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(Abc.net.au)   Subby's home state goes into lockdown after five thousand COVID transmissions yesterday. Wait, scratch that. Five transmissions. Guess they're not messing around down under   (abc.net.au) divider line
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2021-07-20 5:38:55 AM  
It's an airborne virus, not an STD. Mess around down under all you want.
 
2021-07-20 6:16:04 AM  
Meanwhile in the US, there's a fight to send the U12s back to school with no masks and no distancing, and of course, no vaccine.
 
2021-07-20 6:44:59 AM  

namegoeshere: Meanwhile in the US, there's a fight to send the U12s back to school


Damn you, Bono!
 
2021-07-20 6:56:29 AM  

namegoeshere: Meanwhile in the US, there's a fight to send the U12s back to school with no masks and no distancing, and of course, no vaccine.


Well, that would have been an okay approach if the adults had done some adulting and crushed the pandemic.

It might be a moot point in many places. The way things are going, most U12 kids in MO and AR will have been infected with Covid long before the coming school year starts.
 
2021-07-20 7:01:13 AM  
11% +/- fully vaccinated?  Yeah, probably a good idea.
 
2021-07-20 7:01:51 AM  

namegoeshere: Meanwhile in the US, there's a fight to send the U12s back to school with no masks and no distancing, and of course, no vaccine.


My 16 year old just got his first shot yesterday
 
2021-07-20 7:05:21 AM  
I'm here too, Subby. On the bright side there wasn't any panic buying going on in the local Foodland I stopped past on my way home. In any case we started getting toilet paper via online order when the first panic buying happened 18 months ago so that's not a concern at our house.

I could work from home but I'd get too little done and the boss might get cranky so I'm staying in the office in an "essential" employment category. I'm over 40 and getting my second Pfizer shot on Thursday so I'll be one of the relatively few fully vaccinated Aussies by then too.

I've always been happy living in Adelaide but it's not known for excitement and "lockdown" here when the rules let me walk my dogs (they didn't last lockdown but that only ran 2 days in the end) isn't really that different to Adelaide in normal times. It sucks for some industries obviously, construction is ceasing, the live entertainment scene's been gone for most of the last 18 months, hospitality is struggling and tourism is farked but outside of those sectors not much changes drastically.
 
2021-07-20 7:12:15 AM  

IDisME: 11% +/- fully vaccinated?  Yeah, probably a good idea.


The vaccine supplies have been prioritised where they are most needed, eg the US and UK etc where case numbers and death tolls are far higher than Australia or New Zealand. So we are many months behind.

The fact we have a useless federal government who completely dropped any idea of having vaccination targets when it became clear they weren't going to meet them doesn't help. But it's not the main reason.
 
2021-07-20 7:26:58 AM  
If only we had a government that was that competent.

The Weeners was let them get sick and die and that only changed because it stopped playing well in the focus groups of their core voter base, as it was the core voter base that was dying.

Then they moved with all the speed and efficiency of a sullen teenager told to tidy their room.

Now that their core voters have all been double jabbed it is all speed ahead with opening up as the ones who are going to get sick and suffer long term or life long medical complications are not their voters. Also any one who does have long term complications won't get any assistance because of the disability system is set up explicitly to deny valid claims first and drag their feet as long as possible hoping you give up or die before it ends up in court.
 
2021-07-20 7:27:47 AM  
I work with a large team of Australians remotely on a regular basis. I was surprised to hear that you guys actually locked down travel between states. One of my co-workers went on a road trip vacation a while back and has been unable to return home. That would be completely impossible here in the US, mostly for political reasons but also for size. And you guys have some very big States so I'm wondering how it's even possible?
 
2021-07-20 7:28:03 AM  

IDisME: 11% +/- fully vaccinated?  Yeah, probably a good idea.


The Four Corners tv news show tonight  showed a graph that showed Australia as the worst vaccinated of the developed countries.

Someone must have had a the producers phone number because the show closed with the announcer saying something along the lines of "the graph came from ??? and the government has said the current numbers are 11.whatever % which are still low"

South Australia is very rural and a long way from everything else. It is closer to Antarctica than Sydney is from Perth.
 
2021-07-20 7:36:26 AM  

Flarn: I work with a large team of Australians remotely on a regular basis. I was surprised to hear that you guys actually locked down travel between states. One of my co-workers went on a road trip vacation a while back and has been unable to return home. That would be completely impossible here in the US, mostly for political reasons but also for size. And you guys have some very big States so I'm wondering how it's even possible?


