inevitable death’
- Former PM Tony Abbott released the state’s Covid strategies in dramatic essay
- He said the “amazing” state has exacerbated challenges to national emergencies
- He said the $ 10 million per life cost saved by the restrictions was ‘gargantuan’
Mr Abbott said the Prime Minister’s claim that Covid’s restrictions had saved 30,000 lives meant we spent $ 10 million per life preserved when most of the dead were ‘very old and … I’m sick ‘.
While Abbott admitted that Covid’s responses by state leaders stemmed from an ‘ethical concern for the importance of life’ they were ultimately ‘excessive’ and ‘ruined lives’.
Mr. Abbott (pictured with wife Margie) said he used to exercise and drink coffee and therefore did not need to wear a face mask.
NSW has already decided to temporarily move the border, saying it will create more administrative difficulties for Tweed Shire residents living outside Tweed Heads
‘It’s often an overwhelming reaction from people who have forgotten the inevitable death and the importance of living each day as a whole,’ he wrote in The Australian.
Mr Abbott said it was a government’s duty to ‘minimize’ suffering not to some ‘pointless venture to end it’.
One of his main points was the high cost paid for the loss of ‘freedom’ – not getting them.
Mr Abbott claimed that ‘$ 350billion (almost 20 per cent of annual GDP)’ was spent on paying people to ‘not work’ and keep businesses closed.
Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott wears a Chinese character mask for ‘Australia’ while meeting with the President of Taiwan
He also claims the contradictions of how Australia handled Covid’s threat were so bad that it reminded him of a notoriously eccentric claim made by an American official during the Vietnam war.
‘So we protected lives and destroyed them all at once; such as the American official in Vietnam who declared that the village had to be destroyed to be saved, ’Abbott said.
The ‘worst feature’ of state pandemic responses, he said, is ‘oppressive rules where there is no medical justification yet ’.
He says this includes ‘regular denial to families of the right to say goodbye to loved ones in person’, ‘curfews and mask mandates outside’.
Mr. Abbott himself was reduced for not wearing a mask outside last month and fined $ 500, eventually brand name to the person who reported him as a ‘snitch’.
There are many examples of high-profile families being caught between states or denied access to dying relatives during a pandemic.
James Turbitt, 35, was denied entry to Western Australia to say goodbye to the dying mother in June.
The grieving son was forced to say goodbye to his mother in Perth from the hotel in Melbourne by a poor connection on a zoom call.
A son who flew from Europe only to be forced to say goodbye to a dying mother in Perth from a hotel room in Melbourne is ashamed to be Australian. Western Australia’s Labor Premier Mark McGowan in June refused to allow James Turbitt (pictured) in the state to see his mother for the last time in person.
Separate families were forced to celebrate Father’s Day on a bollard on the Queensland and NSW border last month.
On another occasion Queensland couple Dominique Facer and Mick Francis have been holding back from looking at their three-year-old son Memphis, for two months in 2021.
That happened after he visited his grandparents Mark and Alex at a cattle station more than 1,500 kilometers away in the NSW Riverina region.
Mr Abbott called the policies that separated people in nursing homes from loved ones ‘cruel’ because they ‘denied the human contact that is common where they live most’.
Western Australia, which has denied a man wanting to see his dying mother, now stipulates that anyone visiting from the rest of the country must be vaccinated
He also criticized ‘excessive policing’, policies costing ‘virtual house arrest’ and the refusal of states to allow individuals to go interstate for medical treatment or to reunite with family members.
Mr Abbott said we had become ‘shy and fearful people’ in a ‘concerned’ society ‘it is not easy to distinguish between large crises and small ones’ – although he admitted the pandemic was ‘a significant health challenge’. ‘.
He also took aim at ‘great premieres and chief health officials’ who claimed our pandemic responses were poorly reflected in the ‘national character’.
Mr. Abbott criticized ‘excessive policing’ in his essay
Police who attended protests in Melbourne were sometimes armed
Mr. Abbott said our ‘What does it say about our national character that we accept it?’
He added that our restrictions on Covid were ‘almost non -Australian’ and lamented that Britain was ‘better than us at taking this risk at their step’