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Old 18th Aug 2021, 10:39
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I'm not sure I've read the same article, but I've seen several that seem to support that position. Here's but two...Bear in mind these articles deal exclusively with those that have the courage to reach out for help. I don't know the percentage breakdowns of those that do, vs those that don't, but I'm fairly confident in saying it's heavily skewed towards those that don't and that being the case, there's an awful lot of people out there who need that help but aren't getting it....
Yep, thanks for that. I found the ABC piece that featured Dr Veloso talking about increased demand for mental health services. That increased demand is not in dispute - I'm involved with a crisis support service and we've seen a 20 percent increase in demand since the pandemic started.

What I could not find was a psychologist that was on the ABC news last night who was saying that the suicide rate in teenagers has skyrocketed. Hence the question to the good Capn.
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Old 18th Aug 2021, 10:44
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Yay! Australia's disgraceful rate of suicide is remaining stable. Go Australia!
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Old 18th Aug 2021, 11:51
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Increases in those needing counselling services and those committing suicide during COVID;
https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp....icle/100305640

An estimated 2,500 cancer diagnosis missed in Victoria alone during COVID. That is just one State, as an example;
https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2021/...d-19-lockdowns

Airlines, tourism, transport, hospitality, healthcare, live entertainment, gyms, health clubs and yes retail - all smashed. Many people think that because online sales are up that means the overall retail trade is up. Wrong, retail is made up of more than Amazon and EBay. ABC article;
https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp....icle/100305954

My reason for posting this is because Iím so sick of people saying Ďmost sections of the economy are goodí, except for aviation. Bullshit.


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Old 18th Aug 2021, 12:26
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No one said the economy was "good", the economy is "fine", that is we are not in recession or depression. But compared the rest of the world we are doing OK.

The argument is over how many businesses will/have failed because of covid strategy vs how many are dying. You can talk about mental health, businesses shutting down, etc, all the severe effects of this are RBS monitored, and the results in are that no mass suicides are happening and no mass bankruptcy is going on.

That does not mean people are not getting mentally or economically stressed, they are, but are they suicidal and going out of business, NO.

Look at the list of things that stress a person out, number 1 - Death of a loved one, financial stress is down the line about number 7. If you think being open and letting people die is somehow better for mental health than what is currently happening you are misguided. How many would be considering suicide after they bring covid home and infect and kill their loved ones.

If you think its better for the economy when small businesses close because their owners died of covid or masses of workers are on sick leave for isolation or until testing negative, you are misguided. If you think having 30% of your population scared to leave home because they will get sick is good for the economy, you are misguided. If you think the economic losses due to increased amounts of long term sick due to long covid will not cost the economy a huge amount, you may, well you know the drill.

Seriously if you think mental health and economic issues are only part of the lockdown solution, you may need a jackhammer to loosen up that grey matter.

https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covi...substance-use/

Thats from the USA, the pandemic in general is causing all the same issues, its not a "lockdown" thing.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7503043/

A study on Sweden being more free, found mental health issues were no different than Italy or China which had severe lockdowns.

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Old 18th Aug 2021, 14:30
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Or you could have a look at this
https://biblescienceforum.com/2021/0...ner-fuellmich/
realise it is all BS and regain the1hr:22min you would have wasted.

https://medika.life/reiner-fuellmich...onspiracy-con/
https://leadstories.com/hoax-alert/2...9;t-novel.html
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Old 18th Aug 2021, 15:04
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And what worries me is that it appears that there are people here, that I assume are in charge of large jet aircraft, actually believe this conspiracy crap. It really concerns me.

( Although I must admit, now that Iím fully vaxed, my 4G phone has great 5G reception 😂&#128514
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Old 18th Aug 2021, 19:52
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It may all be bullshit but if youíre trying to find truth on ABC, Reuters, AP, The New York Times or the American news networks youíll be out of luck..the BBC is about 50/50

I donít know what they teach in journalism school but it doesnít include any sort of investigation
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Old 18th Aug 2021, 19:58
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And what worries me is that it appears that there are people here, that I assume are in charge of large jet aircraft, actually believe this conspiracy crap. It really concerns me.

