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Foxxster 1st Dec 2021 21:16

This is a good article about vaccines and other treatments in general and with relation to the new variant.

https://www.investors.com/news/techn...id-shots-fail/


SHVC 1st Dec 2021 22:01

WA will have to throw a tonne of money to get anyone other than family to visit over there now. WA border antics are all forgotten over here in the sense no one seems to care about it MM has not had any air time for months other than what’s related to the Ashes and even that was a 10 second headline, SCG or MCG are happy about this I would think.

Chronic Snoozer 2nd Dec 2021 01:00


Originally Posted by SHVC (Post 11150030)
WA will have to throw a tonne of money to get anyone other than family to visit over there now. WA border antics are all forgotten over here in the sense no one seems to care about it MM has not had any air time for months other than whatís related to the Ashes and even that was a 10 second headline, SCG or MCG are happy about this I would think.

I guess WA can expect more of this treatment in the future. Sad that Sam Kerr wonít play a match in her home town in the biggest (womenís) tournament in the world.

Womens World Cup

Potsie Weber 2nd Dec 2021 02:45


Originally Posted by SHVC (Post 11150030)
WA will have to throw a tonne of money to get anyone other than family to visit over there now. WA border antics are all forgotten over here in the sense no one seems to care about it MM has not had any air time for months other than what’s related to the Ashes and even that was a 10 second headline, SCG or MCG are happy about this I would think.

Pure holiday visitors to WA from interstate pre-COVID were about 400k average per year (2016-2019) spending around $675m per year. They pull that much worth out of the ground every 1.2 days.

SHVC 2nd Dec 2021 02:56

Well they will have to dig double the amount to make up for the tourist dollar they’re loosing out on.

Potsie Weber 2nd Dec 2021 03:05


Originally Posted by SHVC (Post 11150123)
Well they will have to dig double the amount to make up for the tourist dollar theyíre loosing out on.

Yep, start today and finish by morning tea tomorrow. Thereís your annual domestic tourist dollar equivalent done!

Icarus2001 2nd Dec 2021 03:31


Yep, start today and finish by morning tea tomorrow. There’s your annual domestic tourist dollar equivalent done!
Fair point but only in dollar value.

Look at the distribution of where tourist dollars get s p r e a d around the state versus mining income.

snow dragon 2nd Dec 2021 04:16

But you need a buyer

SHVC 2nd Dec 2021 05:02

Remember, it’s only worth what the buyer is willing to pay and it won’t last forever.

Foxxster 4th Dec 2021 21:05

Well,well. NSW, Vic and ACT residents now need to test on arrival to SA

Queensland mandates all people from Adelaide need to isolate for 14 days.

so much for open borders. Who is next.


And internationally.

All international arrivals to the UK will again have to take pre-departure Covid tests in a bid to tackle the Omicron variant, the health secretary has confirmed.

All travellers, regardless of vaccination status, who are visiting England, Scotland and Wales, or returning home after a holiday will be required to take either a pre-departure lateral flow or PCR test under the new restrictions.

SHVC 4th Dec 2021 21:26

Why get vaccinated is the real question. They can jam the booster shot where the sun don’t shine if they mandate it!

logansi 5th Dec 2021 03:08


Originally Posted by SHVC (Post 11151430)
Why get vaccinated is the real question. They can jam the booster shot where the sun donít shine if they mandate it!

Because you want to reduce your risk of seriousness illness of death.

Aussie Bob 5th Dec 2021 03:36


Well,well. NSW, Vic and ACT residents now need to test on arrival to SA

Queensland mandates all people from Adelaide need to isolate for 14 days.

so much for open borders. Who is next.
Indeed, and to top it off the Guvmint have all but shut down with just a handful of sitting days before the next election. Given by their most recent performance it would seem they are handing over to the states. I look forward to 7 different countries as the states fumble about.

SOPS 5th Dec 2021 03:42


Originally Posted by SHVC (Post 11151430)
Why get vaccinated is the real question. They can jam the booster shot where the sun donít shine if they mandate it!

Because you want to keep your job.

SHVC 5th Dec 2021 22:59

If borders keep closing there will be no job. O

aussieflyboy 6th Dec 2021 01:08


Originally Posted by Potsie Weber (Post 11150117)
Pure holiday visitors to WA from interstate pre-COVID were about 400k average per year (2016-2019) spending around $675m per year. They pull that much worth out of the ground every 1.2 days.

You obviously donít appreciate the impact that border closures have on families that live interstate. Money is everything is it? Who cares if grandma passes without ever meeting her grandchildren.

neville_nobody 6th Dec 2021 01:59


Well they will have to dig double the amount to make up for the tourist dollar they’re loosing out on.
Assuming they can find someone to dig it. Not to mention all the other industries to can't afford to pay $150K+ to attract workers.

Mc Gowan will have to watch out next year as he could get wedged politically between the all important 'Health Advice' and the economy.


You obviously don’t appreciate the impact that border closures have on families that live interstate.
From what I have read this is also impacting on people's decision to move to WA for work. People's mindset has changed since Covid.

dr dre 6th Dec 2021 02:48


Originally Posted by neville_nobody (Post 11151940)
Assuming they can find someone to dig it. Not to mention all the other industries to can't afford to pay $150K+ to attract workers.

Mc Gowan will have to watch out next year as he could get wedged politically between the all important 'Health Advice' and the economy.

From what I have read this is also impacting on people's decision to move to WA for work. People's mindset has changed since Covid.

And thatís why a decision is imminent. To be announced after Nat Cabinet on Friday, around when the state hits 80% DD.

As to a stated opening date, 90% 12+, it could be sooner than stated. Currently 88% first dose (remember how a lot of people said West Aussies were too complacent and wouldnít even get 80%?), 90% comes in about 8 days. Then 4-5 weeks to dose 2, so could be Jan 10-20th potentially. May get that Ashes test squeezed in at the last moment. If they delay it then reopening is just a week or two later, hardly noticeable over a 2 year pandemic.




SHVC 6th Dec 2021 04:11

Pretty sure CA had moved on from having the Ashes in Perth, SCG and MCG and Canberra are in contention

LapSap 6th Dec 2021 04:41


Originally Posted by dr dre (Post 11151947)
If they delay it then reopening is just a week or two later, hardly noticeable over a 2 year pandemic.

Not disagreeing with you but if only that week or two had been saved at the beginning instead letting 5 million loose over Lunar New Year instead of hiding it like Chernobyl, we wouldnít have had a pandemic. Academic now of course. Wondering what they know now that we donít, with their insistence on a zero Covid strategy for the Mainland and Hong Kong. Bye bye CX.


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