Member since 26 Mar 2020
Total posts 16
Once more and more people become vaccinated - you will find public sentiment and appetite will drop significantly and people will start questioning why we are still going into snap lockdowns and still have borders closed,
It's already starting to happen with calls to give more freedoms to vaccinated Australians.
I personally support NSW's approach as with every lockdown people's confidence gets shot and people stop spending, casual workers can't pay rent etc.
When we are in lockdown its easy to forget that small business still has to pay rent - and you cannot say this is just a "once off" lockdown we will be having mutiple outbreaks over the next 12 months - the only substainable apporach is the NSW one.
If Victoria had another outbreak and they decided to lockdown for another two weeks - how do you think small business would survive?
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Member since 12 Apr 2017
Total posts 73
Originally Posted by patrickk
Richard what happened in India is this year. In Sweden which every sceptic loves the death rate went up 10% which is a big deal in any public health system. What happened in India over the last month was nothing like normal.
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 608
Richard I’m very pleased the government controls my health. They told me to get vaccinated 60 something years ago and generally looked after me ever since to varying degrees of effectiveness. They halve my doctors bills and probably more pharmacy bills and sometimes help out on hospital bills. Far more preferable to the over priced US system which seems to be your preference. I’m glad you didn’t exclude news reports. Yes lockdowns do work. Easy to check where they’ve been lifted too early to see what happened.
Member since 09 May 2020
Total posts 98
‘ In Sweden which every sceptic loves the death rate went up 10% which is a big deal in any public health system.'
Please qualify/clarify where you got that 10% death rate for sweden.
Did you mean the death rate is 10% of all Covid cases found in Sweden or the death rate increased by 10% ie 110% of previous comparison death rate?
Or something else
Member since 25 Jun 2012
Total posts 100
Simple answer is go get vaccinated. I’m an Aussie living in NYC and it’s very simple. Vaccinate and you can reopen. New York is back to normal now without stupid lockdowns. Australia is just an embarrassment now... time to figure out a clear strategy to vaccinate people quickly and move on. The virus is going to be around for most of our lives, so just learn to live with it.
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Originally Posted by Richard W
Member since 08 Aug 2019
Total posts 2
Richard where do you get the idea it only affects people over 80. The UK is having a massive vaccination drive of younger people to keep them out of hospital. The data is there the bug affects everybody with debilitating effects I’m younger people. WA and Qld borders and SA (to include a Tory state) are open to those that have the bug under control. Tory SA has the best idea a three day lockdown on one case until they get to the bottom of it. Now here in Sydney with a semi lockdown and rapidly growing case numbers we won’t be able to go to a restaurant for the next month, let alone to Canberra for a meeting. Thanks Gladys!!! A go early go hard three day lockdown like SA practices seems much more sensible.
Member since 22 Jan 2013
Total posts 72
Hello all. You want crazy....I couldn’t travel to SA yesterday from Canberra, because I live 10km over the border in NSW. People from ACT where fine to travel. I am more than 400km away from any hotspot. Closing to whole State’s is nuts and a political decision, not scientific. Thank goodness we have sensible states like QLD, NT and Vic.
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Member since 09 May 2011
Total posts 176
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Member since 04 Mar 2014
Total posts 93
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