( Although I must admit, now that Iím fully vaxed, my 4G phone has great 5G reception 😂&#128514
Morning All It's certainly eyebrow raising but when you think about it it's no different to God fearing people that think they're off to heaven when they die.
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Old 18th Aug 2021, 20:40
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I read in the ABC News web site this morning that our illustrious Qld. premier has asked for 100 Commonwealth troops to be stationed along the NSW border to keep those pesky infected NSW people out of the Sunshine State.
Things are getting pretty nasty and desperate ATM.
No way things will change much until most of us have had two doses of the vaccine.
Until then Chaos will reign supreme.
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Old 18th Aug 2021, 20:58
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Morning All It's certainly eyebrow raising but when you think about it it's no different to God fearing people that think they're off to heaven when they die.
If there is a higher source I doubt he would want the heavens infected with COVID. I donít want to be the one though that has to tell that to those who believe they have a higher calling (politicians, elitists, airline CEOís etc)
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Old 18th Aug 2021, 21:54
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I read in the ABC News web site this morning that our illustrious Qld. premier has asked for 100 Commonwealth troops to be stationed along the NSW border to keep those pesky infected NSW people out of the Sunshine State.
Things are getting pretty nasty and desperate ATM.
No way things will change much until most of us have had two doses of the vaccine.
Until then Chaos will reign supreme.
Crossed the border 12 times into QLD and back to NSW on my hike yesterday afternoon. Beautiful! Didn't see a Queenlander. Glad they are being kept safe by Annastacia.
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Old 18th Aug 2021, 22:02
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Originally Posted by RodH
I read in the ABC News web site this morning that our illustrious Qld. premier has asked for 100 Commonwealth troops to be stationed along the NSW border to keep those pesky infected NSW people out of the Sunshine State.
Things are getting pretty nasty and desperate ATM.
No way things will change much until most of us have had two doses of the vaccine.
Until then Chaos will reign supreme.
And then there's this from the 'beloved' Qld CHO…..
“One case of Delta means we need a lockdown ... until we get 70 per cent of our population vaccinated,” she said on Wednesday. “If we don’t find the first case, we won’t be locking down for one or two weeks, we’ll be locking down for months.”
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Old 18th Aug 2021, 22:11
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But, C441 she has kept 'em safe up there. She's done so well, she's been promoted to Governor of Queen-P's-Land.

Yep. A real top effort. You just have to look past the devastated families who missed seeing their dying relatives, or their funerals, the infant who was flown from the Northern River's to Sydney instead of Brisbane for treatment and died as a result and the comment that if you're rich enough, you can buy your way in to the state.

But she's kept them safe! No matter the cost!
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Old 18th Aug 2021, 22:16
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Originally Posted by 43Inches
No one said the economy was "good", the economy is "fine", that is we are not in recession or depression. But compared the rest of the world we are doing OK.

As we should be! We are a bountiful and lucky country. We are benefiting from world-wide stimulus driving a healthy balance of payments. There is confidence Australia's economy will bounce back quickly from the Delta blip. But is it a given with current leadership? Somebody has to say, moving forward into a post-COVID world, some Australians will have to die.

COVID is round one from the CCP btw. However which way you look at it. Australia needs a strong economy and strong leadership. We've been exposed in our COVID response on many fronts inviting CCP interference.

I'm sure there are never-ending links to support this argument but I won't fall into the trap of thinking anyone here clicks on them.

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Old 18th Aug 2021, 22:17
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Originally Posted by KRviator
But, C441 she has kept 'em safe up there. She's done so well, she's been promoted to Governor of Queen-P's-Land.

