Corona virus

discomatt

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Did I just see right? Reported 228,000 new cases in 24 hours in the US. That's a big number for 1 day. Thats 2.64 every second.
its because millions traveled for thanks giving and had big gatherings to celebrate but I guess that is Trumps fault as well, either that or those who are seeing what the virus does and how it behaves are still deciding to go about their lives because it is not the killer many would have society believe
 

Bigfish1

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Well thanks to abysmal leadership, pig headedness and downright stupidity the people of America are in for a catastrophic 2021. The hospitals are near capacity and there are still millions in denial. Health system on the verge of collapse with front line workers worn out and frustrated with the actions of some. Naturally the flow on effect will reach elsewhere in the world. So bloody lucky we are an island but I,m afraid the economic outlook isnt good...particularly as China is playing bully boy.

https://www.news.com.au/world/coron...t/news-story/c7c75e72191fe07aa73c7472aa616cda
 

Bigfish1

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Well I hate to say it but I think NSW is in for more lockdowns. Complacency perhaps. It was inevitable that more outbreaks would occur but how they get handled is the issue. Many peoples XMAS plans will be shot down and many unhappy kids as well. Hope everyone does the right thing and minimal disruption occurs. It will be a way of life for many months to come. Xmas is supposed to be a time of sharing and caring...so I hope people think about that and care enough not to go sharing their virus !!! Stay safe and hope whatever happens hope you have some sort of a good Xmas.
 

discomatt

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It will be like this for years to come because the same as influenza even with vaccines it will not go away and will continually mutate making the last years vaccine useless.
The human race needs to just accept this is the new normal
 

Triton14

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Complacency perhaps

Obviously the strain being of USA origin the source is from either air cabin crew or similar who were not required to isolate or quarantine.

They have been staying in hotels other than those where quarantine in happening
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They(NSW health) should have been onto any loopholes or areas where a transfer could happen but it doesnt seem like they learn :confused:

We were doing so well all over the country it was pretty much the only way another outbreak was going to occur, said it last week to a work colleague, hotel quarantine was the place that will bring any state undone & a day or 2 later it happened.
 
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boobook

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Re reading this thread makes an interesting read, and an interesting review of 2020. It shows how wrong many many theories and predictions were.

It also shows how some strong stances have flip flopped 180 degrees since the pandemic started. LOL

It does give some interesting insights.
 

boobook

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Yep, same s#%*t different year!

Maybe it's opposites year.

Because of Biden and the vaccine, USA improves Covid situation faster than any other country.
Sweeden goes into hardest lockdown after acknowledging they killed tons more people than needed.
Swine flu - started in the US, invades China and the rest of the world.
Climate change reverses because no one drives to work or flys anymore.
Anti-vaxxers go quiet and line up for vaccination like everyone else.
People actually realise they like staying at home more than overseas holidays.
Dan Andrews is Australian of the year.
People realise that putting society's health ahead of their own selfish rights does work.
People respect Health and Emergency workers.
Land Rover fixes the Defender and makes it reliable.

Oh well. 9 out of 10 ain't bad. :D:D
 

Chatty

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Maybe it's opposites year.

Because of Biden and the vaccine, USA improves Covid situation faster than any other country.
Sweeden goes into hardest lockdown after acknowledging they killed tons more people than needed.
Swine flu - started in the US, invades China and the rest of the world.
Climate change reverses because no one drives to work or flys anymore.
Anti-vaxxers go quiet and line up for vaccination like everyone else.
People actually realise they like staying at home more than overseas holidays.
Dan Andrews is Australian of the year.
People realise that putting society's health ahead of their own selfish rights does work.
People respect Health and Emergency workers.
Land Rover fixes the Defender and makes it reliable.

Oh well. 9 out of 10 ain't bad. :D:D
How about...

  1. Companies realise that they don't need all that ego-boosting CBD office space because everyone can work from home - CBDs around the world become ghost towns, the office blocks are converted to public housing
  2. Donald Trump admits that he lost the election in a fair fight, apologises to Biden and the American public, sells his properties to pay all his outstanding debts and repay the thousands he has ripped off in the past
  3. Telstra admits that their customer service is crap, gives everyone free mobile service for a year while they employ all Australian call workers
  4. Investors finally realise that Elon Musk is a con-man and that Tesla will never make a profit, Musk is last seen living in low-cost CBD housing converted from office space
  5. Scott Morrison admits that he was a Trump boy and that he has mis-managed the country since he came to power, he orders a full double dissolution and in the ensuing election all politicians are prohibited from standing and the public finally gets the chance to elect some people that actually know what they're doing
  6. Mark McGowan admits that repeatedly closing the WA border was nothing more than a vote-grabbing exercise, but it was all he could think of at the time, and finally allows people in WA to be reunited with their families
  7. Cruise ships are reinvented as floating petri dishes where the scientists of the world can rapidly grow large quantities of any bug they like
  8. Traffic controllers are forced to actually understand what they are doing and are fined for unnecessarily blocking roads or for setting up a 40 km/h speed zone without warning on a 110 km/h highway
  9. All the state governments get together and agree that we need a common set of laws across the country for everything, including vehicle modifications and speed limits, the new laws are passed by February
  10. Ford finally admits in public that stating that the Ranger is capable of towing a 3.5t caravan is just a marketing ploy and is not actually achievable
 

boobook

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Traffic controllers are forced to actually understand what they are doing and are fined for unnecessarily blocking roads or for setting up a 40 km/h speed zone without warning on a 110 km/h highway

LOL....AND fined $5000 per day for leaving roadwork speed restricted work zones that are not being worked on. The fine goes up to $20,000 per day after 1 month of no construction work.
 

Chatty

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LOL....AND fined $5000 per day for leaving roadwork speed restricted work zones that are not being worked on. The fine goes up to $20,000 per day after 1 month of no construction work.
Fine the companies and the traffic controllers concerned lose their ticket until they pass remedial training.
 

sharkcaver

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We don't want families over here. We like to be able to go for a run and grab a kebab on the way. I bet his vote grab works. The opposition is abysmal. He didn't need a border closure to secure that, all he had to do was turn up.
 

Chatty

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And all of 2021, vaccinations will only be available to anyone over sixty five, therefore all others are to be locked down for their safety and all the oldies are free to travel and do what they like so they can enjoy what is left of their lives.
I'm fully on board with that one Roger!
 

mikehzz

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Ok, why aren't vaccinations now mandatory for anyone coming in to Australia from overseas, including flight and ship crews? That used to work back in the old days.
 
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