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WingNut60 19th Jul 2021 03:32


Originally Posted by Chronic Snoozer (Post 11080981)
Nowhere have I suggested opening up or that COVID is just like the flu.

Then what was your point? That media reports are distracting? Yep, I'll go along with that.

Foxxster 19th Jul 2021 03:56

And the Olympics farce continues. Why the hell is it going ahead. Covid in the Olympics village and now… all before the start ..

Six British Olympic athletes and two team staff are self-isolating in their hotel rooms in Tokyo after being identified as close contacts of a passenger who subsequently tested positive for coronavirus on their plane to Japan, the British Olympic Association has announced.

According to a statement, the individual who has tested positive is not a member of the Team GB delegation but was a close contact during their flight to Japan on Thursday.

It comes as Olympic organisers revealed two athletes tested positive for coronavirus in Tokyo, as the South African football team announced that two of their players - Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi - had tested positive.
Mahlatsi and Monyane are the first athletes in the village to be reported positive, adding to the uncertainty around the Tokyo Olympics that are to open on Friday after being delayed a year by the pandemic. Video Analyst Mario Masha from the South African squad also tested positive on arrival in Tokyo as the team prepares to face hosts Japan on Thursday.

jrfsp 19th Jul 2021 04:02


Originally Posted by Foxxster (Post 11081001)
And the Olympics farce continues. Why the hell is it going ahead. Covid in the Olympics village and now… all before the start ..

Six British Olympic athletes and two team staff are self-isolating in their hotel rooms in Tokyo after being identified as close contacts of a passenger who subsequently tested positive for coronavirus on their plane to Japan, the British Olympic Association has announced.

According to a statement, the individual who has tested positive is not a member of the Team GB delegation but was a close contact during their flight to Japan on Thursday.

It comes as Olympic organisers revealed two athletes tested positive for coronavirus in Tokyo, as the South African football team announced that two of their players - Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi - had tested positive.
Mahlatsi and Monyane are the first athletes in the village to be reported positive, adding to the uncertainty around the Tokyo Olympics that are to open on Friday after being delayed a year by the pandemic. Video Analyst Mario Masha from the South African squad also tested positive on arrival in Tokyo as the team prepares to face hosts Japan on Thursday.

Indeed - i do feel sorry for the Japanese though, the investment in the Olympics would be astronomical! It should have been cancelled with all the host cities pushed back 4 years. ie Japan to host it in 2024.

SOPS 19th Jul 2021 04:06


Originally Posted by jrfsp (Post 11081004)
Indeed - i do feel sorry for the Japanese though, the investment in the Olympics would be astronomical! It should have been cancelled with all the host cities pushed back 4 years. ie Japan to host it in 2024.


It’s just about money for the IOC. Japan is in a worse position now ( Covid wise) than it was last year, when the games were canceled. The whole thing will be a disaster.

jrfsp 19th Jul 2021 04:28

This vaccination advertisement has just been launched by various Aussie arts groups and its miles ahead of the Fed Govs ad - but that's not surprising.



Foxxster 19th Jul 2021 07:02

Well those two removals people, the brothers who along with one other who were WuHu flu positive and went out west.., their mother in her 50s has just been found dead in her house. Dead of covid. Of course I feel sorry for them but they were quite happy to potentially spread it around so there’s that,

Chronic Snoozer 19th Jul 2021 07:44


Originally Posted by WingNut60 (Post 11080991)
Then what was your point? That media reports are distracting? Yep, I'll go along with that.


Yes the obsession with deaths and cases is distracting.
It’s there in my original post. Questions?

jrfsp 19th Jul 2021 07:45

as expected SA basically going into semi lockdown

SOPS 19th Jul 2021 07:55

So I would expect WA to close to SA shortly. Everyone might as well close to everyone else and just be done with it!!!

SHVC 19th Jul 2021 08:07

Gladys said to 80% vaccination rate for no restrictions. Any one want to guess the odds of getting to that?! I reckon...... never.

jrfsp 19th Jul 2021 08:08

The sooner we accept the need to vaccinate teenagers the better

cloudsurfng 19th Jul 2021 08:16


Originally Posted by SHVC (Post 11081080)
Gladys said to 80% vaccination rate for no restrictions. Any one want to guess the odds of getting to that?! I reckon...... never.

coatsworth says 50%, then life back with some restrictions around mask use and people per square metre.

jrfsp 19th Jul 2021 08:21


Originally Posted by cloudsurfng (Post 11081091)
coatsworth says 50%, then life back with some restrictions around mask use and people per square metre.

The problem with this is how palatable is that way of living, certainly wouldn't be entertained prior to an election? Particularly where vast swathes of the country live the pre-covid way of life.

I guess we can all see how it pans out in Europe, many places are re-imposing restrictions with that level of vaccination (Netherlands as one example)

SHVC 19th Jul 2021 08:31


Originally Posted by cloudsurfng (Post 11081091)
coatsworth says 50%, then life back with some restrictions around mask use and people per square metre.

Gladys said 80%. State premiere over rules any fed.

unobtanium 19th Jul 2021 08:38


Originally Posted by SHVC (Post 11081102)
Gladys said 80%. State premiere over rules any fed.

Incorrect, its "HEALTH ADVISE" that rule's over any state premiere, or fed, or common sense.

blubak 19th Jul 2021 09:06


Originally Posted by Foxxster (Post 11081050)
Well those two removals people, the brothers who along with one other who were WuHu flu positive and went out west.., their mother in her 50s has just been found dead in her house. Dead of covid. Of course I feel sorry for them but they were quite happy to potentially spread it around so there’s that,

I dont think the cause has been confirmed,if she was ill due to covid why wasnt she getting medical attention?
I think there may be more to this,maybe guilt ridden & decided she couldnt face her mistake any longer,i guess we will find out soon enough.

Capn Rex Havoc 19th Jul 2021 09:14

I agree. This sounds suspect. Did she die FROM Covid or WITH Covid .....?

mattyj 19th Jul 2021 09:19

The uk has 90% of all eligible citizens with one shot..and their cases have dropped right back to basically zero right..oh and they have fantastic levels of mask compliance..and until a few hours from now they’ve been in a draconian lockdown..and it’s summer when respiratory viruses are at lowest ebb..woohoo. Everything Australia has to look forward to once everyone bends to the will of their masters :rolleyes:

SHVC 19th Jul 2021 09:20

When has common sense been used lately. Gladys said 80 and that’s what she will do.

3Greens 19th Jul 2021 09:30


Originally Posted by mattyj (Post 11081138)
The uk has 90% of all eligible citizens with one shot..and their cases have dropped right back to basically zero right..oh and they have fantastic levels of mask compliance..and until a few hours from now they’ve been in a draconian lockdown..and it’s summer when respiratory viruses are at lowest ebb..woohoo. Everything Australia has to look forward to once everyone bends to the will of their masters :rolleyes:

the U.K. most certainly hasn’t been in a draconian lockdown until today. Today is just the move to step 4, which is essentially all restrictions come to an end. The only difference from yesterday to today really is that night clubs can open and mask wearing in no longer a legal requirement indoors.
Cases are still high, but deaths remain very very low and so do hospital admissions. It’s a fact of life that we have to live with this disease now. For context, 40 people died yesterday in the U.K. with Covid. 500 people died of cancer and the same of heart related disease.


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