February 3, 2023


Quality news, views and analysis of issues that affect and inform us in the Douglas Shire.

On any view of it, we are in extraordinary times. We are in the midst of a pandemic. People are dying. COVID-19 is, in many respects, unique compared to recent mass infectious diseases, like SARS and MERS. This disease is potentially fatal. It is highly contagious. It does not discriminate. Asymptomatic infected persons can spread it and its sequelae are not confined to pneumonia. It has been linked to major organ damage due to embolism and in children, severe septic shock.

With promises to consult, be transparent and represent the people of the Shire, the Mayor needs to explain the contradiction with his actions since taking office.