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Western Australian Government COVID Obfuscation

As I mentioned in an earlier post the Western Australian government put the entire state of about 2 million people into a 5 day lockdown (READ prison) for just 1 detected case of the alleged COVID-19 disease. Yeah, that’s right just a single case.

The Chief Heath Officer (with powers of an un-elected dictator) also required mandatory mask wearing for 14 days until Sunday morning just past. He also implemented mandatory contact tracing at every store or shopping centre you enter. That is continuing now though the lockdown was lifted and the mask wearing halted.

I initially wrote to the Senior Integrity Officer – FOI, Technology and Information Services, Office of the Director General, Western Australian Department of Health.

I requested information by email from the Department of Health (DoH), which they acknowledged receipt of. My three requests are listed below. In all three cases I requested ‘scientific papers’ concerning:

  1. Those that DoH and the Chief Medical Officer have relied upon in respect to implementing the current COVID contact tracing guidelines and those additional guidelines to begin on 12 February 2021.
  2. Since the state government has now declared a lockdown I would also like to get copies of the scientific papers on which the Chief Health Officer / Minister has relied upon to implemented this sort of measure. I want to see the science showing that such a lockdown has any effect.
  3. The mandated use of masks.

I was told that the relevant officer had sent “enquiries to relevant areas within DoH, to ascertain whether this information (e.g. reference links to ‘scientific papers’) may be publicly available.” [my emphasis added]