The corona virus COVID-19

 
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
So why the heck is Crown Casino still open?  Seriously?


You would be losing more than $$ if you were stupid enough to go there.
Casinos will be one of the last public places to remain open.
michaelgm

The answer is very very simple.  You will not see any changes mandated for Pokies and Casino as these establishments provide large and regular donations to the political parties. Just like the banks they are never held accountable.

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  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Just close the schools/uni's down for two weeks and send the public servants home, its not that hard.
RTT_Rules
At least in South Australia, a general closing of all schools is not currently planned because the effect at this phase would actually be to make the rate of transmission worse.

Primary school kids (a group likely to be infected with COVID-19 but not develop symptoms) with working parents largely spend a day off school with their grandparents (a group more likely to be infected and get very sick) which should be avoided. Better to keep them at school, not just for the transmission rate but also for the opportunity for them to be calmly reassured and given accurate information about things.

If the attempt to keep the rate of transmission slow fails and there's a need to shift into a new phase of a complete lockdown, that's when widespread closures would come in.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Just close the schools/uni's down for two weeks and send the public servants home, its not that hard.
At least in South Australia, a general closing of all schools is not currently planned because the effect at this phase would actually be to make the rate of transmission worse.

Primary school kids (a group likely to be infected with COVID-19 but not develop symptoms) with working parents largely spend a day off school with their grandparents (a group more likely to be infected and get very sick) which should be avoided. Better to keep them at school, not just for the transmission rate but also for the opportunity for them to be calmly reassured and given accurate information about things.

If the attempt to keep the rate of transmission slow fails and there's a need to shift into a new phase of a complete lockdown, that's when widespread closures would come in.
justapassenger
Appreciate your comment, but by response is sSo much of the rest of the world is wrong in regard to school closing?
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
The NRL may now have to cancel its season and has immediately asked for money from the fees to survive. I now understand how precarious their game is financially hand to mouth.

Round 2 onwards probably be cancelled.

AFL no news news on what is going on. Round 1 starts this week on Thursday I think when the tigers will play carlton. No one will attend. I guess there is a chance the AFL season may also be cancelled ?
freightgate
No need to cancel, don't play for 1-2 weeks then empty stadiums if required.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Appreciate your comment, but by response is sSo much of the rest of the world is wrong in regard to school closing?
RTT_Rules
Is the rest of the world wrong? Your words, not mine.

SA government is only making decisions on what is the best call for the phase of the plan currently operating in SA, not trying to tell everyone else what to do.

It's in line with what CDC is recommending though.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Is the rest of the world wrong? Your words, not mine.

SA government is only making decisions on what is the best call for the phase of the plan currently operating in SA, not trying to tell everyone else what to do.

It's in line with what CDC is recommending though.
justapassenger
Victoria is doing the same, based upon advice received.

Going back to the late 1940's, we were in the grip of a poliomyelitis epidemic (the first polio vaccine was about 8 years off at that time). Many places shut down; schools didn't, and we went our ways unscathed.
(For the benefit of Big Shunter; I was 42 at the time:P)
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Apparently the panic buying has hit bigger ticket items; I tried today to buy a chest freezer (not even to store food, but as a temp controlled environment for something inedible), only to be told ‘Nah mate, they’re impossible to get, everyone is out of stock, we are thinking more will arrive in mid April, that’s if they’re allowed into the country’.
  apw5910 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.
Apparently the panic buying has hit bigger ticket items; I tried today to buy a chest freezer (not even to store food, but as a temp controlled environment for something inedible), only to be told ‘Nah mate, they’re impossible to get, everyone is out of stock, we are thinking more will arrive in mid April, that’s if they’re allowed into the country’.
Aaron
Panic buying or the Just In Time supply chain running dry? Bet you freezers are all made in China now.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Appreciate your comment, but by response is sSo much of the rest of the world is wrong in regard to school closing?
Is the rest of the world wrong? Your words, not mine.

SA government is only making decisions on what is the best call for the phase of the plan currently operating in SA, not trying to tell everyone else what to do.

It's in line with what CDC is recommending though.
justapassenger
i have no idea.

Just alot of country's have adjusted school holidays to put the kiddies on break for 2-4 weeks. Does it increase isolation? I dare say yes from what I see here. My kids were going to a school of 1000 kids with dozens of staff. Now they mostly play in their community with a few friends and their parents etc.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Melbourne's Channel 7 has just led it's news with the AFL cutting it's Season to 17 games.  You have to admire Seven's priorities - footy comes first.Rolling Eyes
  ANR Deputy Commissioner
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Some good news on the medical front with cheap antimalarial Chloroquine in combination with other drugs showing promise.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8115879/COVID-19-Australian-researchers-CURE-coronavirus.html

Disclaimer - needs to be verified through ongoing trials.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Some good news on the medical front with cheap antimalarial Chloroquine in combination with other drugs showing promise.
"Carnot"
Stick around;  Snake Oil will be the next great revelation.
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
If we’re all at home sitting on out assess, it could be handy to have some thing to watch other than the usual dish ups of the commercial networks.
Haven’t seen meat pies and beer being hoarded, so it could be a win win. And if you’re not a footy fan and have to endure the insufferable, you can always take the corona option if so inclined.

