Lisa Wilkinson BAD after calling Australia’s Covid response a ‘bin fire’
Top doctor boldly calls out Lisa Wilkinson after calling Australia’s Covid response a ‘bakery fire’ as backlash erupted: ‘She doesn’t live in the real world’
Australian TV presenter Lisa Wilkinson has been criticized for comparing Australia’s Covid-19 response to a ‘bakery fire’.
On Sunday, Wilkinson speculated that Australia’s ‘bin fire’ handling of the Omicron crisis has prompted Jacinda Ardern to plunge all of New Zealand into Covid ‘red alert’ and postpone her own wedding.
One of the new rules is that household contacts from Covid cases must now be isolated for 24 days – one of the strictest Covid restrictions in the world.
Australia has a much more relaxed approach, which many have compared to ‘letting go’.
Wilkinson said, “If that doesn’t give you an indication that Jacinda Ardern looked across the ‘ditch’ to our trash can and left, ‘Don’t!’ Wow.’
Wilkinson said Sunday night: “If that doesn’t give you an indication that Jacinda Ardern looked across the ‘ditch’ to our garbage can and is gone, ‘Don’t!’ Wow’
However, a prominent physician and writer were quick to call out Wilkinson over her comments.
“She doesn’t live in the real world and I think she’s been very critical,” wrote Australian media writer Sophie Elswort.
“Some of her comments just show that she is totally out of touch with reality and out of touch with what many Australians have been through during this pandemic.”
Meanwhile, ex-deputy chief health officer Nick Coatsworth shared four Twitter posts criticizing Wilkinson’s stance.
One of them from Dec Cunningham said: ‘Lisa Wilkinson commends NZ for making close contacts in 24 days of isolation, just showing off her inner city, multimillionaire, guaranteed wage privilege. I wonder what she’d say if Ardern were Prime Minister of Australia and Morrison was Prime Minister of New Zealand.’
“Lisa Wilkinson is more than welcome to sojourn for 24 days – I recommend no outside contact so no media appearances. Indeed, 24 days is not safe enough – make it 24 months,” said another Tweet from David Southwell.
“Imagine you’re the new migrant forced to pack the micro herbs into a Delta-affected warehouse to be shipped to Wilkinson’s local gourmet store—an essential service—then return at the end of your shift. to a crowded apartment with no backyard? ‘ said James Morrorw, political editor at the Daily Telegraph.
Another not by Dr. Coatsworth was retweeted, seemed to capture the sentiments of multiple users: “Of course Lisa Wilkinson applauds 24 days of quarantine,” the tweet read.
“I wish she would take a moment to imagine what it must be like for people who have to earn their wages every day.”
Former deputy chief health officer Nick Coatsworth shared a series of posts in which Wilkinson . was criticized
Lisa Wilkinson has been criticized for calling Australia’s Covid response a ‘binfire’
Wilkinson’s comments come after the New Zealand Prime Minister revealed on Sunday that she would be postponing her upcoming wedding to television host Clarke Gayford because she was “no different from other New Zealanders”.
Ms Ardern had planned to marry her fiancé in Gisborne in the North Island this summer, before a spate of Covid-19 threw plans into chaos nearly three years after he asked the question.
She had originally planned to walk down the aisle earlier, but has been held back by a string of tragedies, including the Christchurch terror attack, the 2019 White Island volcanic eruption and the coronavirus pandemic over the past 21 months.
That’s life,” Ms Ardern said when asked about the delay on Sunday.
“I am no different from – dare I say it – thousands of other New Zealanders who have been affected by the pandemic far more devastatingly.
“The most devastating of these is the inability to sometimes be with a loved one when they are seriously ill. That will be much, much greater than any sadness I experience.
“My wedding is off, but I just join many other New Zealanders who have had such an experience as a result of the pandemic.”
“And for anyone who’s in that scenario, I’m so sorry.”
Her comments come after Jacinda Ardern puts in place even stricter Covid restrictions