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Message 2081161 - Posted: 29 Jul 2021, 21:46:07 UTC - in response to Message 2081158.  

I don't think it is the card or paper they are upset about.
I think they are pissed they may have to show it. Wonder how they feel about drivers licenses?
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Message 2081226 - Posted: 30 Jul 2021, 16:36:37 UTC

Not attempting to deflect the seriousness of the situation but this does highlight the fact that too much emphasis is being placed on Covid hospitalisations.
"We have been crying out for it for nearly 18 months," Prof Heneghan said.
He said the data suggested, historically, tens of thousands of patients who were counted in hospital data as Covid cases may have been people who were admitted for other health reasons.
Numbers skewed?
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Message 2081227 - Posted: 30 Jul 2021, 17:33:24 UTC - in response to Message 2081226.  
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Unfortunately, Politicians play 'numbers games'. Human consequences pass them by...

Also, that spotlights all the more reason why we should stop and reverse the ongoing insidious privatization of our NHS....


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Message 2081264 - Posted: 31 Jul 2021, 2:02:32 UTC

Well I just got informed by our village chemist that our vaccines for here have again been further delayed (that's 4 times now) with all doses now being kept down in Sydney as the outbreak down there hits 3017 infections along with 14 deaths. :-(

Of those cases 203 are in hospital with 53 in ICU and of those 27 are now on respirators and to make matters worse those anti-lockdown anti-vax covidiots are expected to gather down there again today. :-O

They should just round them up and while they have all them disease riddled pests hit with every vaccine know to humanity. :-)
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Message 2081268 - Posted: 31 Jul 2021, 4:37:13 UTC

By the end of the last reporting period the world's total case tally had passed 197.9 million while deaths exceeded 4,223,400. :-(

And if it wasn't for 3 states in the U.S. not returning any numbers the U.S. would've broken the 100,000 new daily case count mark. :-O

The only change at the top end of the death list was Indonesia jumping over Iran and Germany into 12th spot , but down the bottom end saw Vietnam take flight from 130th place only to have to land for fuel in 109th.

Changes in the case list were Tanzania making a leap into the top 200 and becoming the 198th member of the 1K+ club, the British Virgin Islands sailed past Sao Tome/Principe and Turks/Caicos into 191st while Monaco bumped New Zealand down from 185th, Guinea-Bissau passed Barbados before the Isle of Man jumped over both to claim 179th as Laos leapt over Liberia, Saint Lucia and Niger to land in 172nd, Burundi became the 169th member of the 7K+ club before taking 168th spot off of Yemen and the Bahamas took 149th from Mali.

Togo replaced Somalia in 145th spot, Martinique jumped over P.N.G. and the Seychelles to claim 141st as Guadeloupe jumped over the Seychelles and Mayotte to take over 139th, Eswatini passed Mauritania before both passed Suriname and Gabon and into 132nd & 133rd places respectively after Guinea passed Gabon before Fiji leapt over both to land in 129th, Australia removed that cheeky little from 126th while Cyprus became the 105th country to enter the 100K+ clubhouse, Zimbabwe passed Ghana, Finland and Botswana to grab 100th and Mozambique swept Namibia from 98th spot after Vietnam took flight over Namibia as well as Uzbekistan, Albania and Estonia before coming down to refuel in 94th.

South Korea displaced Zambia from 84th place, Myanmar leapt past both Lithuania and Egypt while Sri Lanka replaced Venezuela in 67th, Guatemala passed Croatia before Cuba disposed of both to take control of 60th as Kazakhstan passed Lebanon before Thailand jumped past both into 44th, Japan became the 33rd member of the 900K+ club, Malaysia booted Romania out of 29th after Iraq took 22nd from Chile and finally to finish things off was Iran removing Germany from 12th place.

Well that's it for this update.
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Message 2081270 - Posted: 31 Jul 2021, 5:03:56 UTC - in response to Message 2081264.  

They should just round them up and while they have all them disease riddled pests hit with every vaccine know to humanity. :-)

I feel your frustration. No vax, no NHS / medicare or whatever you call it down there.

Up here the press is going wild that Delta is getting through vax. However I haven't see one report on which vax(s) it is getting through. Saw a report saying XX% of the cases at place ZZ were vaxed. Well if 95% of the people in ZZ are vaxed, you would expect XX% of sick to be vaxed. Press is terrible at statistics, but wonderful at hyping fear.

Locally 100% of the people in ICU are un-vaxed. Also there are stories that younger people are dropping much faster than old people did at the start of the pandemic. Also the report that the r is 5 to 9 for delta is very troubling. That is high enough to essentially insure everyone who can get it will get it.

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Message 2081275 - Posted: 31 Jul 2021, 7:25:08 UTC - in response to Message 2081270.  

