Nicola Spurrier, a paediatrician whose PhD was on the important issue of “Parental management of children’s asthma: the role of psychosocial factors” and current South Australian Chief Public Health Officer, is concerned that Collingwood, an AFL team from locked down and plague ridden (about 5 new ‘cases’ (ie, supposed infections) a day from 50,000 tests on average) Victoria is going to be allowed to skip the 14-day quarantine period in SA, and play a cripple fight game at Adelaide Oval this weekend against the equally lowly Adelaide Football Club.
One of her chief worries about the game is the ball, and what happens when the ball goes into the crowd.
We’re looking at the seating at the moment and of course we’re looking at the ball, because sometimes the ball, not that I’ve been to many football games, but I have noticed occasionally it does get kicked into the crowd
You are right.
We are working through the details of what that will mean.
We need a big brained middle aged affirmative action hire to figure it out.
If you are at Adelaide Oval and the ball comes towards you, my advice to you is to duck and just do not touch that ball.
The real problem, which she completely misses, is given the utterly tedious and ultra cautious-defensive way that Collingwood currently play the real danger is that people in the crowd will just nod off out of boredom and the ball, when it does come, will just smack them in the face, unawares. Falcons really hurt.
Anyhow, to tease it out … one, some, or all of the Melbourne based Collingwood team may be asymptomatic carriers (if they were sick they wouldn’t be allowed to play) and despite being aforesaid not sick somehow their hands would be covered with the WuFlu, or they would dribble or sweat on the ball, or whatever, and someone in the crowd fails to duck and touches the ball when it goes over the fence, gets his fingers covered in WuFlu, and then sticks his fingers into his mouth .. .and that’s where it all starts, before you know it the bodies in the nursing homes will be piling up in the City of Churches.
She didn’t seem to consider the Adelaide FC players, who have no choice but to touch the ball and get infected from the ball.
Nicola actually authorised Collingwood to fly in without quarantining, because AFL is a very big deal in the southern states, and justified the ball infection risk with:
In this instance, these people are playing, it’s part of their work. So only those people who are essential to this game and it’s essential to their work [are allowed to fly in] … there’s no family members, there’s no other entourage, we’ve got it right down to the very minimum, so it’s actually my job not to make sort of moral judgment about whether football is more important than something else. My job is actually to keep this and make this as safe as possible.
We are completely ruled by these sorts of people today, barely able to string a sentence together, the latrine wallahs and sanitary dictatorship busybodies.