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    Dave Bradley

    ABC The drum 19/11/20 had retired head of defense Admiral Barry point out why hotel quarantine in population centers must end and how defense can and must take it over immediately.. Thecan do it and have done it …

    Ellen Fanning: Professor Mary-Louise McLaws has just said that the days of flying people into the middle of big cities and densely populated areas and so forth are over, and maybe somebody should pick up the phone to the Chief of the Defence force , maybe tomorrow, if not today …..
    Admiral Chris Barrie: Probably tomorrow, Ellen.
    The first point to be made is-having purpose built repatriation facilities to deal with a pandemic issue is something we need to look forward to. You know, every six years over the last 30 years, there’s been a serious pandemic according to the WHO. This one is a real curly one. It’s showing all sorts of different characteristics.
    So, first, I think we were lucky in the first wave. We learned from Victoria that going too soft early doesn’t work, I applaud what the south Australians have done. Six hard days-go hard go early, then see what you’ve got- gives you a chance to really nip it in the bud.
    If you look at Europe and you look at the United States right now, you know what happens if you think this game is over. It’s not over, not by a long shot. So picking up the phone and talking to the Chief of the Defence force in my day, and I’m sure in General Campbell’s day- we have experience about how to do some of this stuff, and we’ve done it before. They should be in remote areas where people can’t have another job. They should be properly policed. And their health monitors need to be done constantly to make sure we know what’s going on.
    Ellen Fanning: And that’s within the capability of Defence at the moment. Tomorrow?

    Admiral Chris Barrie: Look the government could do this with the turn of a switch. And the fact of the matter is, we have a lot of Australians still overseas waiting to come home. They want to come home for Christmas. But what are we going to do? Repeat this another three or four times? Will it be New South Wales next, or Queensland, or who? We don’t know.

    One more retired expert for Morrison to ignore like last year?


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