Australians have been filled ‘with fear and alarmism’: Alan JonesSun 4:12 pm +01:00, 23 Aug 2020
The consequences to be inflicted on the personal wellbeing of Australians, business viability, the national economy, and mental health are far beyond what could be described as responsible management of the situation says Sky News host Alan Jones. “The nation is swimming in debt, kids are out of school, people are locked up while all along the mental anguish of what is taking place is beyond calculation,” Mr Jones said. On Monday, Premier Daniel Andrews outlined the details of his stage four lockdowns which will affect Metropolitan Melbourne for at least six weeks in a bid to slow the spread of COVID-19. Mr Andrews ordered all non-essential workers not to leave their homes from Thursday but promised people they will not need to bulk buy food as supermarkets, grocery stores and pharmacies would stay open. Mr Jones said if lockdowns were the answer, why do deaths continue to escalate around the country. Mr Jones discussed the issue with Garrick Professor of Law at the University of Queensland.