Yep. A real top effort. You just have to look past the devastated families who missed seeing their dying relatives, or their funerals, the infant who was flown from the Northern River's to Sydney instead of Brisbane for treatment and died as a result and the comment that if you're rich enough, you can buy your way in to the state.

But she's kept them safe! No matter the cost!

and done a wonderful smear job on AstraZeneca purely for political purposes. She and her health nutter knew full well the weakness of the federal libs especially Morrison was the lack of Pfizer. But there was plenty of AstraZeneca. So we get the chook making up bullshit stories so she can get Pfizer and the quack doing a hatchet job on AstraZeneca not once but twice. Keeping Queensland safe. I think not.
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Old 18th Aug 2021, 22:23
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Originally Posted by Lead Balloon
None of the state of NSW is in 'lockdown'. The Local Government Areas in Sydney in which most of the cases are arising are not in 'lockdown'.

When the areas in Sydney in which most of the cases are arising are actually 'locked down', NSW will move from half-arsed to fully-arsed. The difficulty with going fully-arsed in those areas is that many of the residents are not used to and are not inclined to do what they've been told by the 'authorities'.

The same does not apply to much of the rest of NSW.

and they are of a group that is very vocal and quick to shout racist. And they are a group fully supported by the leftist agitators. That is why they are not property locked down.

when 550 out of 630 cases are in their area. And then same proportion of cases has been repeated for the last 6 or 7 weeks then it becomes a very expensive sick joke on the premier. Too scared of being called racist. How pathetic.
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Old 18th Aug 2021, 22:36
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To bring some sanity back to this argument;

The Western suburbs are just indicative of how and where communicable diseases best spread. Low socioeconomic areas with large family groups, hence why I said last year that Sydney was just lucky they got away with opening when Melbourne got it bad. Last year it was Melbourne that got it in the Western suburb groups and it spread among large family/school group areas. This year in Sydney and Melbourne is no different. Northern suburbs Sydney outbreak, rich people, small families, low population density, little social interaction. Easy to contact trace. Western suburbs, poorer families, more casual floating workforce, large families that congregate to assist and help each other out, large religious gatherings and following of all faiths (not just one particular faith). More dense and interactive population. Lower education levels also leads to mistrust of the system so can be hard to have any control over, especially rules about not visiting family etc.

I remember a few years back driving with a friend around town, next thing surrounded by all these colored folk in gowns and head-dress, friend turns and seriously asks. "Are you worried living among all these Muslims?", I responded "Dude these are Sikhs".

I don't know what Gladys has done other than single out certain shires. Dan got in early with community leaders and the like even donating funds to some local ethnic youth groups to help spread the message in those areas, he's also been keen to keep the focus on the virus and not particular suburbs or cultures.

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Old 18th Aug 2021, 23:33
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Melbourne figures out. 57 cases, 44 in iso, leaving 13 in the community which is the danger figure. Funny how Vic gov like to leak this stuff around 0830am, and NSW go all out bang at 1100am. Days of our lives stuff.
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Old 18th Aug 2021, 23:36
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Borders will not be opening anytime soon, Victoria 59% increase today and appears to be trending upwards. NSW finds itself in almost the same position as Victoria this time last yr, except Victoria numbers started to drop, NSW is yet to peak epidemiologist said this morning NSW will peak by 30% each incubation period. Going off that restrictions are not expected to ease until January 2022 and travel domestically March 2022. Last Airline standing will be????
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Old 18th Aug 2021, 23:54
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Borders will not be opening anytime soon, Victoria 59% increase today and appears to be trending upwards. NSW finds itself in almost the same position as Victoria this time last yr, except Victoria numbers started to drop, NSW is yet to peak epidemiologist said this morning NSW will peak by 30% each incubation period. Going off that restrictions are not expected to ease until January 2022 and travel domestically March 2022. Last Airline standing will be????
If they brought down these ridiculous numbers of 70/80% down to 60/70% then all airlines would be fully ramped up, right on the Christmas period and they can book with confidence this time.
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