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Old 26th Jun 2021, 04:33
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2nd NSW press conference just announced today for 2pm. Here comes the city wide lockdown. Was quicker than I thought.
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Old 26th Jun 2021, 04:41
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And the rest of Australia is about to f&$led by QLD and their quarantine leak to the NT
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Old 26th Jun 2021, 04:58
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2nd NSW press conference just announced today for 2pm. Here comes the city wide lockdown. Was quicker than I thought.
yes I have the radio on, they will be taking it live I think.

wonder for how long, I guess a weekÖ stay tuned.
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Old 26th Jun 2021, 05:02
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Originally Posted by DirectAnywhere
2nd NSW press conference just announced today for 2pm. Here comes the city wide lockdown. Was quicker than I thought.

from the premier …

from 6pm all Sydney, central coast, blue mountains and Wollongong lock down until Friday 2 July but could extend until 9 July if not under control.

corrected

ok bit confused now. This report is saying it is until Friday 9 July ,

Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong will enter a lockdown from 6:00pm today until 11.59pm on Friday July 9.

Earlier today, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian flagged the current lockdown, which only applies to four areas of Sydney, would have to be expanded in response to a growing COVID-19 outbreak.

The only reasons people in those areas can leave home are:

Shopping for food or other essential goods and services

Medical care or compassionate needs (including to get a COVID-19 vaccine)

Exercise outdoors in groups of 10 or fewer

Essential work, or education, where you cannot work or study from home

Ms Berejikian said weddings would be permitted to take place today and tomorrow on compassionate grounds.

However, from Monday they would not be allowed until at least July 9.

Funerals will be permitted with a maximum 100 guests (subject to the four-square-metre rule) for the duration of the lockdown.

Ms Berejiklian said there was "no point" only locking down for a few days as it wouldn't allow contact tracers to stay ahead of the virus.

"The best health advice today is that it should be for two weeks, but if there is any massive improvement ahead of that time, of course, we'll evaluate that," she said.

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Old 26th Jun 2021, 05:17
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Restrictions for whole of NSW. Lockdown for Sydney. I bet scomo wont be heard from in the next 2 weeks.
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Old 26th Jun 2021, 05:31
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Seems a bit disorganised and this Heath Minister comes across as an absolute tool. Weddings good to go tonight and tomorrow folks, keep seeding that virus. Large groups can gather outdoors. Bondi will be packed.

Melbourne in and out in 3 weeks. Border is back open. Restrictions set out very clearly. Tabled and easily available for all to view and understand. People know what they can and canít do. The Minister here could not even define what classes essential shopping? What did he say, the general public can decide what is essential?

Fools.

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Old 26th Jun 2021, 05:33
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The press conference reminds me of VIC last year. - reactive, nervous and certainly not in control
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Old 26th Jun 2021, 07:22
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And to top it all off a worker at Tanami mine has tested positive, with almost 1000 contacts probably scattered in every corner of the country......
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But Iíll follow that up with some brighter news. A far more enlightened and intelligent nation to our north has announced their post vaccination plan, and itís a good one:

"It has been 18 months since the pandemic started, and our people are battle-weary. All are asking: When and how will the pandemic end?" said the ministers.

"The bad news is that COVID-19 may never go away. The good news is that it is possible to live normally with it in our midst." they said.

Singapore has been taking steps to prepare for COVID-19 becoming endemic, and has ramped up its vaccination drive, amid the battle to bring down the spike in cases.

Vaccination already appears to be effective in reducing the rates of infection and transmission. Most fully vaccinated people show mild or no symptoms even if they contract the disease.

By early next month, two-thirds of the population in Singapore will have received at least one jab of the two-jab vaccines, said the ministers.

"Our next milestone will be to have at least two-thirds of our population fully vaccinated with two doses around National Day (9 August), supply permitting. We are working to bring forward the delivery of vaccines and to speed up the process," they said.

In time, people with COVID-19 will be allowed to recover at home, so there will be less concern about the healthcare system being stressed. Their close contacts can buy test kits from pharmacies to test themselves, they said.

In fact, testing will no longer be a tool for ring-fencing and quarantining people, but will be used more for screening those who want to enter office buildings, malls and schools, among other places, according to the report.

The daily updates on infection numbers will also shift to focus on outcomes, such as how many patients fall very sick and end up needing intensive care, the same way the flu is monitored. Slowly, safe management rules can be eased, and large gatherings will once again be allowed, such as at the National Day Parade or New Year's Eve countdown, it said.

Businesses will also not have to fear disruptions from lockdowns, it added.

Eventually, people will be able to travel again, with vaccination certificates in hand, to countries that have also controlled the virus and turned it into an endemic norm. They may even be exempted from quarantine with a negative test upon arrival.

"Finally, whether we can live with COVID-19 depends also on Singaporeans' acceptance that COVID-19 will be endemic and our collective behaviour... If all of us shoulder the burden together - workers keeping their colleagues safe by staying at home when ill, and employers not faulting them - our society will be so much safer," the ministers said.