Nearly no one lives near the borders except for some river towns between Victoria and NSW and they all have few bridges.  Victoria has about 1,500 transit police and they are doing some of the work.

There is a constitutional issue with blocking the states but the high court said that rule doesn't apply to pandemics when an anti-vax billionaire coal mining failed politician took it to court.
 
2021-07-20 7:36:40 AM  
I thought the Aussies had been putting the hammer down hard and fast at any sign of the virus all along.

It's why they could have full crowds at events long before the Ushiathole got there.  And they managed it without vaccinations.
 
2021-07-20 7:41:09 AM  

namegoeshere: Meanwhile in the US, there's a fight to send the U12s back to school with no masks and no distancing, and of course, no vaccine.


Because government-provided child-care is far more important than human life and health concerns, also don't try and actually teach the kiddies anything because gawd.
 
2021-07-20 7:41:21 AM  
What Clive is up to now. (warning: much derp)

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2021-07-20 8:03:48 AM  

Norfolking Chance: Also any one who does have long term complications won't get any assistance because of the disability system is set up explicitly to deny valid claims first and drag their feet as long as possible hoping you give up or die before it ends up in court.


Anyone applying for disability should expect to be rejected immediately. When my wife was applying we got all the paperwork together and made copies. One went to the disabilities board the other went to an attorney just in case. She was denied , ofcourse, and the next day the lawyer was appealing and getting a court date set.
It went to court the next month and the judge looked that the two feet thick stack of medical records and his exact words were " You have got to be kidding me." Twenty minutes later the lawyer called and said you have been approved with a significant back payment.
I guess if they made it too easy it would be open to abuse but damn they need to make it easier for the folks who obviously need it.
 
2021-07-20 8:06:17 AM  

Flarn: I work with a large team of Australians remotely on a regular basis. I was surprised to hear that you guys actually locked down travel between states. One of my co-workers went on a road trip vacation a while back and has been unable to return home. That would be completely impossible here in the US, mostly for political reasons but also for size. And you guys have some very big States so I'm wondering how it's even possible?


That is a good point. Do they have tanks set up at the borders of each state?
 
2021-07-20 8:09:03 AM  
Lucky for the Australian government the people are just accepting their pathetic failure on vaccinations or they'd be protesting and rioting like they are in Cuba which has almost 10% more of their population fully vaccinated than Australia does.
 
2021-07-20 8:09:56 AM  

DON.MAC: What Clive is up to now. (warning: much derp)

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Thats some wacky shiat there. If ya got it waste it I guess. I picture Aboriginals sitting back waiting for the crazy rich white guys to kick off before they enact their master plan of domination.
 
2021-07-20 8:33:08 AM  
I've been eating out a lot, and I'm going to random places all the time. Still haven't caught this virus. 

I had my 2nd dose of that Pfizer shot last week though and had a slight headache, but they haven't locked down San Diego ago again. I liked when things were locked down. 

The traffic was light, and people left me the hell alone.
 
2021-07-20 8:46:32 AM  

Flarn: I work with a large team of Australians remotely on a regular basis. I was surprised to hear that you guys actually locked down travel between states. One of my co-workers went on a road trip vacation a while back and has been unable to return home. That would be completely impossible here in the US, mostly for political reasons but also for size. And you guys have some very big States so I'm wondering how it's even possible?


I'm sure the borders are somewhat porous but I guess it's a numbers game.  A few people no doubt sneak through the back roads.  But there are a very limited number of major roads between states so they can be monitored.
 
2021-07-20 8:53:17 AM  

DON.MAC: What Clive is up to now. (warning: much derp)

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I really have no clue about Clive's game.  He's a bit like Trump in the sense that I can never quite figure out whether he's crazy like a fox or totally nuts.

As a rule, his seemingly bizarre pronouncements and campaigns can ultimately be traced back to a self-serving purpose. In this case though, I just can't figure out what the hell he has to gain by spreading this anti-vax shiat. One minute he's running court challenges to the constitutionality of border closures, the next minute he's running a campaign against vaccination which one would think works against his apparent goal of reopening borders.

I'm inclined to the view he's just farking crazy.
 
