The corona virus COVID-19

 
  billybaxter Chief Commissioner

Location: Bosnia Park, Fairfield
This Don fellow is more of a clown by the minute. An upstanding defender of our wonderful capitalist system now blathers on about Nasty Big Pharma? A man who constantly tut tuts others for economic ignorance now complains that companies that must invest tens of billions in R and D on products that can take a decade to develop and have a huge chance of not working or being pipped at the post by a competitor, might make tens of billions in profit, most of which will be ploughed into further R and D on this. Should they just make enough profit to buy themselves a Chiko Roll? Are the ideas peddled by your hero chef, that Peter fellow, not snake oil?

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  wobert Chief Commissioner

Location: Half way between Propodolla and Kinimakatka
Your on to it Billy, Mike you cheeky devil you
  wobert Chief Commissioner

Location: Half way between Propodolla and Kinimakatka
Well 7334, you disagree all the time, perhaps you put up an alternative, or just hide in the background. Like a present day conservative with no answers and a just  say  no attitude.
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
Meanwhile the numbers of active cases and deaths continue to rise...

Coronavirus Graphs: Active Cases

Coronavirus Graphs: Daily Deaths

It's happening worldwide, Australia (or any other country) isn't out of the woods yet by a long shot.

The information falls on deaf ears.

Apparently it's entirely contracted by geriatrics who are expendable in the name of keeping the (insert appropriate economy here) on track and baby boomers who should be getting it so they can shuffle off this mortal coil and make room for the younger generation.

Mike.
The Vinelander
Almost all the fatalities are people over 60, Mike. It's not a conspiracy against seniors - its just how the disease works.
This Don fellow is more of a clown by the minute.
BillyBaxter
Except that I haven't been on this thread for days and yet I come back to find you pleading for my return so you've got something to whinge about.
An upstanding defender of our wonderful capitalist system now blathers on about Nasty Big Pharma? A man who constantly tut tuts others for economic ignorance now complains that companies that must invest tens of billions in R and D on products that can take a decade to develop and have a huge chance of not working or being pipped at the post by a competitor, might make tens of billions in profit, most of which will be ploughed into further R and D on this. Should they just make enough profit to buy themselves a Chiko Roll? Are the ideas peddled by your hero chef, that Peter fellow, not snake oil?
BillyBaxter
Billy, I really can't be bothered with the meaningless dribble that falls from your mouth, you believe that the world is run by a cabal of pedophiles. That pretty much sums up your level of derangement, buddy.
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
Your on to it Billy, Mike you cheeky devil you
wobert
"You're" not "Your".

And we used to own our very own global competitor to those pharma giants that made all sorts of breakthroughs in medicine completely free of charge for the Australian people but some selfish Labor twat flogged it off for a song in the early nineties. Now it's worth thousands of times what we sold it for and it could certainly do the work on a vaccine but at an extortionate cost to the Australian people.

Aren't Labor just the greatest political party that ever existed? Every single thing they've done in the last 40 years has punished us as a nation and set us back.
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
Young people don't care about police directives to socially distance (gasp!) and are having parties across NSW ignoring the nanny-state advice to socially distance - Mirage News:

Under the current restrictions, outdoor gatherings are limited to no more than 100 people in a public place including beaches and parks.

Police have conducted an extensive high-visibility operation, dispersing large crowds gathered at Apex Park, on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 (December 2020). The public are reminded this area is an alcohol-free zone, which effectively prohibits the consumption of alcohol in any public place.

In addition, police attended the National Park area at Tyagarah around midnight yesterday (Saturday 26 December 2020, where an illegally organised party was being held.

In the early hours of this morning (Sunday 27 December 2020), police again attended Apex Park after a large number of people gathered. Police moved on the group and ensured the alcohol they were consuming was tipped out.

Following this, police attended Main Beach and Belongil Beach after approximately 300 people gathered at each location. The parties were closed down by police and the crowd was moved on. Tweed/Byron Police District Commander, Superintendent David Roptell, is appealing for those involved to respect the environment and be mindful of the amount of rubbish that is being left behind...

...“This year’s Christmas and New Year’s celebrations must be conducted in a COVID-safe environment,” Supt Roptell said.

“In saying that, we have a very clear message to those choosing to come to Byron over the Christmas and New Year period – this year is very different, there will be no large gatherings, no dance parties in the park. Social distancing is the new normal, and we all have to do our bit to stop the spread.

“The NSW Police Force continues to work closely with health officials and other government agencies, businesses and the community to manage the COVID-19 crisis and minimise the spread of the virus.” Supt Roptell said.

