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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 05:35
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SOPS/jrfsp,

Are you guys one and the same? Your posts seem to follow each other and always agree on harsh lockdowns and previously how good WA is at “crushing the virus”. Would love to know what your role in the aviation industry is, cause everyone else I know in this industry thinks the moron running WA has been an over-reactive muppet for the last 16 months, and shoulders a lot of the blame for the segregated country we now find ourselves in.

The other Premiers had no choice but to follow suit in closing borders to appease their own constituents once they saw what it did for McMaoan’s (thanks Betoota) approval rating. Plenty of things were let slip last year which suggested the border closures are nothing to do with health advice, like WA being a net exporter of tourism dollars.
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 05:39
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How many Australians sacrificed their lives in Vietnam, Europe and Korea in wars against tyranny, socialism and facism..seems strange that this terrified generation isn’t willing to risk anything to be able to go to work or school
The same state controls and border restrictions happened in 1919 for the Spanish flu, so this is nothing new. City quarantining for disease control is something that has been around for a long time. Claiming that this generation is somehow different, well just isn't true. At least this time we have vaccines available in the 2nd year.

PS; Vietnam and Korea war was vs Communists, not Socialists, most of Europe is Democratic Socialist based, including the UK, France and Germany.

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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 05:44
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Originally Posted by Transition Layer
SOPS/jrfsp,

Are you guys one and the same? Your posts seem to follow each other and always agree on harsh lockdowns and previously how good WA is at “crushing the virus”. Would love to know what your role in the aviation industry is,
SOPS drives trains. He told us how great it was compared to aviation a while ago.




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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 05:56
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How many Australians sacrificed their lives in Vietnam, Europe and Korea in wars against tyranny, socialism and facism..seems strange that this terrified generation isn’t willing to risk anything to be able to go to work or school
Given the propensity of this virus to disproportionately kill those over a certain age and the current ages of those generations who were willing to sacrifice their lives in Vietnam, Europe and Korea in wars against tyranny, socialism and fascism seems like there's at least a few who seem to be happy to see them doing the sacrificing yet again. Sounds entirely fair, doesn't it?
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 06:00
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Originally Posted by Transition Layer
SOPS/jrfsp,
Are you guys one and the same? Your posts seem to follow each other and always agree on harsh lockdowns
I think they more gravitate towards short and sharp lockdowns rather than drawn out ones that just end up imposing harsh restrictions for weeks ala Gladys. Even in Melbourne now, they went quickly and all bar 2 of today’s positive cases were in lockdown for their infectious period, a good result. NSW??? Who knows, they didn’t go hard quick enough and it seems the residents of Sydney aren’t taking it seriously enough.
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 06:04
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Originally Posted by mattyj
How many Australians sacrificed their lives in Vietnam, Europe and Korea in wars against tyranny, socialism and facism..seems strange that this terrified generation isn’t willing to risk anything to be able to go to work or school
Just going back the one generation, my father and father in law are both Vietnam Veterans. Yep, agreed, very angry at the state of play and the virus phobia of a seemingly soft nation.

However, you know the first thing they did? They got vaccinated! Although they don't want to see freedoms and opportunities vanish, along with economic wealth, nor do they want to be needlessly infected or be the excuse for keeping the nation locked up. I guess they still see beyond themselves? Unlike the reluctant vaxers. I think the anti-vaxers they'd just like to shoot.
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 06:20
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Originally Posted by mattyj
How many Australians sacrificed their lives in Vietnam, Europe and Korea in wars against tyranny, socialism and facism..seems strange that this terrified generation isn’t willing to risk anything to be able to go to work or school
It's hilarious that you think it's young peoples fault that we are locked down.
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 06:35
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This is the middle aged fault, my generation. Power hungry stop at nothing to stay in power. I want this to stop. Make a date if you’re not vaccinated by that date learn how to live/hide or what ever I want to move on and not for work purposes only. I tired of being told I can’t go there,I can’t come in unless I have the tick, You need to wear a mask etc etc etc.
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 07:15
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A Tasmanian man in his 40s has died after receiving his first dose of AstraZeneca

He was a confirmed case of thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS), and his death will be investigated by the coroner.

According to an update from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), the death was one of two in the last week.

The second was a 48-year-old woman from Victoria.
From the ABC news web site today.
Two deaths in the last week and you blokes wonder why there is hesitancy in Australia?
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 07:34
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For the record, I know these lock downs are bad for the industry. ( I spent 35 years in aviation.) But if we have to have them, hard and quick is the way to go. Not like Gladys .. hesitating and not being sure what to do ( egged on by Scomo) to the point where she has now lost control and the situation in NSW could go on for months.
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 08:07
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Originally Posted by Aussie Bob
From the ABC news web site today.
Two deaths in the last week and you blokes wonder why there is hesitancy in Australia?
This latest announcement brings the total of deaths linked to the vaccine to six people out of 6.1 million doses administered across the nation.

That's a vaccine that is 99.9999 percent safe. You've got to wonder what else these people are hesitant about?