They should just round them up and while they have all them disease riddled pests hit with every vaccine know to humanity. :-)

I feel your frustration. No vax, no NHS / medicare or whatever you call it down there.[/quote]Medicare here. ;-)

Up here the press is going wild that Delta is getting through vax. However I haven't see one report on which vax(s) it is getting through. Saw a report saying XX% of the cases at place ZZ were vaxed. Well if 95% of the people in ZZ are vaxed, you would expect XX% of sick to be vaxed. Press is terrible at statistics, but wonderful at hyping fear.

Locally 100% of the people in ICU are un-vaxed. Also there are stories that younger people are dropping much faster than old people did at the start of the pandemic. Also the report that the r is 5 to 9 for delta is very troubling. That is high enough to essentially insure everyone who can get it will get it.

Stay safe out there.
At last count there was only 2 people in hospital that only had 1 vax shot and neither of them are in ICU, they're just getting a little oxygen therapy due to their age, but all those in ICU are all un-vaxed.

Most of those those here infected who had had 1 shot reported symptoms no worse than the flu at worse while others in the next group reported symptoms no worse than the common cold, there were a surprising amount that didn't even know that they were sick. Of those that had both shots the slight majority report cold like symptoms while the next lot report no symptoms at all, but there are a rare few that report flu like symptoms.

Anyhow I'll be having another bi-annual again in 3 days so I'll see if my doc has anything there, but I guess that I'll just wind up with another 6 month script and a flu jab and told to behave again.
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Message 2081278 - Posted: 31 Jul 2021, 7:31:29 UTC - in response to Message 2081275.  

We only have to look at our own TL04 who had both his injections, has some significant health issues. He was infected, which given his health problems one could reasonably expect to lead to an extended stay in hospital, possibly in ICU, but because he's vaccinated and he acted quickly it was a relatively mild infection which is being treated with drugs at home.
Yes, you may be vaccinated, but you can still get it, but the chances are that you only get a mild infection.
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Message 2081358 - Posted: 1 Aug 2021, 14:08:22 UTC
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Whatever works!

Covid: Taxi and food discounts offer to boost youth vaccine uptake
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Young people will be offered discounted takeaways and taxi rides to get their Covid jabs in a bid to boost vaccine uptake...



Good and important to mop up the "Can't be bothered[*]" crowd!

*: If they were 'bothered' then they would be vaccinated by now, for everyone's good health (including theirs)!...


I do wonder how long the majority patience will last out before frustrations are let loose upon the extra costs and continuing disruptions from the minority not-vaccinated...?

We really do need to get our NHS back from the swamps of COVID!


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Message 2081367 - Posted: 1 Aug 2021, 15:49:50 UTC

YouTube suspends Sky News Australia
I didn't see that clip, so can't comment on it.
However...
...did see Channel 9's Today clip with Karl & Ally interviewing Craig Kelly.
Now I'm all for free speech but everyone involved in that clip were wrong.
Kelly was only interested in defending himself from slander, but his attitude (well, he is a politician).
Ally on the other hand surprised me with her attitude, that is no way for a presenter to act.
Tried finding it again to post, but unable (probably taken down).
You gotta love Covid.
Who needs a world war, this virus has done more damage than any war.
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Message 2081369 - Posted: 1 Aug 2021, 17:50:16 UTC - in response to Message 2081358.  

Whatever works!...

Way to go...

More than 85 million COVID-19 vaccines administered in UK
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  • Two doses provide over 90% protection against hospitalisation from the Delta variant, which is the dominant strain in the UK

  • All adults are eligible to get their second dose after eight weeks


More than 85 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered across the UK, the latest figures show, as the government continues to urge everyone eligible to get their vaccines as soon as possible to protect themselves and their loved ones...

... The latest data from Public Health England (PHE) and Cambridge University shows that around 60,000 deaths, 22 million infections and 52,600 hospitalisations have been prevented by vaccines up to 23 July...




Note especially, ASAP:

We really do need to get our NHS back from the swamps of COVID!



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Message 2081382 - Posted: 1 Aug 2021, 21:02:54 UTC - in response to Message 2081367.  
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YouTube suspends Sky News Australia
I didn't see that clip, so can't comment on it.
However...
...did see Channel 9's Today clip with Karl & Ally interviewing Craig Kelly.
Now I'm all for free speech but everyone involved in that clip were wrong.
Kelly was only interested in defending himself from slander, but his attitude (well, he is a politician).
Ally on the other hand surprised me with her attitude, that is no way for a presenter to act.
Tried finding it again to post, but unable (probably taken down).
You gotta love Covid.
Who needs a world war, this virus has done more damage than any war.
Murdoch, Jones and Kelly says it all, but the actual clip involved was centered on that fake U.K. document that was stating a high number of deaths from vaccines compared to the number of deaths from COVID-19. I mentioned a bit about back here, Message 2080594, and that was old news way back then, but it was funny at the end though when both Jones and Kelly started taking questions and were being shot down by the real facts left, right and center which produced 2 of the reddest faces ever seen on a screen. Jones has basically been in hiding ever since while that fruitcake 1 term politician Kelly won't be around much longer either (his electorate and party has already dropped him with their replacements just waiting for the up coming elections to be held to see who replaces him).