There might not be too many other options, other than the casino.

Regards
  djf01 Chief Commissioner

Some good news on the medical front with cheap antimalarial Chloroquine in combination with other drugs showing promise.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8115879/COVID-19-Australian-researchers-CURE-coronavirus.html

Disclaimer - needs to be verified through ongoing trials.
Carnot

If you become symptomatic, good luck getting a a GP to even see you, much less prescribe this, much less finding a chemist to fill your prescription, much less having the treatment on the PBS (without a positive HIV diagnosis) inside 18 months.
  djf01 Chief Commissioner

Some good news on the medical front with cheap antimalarial Chloroquine in combination with other drugs showing promise.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8115879/COVID-19-Australian-researchers-CURE-coronavirus.html

Disclaimer - needs to be verified through ongoing trials.

If you become symptomatic, good luck getting a a GP to even see you, much less prescribe this, much less finding a chemist to fill your prescription, much less having the treatment on the PBS (without a positive HIV diagnosis) inside 18 months.
djf01

Disclaimer: Unless your name is Peter Dutton, (or Tom Hanks).  

P.S. I'm changing my name by deed pole to Ronald Trump (failing that, Brad Pitt - at least my last few days on earth might be very happy).
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
It's the end-of-days just like the Jehovah's Witnesses have been telling us. Although they're probably as surprised as anyone that we'd all go out fighting over dunny paper!
  themetptc Junior Train Controller

Location: Ballarat
The freezer buying is panic buying. It seems many homes are buying a couple of freezers, then either cooking meals or storing food in the freezers to last a few months at least. So hopefully when all their freezers are full they will slow down their mass buying, leaving other members of the population to buy some food too.
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
If we’re all at home sitting on out assess, it could be handy to have some thing to watch other than the usual dish ups of the commercial networks.
Haven’t seen meat pies and beer being hoarded, so it could be a win win. And if you’re not a footy fan and have to endure the insufferable, you can always take the corona option if so inclined.

There might not be too many other options, other than the casino.

Regards
"davesvline"

I'm certain the supermarkets are absolutely loving this whole thing - I happened to hear a snippet on the news that it has been their busiest time exceeding any Christmas and all sorts of unusual things have been panic-bought recently like deep freezers (although everyone used to have these once upon a time!). Very weird atmosphere though with many odd things selling out here and there... welcome to the 2020's.
  ANR Deputy Commissioner

People are now panic buying computer monitors and other PC peripherals. Try sourcing one.

It is the working from home changes that are fuelling this.
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Apparently the panic buying has hit bigger ticket items; I tried today to buy a chest freezer (not even to store food, but as a temp controlled environment for something inedible), only to be told ‘Nah mate, they’re impossible to get, everyone is out of stock, we are thinking more will arrive in mid April, that’s if they’re allowed into the country’.
Panic buying or the Just In Time supply chain running dry? Bet you freezers are all made in China now.
apw5910
Definitely panic buying, the guy at Harvey’s told me that they have never filled so many requests for freezers in the many years he has worked there.

I don’t think many freezers are made in China, they’re mostly from Thailand from what I have seen. Some off brands are Turkish, and they didn’t have them either. They were even bubble wrapping their $4200 Miele freezer, which is actually made by Liebherr in Germany.
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
The freezer buying is panic buying. It seems many homes are buying a couple of freezers, then either cooking meals or storing food in the freezers to last a few months at least. So hopefully when all their freezers are full they will slow down their mass buying, leaving other members of the population to buy some food too.
themetptc
Which gives me great hope that I will be able to undertake my ‘research’ slightly post Corona with a very cheap, now surplus ‘ex panic buy’ freezer.
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
If we’re all at home sitting on out assess, it could be handy to have some thing to watch other than the usual dish ups of the commercial networks.
Haven’t seen meat pies and beer being hoarded, so it could be a win win. And if you’re not a footy fan and have to endure the insufferable, you can always take the corona option if so inclined.

There might not be too many other options, other than the casino.

Regards

I'm certain the supermarkets are absolutely loving this whole thing - I happened to hear a snippet on the news that it has been their busiest time exceeding any Christmas and all sorts of unusual things have been panic-bought recently like deep freezers (although everyone used to have these once upon a time!). Very weird atmosphere though with many odd things selling out here and there... welcome to the 2020's.
don_dunstan
But it’s going to suck in the supermarket industry when Corona blows over, many will have months of food (and especially TP) at their house, so they won’t need to shop. I hope the Coles/Woolies etc shelf stackers are banking their extra money and overtime payments (if they’re being paid correctly) because in a couple of months it will be skeleton staff until people use up what they have purchased and cannot return.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Long queues around some supermarkets this morning.  It's a bit like the USSR circa 1990....

Food stamps soon I reckon.

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