Erin Molan has taken to social media with a sobering message for the Australia public amid the coronavirus crisis.
As Aussies try to navigate the new measures put in place by the government to shut down all non-essential services, it appears as though some of us are still panic-buying.
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Channel Nine sports reporter Molan took to Twitter to relay the confronting scenes she witnessed in a chemist on Tuesday.
“Was just behind a man at the chemist desperately searching for ventolin for his asthmatic daughter... there was none,” she wrote.
“I feel sick, please think of everyone when you shop.”
Was just behind a man at the chemist desperately searching for ventolin for his asthmatic daughter... there was none... I feel sick 😢 Please think of everyone when you shop 🙏
— Erin Molan (@Erin_Molan) March 23, 2020
Molan’s followers shared her pain, with one labelling the current situation ‘ridiculous’.
That is ridiculous, Erin. The authorities have said time and time again that ventolin isn’t part of the treatment for Covid19. If you catch it, and are sick from it, you are placed on a ventilator in intensive care.
— Geoff Moxham (@Harnojas) March 23, 2020
My pharmacist is not just handing over puffers and medications that people need, most people that require a puffer have a script. I have 3 different puffers as well as a nebuliser, he assured me that he will always make sure they are there. What started all this hoarding?
— Jane Mitchell 😎☕️ (@JaneMitch71) March 23, 2020
It’s behind the counter now I believe.
— poynts (@poynts) March 23, 2020
Molan bemoans ‘confronting’ reality for footy codes
Molan later appeared on Nova radio to discuss the ‘confronting’ situation the Aussie footy codes find themselves in.
“It’s confronting, it’s unsettling and tough on absolutely everyone and I think the only way we’re going to get through this is with the realisation that we are not alone,” Molan said.
“The NRL made the decision (to suspend the season), it was absolutely inevitable, I’m surprised we got two rounds to be honest. It was the right decision, it had to happen.
“There’s hundreds and thousands of people who make a living from rugby league, whether they work in offices, whether they work in events or pubs. It’s really tough for everyone but we are a strong, resilient country and it’s a strong, resilient game and when it comes back, people will want to watch it more. I can’t wait for that day to come.
“Rugby league will come back. It’s tough, it doesn’t feel real. If I can use this platform really quickly; self isolate and wash your hands, this isn’t a joke, this isn’t a drill and if people don’t understand that now I don’t know what will make them understand. It’s up to us to save this country, that’s not being dramatic. It’s up to all of us.”
A-League becomes last domino to fall
The FFA is facing “tough decisions” after the A-League became the final Australian sporting domino to fall due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The final rounds of the 2019-20 season have been postponed, effective immediately, after increasingly strict government restrictions made playing on untenable.
Monday night's 2-1 win to Newcastle over Melbourne City at McDonald Jones Stadium will be the final A-League fixture until at least April 22, when the decision to postpone the competition will be reviewed.
FFA chief executive James Johnson said while the game will carry on after the coronavirus crisis, it will almost certainly have to undergo changes in structure.
“Our bottom line is we have to ensure that the organisation gets through this financially, and we also have to ensure that the stakeholders within the Australian football community can also do that,” Johnson said.
“This is going to mean that we're going to have to make some very tough decisions that will affect our operations going forward.”