[edit] As for channel 9 I only watch it when the cricket is on and I watch Sunrise on channel 7 instead of that Today bunch. ;-)
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Message 2081394 - Posted: 1 Aug 2021, 23:33:51 UTC

On Jan 7, before the vaccines were widely available, and the 'delta' variant, Florida reported 19,334 cases.
By Saturday, July 31, after about 60% of Floridians have been vaccinated, the state reported 21,683 cases.

If Florida were a separate country, it would have been 9th in the listing for 'New Cases'.
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has resisted mandatory mask mandates and vaccine requirements, and along with the state Legislature, has limited local officials’ ability to impose restrictions meant to stop the spread of COVID-19. DeSantis on Friday barred school districts from requiring students to wear masks when classes resume next month.

https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-health-business-arts-and-entertainment-florida-01fa89e1d9491ab075c5deb689af1ea8
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Message 2081399 - Posted: 2 Aug 2021, 0:25:58 UTC

Delusional DeSantis (along with Delusional Donny) certainly doesn't seem to realise yet that it's his supporters who are the main ones doing the dying these days. :-O
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Message 2081525 - Posted: 3 Aug 2021, 18:16:09 UTC

Florida's DeSadist is right, no need for masks or vax. Delta poses no risk whatsoever.
LA County COVID-19 Hospitalizations Nearly Quadruple In One Month
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Message 2081528 - Posted: 3 Aug 2021, 18:42:08 UTC

Hospitalizations and Deaths are WAY DOWN from 2020 CV Peak.

Graphs of CV show a mole hill NOW and a 2020 Super Volcano.

Very Low Numbers are EASY to Double; Triple; Quadruple.

Use TODAYs CV Numbers with Peak Numbers of CV Peak 2020 and One would get a VERY SMALL One Digit Percentage.

Science Thread Posters Know Numbers and I'm Quadruple Sure. 'They' 'See' CV is NOT what is Was. And Is NOT going to be.

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Message 2081530 - Posted: 3 Aug 2021, 19:05:54 UTC

No doubt you are looking at the numbers for the whole of the U.S.A. and yes they are down because a lot of people have been vaccinated.

But, if you take a look at the states where vaccinations are low the numbers are higher than in previous waves.
A prime example, as you venerate Desantis so much, is Florida.
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/usa/florida/
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Message 2081546 - Posted: 3 Aug 2021, 23:15:04 UTC

While I was in town for bi-annual medical and annual blood letting yesterday I put myself down on a 2nd list for the jab seeing as the jabs that should be coming here through the chemist network keep on being redirected back to city folk. It was a very long list, but I'll try my best to get it even if I have to put myself down on a 3rd list.
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Message 2081552 - Posted: 4 Aug 2021, 0:21:07 UTC
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China responds quickly for good health.

In stark contrast, the USA response is looking badly deadly for some parts of the USA...



After a COVID-free year, delta arrives in Wuhan, China
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Delta is thought to have arrived in the country on a flight from Russia.

Officials in Wuhan, China, on Monday confirmed three delta cases, prompting them to order coronavirus testing for all 12 million or so of the city's residents...

... In addition to the massive testing campaign, officials sealed off parts of the city and restricted some domestic travel...



YET!!! In deadly stark contrast, we have this:

Delta engulfs unvaccinated in Florida, Louisiana; CDC clarifies breakthroughs
Vaccines and masks are both needed to lower transmission, US officials stress.

The delta-fueled surge in COVID-19 cases among unvaccinated Americans continues to overwhelm states and health care systems across the country, with Florida and Louisiana experiencing some of the worst tolls.

Nearly one in five new cases reported in the US each day is in the state of Florida—the third-most populous state in the country and one with below-average vaccination rates. On Friday, the Sunshine State reported 21,683 new cases ... the state's highest daily total of new cases in the course of the entire pandemic...

... On Monday, Louisiana Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards reinstated a statewide mask mandate, requiring everyone ages five and above to wear a mask indoors. "It has been clear that current recommendations on their own haven’t worked,” Gov. Edwards said at a press conference today.

Meanwhile, Florida's Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, took the opposite approach and signed an executive order Friday that barred school districts from forcing students to wear masks in schools...[!!!]

... US health officials re-emphasized that vaccines and masks are effective against the current surge, which is largely among the unvaccinated...



(Stupid) POLITICS BE DAMNED!

It is your lives...


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Message 2081558 - Posted: 4 Aug 2021, 1:02:32 UTC - in response to Message 2081552.  

China responds quickly for good health.
YET!!! In deadly stark contrast, we have this:

In China a gun barrel is applied to your skull if you don't allow the government to put shot into your arm.
Yes, it is quite a contrast.
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