"Science and human ingenuity will eventually prevail over COVID-19. Cohesion and social consciousness will get us there faster. We must all do our part," they said.
Singapore plans out transition to new normal life with Covid-19 pandemic

This is where mass vaccination gets you. If Australia had been truly ďat the front of the queueĒ we could have had this announcement this week too. In conjunction with a society mature enough to act responsibly.

But at least one nation has blazed a trail to start a return to normal, and others can just copy them within time.
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Old 26th Jun 2021, 08:22
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Australians are the biggest idiots in the world tho. They don’t want the vaccination rather “wait and see”. It our own fault ppl.
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Old 26th Jun 2021, 09:33
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Or, how about this for an idea, everyone get off their ass get vaccinated. If you look at the data Astra Zeneca is fine the gov just does not want to put their name to it now. But even before said issues with AZ Australians were carrying on like spastics and would rather think itís better smoking a packet of ciggies and putting what ever else in to their body was perfectly fine but a medically certified drug itís like no way Iím not putting that into me. We are as a nation some of the biggest idiots in the world and Iím saying that as an Aussie.

Itís time Sco Mo grew a set and started laying down some heavy ultimatums and leading us out of this abmismal mess that seems to keep continuing without an end in sight. Where else in the world are purpose built quarantine camps being constructed? No where but here the idiots we are, our cash be better spent on building new medical facility that could churn out vaccines quickly and whilst itís being built train and certify every nurse and pharmacist to give it so a doctor does not need to be at every clinic.
Perfect!!
Yes,scomo needs to man up & stop pussy footing around,spend some money wisely & get more vaccine doses here ASAP,give up wasting time getting photos taken with anyone that makes himself look important.
And for those who wont get vaccinated,take a long hard look at yourselves & stop being so selfish.
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Old 26th Jun 2021, 10:25
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Apparently NZ is now pausing the whole trans Tasman bubble
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Old 26th Jun 2021, 10:54
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Why would’nt they? This complete disaster has been brought on by Scomo, what an incompetent fool.
Its not a race! Goddam it is a race, Australia has been left as a leper while everyone else opens up.
15 months and nothing has changed, what an embarrassing situation we are in.
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Old 26th Jun 2021, 11:04
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Meanwhile we are desperately trying to mop the floor while kids with muddy shoes run continuously over it. What the hell are we trying to achieve? Zero cases? While hotel quarantine is current leaking at 2 cases a week? I have no fing idea what we are trying to achieve, Get a grip, we need an exit strategy while we lockdown with no one in hospital from this at the moment.
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Old 26th Jun 2021, 11:10
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Originally Posted by Angle of Attack
Meanwhile we are desperately trying to mop the floor while kids with muddy shoes run continuously over it. What the hell are we trying to achieve? Zero cases? While hotel quarantine is current leaking at 2 cases a week? I have no fing idea what we are trying to achieve, Get a grip, we need an exit strategy while we lockdown with no one in hospital from this at the moment.
there are people in hospital with covid in NSW - they didnít have details available as to numbers or condition at the press conf
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Old 26th Jun 2021, 11:20
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Australians are the biggest idiots in the world tho. They donít want the vaccination rather ďwait and seeĒ. It our own fault ppl.
Canít believe dickheads like you think,
this experimental vaccine is a vaccine.
Vaccines take many many years to prove there worth over time, that there are NO long term risks or life long side effects.

But this so called vaccine doesnít work anyway.
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Old 26th Jun 2021, 12:18
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Originally Posted by stickshaken
Canít believe dickheads like you think,
this experimental vaccine is a vaccine.
Vaccines take many many years to prove there worth over time, that there are NO long term risks or life long side effects.

But this so called vaccine doesnít work anyway.
we already know that getting covid has long lasting effects to some people. Shortness of breaath, brain fog, heart and lung issues, permanent loss of taste and smell. Even if you take the line that it's experimental, which is incorrect, it's the lesser of the evils.
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Old 26th Jun 2021, 12:24
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OK so there are a few people in hospital with COVID, they may have just been put in there as a precaution, but I guess that’s a big deal considering there are around 10000 people hospitalised in Australia at any one time. We have become a nation of Wimps, that avoid any risk at all, it’s pathetic.
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Old 26th Jun 2021, 12:50
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Originally Posted by Angle of Attack
OK so there are a few people in hospital with COVID, they may have just been put in there as a precaution, but I guess thatís a big deal considering there are around 10000 people hospitalised in Australia at any one time. We have become a nation of Wimps, that avoid any risk at all, itís pathetic.
Nothing like being a 'wimp'. This isn't like sending your kids to chickenpox party, this is a disease that kills, that messes up all your health services, costs a lot of money (more than not having it running rife) and destroys your economy.

Those few people in the hospital with COVID are there to stop others ending up there too, not very wimpish being on a ventilator.
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Old 26th Jun 2021, 12:57
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Originally Posted by stickshaken
Vaccines take many many years to prove there worth over time, that there are NO long term risks or life long side effects.
I suggest you look up MRNA vaccines, which will explain to you why they were capable of producing the covid vaccinations so quickly, and why there is such confidence in their effectiveness (but we all know that you won't). Look up the difference between there/their/they're at the same time.
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