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Today, readers comment on the Liberal Party cutting loose a Yorke Peninsula MP, school return and the politics of ‘living with COVID’.

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Commenting on the story: Libs to field new candidate against exiled MP

The local Liberal members will largely be supporting Fraser Ellis.

The Executive, led largely by so called moderates, chose to ignore the local Liberal SEC which requested in the strongest possible terms to endorse Fraser Ellis as the Liberal candidate.

It would appear that city based Liberal leaders did what they do best and ignored the grass roots rural Liberal membership requests. One doubts that any preselected candidate will find support from the larger membership on Yorke Peninsula. – Malcolm Eglinton

Commenting on the story: Postpone school return to avert teacher strike: union

The minister is incorrect. It is more of a burden on my family for both parents to try to work full time and undertake online learning for one child and in class learning for the other, than to extend the holidays.

If the holidays are extended, vacation care can be extended as well, and they can have more visits with grandparents. – Robyn Morcom

Commenting on the story: What we know today, Tuesday January 18

When are the politicians going to stop prattling that we have to “learn to live with Covid”, “push through” and “get on with life”. We are on the “hard but right” road, it’s “just the course of the pandemic”, “these are issues we will overcome”.

“The spread of Omicron was faster than expected, but the health system was tracking better than the best-case scenario”. I thought the comments a couple of months ago was that the health system (in all states) could handle it – we’re prepared.

Yes, we do have to learn to live with Covid and get on with life, but that does not mean that we have to try and do things the way we have done pre Covid. Don’t “lockdown”- restrict. Don’t “open up”, open slather – control.

Let’s start thinking and planning for a future with Covid-19 and its following variations/mutations by adjusting the way we do things.

Do we need to decentralise, avoid supply chain issues, decrease CBD activity and increase suburban and regional areas, avoid large events, localise (more jobs), instead of reducing isolation for close contacts, train more staff / change working conditions (eg work from home).

I don’t know the answers, but there must be a better way than plodding along the current path with knee jerk management and no direction, particularly when you consider that we don’t yet know if future mutations will be as transmissible/deadly as Delta and Omicron. – Garry Shearing

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