Opinion

False assumptions, bad planning: The wheels have fallen off our Omicron response

Michelle Grattan
By Michelle Grattan
January 14 2022 - 6:25pm
At the start of the pandemic, Australian governments prided themselves on following the health advice. Now the health considerations are following the economic and political ones. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Australia's journey through Omicron is like the bus tour from hell. Steering awry, seat belts forgotten or not working, and the driver's patter wearing thin with stressed passengers.

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Michelle Grattan

Michelle Grattan is a press gallery journalist and former editor of The Canberra Times. She is a professorial fellow at the University of Canberra and writes for The Conversation, where her columns also appear.

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