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    Covid Mk ll

    The existing Covid thread has reached over 13000 posts. Previously, large threads such as the jokes and funny pictures, crashed when they got to a similar size. The Mods are pre-empting this issue by locking the existing thread and opening Covid Mk ll.
    While we are at it.....
    The existing Covid thread has caused much angst and work for the Mods and Admins. The Mods and Admins are determined that the new version will be more harmonious and less time consuming. To this end, the rules of access will be strictly enforced. Personal attacks, aggressive and parochial posts in particular will be deleted and infractions issued. Links with little or no discussion and plagiarism will also be removed, with infractions delivered.
    As this is basically a technical thread, off topic and banter will no longer be acceptable.
    The stricter stance has been bought about by the new Google Adsence rules, about to be enforced upon this site by Google and the the inordinate amount of time the moderation team has had to devote to the old thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    The existing Covid thread has reached over 13000 posts. Previously, large threads such as the jokes and funny pictures, crashed when they got to a similar size. The Mods are pre-empting this issue by locking the existing thread and opening Covid Mk ll.
    The existing Covid thread has caused much angst and work for the Mods and Admins. The Mods and Admins are determined that the new version will be more harmonious and less time consuming. To this end, the rules of access will be strictly enforced. Personal attacks, aggressive and parochial posts in particular will be deleted and infractions issued. Links with little or no discussion and plagiarism will also be removed, with infractions delivered.
    As this is basically a technical thread, off topic and banter will no longer be acceptable.
    The change in stance has been bought about by the new Google Adsence rules and the the inordinate amount of time the moderation team has had to devote to the old thread.
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    The rest of the world ...

    There's been a heap of news articles recently about how the rest of the world is opening up, back to normal etc and the articles usually interview Aussie expats who are making snarky comments about us being locked down and borders closed.

    For a bit of balance (and following on from 350RRC's now locked post):

    USA

    "Back to normal" article:

    Life for Australians in Seattle, America's most vaccinated city, is getting back to normal

    But deaths in Washington State are still averaging 10 a day, so it's a fairly deadly "normal".

    https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle...d-the-world-2/

    ICUs in Alaska and Washington under stress:

    https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle...ve-care-units/

    The US generally is still getting 700 deaths a day - which is +95% in the last month - for a total of 624,365 deaths:


    • Hospitalizations nationwide now exceed every previous peak except last winterís. More than 700 deaths are being reported each day, on average, a figure that has more than doubled since the start of August. Deaths have so far remained far below past records, but can lag case data by weeks.

    Covid in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count - The New York Times

    Italy

    This article provoked a fair bit of anger:

    COVID-19 and international borders: I returned from Australia to Rome, where locals can't believe our restrictions

    Actual situation in Italy?

    69 deaths yesterday, 54 the day before for a total of 128,579 deaths:

    ROME: Italy reported 69 coronavirus-related deaths on Wednesday (Aug 18) against 54 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections increased to 7,162 from 5,273.
    Italy has registered 128,579 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year, the second-highest toll in Europe after Britain and the eighth-highest in the world. The country has reported 4.46 million cases to date.

    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/worl...w-cases-212143


    I could go on, but won't. Israel will be a separate post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    The Mods are pre-empting this issue by locking the existing thread and opening Covid Mk ll.
    And yet since it was "locked" there have been 2 additional posts. How does that work?

    Good move anyway.

    To keep on topic I don't have COVID and my second Pfizer jab is scheduled for Monday week. Bring on the double jab!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradC View Post
    And yet since it was "locked" there have been 2 additional posts. How does that work?

    Good move anyway.

    To keep on topic I don't have COVID and my second Pfizer jab is scheduled for Monday week. Bring on the double jab!
    My bad - I didnít notice the new thread and as a Mod I can hit the reply button on a closed thread - which I didnít know until now - you learn something everyday huh? Covid Mk ll

    Iíll delete them shortly as there was no intent to bypass this. The thread was closed before it crashed.


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    Whew - kids from 12-15 news in Cons time frame and everyone 16- 40 from 30 August. My phones went nuts as soon as Chn 9 news broke to some then insane when ABC and others topped it off with the very welcome news. My assumptions are that you all get chemists for moderna, Vaccine hubs for Pfizer and AZ with GPs also adding to the Pfizer and AZ. I have over 1000 to jab in the next few weeks already if as my Doctors point out I am not bankrupt before then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eevo View Post
    thats because a covid lockdown doesnt work. on forums or real life
    I look forward to reading your evidence that lockdowns don't work.

    Increases in numbers of cases when significant numbers of people are flouting the rules don't constitute evidence that there is a problem with lockdowns. It is merely evidence of a lack of compliance.

    Do you have evidence of situations where there was a high level of compliance, but no benefit?

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    Reposting from closed thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by Eevo View Post
    those rapid tests are not approved for use in australia. dont ask me why.
    TGA has approved RAT:
    COVID-19 test kits included in the ARTG for legal supply in Australia | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

    NSW is already using them:
    Rapid antigen testing | NSW Government

    Federal Gov is trialling them in aged care homes:
    Sydney providers can apply to join rapid antigen testing pilot - Australian Ageing Agenda
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBD4 View Post
    yes, i made a mistake, its the home tests that are not approved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vnx205 View Post
    I look forward to reading your evidence that lockdowns don't work.

    Increases in numbers of cases when significant numbers of people are flouting the rules don't constitute evidence that there is a problem with lockdowns. It is merely evidence of a lack of compliance.

    Do you have evidence of situations where there was a high level of compliance, but no benefit?
    simple. every country that was tried lockdown, still has covid in it.
    people not following rules is realistic. im sorry that there are no idealistic countries.

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