Danny Boy kudos
I take my hat off to Peter Scullin, for his excellent version of "Danny Boy", published on Friday, September 18.
I did enjoy that.
Even the most ardent admirer of Chairman Dan must admit that he and his government have made a right old pig's ear of the COVID-19 pandemic in Victoria.
The Premier keeps insisting that he is being led by "the science".
Perhaps using cultural diversity and inclusion as the basis for the hotel quarantine program was scientific.
Who am I to nay say it?
Mr Andrews does seem to have elevated evasion and deflection to a science.
Does that count?
In Victoria we have been in the situation where the premier's program though the pandemic is the only way, even if it kills us.
Sadly, too often, it has.
Murray McPhie, Epsom
More aged care worries
I note the comments by letter writer Ken Price published in the Bendigo Advertiser on October 9, 2020, concerning " Aged Home Care Fears".
There is certainly a lack of action taken by governments to investigate and overcome the problems in aged care, not just those in home care.
There are in my opinion too many Australians waiting to receive a home care package, rather than paying a large amount of money for the room in a residential care home.
Consider those who are forced to pay those sums required for the room and who are then forced to pay a daily charge and a means tested fee as well.
Not all private nursing homes are like the ones being talked about.
The federal government has indicated that it is waiting for the Royal Commission findings in February 2021 before acting on aged care.
Read more news:
1 What is required is a full investigation into who is paying what and why?
2 Why shouldn't aged care be like Medicare and available for all without financial barriers.
We need a new approach to supporting older Aussies in their last days with a proper system which provides for sufficient and well-paid staff.
Bill Collier, Golden Square
We need museums, galleries, gyms, picture theatres and indoor swimming pools to be opened to help the businesses, allow people to enjoy their services and assist in everyone's mental and physical wellbeing.
Social distancing can be arranged as it was before.
Dina Galea, Echuca
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