Extremist pandemic policies caused immeasurable harm, simply delayed the inevitable
West Australian Premier Mark McGowan stepped down from office this week, citing exhaustion, and a cascade of tributes ensued.
Disaffected conservatives served snark (“Goodbye to WA’s worst ever Premier”). Legacy masthead The Australian offered a level-headed wrap-up (“Leading shouldn’t be tiring, but micromanaging can be”).
Did McGowan truly save lives with his 697-day nightmare border closure, coercive vaccine mandates, snap lockdowns, business restrictions and closures, endless testing, policing of masking and social distancing, and wasteful budgetary blowouts?
Or did his tyrannical measures only kick the Covid can down the road, delaying the inevitable outbreak and causing immeasurable harm in the process?