Updated: Oct 9, 2020
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Where have they all been when we needed their expertise on the ground since March?
Let me start by saying sorry to all the people who are under enormous stress currently. Sorry to all those families who have lost someone dear to them and are trying to get through their grief. I can't imaging how difficult this must be for these people and their families. I hope and trust that your (and more collectively our) situations will improve in the coming days, weeks and months.
Also let me say thank you to all the hard working people who have been getting on with their work (whatever work it is) as best they can over the last seven month. I hope that we all get an opportunity to participate in our work again over the coming months.
I read with increasing frustration the conga-line of armchair experts rolling out their opinions on what is wrong with the current covid-19 response, what we should have known and we should have done to avert the catastrophe we have been through for the last seven months. Gosh how we needed you and your skills then, but maybe not your opinions now.
I'm tired of these critics who it seems to me have an agenda that may not be about our collective futures but something more self-serving.
I yearn for someone who is forward looking offering hope and someone who can tap the potential of the people to allow us to go forward confidently and with less acrimony.
Please, if you feel you need to critic our current situation or our recent past be mindful of those who are still affected by it and may be further traumatised by your musings.
Lastly a note to the critics, commentators, editors, sub-editors and advisors who peddle the current line of chat in print or online. Please have a heart, take it easy and consider those who are still feeling the effect of all that has happened since March.
Finally I welcome myself into the donkey commentator club (hee-haw).
Really, this is the last line; if you are tired, feeling stressed or don't know what to do, remember you are not alone (even if it feels like you are) ring; Mensline 1300 78 99 78, Lifeline 13 11 14 Kidshelpline 1800 55 1800 or me 0431 212 099.