Lisa Wilkinson was forced to apologize for inadvertently insulting flight crews as ‘high risk’ … before you immediately put her foot in it again
- Wilkinson spoke with an expatriate of diseases on Sunday
- They discussed a hotel worker who caught Covid-19 from a US. It. Flight team
- She said the cabin crew was a high-risk group receiving “significant exceptions”.
- Professor Robert Bowie disagreed and said flight attendants were not a big risk
Lisa Wilkinson was forced to apologize for claiming flight attendants and pilots were at a ‘high risk’ of spreading Covid-19.
Wilkinson interviewed the expected illness Robert Boy on Sunday’s project about a hotel quarantine worker who is believed to have caught the virus from a U.S. flight crew.
‘Those [flight] Crews enjoy significant exemptions despite being such a high risk group. How can this be justified? She said.
Professor Bowie, a professor at the University of Sydney, disagreed with Wilkinson’s comments, saying the air crews would no longer spread coronavirus.
On Sunday’s project, Lisa Wilkinson called cabin crews ‘a high-risk group’ and claimed they get ‘significant exceptions’.
‘Well, they are probably not high risk because we have not had an example before and so if we start to get more and more problems with flight crews, well and good,’ he said.
I know flight crew and I know what they do – they sleep. They usually spend a day or two and they’m off again. They do not mix and dance and go out to parties. They really are not a high risk. ‘
Wilkinson was taken aback by her attitude, and chuckled, “You can see different flight cruises to me.”
Co-host Joel Creasy weighed in saying ‘yes same’ before the panelists shared a laugh.
At the end of the segment, Wilkinson apologized and clarified that she meant no disrespect to Australian flight crews.
Robert Boy, a professor at the University of Sydney, disagreed with Wilkinson’s comments and said air hosts would no longer spread coronavirus.
‘I feel like I should follow there. I know so many great flight crews, none of them are quantas that would do the wrong thing, ‘she said.
‘There are just some of the other overseas flight carriers that may not be doing the right thing.’
However, Wilkinson’s awkward apology only insulted overseas flight crews by claiming that they were negligent in their quarantine agreement.
The panel discussed how health authorities revealed a woman who tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday ‘most likely’ caught it at the Sydney Quarantine hotels where she worked.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said results of genome sequencing had revealed that the virus strain was ‘definitely not’ part of any local outbreak.
The panelists discussed a hotel quarantine worker who is believed to have caught the virus from a U.S.
The strain is original in the US. It. And it is suspected that the woman who worked at the Novotel and Ibis quarantine hotels in Darling Harbor acquired the virus from a U.S. air crew.
“We had an air crew that was self-isolating in the Novotel, somehow the person who did the domestic work there got the virus from a member of the particular crew,” Mr Hazzard said.
The state was 26 days without any positive tests before the woman’s infection on Wednesday.
The hotel worker six times took a 50-kilometer journey on the train between Minto in Sydney Southwest to Central Station and then used the light rail from Central Station to Darling Harbor – all while potentially infectious.