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Post Info TOPIC: Is a COVID-19 pandemic about to be declared?


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RE: Is a COVID-19 pandemic about to be declared?


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25 million people living off the land - would solve the rabbit and carp problems.


 Thats true. Had not thought of that. Positives.


15% less age pensioners would reduce the pressure on aged care and social services.

15% less grey nomads would reduce caravan park occupancy rates.

 

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They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
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(C'mon Brian, cheer up)

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Always look on the bright side of life

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What will "self quarantine" mean for a full-time grey nomad?


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The hardware store still has emergency toilet paper!

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dorian wrote:

What will "self quarantine" mean for a full-time grey nomad?


 Avoiding inheritance disbursement!



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It looks like China's approach is working.

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-reports-27-more-deaths-due-to-coronavirus-44-new-cases


SHANGHAI (AFP) - China on Sunday (March 8) reported its lowest number of new coronavirus infections since January, with nearly all the 44 new cases in the outbreak epicentre Wuhan.

There were 27 new deaths from the virus, all in Wuhan and the lowest in more than a month, bringing the nationwide toll to 3,097, according to the National Health Commission.

Only three cases, all imported from abroad, were reported outside of Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the capital, in Beijing and the north-west province of Gansu.

New infections reported from Hubei have been on a downward trend for several weeks and multiple cities in the province have reported zero new cases in recent days.



-- Edited by dorian on Sunday 8th of March 2020 05:55:40 PM

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Italy has locked down 16 million people & banned funerals!



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Whilst back at home: the doctor who contracted it in Melbourne, let's give him celbrity status, who is the father of Missy Higgins, could not be screened until he was because his symptoms did not match this virus. So the question is how many people already have and do not meet the criteria of this virus, and is there any escape? I suspect it is going to spread widely amongst us and some will contract it, and get better some will pass. The %'s of the population which is dying are in truth small and we do all have to pass sometime from something.

For me the question is why, when the %'s are so small are Govt's and the media making such a huge deal about it? Could it be possibly be to take the eyes off the really game and that is how poorly the world ecconomy is performing and what is really happening.

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As said above he followed the government's guidelines. To simplify things every state should copy & paste the federal guidelines.

The problem Australia has, is identical to road rules, every jurisdiction is doing their own thing confusing everyone & adding costs for everyone whether you drive or not!



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Breaking news! Scotty from marketing Full Labour Anti Coronavirus campaign bingle, Liberal Party FLAC conference quarantined with Coronavirus!



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Went to buy a few things in Manly, a few shops have signs up. They are following WHO guidelines & not accepting cash.

As I have put a scalpel blade through the aerial on my debit card to avoid the contactless fees I have to touch more to put the pin number in!



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dorian wrote:

What will "self quarantine" mean for a full-time grey nomad?


 As I "think" that the wife and I, are in reasonable good health, I would probably head inland, to stay away from the crowds

But, if I thought that the health of one of us, was not too good, I would probably head towards an area, which had a largish hospital

Fortunately for me, all things being equal, I shall be at home base, before it escalates here in Australia



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It is certainly starting to spread now

In the link below for a COVID-19 update

The British junior health minister has tested positive
I ask myself, if someone who should know how to avoid it, has caught it, then can we actually avoid it

In my opinion, (I am an el-cheapo F1 racing fan), who has never actually been to a race track
I think that they should cancel the Formula One motor car race, in Melbourne this weekend
As there will be fans from many different countries, at the racetrack

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-11/coronavirus-updates-italy-lockdown-markets-testing/12043876



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My sister is an ex-nurse, trying to get her kids to wash their hands is as successful as getting then to eat brussel sprouts!



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It's long past the time to switch to electronic voting (via telephone or Internet). Now it's a matter of community health and safety.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-11/local-government-elections-to-go-ahead-despite-coronavirus/12045044

Personally I hope that everyone registers for postal voting. This would then send a strong message to the decision makers.

 

 



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That leaves a few weeks to build a wall on the NSW border to keep them out of our state!



