After being questioned about COVID deaths, the Queensland CHO responds, "Come on."
Following a question about "what amount of death" from COVID-19 she would be happy with in order to open up the state, Queensland's Chief Health Officer, Dr Jeannette Young, shot back at the reporters.
A number of Queensland politicians have made it clear that they have misgivings about opening up their state to other countries, even when vaccination requirements have been completed.
"COVID normal" for Dr. Young means a certain number of deaths, and she was not shy about expressing her disapproval of the question.
"Oh, come on, what's going on here Why don't you remember my name? "she told me.
When I got into medicine, I wanted to save lives. "
Vaccination is the best protection for me because I'm not happy with any deaths that may have been prevented.
"You've had me all worked up now. Preventable deaths of Queenslanders are unacceptable to me."
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she would approach Prime Minister Scott Morrison for "more thorough modelling" to influence the country's domestic re-opening plan.
According to her, "It's only fair and reasonable that we have a productive discussion in this country."
If we want to avoid unnecessary conflict, let's have a genuine, intelligent discussion.