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Your views: on RATs and Ali Clarke's first InDaily column

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

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Commenting on the story: Thousands register for free RATs as national COVID cases spike

What provision is being made for reporting positive RAT tests for those who do not have access to a computer in the home or who are not of a generation to have a mobile phone and computer?

If you are isolating because you have a positive test, you cannot/should not go to the library to use the computer to fulfil this requirement.

This is what a lot of people have to do.

Making it mandatory with a computer-based system does not assist this part of our community to comply.

How long do you have between receiving the positive result and reporting the result?  Some clarifications would be appreciated. – Alison Whish

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

So refreshing to read this, albeit heartbreaking & frustrating, and a valued confirmation of the life that we have been forced to embrace as best policy that is seemingly available.

I have enjoyed listening to Ali Clarke for such a long time as she provides educated, trustworthy commentary and a balanced unbiased approach.

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

Speedy recovery to you and your family Ali and may we still be able to hear your valued opinion. – John Kerins

We went through a very similar Christmas journey but didn’t expect or receive any “care package” and just served our time without fuss or bother, complied and now out and largely unimpacted even though our experience was fairly unpleasant with significant but manageable symptoms.

It’s a pandemic and the government is doing all it can given history shows governments are slow moving ships not cut out for these situations.

If you benchmark how we’ve fared compared to 99.9 per cent of the world’s population and governance, Ali, we have little to complain about.

Are there learnings on how to do things better, of course, but overall, regardless if it’s a Labor or Liberal Government, our experience would be similar.

Let’s be grateful for being 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 fortunate. – Michael Hart

Sorry you had such a lousy Christmas Ali.  But because of your experience you have written a great article that I am sure resonates with many people who have gone through the same thing.

I am going to 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.

Hope you and your family have all recovered well.

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

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

I would agree that the communication from SA Health if you can get through on the phone is not good but the confusing and mixed messages from the Federal and State Governments has been appalling and you can see the politics at play.

Being nearly 70 and triple vaccinated,  I wonder if I am really safe from Covid? – Chris Tilbrook

Brilliant article Ali, I just love the way you write.

Some humour sprinkled in among the facts and tell it like it is approach – just like you sounded on ABC 891.

Will be looking out for more articles this year and I’ll keep a hand on the radio dial ready to tune in if and wherever. – Sandra Coopman

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