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In a haunting throwback to the time he took off to Hawaii in the middle of the Black Summer bushfires, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has gone AWOL again – as the weight of the bungled jab roll-out becomes too much for him to bare.
Even the most biased Sky News reporters appear to be unable to refrain from criticising the Morrison government this week, as data begins circulating that Australia’s jab programme is the worst in the OECD with less than 5% of the population having received both of their shots.
If this wasn’t a clear enough sign that everything has gone to shit, the fact that we haven’t seen one media statement or public appearance from Scotty, Dutton, Frydenberg or Porter only clarifies that we are in serious trouble.
Just like during the rape scandals, the bushfires and the countless taxpayer funded pork barrelling rorts – Australians are now conditioned to the reality that things are truly fucked when when the loudest cunts in Australian politics go quiet.
With the Murdoch papers refusing to report on The QLD Government’s decision to reject Morrison’s impulsive calls to open up the AZ jab to under 40s, the news cycle is eerily quiet this week.
Obviously the new revelations that over $700m dollars were spent on building car parks in targets marginal electorates just says before the 2019 election haven’t made it anywhere near the front page of any major masthead.
New findings also reveal only 5,000 people in disability care have been fully inoculated, despite being in high priority group. Aged care, health and transportation aren’t much better – hence all of the clusters growing off the back of unvaccinated frontline Australians.
All of these blaring leaking in our nation’s defence against the pandemic mean that Morrison would unable to front the media without being asked a question that he is unable to answer without looking like he sucks at his job. Which is why he’s gone underground.
In fact the only Government minister to pop their heads up this week is the quietest, in the shape of Senator Simon Birmingham.
Birmo conceded that changing health advice and supply issues had been “challenging”, and seemingly walked back the government’s claim that we have enough jabs to get this done.
“Australia is at the back of the queue” he said.