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Old 5th Jul 2021, 12:08
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Originally Posted by Qwark View Post
Hopefully the federal government wont give her permission to leave Australia!
Wouldn't it be funny if she left but then couldn't get back in because of the quotas in quarantine.
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Old 5th Jul 2021, 21:13
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Originally Posted by Ascend Charlie View Post
Who is going to grant Anastacia Pallachook permission to leave QLD for the Tokyo Olympics? Will the chook be locked in a hotel room for 2 weeks on return?

Or will there be a series of Special Dispensations to allow the old duck to leave and return, but regular humans can just wait in the queue?
Standby for QLD taxpayers to pick up the tab for a charter due these "logistical challenges" "health advice"...
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Old 5th Jul 2021, 21:27
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Originally Posted by lc_461 View Post
Standby for QLD taxpayers to pick up the tab for a charter due these "logistical challenges" "health advice"...
I'm guessing that she's going to want to be in Tokyo by 21 July when the announcement will be made for the host city for the 2032 games for which Brisbane is a front-runner.
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Old 5th Jul 2021, 22:52
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Singapore has announced that they are going to stop counting COVID cases and they are going to start treating COVID as if it was a seasonal flu.

Finally a country and Government with half a brain. And before all the COVID scaredy-cats start bagging them out, Singapore is a very clean country with some of the best hospitals and medical systems on this planet.
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Old 5th Jul 2021, 23:11
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But no chewing gum.
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Old 5th Jul 2021, 23:20
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Originally Posted by Paragraph377 View Post
Singapore has announced that they are going to stop counting COVID cases and they are going to start treating COVID as if it was a seasonal flu.

Finally a country and Government with half a brain. And before all the COVID scaredy-cats start bagging them out, Singapore is a very clean country with some of the best hospitals and medical systems on this planet.
Couldnít agree more - as more and more countries do so, we will follow.

Be good if we could lead, rather than follow though!!
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Old 5th Jul 2021, 23:32
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Originally Posted by Paragraph377 View Post
Singapore has announced that they are going to stop counting COVID cases and they are going to start treating COVID as if it was a seasonal flu.

Finally a country and Government with half a brain. And before all the COVID scaredy-cats start bagging them out, Singapore is a very clean country with some of the best hospitals and medical systems on this planet.
The only reason Singapore are doing that, the only reason they can do that, is their wider vaccination coverage. They are at 61% first dose and 38% second dose, with a goal of reaching 67% second dose by August 9, Singaporean National Day.

Australia is at 25% first dose and 7% second dose. We too can be in Singaporeís position when we reach similar coverage levels, whenever that will be.....
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Old 5th Jul 2021, 23:40
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Originally Posted by Paragraph377 View Post
Singapore has announced that they are going to stop counting COVID cases and they are going to start treating COVID as if it was a seasonal flu.
Actually, Singapore hasn't done that at all. There seems to be some confusion between an opinion piece published in The Strait Times two weeks ago and Government policy. Two markedly different things.

The opinion piece, authored by co-chairs of Singapore's Covid-19 multi-ministry task force - Trade and Industry Minister Gan Kim Yong, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong and Health Minister Ong Ye Kung - is not much more than some thinking on how COVID-19 might be managed. It's yet another political "road map" to better times that lacks specificity. The penultimate paragraphs wrap it up:

We are drawing up a road map to transit to this new normal, in tandem with the achievement of our vaccination milestones, though we know the battle against Covid-19 will continue to be fraught with uncertainty.

In the meantime, we still need to take the necessary precautions and safeguards, to keep infections and hospitalisations at bay.

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Old 5th Jul 2021, 23:48
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Originally Posted by Paragraph377 View Post
Singapore has announced that they are going to stop counting COVID cases and they are going to start treating COVID as if it was a seasonal flu.

