The PM’s somewhat sloppy handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has been mitigated by the fact that Australia was doing pretty well in containing the disease despite all the self-made complications. Now that Victoria is experiencing a resurgence of COVID-19 cases due to some seriously irresponsible quarantine practices, ol’ mate Scott Morrison has decided now’s the time to step up and *checks notes* take some holiday leave so he can vacation with his family to Sydney.
Speaking of Scott Morrison and COVID-19, the GOAT team talk about life after lockdown on ‘It’s Been A Big Day For…’ below:
During his COVID-19 update presser on July 10 (via ABC News), Scott Morrison casually shoehorned in a bit about how his family will be headed to the “outskirts of Sydney” for the school holidays, how he’ll only be taking “some time” off to be with them, and how it’s not a vacation since he’ll be WFH the entire time thanks to technology allowing him to “take briefings, calls and meetings in dealing with the situation whether it be Victoria or the other situations in the country.”
But don’t worry, folks, because Scotty From Marketing says just because he’s “not standing in front of a camera it does not mean I am not behind my desk or doing what I need to do on a daily basis,” and he’ll be back in Canberra in no time!
Is now the time for the leader of a country to be going on holiday while a second wave of COVID-19 cases is surging in one of its most populous states?
Perhaps not, but this habit of taking vacations while Australia is in the middle of a serious crisis isn’t new for Scott Morrison seeing as how he jetted off to Hawaii while we were fighting the bushfires at the start of 2020, only be dragged kicking and screaming back home after being called out.
Other than his
family vacation WFH holiday plans, the other important things of note mentioned by Scott Morrison during his presser included how we must keep up with social distancing rules and face masks, international arrivals being halved, the Victoria hotel quarantine fiasco getting a national review, the hasty denial that the crappy COVIDSafe app was a failure, and a non-update on whether we can travel to New Zealand (we still can’t).
So all in all, a pretty standard Scotty From Marketing press conference. But let’s look on the bright side: at least Scott Morrison told us about his supposed WFH holiday and whereabouts he’s headed this time around.
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