Anyone who has information regarding individuals or businesses in contravention of a COVID-19-related ministerial direction is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

Hilarious, they want Byron Bay locals to ring Crimestoppers if they think someone is having an illegal party? What the frig has this country come to - you should dob in people having fun to the coppers? The young people having parties are incredibly unlikely to die from COVID which for their age group is less fatal than influenza - what a shock that they won't do as they're told by the nanny state. No doubt there'll be people on this board who agree with the police and think kids being kids is evil and wrong.
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
There was an elderly gentleman that died yesterday from Coronavirus 9 MONTHS after he contracted it, just going to show that Covid-19 can leave long lasting complications, hence the reason why we have been so careful about this, just as an aside, Hydroxychloroquine has been a failure when it comes to fighting this virus.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Hilarious, they want Byron Bay locals to ring Crimestoppers if they think someone is having an illegal party? What the frig has this country come to - you should dob in people having fun to the coppers? The young people having parties are incredibly unlikely to die from COVID which for their age group is less fatal than influenza - what a shock that they won't do as they're told by the nanny state. No doubt there'll be people on this board who agree with the police and think kids being kids is evil and wrong.
don_dunstan

You really are a feral of magnificent proportion.
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
Hilarious, they want Byron Bay locals to ring Crimestoppers if they think someone is having an illegal party? What the frig has this country come to - you should dob in people having fun to the coppers? The young people having parties are incredibly unlikely to die from COVID which for their age group is less fatal than influenza - what a shock that they won't do as they're told by the nanny state. No doubt there'll be people on this board who agree with the police and think kids being kids is evil and wrong.

You really are a feral of magnificent proportion.
bingley hall
That's just kids being kids having big parties and what you think that's feral - why?

I said six months ago that this virus was just going to be something we'll have to live with long term and shock-horror! Looks like I was right. Never mind, we just have to get used to living in a really controlled environment because of Wu Flu. Thanks, China, for telling lies at the start about it until it was well and truly already across the globe... got off scot-free for that one seemingly.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
18 new cases in Sydney today, this is not looking good and I wonder why the test was not moved.

I think harsher lockdowns might be the ticket and NYE?
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
Westfield Parramatta, Boxing Day.

https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/sydney-shoppers-slammed-over-insane-boxing-day-sales-scenes-c-1843375

A slowly evolving clusterfcuk.
michaelgm
Gladys to the people: Stop behaving NORMALLY!
People to Gladys: We don't care any more.
  doyle Chief Commissioner

Yeah I went to the local auto shop in Melton on Monday the shop was full of real men staff and customers I was the only wearing a mask
I now question myself
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Westfield Parramatta, Boxing Day.

https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/sydney-shoppers-slammed-over-insane-boxing-day-sales-scenes-c-1843375

A slowly evolving clusterfcuk.
Gladys to the people: Stop behaving NORMALLY!
People to Gladys: We don't care any more.
don_dunstan

I feel Gladys is playing the popularity card not the science card
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Yeah I went to the local auto shop in Melton on Monday the shop was full of real men staff and customers I was the only wearing a mask
I now question myself
doyle
And what’s the question you’re asking?
Am I the only intelligent one in town?
  doyle Chief Commissioner

Yes
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
There are nearly 350,000 people dead because of this virus in the U.S, and well over 2 million worldwide, John Hopkins says 1,795,111, (but that is an undercount), why did the virus get so out of hand in the U.S, we all know why, because Donald Trump underplayed it, and many of the sheeple republicans followed him. now they have a spiralling death toll which is going to get a lot worse before it gets better.
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

The Mrs has just returned after visiting her father in an aged care facility. They are no longer accepting visitors for undisclosed period.
Unaware if this is a mandated response or a pre-emptive one.

Edit. No visitors until at least January 6.
  doyle Chief Commissioner

As Nikki Savva said on the last episode of insiders
We would be in the same position as the UK & US of A if it was not for the premiers
Bloody Scroto
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
As Nikki Savva said on the last episode of insiders
We would be in the same position as the UK & US of A if it was not for the premiers
Bloody Scroto
doyle
On the other hand we could be still experiencing 4th and 5th waves while the rest of the world has attained some level of heard immunity.
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
There are nearly 350,000 people dead because of this virus in the U.S, and well over 2 million worldwide, John Hopkins says 1,795,111, (but that is an undercount), why did the virus get so out of hand in the U.S, we all know why, because Donald Trump underplayed it, and many of the sheeple republicans followed him. now they have a spiralling death toll which is going to get a lot worse before it gets better.
lsrailfan
There's really no evidence for what you're saying. The UK has a higher death rate than the USA and yet they went down the path of hard lockdown. Also Spain and Italy had higher death rates than the US.
  doyle Chief Commissioner

Could it be that over 70% of Americans live in houses and in the UK Spain and Italy they live basically on top of each other
(Sick homes)
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
Could it be that over 70% of Americans live in houses and in the UK Spain and Italy they live basically on top of each other
(Sick homes)
doyle
That's true.
  doyle Chief Commissioner

That being said if Trump didn't go for herd immunity and was a responsible leader and did the lockdowns as needed and the mask wearing and wasn't so concerned about the economy they (USA) would be in a much better position than today

Remember dodgy Johnson did half hearted lockdowns and way too late
  doyle Chief Commissioner

According to Norman Swan and the Kirby institute, Sydney is probably under reporting by a factor of 3

ABC news 24

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