Joe Biden gave remarks on the emergence of the new Omicron variant on Monday. When queried about whether there would be a return to lockdowns, Biden said no, “for now” and followed that by saying, “if people are vaccinated and wear their mask, there’s no need for lockdown.”
Pres. Biden says lockdowns are off the table: "If people are vaccinated and wear their mask there's no need for a lockdown." https://t.co/j7IhcSeEKz pic.twitter.com/F2EaMFZQv2
— ABC News (@ABC) November 29, 2021
Translation? Prepare for the restrictions to come. Joe Biden tells people to wear their masks but even after the announcement about the variant, he still was violating his own words here, here, here, and here. That’s just since Monday. As we reported earlier, tomorrow, he’s going to be announcing restrictions on people trying to enter the country. He’s already instituted a ban on travel from eight African nations.
Now, there’s word that they’ve found an Omicron variant case in California. So it’s here, and that’s going to make Biden drop the hammer even more.
BREAKING: A person in California has become the first in the U.S. to have an identified case of the omicron variant of COVID-19, a U.S. official told @AP. It comes as scientists continue to study the risks posed by the new strain of the virus. https://t.co/8F8bAqHSsK
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 1, 2021
But if we’re concerned about the crazy that may ensure from Biden over the Omicron variant, we can look to Australia to see how crazy it can truly get.
In Australia, in Howard Springs, they have a camp where they are quarantining people, including children.
'Multiple' people escape from Howard Springs COVID quarantine facility near Darwin https://t.co/O1CF94jOE7
— ABC News (@abcnews) November 30, 2021
Three teenagers — ages 15, 16, and 17 — escaped the camp, climbing over the fence to get out at about 4:30 a.m. They tested negative for the virus but are locked in the facility because they came in close contact with someone who had tested positive.
This was the police searching for the escapees, checking cars and trucks.
Current situation on Whitewood Road in Howard Springs: pic.twitter.com/oi4sdL8wZv
— Tahlia Sarv (@tahliasarv) November 30, 2021
Police checkpoints established around Howard Springs as they work to track down escapees. They’re checking vehicle registration numbers and even inside boots. Large traffic delays @9NewsAUS @9NewsDarwin pic.twitter.com/DUN2pB04vj
— Tahlia Sarv (@tahliasarv) November 30, 2021
The escapees were caught, and the police said they didn’t think that they had come into contact with anyone in the community.
NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner said there was low risk, “But there is absolutely no excuse for the actions of these three this morning.”
The facility called the “Centre for National Resilience” has people affected by COVID in the region, as well as people returning to the country from repatriation flights.
At the press conference, Mr Gunner said authorities were dealing with “a pretty complicated cohort at the Centre for National Resilience right now, with complex needs.”
“This the first time we’ve had to use the centre for large numbers of people from an Aboriginal community, but it probably won’t be the last time,” he said.
Since the confirmation of cases in the community of Robinson River and Katherine on November 15, positive cases and hundreds of household and other close contacts have been flown to the facility in Darwin to undertake quarantine.
Mr. Gunner said the isolation in quarantine was “pretty hard for some people … used to being close to family and community.”
He said the escape could mean an extension of the time the teenagers were required to stay in quarantine.
“Absconding from Howard Springs isn’t just dangerous — it is incredibly stupid,” he said.
“Because we will catch you and there will be consequences.”
People escaping will be fined $5,024 for breaching the direction of the Chief Health Officer, Gunner said.
It’s hard to believe what they are doing in a supposedly free society in Australia. They are keeping people — including teenagers — in a camp, teenagers who don’t even have the virus, but people who had contact with people who were positive for the virus. They were hunting the escapees down like they’re mass murderers, searching through car trunks. They’re locking up people who are largely aboriginal peoples, and they say “it probably wouldn’t be the last time.”
How do they think this is right, makes sense, or is protective of people’s rights? I’m not going to use the “c” word for the people held in this camp. But this is just fundamentally wrong and a society that doesn’t see the problems with it, that uses a propaganda name like the “Centre for National Resilience,” needs to reexamine itself.