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Old 5th Mar 2021, 13:33
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I understand people,who vote for borders to be open. But if you are a freelancer working with employee monitoring software installed, you can work even at home. I'm talking about IT now
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Old 7th Mar 2021, 01:20
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Howard Springs.

Seems Howard Springs is the solution. 2000 people a fortnight. How is QF going to have enough planes and crews to do it??
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Old 7th Mar 2021, 07:57
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Seems Howard Springs is the solution. 2000 people a fortnight. How is QF going to have enough planes and crews to do it??
The Alliance jungle jet shuttle 😜
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Old 7th Mar 2021, 08:09
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2000 people a fortnight is good news, so does it mean it ramps up to a rolling 2000 people in the facility? 172 in at a time on the 787. Great news for the domestic airlines as most also need a domestic flight on release.

International travel ain’t gunna open up until no quarantine on arrival, can’t see it happening this year.

To the original topic... ALL DOMESTIC BORDERS SHOULD BE OPEN NOW AND STAY OPEN.
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Old 7th Mar 2021, 21:49
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When Australia can safely resume international travel, according to epidemiologist
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Old 7th Mar 2021, 22:27
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International travel ain’t gunna open up until no quarantine on arrival, can’t see it happening this year.
That seems to be a reasonable assessment.

New Zealand is an obvious starting point, almost there now.

Bali bubble? Fiji bubble?
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Old 7th Mar 2021, 22:45
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I think Bali will be one of the last places on earth that Oz open up to.
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Old 7th Mar 2021, 23:17
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I think Bali will be one of the last places on earth that Oz open up to.
Why? The Island can easily be controlled, in fact the local authority there is talking about a bubble around the resort area of the island.

I would think the US, India and Brazil are probably more risk.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Surely one criteria for international destinations to open as "bubbles" is direct flights, no transit. So the Perth to London flight would be great except the UK is awash with Covd19.
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Old 8th Mar 2021, 07:09
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Why? The Island can easily be controlled, in fact the local authority there is talking about a bubble around the resort area of the island.
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Old 8th Mar 2021, 08:51
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Originally Posted by Icarus2001 View Post
Why? The Island can easily be controlled, in fact the local authority there is talking about a bubble around the resort area of the island.

I would think the US, India and Brazil are probably more risk.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Surely one criteria for international destinations to open as "bubbles" is direct flights, no transit. So the Perth to London flight would be great except the UK is awash with Covd19.
Awash? The numbers are well down. A million tests done on a day last week and around 0.5-1% of tests coming back positive. Some way to go, but by late spring we will be back in a much better place.
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Old 8th Mar 2021, 09:20
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Danny, that is still “awash” by Aus standards...
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Old 8th Mar 2021, 10:20
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Originally Posted by Icarus2001 View Post
Why? The Island can easily be controlled, in fact the local authority there is talking about a bubble around the resort area of the island.
I love that thinking and it makes perfect sense. It is however still Indonesia with the inherent problems attached. It would be fantastic if places like this could find a way.

Alas until Straya can get its own shite together and keep all interstate borders open, ZERO CHANCE. Oooohhhh 3 cases in Kuta, righto all Aussies that were in Kuta you now have XYZ requirements on top of ABCDEFGH requirements that you already had prior to leaving.......... Just like being on a flight to Darwin from Melbourne when mid-flight it was decided you left a hot spot.

I just can't see international travel until there is no requirement for quarantine on return. For holiday makers until that time it is a holiday plus 14 days and $2500+.

Open all domestic borders, keep them open with confidence and pump the hell out of domestic tourism and keep fingers crossed for New Zealand for winter, otherwise its the Southern Alps for the snow.
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Old 8th Mar 2021, 21:51
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Awash? The numbers are well down. A million tests done on a day last week and around 0.5-1% of tests coming back positive. Some way to go, but by late spring we will be back in a much better place.
UK: 4700 new cases this week, 65 deaths this week. Total deaths 125,000
Australia: 100 cases, 0 deaths this week. Total deaths 909.

Population UK: 66.6 million
Population Australia: 25.4 million

66.6/25.4 = 2.6

Yes, I would call that awash despite the "numbers are well down".
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Old 9th Mar 2021, 02:43
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Originally Posted by Icarus2001 View Post
UK: 4700 new cases this week, 65 deaths this week. Total deaths 125,000
Australia: 100 cases, 0 deaths this week. Total deaths 909.

Population UK: 66.6 million
Population Australia: 25.4 million

66.6/25.4 = 2.6

Yes, I would call that awash despite the "numbers are well down".
The UK is well and truly trending in the right direction though.

It’s time to look forward and find a way out, and cut out this sort of alarmist language like “awash”. The media have cultivated this type of fear throughout this pandemic unfortunately.
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Old 9th Mar 2021, 03:51
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The UK is well and truly trending in the right direction though.
I agree with you. In the context of my comment about travel bubbles, they are awash compared to many, many other states.
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Old 9th Mar 2021, 03:51
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The last surveillance data last week came back roughly to 1 in 250 having the virus. Meaning that 249 in 250 do not have it. Trending in the right direction for sure but not there yet.

But we have a vaccine in the arms of a third of the population which has high efficacy after one shot of almost eliminating severe disease and significantly reduces transmission.
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Old 9th Mar 2021, 03:52
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Originally Posted by Icarus2001 View Post
I agree with you. In the context of my comment about travel bubbles, they are awash compared to many, many other states.
No one is doing the level of testing of the UK. Nor anywhere near the amount of genomic sequencing. Testing has actually reduced in the USA or never been in the same league in many western states.
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Old 9th Mar 2021, 04:18
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With all the coverage of Harry and Meghan, I thought covid was over.
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Old 9th Mar 2021, 04:37
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With all the coverage of Harry and Meghan, I thought covid was over.
Agree. Who would have thought ‘B grade American actress marries all round good guy with castle and hates MIL’ would take up the first 10 mins of the news last night....
I know, the right thread is over on JB.......

why is the US still so inept with dealing with this? Totally dysfunctional public health system? Complete lack of personal discipline due to whatever Amendment they want to quote?? Or just their utter insularity in all things global??

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Old 9th Mar 2021, 06:48
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Quarantine for international arrivals.

A friend of a friend of a friend (it is a rumour network) heard that DFAT are working on quarantine possibly being required for a further 18 months to 2 years.

Hopefully not (& needs to be verified) but something to keep in mind
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