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Old 7th Feb 2022, 03:33
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More than 600 new Covid infections found: sources
https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/compone...8-20220207.htm

Surprise, shock, horror

The quicker it spreads, the quicker it’s gonna be over. Welcome to the rest of the world.




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Old 7th Feb 2022, 05:22
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Originally Posted by bacou View Post
I can smell a full city lockdown coming like in any other Chinese city and then 2 months later a return to 0 Covid policy.
At least Hongkongese are all going to be able to enjoy a pilot lifestyle.
Meanwhile even Australia is opening to tourists, at least NSW. Cant say for the secluded Western Empire.

What you need to know about Australia's border opening to all international arrivals

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-07/australian-border-to-open-to-all-international-arrivals/100810762
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Old 7th Feb 2022, 21:34
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A glimpse into the future of WA.
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Old 9th Feb 2022, 04:19
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Further to my post 216 I read from Bloomberg this morning that the whole of Discovery Bay is now required to do compulsory testing. Around 20,000 people so I hope they open a test centre there or the ferry and the Tung Chung bus is going to be busy over the next few days.

Of course this edict has nothing to do with the daily party at Pier 3 which has got up police noses for the last couple of years.

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Old 9th Feb 2022, 07:39
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1,153 local cases in HK today so there’s gonna be a few in DBay. It is now going exponential which can only be good for HK aviation as it should hasten the end of pretending that it is possible to keep the virus out. It certainly couldn’t make the situation any worse.
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Old 9th Feb 2022, 09:07
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Originally Posted by Dragon Pacific View Post
1,153 local cases in HK today so there’s gonna be a few in DBay. It is now going exponential which can only be good for HK aviation as it should hasten the end of pretending that it is possible to keep the virus out. It certainly couldn’t make the situation any worse.
I am amazed at how you think that it's going to be 'good' for anything.... the Central Gov just said it like 2 days ago, they are going for a Dynamic COVID 0 policy, which means further lockdown is probably coming to town... did they not put that in the SCMP?
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Old 9th Feb 2022, 11:13
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It will get worse before it gets better. For starters, with three out of four over-80s unvaccinated, the results might be catastrophic. Having kept out covid for two years and had vaccines available for one, what a wasted opportunity.
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Old 9th Feb 2022, 11:29
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It might get "better" in the long long run, but the process to get there is gonna be filled with sht... and I'm really not interested in hanging around to find out what that entails
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Old 9th Feb 2022, 14:44
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With a total of TWO freighters in the air when I checked this afternoon and tracking bracelets for turn around crew from anywhere but the motherland, “good” doesn’t seem to be in the cards at the moment.
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Old 9th Feb 2022, 14:50
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2 weeks to flatten the curve, 70%, 80%, 90% vaxxed, 80% of elderly, 70% third jab, for f&%ks sake, they'll just keep moving the goal posts. There's too much power available while they can claim it's for public health (and western governments are exactly the same). That being said, I reckon most of these unvaxxed elderly folks in HK are the same sort of people that barge their way into the train as soon as the door opens. The ones that never bother to say "thank you". The ones that stopped caring about anyone but themselves a LONG time ago... If the virus of unspecified origin is their demise, so be it.
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Old 9th Feb 2022, 15:07
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A F*book group reporting 6 people arrested in DB for reportedly being in a group, standing and talking. or some such reason. Do they need a reason? Initially plain clothed police then a group of uniformed moved in to make the arrest. Fined $5,000 and taken back to their apartments in a police van.

Just as well it wasn't Thursday or that would have been $10,000.

Take care out there, they are not making life easy.



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Old 9th Feb 2022, 21:56
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Appears that shiny, new, disposable tracking jewellery is the order of the day for cargo crew after flying a turn around trip and never stepping foot off the aircraft. With only two freighters flying yesterday and the rest gathering dust, this just adds to the woes at big green. Seems a bit like closing the door after the horse bolted considering everyone in HK has the virus already.
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Old 10th Feb 2022, 01:29
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Originally Posted by anxiao View Post
A F*book group reporting 6 people arrested in DB for reportedly being in a group, standing and talking. or some such reason. Do they need a reason? Initially plain clothed police then a group of uniformed moved in to make the arrest. Fined $5,000 and taken back to their apartments in a police van.

Just as well it wasn't Thursday or that would have been $10,000.

Take care out there, they are not making life easy.
And I believe it was a CX bloke.
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Old 10th Feb 2022, 03:22
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This is not a pro-vax vs anti-vax comment. But everyone seems to have tunnel vision on the point that somehow if the senior citizens get vaccinated, some miracle will happen.
Hong Kong has repeated it's commitment to a zero case policy. Vaccines do not stop the spread.
Even with 100% vaccination, it still will not change a thing, except maybe everyone will look for the next group to blame.
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Old 10th Feb 2022, 03:24
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Originally Posted by anxiao View Post
A F*book group reporting 6 people arrested in DB for reportedly being in a group, standing and talking. or some such reason. Do they need a reason? Initially plain clothed police then a group of uniformed moved in to make the arrest. Fined $5,000 and taken back to their apartments in a police van.

Just as well it wasn't Thursday or that would have been $10,000.

Take care out there, they are not making life easy.
Standing outdoors talking...... DANGEROUS.
Being bundled into a van....... SAFE
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Old 10th Feb 2022, 09:34
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It's coming.... the HKU medical school just recommended lockdown in HK
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Old 10th Feb 2022, 13:10
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Originally Posted by hyg;[url=tel:11182440
11182440[/url]]It's coming.... the HKU medical school just recommended lockdown in HK
so what happens to the countless caged spaces and subdivided flats with no cooking or washing facilities
total lockdown is a literal impossibility in HK
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Old 10th Feb 2022, 13:12
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Then you allow it to spread. The omicron variant is less strong anyway; as is often the case with viruses. It doesn’t behove a virus to wipe out its host.
And then, when it’s has its way with those that choose not to vaccinate and bury their collective heads in the sand, you crack on with life. Like the rest of the planet.
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Old 11th Feb 2022, 00:00
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Originally Posted by Globocnik View Post
It doesn’t behove a virus to wipe out its host.
A virus isn't behoved to do anything. What I suspect you meant was "It doesn't benefit a virus to wipe out its host". And studies of Ebola, Marburg, et al might suggest otherwise.
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Old 11th Feb 2022, 02:39
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Basically Hong Kong is in the same situation now as most other countries were in nearly 2 years ago when lockdown were starting and borders were closing.

However most other countries are now easing restrictions and opening upon with life getting back to normal.

In Singapore, less than 1% of COVID cases end up ion oxygen, in the ICU or dying. It's being treated like the flu with most people expected to have it at some stage.
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