The “Lack of Training” Excuse

I am watching news of the Victorian Covid outbreak and once again, I hear “lack of training” appearing as an excuse.

Now, I don’t have one second of training in how to manage returning overseas travelers in quarantine.  But, even with no training, I am absolutely sure that engaging in sexual relations with the quarantine guests would endanger my own health, the health of my family and friends and my community.

So, before this ridiculous excuse gets any more support, let’s take a second and stop treating people like they are stupid.  If the issue was the effective use of PPE or which chemicals to use for cleaning which surfaces, then that may be a training issue.

But if the average man or woman on the street understands that a behaviour or action is reckless and inexcusable, it doesn’t require retraining, it requires jail time.

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