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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 08:31
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Since they’re terrified of a virus that kills almost no one stands to reason they will be terrified of a vaccine that kills almost no one
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That's a vaccine that is 99.9999 percent safe. You've got to wonder what else these people are hesitant about?
I will let Matty answer this for you :-)

Since they’re terrified of a virus that kills almost no one stands to reason they will be terrified of a vaccine that kills almost no one
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 09:25
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Since they’re terrified of a virus that kills almost no one stands to reason they will be terrified of a vaccine that kills almost no one
And the more people throw flippant statements like that around, downplaying the aggressiveness of this virus, another group of the less educated jump in a truck, drive around Australia spreading it further, possibly paying for it with the death of their loved ones. I read these comments and I think Australia might be the lucky country, but its also the stupid country, no wonder the government gives us no choice.
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 09:48
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Originally Posted by Aussie Bob
From the ABC news web site today.
Two deaths in the last week and you blokes wonder why there is hesitancy in Australia?
And yet there are over 20 road deaths each week and there is no driving hesitancy.
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 10:00
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Its quite simply the political beat up over it last year and the media sensationalising it. Otherwise average Joe wouldn't care at all, like most other vaccines and just get it done. Hence why a good public health program needs the media fully on side, so you can quell most of the attention seekers and headline grabbers.
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 10:51
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Originally Posted by 43Inches
Its quite simply the political beat up over it last year and the media sensationalising it. Otherwise average Joe wouldn't care at all, like most other vaccines and just get it done. Hence why a good public health program needs the media fully on side, so you can quell most of the attention seekers and headline grabbers.
Speaking of last year. If you remember lockdown 1 and most of 2, the narrative and sole purpose of lockdowns was to bend the curve. I repeat bend the curve.
That came out of Sutton and Andrews every presser in March /April last year. We all know about hotel quarantine and tracing was in it's infancy. However they did
bend the curve according to WHO protocols. So if that narrative was still in play today, all borders would be open and contact tracing controlling cases under the say 30 mark.
However, all the health departments (the bureaucrats) decided to throw all that in the bin and go for suppression hence the anguish we have today.

Also some of us suggested back then, Why not isolate the elderly and vulnerable and keep the young ones working. That was without a vaccine at the time. Wuhan strain. Deadly
So I will ask that same question today, Why not isolate the elderly and vulnerable and keep the young ones working. Now 70% vaxed over 70yo protected . Delta strain. Not as Deadly.
But all comes back to that word suppression.
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 11:43
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Originally Posted by mattyj
Since they’re terrified of a virus that kills almost no one ...
Almost no one?
US 625,000+ dead
India 420,000 dead
Brazil 545,000+ dead
Mexico 237,000+ dead
UK 128,000+ dead
​​​​​​...

Originally Posted by Aussie Bob
I will let Matty answer this for you :-)
They say misery loves company but it looks like folly travels in pairs.

Do you fellows share a bridge or do you deal with those pesky goats separately.

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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 11:57
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Also some of us suggested back then, Why not isolate the elderly and vulnerable and keep the young ones working. That was without a vaccine at the time. Wuhan strain. Deadly
So I will ask that same question today, Why not isolate the elderly and vulnerable and keep the young ones working. Now 70% vaxed over 70yo protected . Delta strain. Not as Deadly.
But all comes back to that word suppression.
The Andrews gov tried that coming out of the very first lockdown and were lulled into a warm fuzzy feeling by the federal gov that it would be easy to track and trace the virus and keep the community levels low. What they found was that this was not the case, the virus got loose in a school, and in the casual workforce due to the socio-economic locale of the breakout. Before you could blink it was in several aged care facilities that were still in complete lockdown and numbers swelled to 700 cases and deaths mounted, one of those aged care facilities was not more than 500 mtrs from me and 15 km from the nearest outbreak spot. I still have no idea how the virus got into that one. It was unnerving to see the area roped off and spacesuits walking around throwing out bedding and fittings into a giant plastic lined skip. Sydney was lucky as its breakout locations were easily contained back then. This is why Melbourne moved to suppression as it was clear you could not isolate vulnerable people within a community from the community, as the facilities require the community to operate. Also you then have the million plus Victorians over 50 and vulnerable who are not in care and definitely can not isolate from the community indefinitely.

This year the tables were turned, in a way, Melbourne had learned from harsh reality that they had to stomp on it early and hard, which has worked every-time since. Sydney tried to play politics in the last month rather than deal with it and is now paying the price.

If we had 80% vaccinations, no prob, non event, but its the opposite of that presently.
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 13:38
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Also some of us suggested back then, Why not isolate the elderly and vulnerable and keep the young ones working. That was without a vaccine at the time. Wuhan strain. Deadly
So I will ask that same question today, Why not isolate the elderly and vulnerable and keep the young ones working. Now 70% vaxed over 70yo protected . Delta strain. Not as Deadly.
But all comes back to that word suppression.
Because 80% of our population want "zero community transmission" particularly while the vaccination rate is so low. when those two numbers come closer together then policy will be
re-assessed. Until then, we do it the way we're currently doing it. There is still plenty of room for improving the way we're doing it.
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