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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Nitro_X, Apr 9, 2020.

  1. Nitro_X

    Nitro_X Numbskull

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    Just curious.
    Anyone in this forum tested positive, have a family member, close relative, work mate or close friend who tested positive?
    *A friend of a friend from primary school you heard a rumour about on facebook doesn't count.

    I don't know anyone with COVID-19
    I asked my GP last week about it, he didn't know anyone either, he said there were apparently 2 or 3 cases in the local hospital isolation ward who are all foreign nationals.

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    Latest stats from Vic are only 1228 cases, so not surprisingly my closest link is (deep breath).. Another parent at a work colleagues daughters school!
    And I think that was only suspected!

    Hopefully this "lockdown" is short and sharp as designed.
     
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    none that I know of , a friend recently returned to NZ after visiting her family in South Africa is still in self isolation ,I think she is due out this weekend , latest update for NZ are 29 total cases today , 23 confirmed and 6 probable , giving a total number of 1239 , and 317 recovered , we still only have 1 death , so if you subtract the recovered cases we have 922 .
     
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    I don't know anyone who is confirmed as afflicted.

    A mates sister lives in London and is terribly ill with the symptoms but (as of Saturday) could only get access to tele health consulting with no test offered to her.

    @commodore665 I am interested in NZ's position compared to WA.

    At the time of NZ lockdown, both places had the same number of known cases at 205.

    WA's numbers released this morning are 495 known cases (increase of 14), 34 in hospital, 15 in ICU, 6 deaths with 187 recovered.

    37% of WA cases relate to the floating petri dishes that are cruise ships !
     
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    I asked the lady sitting out front of my local pharmacy with her mask on and hand sanitizer on the table, checking in people as they arrive, if she knows anyone with a confirmed COVID-19 positive test result.
    She said no, she doesn't know anyone with a positive diagnosis.

    I live in a tourist city. Tourism is a major employer. We have a constant flow of tourists from Asia and Europe, we also have ocean cruise ship terminal.

    All of my inquiries so far suggest there are NO local infections

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    So....what's going to happen as Australia moves into our winter season?
    Many will unfortunately get the flu virus, will they have to isolate?
    Melbourne's overnight temperatures are already nudging single digits and it's only April.

    How many people will actually be tested for COVID-19, and for how long will this testing need to continue?

    Anyone arriving at work with a sniffle or a cough will be shunned away like a leper.
    We can't completely restructure businesses and work environments for significant change overnight and its impossible to create a world where we all interact from inside our isolation bubbles!

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    our Government basically told all cruise ships to bugger off from our ports , although most of our cases came form overseas sources through airport arrivals , our number of cases is falling day to day , hopefully this trend will continue
     
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    One of the by-products of the self-isolation / social distancing experience is lesser presentation for flu.
     
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    Ours have tried that, yet we still have the Artania tied up in Fremantle.

    It seems that every country in the world has the right to tell these floating cesspits to p!ss off except for Australia.

    EDIT: The armada is heading our way.....

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    "The ships, which are understood to be carrying up to 6000 crew members, are under a Commonwealth order to return to their home ports."

    Let's hope they obey that order.
     
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    I guess we'll have to wait until this summer to see how that thought pans out.
    How long can ScoMo keep our economy in 'hibernation'?

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    Reports are that YTD presentations are already down on last year. As you say, we will only know at the end of the season.

    One bonus is that presentations for sporting and motor vehicle accident injuries are way down. Will be interesting to see the numbers of DIY reno injuries and how they are tracking to historical data.


    I'm not sure Scomo will necessarily have a lot of say in it.

    McGowan's (WA Premier) stated priority is getting the state economy going again while maintaining the hard border to the rest of the world.

    It's all still some time off though.
     
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    Don't personally know anyone infected either. I'd love to know what Australia's plan is for dealing with this. The most realistic method seems to be to slowly build up the heard immunity so the majority of people build up resistance to the corona virus and it's no longer a major threat. Problem is that means 80% of the population needs to catch it and recover in order to reach that level and that means losing an estimated 3 to 4% of people.
    Nobody wants that to happen so they are banking everything on everyone hiding away at home indefinitely. **** situation but I don't see how forcing the whole population to hide at home is a practical solution :(
     
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    Everything I read about SARS 2 ( corona 19 ) it reacts the same as influenza virus A which is the worst, B and C are more common flu each year, I wounder how they tell the 2 apart SARS and influenza virus A act the same way in lot of cases, I been coughing up phlegm for 5 days don't know if its SARS 2 or not haven't been tested or been out for 5 weeks.

    If you look at all the 2018-2019 influenza flu session you wounder why they didn't close down America last year,
    America
    CDC estimates that influenza was associated with more than 35.5 million illnesses, more than 16.5 million medical visits, 490,600 hospitalizations, and 34,200 deaths during the 2018–2019 influenza season.

    Australia,
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    18th August 2019 report,
    • Nearly 217,000 Australians have been diagnosed with influenza so far this year
    • The national death toll officially stands at 430

      Last year should of being a pandemic according to these figures. Unless we just seeing the start before winter hits then its nothing but a hoax, you got more chance of dying of the flu than SARS 2.0
      People who do get SARS 2.0 have a 90% rate of fighting it off making a full recovery, is it really worth destroying the worlds economy over? Is it worth destroying small business over? I don't see it, maybe they taken this shut down a little to far in Australia closing boarders would of being a no brainer but took to long to act so now we have a few cases with the majority been travellers who are effected.

      Every year 65yo and over are at risk of dying from influenza A or B we don't shut for that. That's my opinion.
     
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    hahaha...yes I was thinking similar yesterday when a woman I spoke to said Bunnings was way busier than Coles and Woolworths.
    ....but there's still a short supply of dunny paper!!

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    As of April 7, 2020 WHO stats say 9559 deaths in the USA from COVID-19



    Australia records an average of 1,500 - 3,000 deaths annually from influenza
    As of April 7, 2020 we have 42 deaths from CoVid-19

    Our government and central bank have shut down the entire economy except for essential services and then written a blank cheque to cover the costs, ScoMo even included extra mental health services funding for an expected spike in domestic violence, depression or suicide!
    What's really going on..
    Are sovereign nation states under direction from a higher global power??
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    There is an article in the New Zealand Herald that is well worth having a read of. The steps taken in New Zealand to combat the Coronavirus are a lot more strict than Australia has taken. They predict if they had not taken the steps that they have then the cases would be significantly higher. The comparison with the flu is invalid because no steps have ever been taken with the flu as they have with the Coronavirus
     
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    People get vaccinated against the flu, or at least that's what they call those injections they line up for...
     
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    There a simple answer to the whole thing, Agender 2030. Billions spent in every country sending everyone into poverty, out with cash in comes the digital dollar, Bill Gates predicted it 5 years ago not by chance he left Microsoft and sunk 650 million into ID2020. Its all part of one global system and new world order. They the UN have been planning this Agender since the 70's slowly bringing it in introducing bit by bit to condition us to the system.
     
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    Cannot compare to the flu.

    CV is more contagious, with a longer period before becoming symptomatic meaning higher spread rates if not isolated.

    No vaccine or cure.....the only treatment for the seriously inflicted is trying to keep people alive and hope their immune system gets its sh!t together to fit it off.

    If it takes hold (see Italy, Spain, France, USA etc) the whole medical system is overwhelmed and no one can get treated for anything.

    Australia's very low rates of known infections and resultant deaths are because of the measures that have been taken.

    It is highly probable that a small group of us on here won't know anyone with it. Less than 0.03% of the population currently knows they have it.
     
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