Member since 19 Apr 2012
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Originally Posted by Richard W
Originally Posted by patrickk
Originally Posted by tripleplatinum2
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.
So. How long should we keep having lockdowns and stop interstate travel? Simple question.
So. Again I ask the question. How long should we have lockdowns and stop interstate travel? Let me give you a different potential answer. No lockdowns apply to anyone who is fully vaccinated.
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 12 Apr 2017
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Member since 24 Dec 2013
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What a sad day for the travel industry. Just about all states and territories have now closed itself to each other.
Member since 26 Mar 2020
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With over 50% of Australia now closed - this post prob more relevant than ever
Member since 25 Jun 2021
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Dont get me going on GP giving COVID good deal you get $17 per jab, easy earner.... Plus those who are vaccinated still have to be in the same boat as those who have not with lock down. You can see why many Australians dont see a need to have the vaccine. QLD population over 5.l Million. Covid positive cases 0.03% around 1400 people.
Originally Posted by anonymous
The fact is the world has moved beyond March 2020 and has moved into the next phase with vaccination.
Richard, I share your frustration and I lay blame with the prime minister and federal government who should be "leading" the national debate on when the nation can safely re-open our borders next year.
He is doing the opposite and actually throwing doubt into people minds and saying things like "even when the nation is fully vaccinated - it still might not be enough to re-open borders" which reeks of the politics and shall i say "federal election"
The authorities will full well know what percentage of the population that require vaccinated by for some reason its the biggest elephant in the room for our leaders in Australia.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 10 Jun 2020
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The world is opening up we aren't. We were the envy of the world. Australia will be a laughing stock if we don't open up or start a plan. I like what Singapore is doing when they reach their vaccination target- TREAT IT LIKE THE FLU https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/singapores-surprising-new-plan-to-live-with-covid-revealed/news-story/52fa2c29252daeb4a3c634e1658f6901
Thai Airways International - Royal Orchid Plus
Member since 15 Jan 2013
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It's madness.Also they allowed Football into and out of each state under reduced crowd number restrictions.They might put the rest of us at risk.
Member since 05 Oct 2017
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Originally Posted by Daco
Australia's approach is embarrassing for a developed country in the so-called "free world" to say the least. Locking down entire cities or states over 1 or 2 new "cases" and imposing a hard lockdown over 100 a day, which is truly nothing. How many individuals were diagnosed with the flu on average, prior to 2020? Did we lockdown then? No.
Malaysia has proven that hard lockdowns just don't work. Thailand is claiming to have implemented a hard lockdown with travel restrictions - but all they've actually done is suspend public transport connecting provinces (including most domestic flights) and set-up checkpoints to restrict travel during the newly enacted curfew hours of 9pm-4am (in effect until August 2) in 13 provinces; during the day there are no checkpoints and vehicles pass freely. Markets and many types of stores are still open. Increased testing and samples tested at high CT values are producing what appears to be a "worrying trend" of "increased infections", but in reality the vast majority are of asymptomatic individuals. Southern Vietnam is under a more stringent lockdown and recording 5000 or so daily "infections" and still on an upward trend.
Even so, with 13,000 daily so-called "infections", Thailand's restrictions are significantly less stringent than those of NSW with it's paltry 100 daily cases. I thought Thailand was the laughing stock of the world but that title now clearly goes to Australia.
Originally Posted by TheFreqFlyer
Our current zero risk approach is not sustainable in the long run - which is now clearly evident with lockdowns now occurring almost weekly across the nation with the more infectious delta strain.
I really wish the government put dates/numbers next to their 4 phase reopening plan - clearly the plan at this stage has gone to tatters as lockdowns are still used as a first resort for most states.
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