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The WHO (World Health Organisation), declared it a pandemic, at a press conference in Geneva

I was wondering why the leaders of many countries, were closing their borders to others

Hopefully containment will work, and none of us on this forum, will catch it

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www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-13/coronavirus-scott-morrison-coag-premiers-cancelling-events/12053382

Australia's chief medical officer has told premiers, chief ministers and the Prime Minister that mass gatherings of more than 500 people should be cancelled amid fears about the spread of coronavirus.

The leaders are currently considering that advice at a meeting in Sydney.

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The death rates for South Korea and Italy are 0.8% and 6%, respectively. If I understand correctly, South Korea is testing everyone, but Italy is testing only those with symptoms. So what is the real death rate? BTW, there are no lockdowns in Korea.

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/20200312-sitrep-52-covid-19.pdf



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Our politicians are starting to come down with Coronavirus, Dutton is the first to fall!



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Coronavirus hits great grey hope for bushfires recovery as seniors stay away

https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-13/retirees-urged-to-hit-the-road-for-bushfire-recovery/12032874



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The infection rate in China appears to have stabilised at 1 in 17,000. NSW and Queensland authorities expect that we will see rates of 1 in 5 and 1 in 4, respectively. What are we doing wrong?


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Good grief! Can we get the virus from our pets?

https://www.msn.com/en-za/lifestyle/other/heres-why-you-neednt-worry-about-pets-spreading-covid-19/ar-BB118n09



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God help us! The Korean outbreak was started by religious zealots, and the Iranian outbreak exacerbated by Mullah Fullah-Bullah, now we have idiots of our own.
 
 
Greek Orthodox churches across the country will allow congregations of hundreds of people to sip wine from the same spoon during mass because "the holy cup cannot carry disease," the Archdiocese said.
 
Greek Orthodox priests dip a spoon into a chalice of wine and place it into the mouths of parishioners, as part of communion during mass. The spoon and chalice remain the same throughout the ceremony.


-- Edited by dorian on Saturday 14th of March 2020 10:21:21 AM

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New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern
Is telling all travellers going to New Zealand, (except for the Pacific Nations), that they will have to be quarantined for 14 days

It will be interesting to see the final outcome, between her leadership, and ours, in respect to the pandemic

Link below

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-14/jacinda-ardern-new-zealand-travel-restrictions-coronavirus/12056754



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Australians ahead of the game doing the right thing trying to avoid shaking hands!

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Our politicians are starting to come down with Coronavirus, Dutton is the first to fall!





heard a story that he had a AIRTASKER do some work for him after he was tested and never informed him that he had been tested
that AIRTASKER is now confined in a 2 room apartment with his family, no income for two weeks is this true?

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I'm just blown away that the authorities think that footy is more important than community health.
 
On a more positive note, this article is reassuring (although it doesn't explain the 7% fatality rate in Italy):
 
 
The recent quarantine aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship [which can house up to 3,770 passengers and crew members] in Japan might provide a greater insight into the age-specific nature of COVID-19's mortality rate, according to Faust.
 
Of the 705 passengers who tested positive for the virus on the Diamond Princess, six died -- which is a death rate of less than 1%. All of the patients who died onboard were more than 70 years old.
 
"In China, about 12% of cases were in the elderly," said Faust. "On the Diamond Princess, four times that many older people had the disease. So again, if you're trying to figure out what this means for the entire population, it might even mean that the overall fatality rate would be lower."


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If it is true, send Dutton an invoice for the 2 weeks. He probably won't get paid, but politically it's damaging.



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ABC RN Drive Patricia Karvelas read my sms.

'Since Dutton has Coronavirus it would not be a good look if Morrison is at a football game. Just imagine the political noose Morrison's head is in.'



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We had an AGM for our block of units yesterday. It was organised before the outbreak. The agent has been cleaning all surfaces for every meeting & everyone has to sanitize their hands. They are changing now to teleconferencing for all meetings for all the blocks of units they manage.



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