The Australian’s Steve Waterson says the governments are "ramping up the fear" when a decent, responsible government would be trying to calm people down.
"I was looking today at the latest official figures on how many tests we’ve had in Australia and they’re just about hit 23 million," he told Sky News hoist Chris Kenny.
"So you’re looking at $2.3 billion of tests so far to produce tiny number of cases.
"Even when we have the cases called out we’re not told how sick they are. We’re told that people are infectious in the community but what that suggests to me is that they don’t know they have it.
"This suggests to me that the cases are simply positive tests but not sicknesses – and I would like to know that and I think we’re entitled to know that.
"I think it’s irresponsible scaremongering."