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(Daily Mail)   Some Australians want to end Covid-19 restrictions now because they fear those will "turn the country into North Korea". So they rather want to turn it into Brasil. Because what's one more deadly threat in a country like Australia, eh?   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2021-04-20 9:52:58 AM  
What "freedom" may look like:

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2021-04-20 11:38:05 AM  
Where the hell is 'Brasil'? Or is that some idiot commonwealth speak instead of proper American.
 
2021-04-20 11:40:28 AM  

Subtonic: Where the hell is 'Brasil'? Or is that some idiot commonwealth speak instead of proper American.


I think it's the capital of Congo.
 
2021-04-20 11:41:28 AM  
Vaccinated (2nd one coming up in a few days), and will continue to get boosters as they are available. I guess nature is just going to have to take these morons out over time.
Scary part is; we will eventually have more pandemics that will be much worse than Covid.
 
2021-04-20 11:41:44 AM  

Subtonic: Where the hell is 'Brasil'? Or is that some idiot commonwealth speak instead of proper American.


That's what Brazilians call Brazil.

And that's a lot of people.
 
2021-04-20 11:41:59 AM  

Subtonic: Where the hell is 'Brasil'? Or is that some idiot commonwealth speak instead of proper American.


where did you *think* brasil sprouts came from?
 
2021-04-20 11:42:10 AM  
"Wahh, I've been mildly inconvenienced!"

white people problems
 
2021-04-20 11:42:15 AM  
Even for the Daily Mail the fear mongering in this article is out of control.
 
2021-04-20 11:43:01 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Vaccinated (2nd one coming up in a few days), and will continue to get boosters as they are available. I guess nature is just going to have to take these morons out over time.
Scary part is; we will eventually have more pandemics that will be much worse than Covid.


I'm excited to see how these people deal with the mass refugee crisis caused by climate change in a few decades. I'm sure they'll do better.
 
2021-04-20 11:43:54 AM  

the_rhino: "Wahh, I've been mildly inconvenienced!"

white people problems


Hysterical shrieking and absurd hyperbole, and yet they claim responsible masked people are the ones living in fear.
 
2021-04-20 11:44:03 AM  

iron de havilland: Subtonic: Where the hell is 'Brasil'? Or is that some idiot commonwealth speak instead of proper American.

That's what Brazilians call Brazil.

And that's a lot of people.


Lot less the way their government is handling it in BRAZIL
 
2021-04-20 11:50:28 AM  
The Daily Fail with the "Some People" bullshiat

\ Mods, get good.
 
2021-04-20 11:50:32 AM  
If Aussies can only fly to New Zealand, why can people fly to the US from NZ?  Is this like the old way to get to Cuba, go to Canada or Mexico?
 
2021-04-20 11:51:18 AM  
Australia seems like a Covid-free Shangri-La. It's a continent, not an island. Why would they need to open to the rest of the world? They have the itnernet, right? What need is there for human travel beyond medicine? They produce their own food, water, electricity, science, etc. etc. They don't lack anything.
 
2021-04-20 11:52:23 AM  

Subtonic: Where the hell is 'Brasil'?


It's on my Pizza Margherita.
 
2021-04-20 11:53:34 AM  

Algebrat: Subtonic: Where the hell is 'Brasil'? Or is that some idiot commonwealth speak instead of proper American.

I think it's the capital of Congo.


Okay now I'm really confused

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2021-04-20 12:08:04 PM  
Sometimes I wonder if Australia is Upside-Down Murica
 
2021-04-20 12:08:16 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Vaccinated (2nd one coming up in a few days), and will continue to get boosters as they are available. I guess nature is just going to have to take these morons out over time.
Scary part is; we will eventually have more pandemics that will be much worse than Covid.


Well thank you for that Miss Cleo.
 
2021-04-20 12:09:50 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: Australia seems like a Covid-free Shangri-La. It's a continent, not an island. Why would they need to open to the rest of the world? They have the itnernet, right? What need is there for human travel beyond medicine? They produce their own food, water, electricity, science, etc. etc. They don't lack anything.


Can you get good Mexican food there?
 
2021-04-20 12:10:13 PM  
Some australians need to shut the fark up
 
2021-04-20 12:12:41 PM  
Considering what's out there in the rest of the world, being cut off from it may not be such a bad thing.
 
2021-04-20 12:24:21 PM  
where is brasil?
 
2021-04-20 12:27:13 PM  
until you have a monthly quota of poop (any poop- human, animal, all that you can find) to turn in to the government office of poop collecting your country is nothing at all like north korea

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2021-04-20 12:45:39 PM  

iron de havilland: Subtonic: Where the hell is 'Brasil'? Or is that some idiot commonwealth speak instead of proper American.

That's what Brazilians call Brazil.

And that's a lot of people.


If you had to estimate, how many people would you say that is?
 
2021-04-20 12:46:25 PM  
But then again...it's Australia, everyday is a battle with death so adding Covid to the mix probably wouldn't change much.
 
