… and yet she loves your freedom, till it dies. Madam Palaszczuk feels your pain – from her limo:
The Premier wanted to send a message to journalists and people watching at home.
“Respectfully we want Queenslanders to have a safe Christmas and New Year, we need people to check-in, wear masks, and be cautious where you’re going,” she said.
“It’s a small thing to do but we need people to be wearing masks until the population can get the booster.”
She said she had driven past the South Bank testing centre over the past few days and described the queues as “moderate”.
As elsewhere, in Queensland there is fun to be had watching three things: 1) a Premier attempting to reconcile the obsession with ‘cases’ she and the media cultivated with a feeble bug that – unless scorned in the public’s case-primed estimation – risks cutting a poll lead forged in phony crisis; 2) vaccine triumphalism forced to co-exist in rhetoric with booster crucialty; 3) segregationists eating Jim Crow. Bon appétit.