Your View: On RATs and Ali Clarke’s First InDaily Column

Readers have their say on Adelaide’s new RAT rules and the launch of new InDaily columnist Ali Clarke.

Commenting on the story: Thousands sign up for free RATs as national COVID cases rise

What arrangements are made for reporting positive RAT tests for those who do not have access to a computer at home or are not of a generation to have a cellphone and computer?

If you self-isolate because you test positive, you cannot/should not go to the library to use the computer to meet this requirement.

That’s what a lot of people have to do.

Making it mandatory with a computerized system does not help this part of our community to comply.

How long does it take between receiving the positive result and notification of the result? Some clarification would be appreciated. – Alison Whish

Commenting on the story: Ali Clarke: My Confusing COVID Christmas

So refreshing to read this, albeit heartbreaking and frustrating, and a precious confirmation of the life we’ve been forced to adopt as the best policy seemingly available.

I have enjoyed listening to Ali Clarke for so long because she provides insightful, trustworthy commentary and a balanced, unbiased approach.

When someone in this savvy position becomes frustrated and concerned with the system we have been provided to survive, it is deeply concerning and no wonder the masses are confused with the ever-changing rules, lack of correct information and misuse of the facilities that we have on hand.

Speedy recovery to you and your Ali family and may we hear your valuable advice again. –John Kerin

We went through a very similar Christmas trip but didn’t expect or receive any ‘care packages’ and just spent our time with no hassle or worry, we complied and now walked out and largely impact free, although our experience was quite unpleasant with significant but manageable symptoms.

It’s a pandemic and the government is doing everything it can as history shows that governments are slow ships not made for these situations.

If you compare how we fared compared to 99.9% of the world’s population and governance, Ali, we have nothing to complain about.

Are there learnings on how to do things better, of course, but overall, it doesn’t matter if it’s a Labor or Liberal government, our experience would be similar.

Let’s be thankful to be lucky enough to be such a well-governed and unified country with significant wealth and resources to deal with this, compared to the billions who are not so lucky. -Michael Hart

Sorry you had such a bad Christmas Ali. But thanks to your experience, you have written a great article that I’m sure resonates with many people who have been through the same thing.

I will miss you on ABC 891 every morning. You are one of the most down to earth radio hosts I have listened to in many, many years.

I hope you and your family have all recovered well.

Good luck with the new phase of your life. –Jane Williams

Ali, sad to hear that the whole family caught Covid but good to see you have recovered and I look forward to reading your future articles in InDaily.

I agree that the communication from SA Health if you can get through on the phone is not good, but the confusing and mixed messaging from the federal and state governments has been appalling and you can see the politics involved.

At almost 70 years old and triple vaccinated, I wonder if I’m really safe from Covid? –Chris Tilbrook

Brilliant article Ali, I love the way you write.

Sprinkle a little humor among the facts and say it like it’s an approach – just like you said on ABC 891.

I’ll be looking for more items this year and keeping a hand on the radio dial to tune in if and where. –Sandra Coopman

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