2021-04-20 12:50:01 PM  
I have a very liberal neighbor who's married to an Aussie (who's been getting news from his sister back there), and even she felt like Australia may have gone too far.  At least some states there had super-localized lockdowns, like you can't travel 5 km from your home even for grocery shopping or hiking in the wilderness or something, with enforced checkpoints.
 
2021-04-20 12:50:03 PM  
Brazil, the land of decapitations with dull knives and brutal executions.
 
2021-04-20 12:51:43 PM  

dennysgod: But then again...it's Australia, everyday is a battle with death so adding Covid to the mix probably wouldn't change much.


Maybe Australia could even kill Covid-19 for us?
 
2021-04-20 2:16:16 PM  
The real fear is being forced to acknowledge that conservative "small government" (read: government by and for the rich) is a failure. Appropriate covid policies all but force that admission, and the right is going Scorched Earth to prevent successful examples.
 
2021-04-20 2:43:24 PM  
Some Australians are covidiots. Fortunately they are few and far between. Don't give them airtime.

Have we gone too far here? No. Why? We don't have COVID, and life has returned to fairly normal.

So, I'm holidaying in a different state instead of overseas this year. I'm still traveling 2,000km on a road trip, visiting a heap of towns and places. I took a few mini breaks to regional towns in my state I wouldn't have otherwise gone to and had a fantastic time. So what? You don't get to party in Bali or go on a European Contiki bus tour this year? It will still be there next year, or the year after. Relax. Save up some cash and do it properly when travel is safer for everyone, and you don't bring back something more nasty than your usual STDs. Take the opportunity to explore your country and invest in its economy.

Most of us here are perfectly happy to be COVID free and would prefer it that way.

Yes, we locked down quick and hard, put hard borders between states, had a good two or three months of stay home, no gyms, churches, pubs, takeaway food only, essential stores only, don't travel regional unless necessary, etc.

The result? We don't have COVID. The nation is opened up, but anywhere that has community transmission from overseas returnees is surgically isolated on snap lockdowns that last a few days to stop the spread. And it WORKS. It is proportional, necessary and WORKS.

Our state? Two million people, over the last 15 months, have had just 500 cases and 4 deaths, most of those cases being overseas returnees In quarantine and mostly early last year.

Yes, one state was slack on the lockdown and had 90% of the nation's cases and deaths, and so we kept a hard border with them until there was no local transmission. That state put a 5km limit on non-essential travel from home for a few months, had a mask mandate, and got it under control in due course. And when it was over, they opened up, first internally, and then to other states, Measured, proportional and necessary to achieve a specific goal - ending community transmission of COVID and stopping the spread. So life CAN go back to normal, and we don't have to accept illness and death and plague rats as part of the fabric on the nation. God knows we have enough things that can kill you here,

The price? If there's even suspicion of community transmission, then your city gets locked down for a few days; one person can leave the house a day for groceries, and you can travel to work if you're an essential worker. This happened in my city for a grand total of THREE DAYS last year. Wow, such inconvenience, much Korea, wow.

On a personal level, you're under a COVID test result wait, or have COVID symptoms, or return from a COVID hotspot/overseas, you have to isolate at home until given the all clear following testing, or for 14 days.

And the result of these draconian measures? Life has gone to pieces. I mean, tonight, I went out to a pub for dinner and a quiz night. Like I used to, pre-COVID. Nobody had to wear a mask, like they didn't, pre-COVID. We were just asked to sanitize hands, sign in via an app or book in case tracing is needed, and reminded to keep 1.5m apart from people outside their group. Like we are wherever we go, because if there is an outbreak then we can be informed to self-isolate to protect others. Nobody tonight was afraid of catching COVID - because it just isn't here now! That, my friends, is realized freedom.

Life is not very different to before. At all. Our economy isn't in tatters, our unemployment rate is not much higher than before. Our welfare system temporarily expanded to help keep people afloat. And all we have left is a minor inconvenience of public attendance registers and a change of perspective In hygiene, punctuated by the knowledge that occasional, local restrictions might be necessary if there is community transmission. And these morons think going back to normal so quickly is oppression! Oppression is living in a petri dish with millions of cases and hundreds of thousands of deaths around you, while COVIDiots cough and splutter on you and cry and whine about mah freedumbs to breathe.

We worked hard to get this under control. All of us. I mean, Australians gave up pubs and bars for three months, and there wasn't a riot or revolution. And now everything is back to an approximate of normal. And I will do everything in my power to keep it that way and keep these covidiots from getting taken seriously. I have never been so grateful to be an Australian because of what we have achieved with our COVID response, and I'm usually pretty farking proud of being Australian.

In conclusion, to the moron in TFA and whoever wrote and authorized it: to quote a great AustraIian hero, Barry McKenzie: "Go and dip your left eye in hot cocky shiat and stick your head up a dead bear's bum."
 
2021-04-20 4:13:06 PM  
Now why would they rather be Brazil?
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2021-04-20 4:17:06 PM  
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I'd just like to point out that Immortan Joe was the oldest living man in that world.  COINCIDENCE?  I think not!
 
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