2021-07-20 9:12:54 AM  

Aussie_As: I'm here too, Subby. On the bright side there wasn't any panic buying going on in the local Foodland I stopped past on my way home. In any case we started getting toilet paper via online order when the first panic buying happened 18 months ago so that's not a concern at our house.

I could work from home but I'd get too little done and the boss might get cranky so I'm staying in the office in an "essential" employment category. I'm over 40 and getting my second Pfizer shot on Thursday so I'll be one of the relatively few fully vaccinated Aussies by then too.

I've always been happy living in Adelaide but it's not known for excitement and "lockdown" here when the rules let me walk my dogs (they didn't last lockdown but that only ran 2 days in the end) isn't really that different to Adelaide in normal times. It sucks for some industries obviously, construction is ceasing, the live entertainment scene's been gone for most of the last 18 months, hospitality is struggling and tourism is farked but outside of those sectors not much changes drastically.


Pretty much snap, but I am fully vaccinated, have no doggos at the moment, and prefer Drakes to Foodland. Went to Coles tonight as Drakes had shut.

Coles Findon was stripped bare of meat, milk and bread by the time I got there tonight. Got bread mix, though, and I'm about to let it do an 18 hour no-knead rise, so I got that going for me for tomorrow, which is nice.

Used going there as an excuse to raid the Findon drive-thru bottle-o and get a cheap flagon sack of woobla.

That's Australian for "went to the liquor store, where they serve you in your car, to buy a half gallon of cheap, fortified wine sealed in a plastic bag inside a cardboard box" to our American friends. I c c
 
2021-07-20 10:21:40 AM  
When the home of venomous snakes, spiders, platapus, and sheep lock down, you know they take it seriously
 
2021-07-20 10:49:24 AM  
Welcome to the New World.
 
2021-07-20 10:57:35 AM  
Subby is a fellow Adelaidean? Wow, there's more than one LOL, time to ctack open a w00t stout!
 
2021-07-20 11:01:25 AM  

DON.MAC: What Clive is up to now. (warning: much derp)

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A work colleague of mine got one the other day and brought it in. I felt like setting my face on fire to rid me of the stupid I just witnessed.
 
2021-07-20 11:12:17 AM  

DON.MAC: IDisME: 11% +/- fully vaccinated?  Yeah, probably a good idea.

The Four Corners tv news show tonight  showed a graph that showed Australia as the worst vaccinated of the developed countries.

Someone must have had a the producers phone number because the show closed with the announcer saying something along the lines of "the graph came from ??? and the government has said the current numbers are 11.whatever % which are still low"

South Australia is very rural and a long way from everything else. It is closer to Antarctica than Sydney is from Perth.


I got my number from World in Data.  It seems good and is trusted, but, you never know....I didn't cross check with anything.
 
2021-07-20 11:13:30 AM  

IDisME: DON.MAC: IDisME: 11% +/- fully vaccinated?  Yeah, probably a good idea.

The Four Corners tv news show tonight  showed a graph that showed Australia as the worst vaccinated of the developed countries.

Someone must have had a the producers phone number because the show closed with the announcer saying something along the lines of "the graph came from ??? and the government has said the current numbers are 11.whatever % which are still low"

South Australia is very rural and a long way from everything else. It is closer to Antarctica than Sydney is from Perth.

I got my number from World in Data.  It seems good and is trusted, but, you never know....I didn't cross check with anything.


Sorry, it's Our World in Data.  A bit of brain fade....
 
2021-07-20 11:24:24 AM  

Aussie_As: .

I could work from home but I'd get too little done


You are why working from home is so difficult to begin with. Where's your work ethic?

Even if your job pays min wage, it's healthier to work from HOME. Or do you wanna go stock Walmart shelves?
 
2021-07-20 11:41:58 AM  
In the US we know COVID is fake and the five thousand dead bodies are just actors.
DEEP STATE
 
2021-07-20 11:48:42 AM  
We all know what will happen.  In early 2022, sleepy JoeVP Harris will order everything locked down
again, "forcing" mail in ballots and now that the dimocrats have figured out how to do the mail in
ballot box stuffing, they will win in a landslide, remove the U.S. Constitution and call ourselves the
United Socialist States of America.  Happy day!
 
