The corona virus COVID-19

 
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
Newspoll in the Australian today says that 73% of Australians want the international border to stay closed until at least mid-2022:


No overseas holidays for at least another year... and its the Australian people themselves who have made that decision (apparently).

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  djf01 Chief Commissioner

Eric Clapton speaks out against the Astra-Zenica vaccine, saying that he feared it was going to permanently maim him at one point - Daily Mail (UK);
don_dunstan

Have you heard Nick Coatsworth's new album?  It's a ripper.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Eric Clapton speaks out against the Astra-Zenica vaccine, saying that he feared it was going to permanently maim him at one point - Daily Mail (UK);

Eric Clapton has hit out at 'propaganda' over vaccine safety, claiming he suffered alarming side effects after his Covid jabs.

The legendary guitarist, a lockdown sceptic, said his hands and feet became 'useless' – prompting fears he would never play again.

In a message to his music producer, he said: 'I took the first jab of AZ [AstraZeneca] and straight away had severe reactions which lasted ten days.'

The 76-year-old said he 'recovered eventually' but suffered further 'disastrous reactions' six weeks later after the second shot.

He added: 'My hands and feet were either frozen, numb or burning, and pretty much useless for two weeks, I feared I would never play again...

'I should never have gone near the needle.

'But the propaganda said the vaccine was safe for everyone.'
don_dunstan


Point 1: He is assuming it is a reaction to the vaccine. It probably is, but not certainly.
Point 2: Nobody said the vaccine is safe for everyone. It has always been acknowledged that some people ( and an extremely low percentage) may suffer a reaction of some type or other.
Point 3: A "lockdown sceptic" is pretty low on the credibility scale at any time.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
The YMs and I had the AZ vaccine at the end of March - no reaction whatsoever. Second shot mid-June.
Daughter and Son-in-Law had Moderna in Chicago. No reaction to first shot but second knocked them about for around a week.
There are, and always will be, differing reactions amongst the population.
  doyle Deputy Commissioner
  djf01 Chief Commissioner

Syphilis... what's next?
doyle

Mandatory condoms on public transport.
  doyle Deputy Commissioner

Eye patches for all..... Masks.... Ear plugs... Clothes... Geezzz
"That deaf dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean pin ball!
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Newspoll in the Australian today says that 73% of Australians want the international border to stay closed until at least mid-2022:


No overseas holidays for at least another year... and its the Australian people themselves who have made that decision (apparently).
don_dunstan
People need to get over it and wake up.

Just came back from a weeks holiday in the Maldives,

Yes,
- PCR required to board the plane in Dubai
- PCR results and Vax certificates uploaded to the Maldives govt website as condition of boarding which confirmed by QR code issued
- Masks are a requirement for being outside in UAE
- Mask is a requirement on plane, airport and connecting seaplane and in resort when in common areas or around others
- PCR at resort prior to leaving, upload to Maldive govt website and again QR code to show immigration

The Maldives keeps the tourist and resident islands from mixing with staff needing PCR and vaccination followed by 3 days quarantine at either their home on at the resort.

My wife and I have been vaxed with Sinopharm which has of last week is now endorsed by WHO. This is good for us, as countries like Iceland who simply endorse what ever WHO endorses and allows non-quarantine travel to endorsed vaccinated travelers is likely our coming summer holiday. That's if we can make it work financially as like the Maldives, Iceland is not cheap by any means.

So life conditions albeit with some minor changes, cannot hide under the bed for ever.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
I had my first AZ shot a couple of weeks ago; felt a bit lazy the next day, but nothing after that. Second shot booked for late July.

Elder son and his wife have had their first shots with no obvious side effects.
  doyle Deputy Commissioner

"People need to get over it and wake up.
RTT Rules

I'm hearing the rest of the world got it wrong
  djf01 Chief Commissioner

People need to get over it and wake up.

Just came back from a weeks holiday in the Maldives,
RTT_Rules

Did you like it?

You'll be pleased to know the Aussie Gvt is going to beef up our hotel quarantine system by outsourcing the new preliminary phase to Cricket Australia.  Ex-pats returning from overseas will have to spend 2 weeks there to even qualify for Aussie HQ.

Don't forget to bring your own sandpaper.
  theanimal Chief Commissioner




Don't forget to bring your own sandpaper.
djf01
Good to see that the Government is teaching them a skill.
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
Syphilis... what's next?

Mandatory condoms on public transport.
djf01
Everyone has to bring their own oxygen tent.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Syphilis... what's next?
"doyle"
AIDS.
  djf01 Chief Commissioner

Syphilis... what's next?

Mandatory condoms on public transport.
Everyone has to bring their own oxygen tent.
don_dunstan
Only those of us who need one that large.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
"People need to get over it and wake up.
RTT Rules

I'm hearing the rest of the world got it wrong
doyle
Some of the rest of the world, not all.