Finally a country and Government with half a brain. And before all the COVID scaredy-cats start bagging them out, Singapore is a very clean country with some of the best hospitals and medical systems on this planet.
It will be very interesting to see how that works & hopefully its a very positive exercise.
Its definitely going to take something like this to make other countries take notice.
We have very good medical systems here too along with good living conditions & just need to get the vaccination debarcle sorted.
Theres no doubt Scomo has made a dogs dinner of the rollout however it was interesting to note his post on instagram this morning & the hundreds of anti vax comments.
I bet that doesnt happen in singapore.
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Old 5th Jul 2021, 23:51
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Standby for QLD taxpayers to pick up the tab for a charter due these "logistical challenges" "health advice"...
Why a charter, the Qld Govt has the Joh Jet or its descendant.
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Old 6th Jul 2021, 04:15
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601, correct except it only has one engine at present
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Old 6th Jul 2021, 05:52
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601, correct except it only has one engine at present
..........but don't you worry about that.
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Old 6th Jul 2021, 07:12
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Originally Posted by blubak View Post
It will be very interesting to see how that works & hopefully its a very positive exercise.
Its definitely going to take something like this to make other countries take notice.
We have very good medical systems here too along with good living conditions & just need to get the vaccination debarcle sorted.
Theres no doubt Scomo has made a dogs dinner of the rollout however it was interesting to note his post on instagram this morning & the hundreds of anti vax comments.
I bet that doesnt happen in singapore.
I just spent some time reading those above mentioned comments. With that amount of stupidity around, we have no hope of enough people being vaccinated to allow the borders to reopen.
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Old 6th Jul 2021, 13:31
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601, correct except it only has one engine at present
Take the Caravan.
We might get a couple months freedom.
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Old 7th Jul 2021, 00:45
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Originally Posted by megle2 View Post
601, correct except it only has one engine at present
Take Mathiasí jet. He doesnít need it any more. Iím sure slomo will let her if he gets a press conference out of it letting everyone know how empathetic he is😒😒
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Old 7th Jul 2021, 03:34
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Originally Posted by dr dre View Post
The only reason Singapore are doing that, the only reason they can do that, is their wider vaccination coverage. They are at 61% first dose and 38% second dose, with a goal of reaching 67% second dose by August 9, Singaporean National Day.

Australia is at 25% first dose and 7% second dose. We too can be in Singaporeís position when we reach similar coverage levels, whenever that will be.....
i suspect we will be at about 70% around Feb or March next year at which point all measures should be dropped. Masks, QR codes, lockdowns and the international borders should be swung open to all regardless of their vaccination status. The whole point of a mass vaccination program is to immunise the population. We donít bring in any measures for flu even in bad years and once we get to around 70% of the total population, which would mean 100% of the most vulnerable, then WuHu flu should be treated exactly the same as normal flu.
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Old 7th Jul 2021, 07:50
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“For months we’ve been advocating for a purpose-built regional quarantine facility in Queensland, like Howard Springs [near Darwin], that address the weaknesses we’ve seen in hotel quarantine,” Miles said.“The more facilities, the less risk of leaks in hotel quarantine and the more ability we will have to bring home stranded Australians coming from high-risk countries.

“Australia needs more alternatives to hotel quarantine if we want to eventually return to life as normal.”
The leak from hotel quarantine follows multiple cases where Queensland hospital workers contracted the virus despite not coming into direct contact with Covid-positive patients.

Three separate nurses at the Princess Alexandra hospital contracted Covid earlier this year – including two who caught the virus from a patient with whom they had no contact. The ward was temporarily closed and is no longer used to treat Covid patients.

Similar concerns are now focused on the Prince Charles hospital, where two staff have contracted the virus. One was an unvaccinated woman who worked as a receptionist outside the Covid ward.
The Premier of Queensland has warned that Australia simply cannot contain the new Delta variant of Covid-19 with its current systems.
So does that mean that our hospitals are as leaky as the quarantine hotels?
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