2021-07-20 12:22:27 PM  

IDisME: IDisME: DON.MAC: IDisME: 11% +/- fully vaccinated?  Yeah, probably a good idea.
...
Sorry, it's Our World in Data.  A bit of brain fade....


Current numbers from The Age newspaper is 11.31% fully vaccinated 28.77% first dose.
They have a nice page about it except where the graphs are all funny because someone somewhere can't count and they have different numbers than other places they are reporting.

The fully vaccinated is going up by about 1% a day so at this rate it will be more than 2 months for 90% to get the 1st shot.  The plan was to use AstraZeneca since it is made here and there wasn't enough Pfizer ordered to cover everyone.  They are also saying 12 weeks between AZ shots.

The real problem is health care workers that seem to be missing out and having a hard time even getting appointments.
 
2021-07-20 3:22:58 PM  
FTFA: The fifth case was identified in a diner who went to The Greek on Halifax restaurant on Saturday night at the same time as a contact of the original case

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///then get him to the hospital, QUICK!
 
2021-07-20 4:44:49 PM  
I SOOOO want to move to Australia or New Zealand! Anyone have any idea when they'll be taking fully vaccinated American Immigrants?

stuffy: In the US we know COVID is fake and the five hundredthousand dead bodies are just actors.
DEEP STATE


You missed a word.
The other 150,000 obviously a) died of something else and were reported as Covid for the fictional extra money and/or b) have pre-existing conditions so not worth counting (because having a pre-existing condition means you're not really human I guess).

Dadoody: I've been eating out a lot, and I'm going to random places all the time. Still haven't caught this virus.


So you survived playing Russian Roulette, so therefore it's safe.

Netrngr:
Anyone applying for disability should expect to be rejected immediately. When my wife was applying we got all the paperwork together and made copies. One went to the disabilities board the other went to an attorney just in case. She was denied , ofcourse, and the next day the lawyer was appealing and getting a court date set.
It went to court the next month and the judge looked that the two feet thick stack of medical records and his exact words were " You have got to be kidding me." Twenty minutes later the lawyer called and said you have been approved with a significant back payment.
I guess if they made it too easy it would be open to abuse but damn they need to make it easier for the folks who obviously need it.


The judge should charge the person who denied the payment with contempt of court as having to process cases of this kind are a waste of the judge's time. maybe sitting in a jail cell for a couple days would get them to do their freakin job.
 
2021-07-20 6:04:41 PM  
YAY US! Finally, my home is mentioned on fark and it isn't in a 'look how weird they are' way.

Not that we are weird.

Honest.

/ well, except for our odd serial killing thang.
// is a nice place!
/// we even have third slashies!
 
2021-07-20 6:06:52 PM  

englaja: Aussie_As: I'm here too, Subby. On the bright side there wasn't any panic buying going on in the local Foodland I stopped past on my way home. In any case we started getting toilet paper via online order when the first panic buying happened 18 months ago so that's not a concern at our house.

I could work from home but I'd get too little done and the boss might get cranky so I'm staying in the office in an "essential" employment category. I'm over 40 and getting my second Pfizer shot on Thursday so I'll be one of the relatively few fully vaccinated Aussies by then too.

I've always been happy living in Adelaide but it's not known for excitement and "lockdown" here when the rules let me walk my dogs (they didn't last lockdown but that only ran 2 days in the end) isn't really that different to Adelaide in normal times. It sucks for some industries obviously, construction is ceasing, the live entertainment scene's been gone for most of the last 18 months, hospitality is struggling and tourism is farked but outside of those sectors not much changes drastically.

Pretty much snap, but I am fully vaccinated, have no doggos at the moment, and prefer Drakes to Foodland. Went to Coles tonight as Drakes had shut.

Coles Findon was stripped bare of meat, milk and bread by the time I got there tonight. Got bread mix, though, and I'm about to let it do an 18 hour no-knead rise, so I got that going for me for tomorrow, which is nice.

Used going there as an excuse to raid the Findon drive-thru bottle-o and get a cheap flagon sack of woobla.

That's Australian for "went to the liquor store, where they serve you in your car, to buy a half gallon of cheap, fortified wine sealed in a plastic bag inside a cardboard box" to our American friends. I c c


You have your priorities straight, mate:)

Our local bottle shop (not a drive-through, always mean to take my electric wheelchair through one of those one day soon), was as busy as the grocery store. And the chicken shop. Got to get your chooks.
 
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