Others just did what needed to be done without hiding under the bed.
  doyle Deputy Commissioner

I prefer my mini jumbuck quilt, comfy as.
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
Syphilis... what's next?

Mandatory condoms on public transport.
Everyone has to bring their own oxygen tent.
Only those of us who need one that large.
djf01
Why not, a mask and a tank is just a compromise.
  djf01 Chief Commissioner

"People need to get over it and wake up.
RTT Rules

I'm hearing the rest of the world got it wrong
Some of the rest of the world, not all.

Others just did what needed to be done without hiding under the bed.
RTT_Rules
Who are these others?

Maybe the French?  They're in a nationwide lockdown (of sorts) and have a 7pm to 6am nationwide curfew.  IN bed by 7, but at least they arn't under it.  Only 15000 cases yesterday (and now less 200 deaths a day!  Wow).  They hope to re-open their nightclubs in July.

Or the Pomms.  They are coming out of their 4 month lockdown now, down to less than 2000 cases a day there, all because vaccines are working.

Half a million dead Americans.  Thank heavens they did what needed to be done, even though others might suggest that's just a good start.

Pleasant dreams everyone, I'm going back to bed, safe and snug in the worlds largest, safest and best gated community.

@shane, you're still welcome to join us (for now), but as we become more exclusive, you might not be able to afford it for  much longer.  It's not all beer and skittles, and I'm afraid you're just going to have to get over it: if you want to come home you'll have to spend 2 weeks in a luxury hotel at taxpayer's expense.  Ohh, the humanity!  But don't worry, I'm sure there is free cable and all the tissues you can use.
  doyle Deputy Commissioner

AddTaiwan and Singapore to that list, so how long after an election (if hillsong win) will it take Scroto to try and open the borders?
  Upven Junior Train Controller

AddTaiwan and Singapore to that list, so how long after an election (if hillsong win) will it take Scroto to try and open the borders?
doyle

Scotty could use this to his advantage, as fortress Australia is politically quite popular. If Labor are too vocal about "open borders" it could become an election issue. Especially since he hasn't got much else going for him at the moment.
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
One only has to look at someone like the lockdown guru of WA, to see that slamming borders shut gets you returned from the state election in a landslide.

The public don’t really give a flying fat rats what sooks like the boss of Virgin Airlines recon about re opening borders, just because she’s having a good moan about what it’s done to her business. The public feel quite safe about where we’re at currently, and (if the poll we see posted prior is any guide and continues that way) then the public will continue to believe that people like the boss of Virgin Airlines can continue to get stuffed.

The nerve of these people. Oh, we’re happy there’s a response to Covid......... but just as long as if not affecting my business, or what I want to do. Me me me.

Media tried to make a good hoo ha about the Indians denied getting on a plane, AND a good sook about closing their return in the first place due to a rampaging Covid there in a population incapable of social distancing.

Oh look, opinion poll says the decision is enormously popular, and whatta you know - the hoo ha dies instantly.

We quite like the fact that infected people can’t come here and Fck up the hard work we’ve done with our Covid response and where we are with it, just because those people haven’t (for whatever reason/circumstance).

Call us selfish.... We don’t seem to mind that either, because if it’s keeping us safe then we’ll happily cop that too. So whilst polls continue to come in with responses seen backing closed borders, then those with other vested interests be it tourism, airline, whatever business or political can continue to STFU!!

Regards
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
I can't understand why Virgin's boss hasn't been run out of town on a rail or tarred and feathered. Her throw-away one liner that "people will die but it might be less than the flu", if the border is opened up is unbelievable. As long as she's making loads of money, absolutely nothing else matters.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
I can't understand why Virgin's boss hasn't been run out of town on a rail or tarred and feathered. Her throw-away one liner that "people will die but it might be less than the flu", if the border is opened up is unbelievable. As long as she's making loads of money, absolutely nothing else matters.
Valvegear
It will probably be less than the 1918 flu so it doesn't matter. Rolling Eyes
What an attitude - it won't do the image of her airline much good either I hope.
Money, money, money .............. nothing else matters.
  djf01 Chief Commissioner

I can't understand why Virgin's boss hasn't been run out of town on a rail or tarred and feathered. Her throw-away one liner that "people will die but it might be less than the flu", if the border is opened up is unbelievable. As long as she's making loads of money, absolutely nothing else matters.
It will probably be less than the 1918 flu so it doesn't matter. Rolling Eyes
What an attitude - it won't do the image of her airline much good either I hope.
Money, money, money .............. nothing else matters.
YM-Mundrabilla

I'm more concerned about her carrying the "people will die, but" policy into other areas, such as pilot recruitment, aircraft maintenance schedules, or what they admit to the ATSB.

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