Australian Governments are generally competent … but when they screw it up, they go for gold.

This week’s fight against Djokovic is a perfect example. And it is great that they – at this stage – have lost. The question is whether they will go from being beaten to being petty.

COVID hospitalisation

From epidemiologist Peter Collignon, hospitalisation rates for vaccinated and unvaccinated people:

But it is worth asking, why are people in hospital:

The Daily Telegraph revealed today that analysis of Covid-19 hospitalisations in two major local health districts has found that women being admitted to give birth and people suffering from bowel obstructions, broken bones, and mental health issues while also testing positive to Covid-19 were inflating the daily hospitalisation number.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said a “snap shot” taken over two days this week in a major Sydney hospital found that on day one, 50 per cent of the Covid patients were admitted for reasons other the virus and on day two “close to 40 per cent” were admitted for non-Covid reasons.

Leading infectious diseases expert Dr Nick Coatsworth said the new data was “calming” and “reassuring”.