From the Australian
Victoria’s stage-four lockdown prevented four sick newborn babies who subsequently died from being flown from Adelaide to Melbourne to receive lifesaving cardiac surgery.
The babies, the fourth of whom died only last Friday, would normally have been taken by a team from Adelaide’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital and flown to Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital for specialist heart surgery.
But with Melbourne under lockdown the distraught families of the infants were told that their children were not permitted to enter Victoria for the operations.
And SA Health was also of the view that the babies should remain in Adelaide for fear of exposing them to the virus in Victorian hospitals as they were immunocompromised.
Remember, these are four separate cases of course, so they’ve done this four times, knowing what would likely happen. The hospital in Melbourne would have been happy to receive them, as they are currently very bored with nothing to do.
They allowed them to die of heart problems so that they wouldn’t maybe die of the flu, in this case a flu which is going to be completely harmless for a baby. There are almost no words for this stupidity, and there are people who are going to need to pay for this in some appropriate fashion.