Dystopia

We are all doing our best, at home or in scrubs, masked, at work.

Yet there seems a vacuum in government, a deliberate loss of governance.

Four months in, locked down, our health system turned upside down, we have yet to start the actual work of managing the pandemic.

The core work of Public Health is being outsourced to amateurs, like contracting cross-channel supply to a company without boats.

Still no systematic identification of cases, testing, contact tracing, isolation of individuals.

Meanwhile our population isolation is being eased, spasmodically, to suit the news cycle.

Only now we start quarantining arrivals and at the same time, schools are to open, shops to open.

Will home-made masks and two metre distancing be enough to stop another explosion?

And in the midst of this, there is no accountability for those in charge, no rule of law.

Is this a sideshow, have they their own agenda to pursue while we are distracted?

Clever hands deceive the eye.