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Djokovic leaves Australia for Dubai

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He's taking some time to 'rest and recuperate'? After ten days relaxing in a quarantine hotel. Must have been really tough.

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He was treated poorly by the Australian Govt. poor guy!

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border policies "are also fundamental to safe-guarding Australia’s social cohesion 

You have got to be kidding… social cohesion by demanding what others must do to their own bodies?

If they had just said rules are rules that would have been a better excuse.

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He was shooting for immortay in his sport, it was worth the shot.

But he didn't take it.

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The reasoning for my government's ruling is dangerous, Orwellian and deeply troubling in a society supposedly committed to freedom of speech and freedom of thought.

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He may be great on the court but in real life this guy is a loser. He will not get vaxxed so may be banned from all tournaments going forward now that he has become the hero for the sadly deluded flat earth society.

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Why are so many people afraid of a vaccine which has already been proven to have saved hundreds of thousands if not millions of lives?

Djokovich should have gotten vaccinated.

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I am double vaxxed myself, but will defend any person’s personal decision to not get vaccinated if they don’t want to, despite what others may say. I know reasonable people who have made the decision to not get vaccinated and so be it.

The last world I want to live in is an authoritarian one, that coerces people into doing things that they don’t freely choose to.

Hope to see Djokovic extend a grand slam record in the only true Grand Slams that remain later this year. His motivation is gonna be good that’s for sure.

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Dont worry Nole.

All is OK relax well.

You are moral winner for many around the world.

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@zichi

Should be:

What happens when a person is dishonest, lies and is deported?

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@Zichi...

Other sources have reported that Novak Djokovic will not be permitted to enter Australia for 3 years.

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@fxgai

Yeah, your right but, there is consequences for not being vaccinated which should be. One of them being not allowed in the country. As all the other rules put in place like not being able to dine in restaurants, not being able to attend sports venues, and etc...

Remember, majority rules. Majority makes the rules. And we, the vaccinated are the majority.

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Majority rules and make the rules ?

Sounds like a good way to quash individual rights.

Australians, or anyone , may for example, ban certain religions, colours, cultures.

Hey wait !

We did it before...White Australia Policy.

Take your "majority rules " muck and stick it.

I go with individual rights available to ALL

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Novak respected the ruling but of course his supporters, expectedly, do not =)

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Majority rules and make the rules ?

Sounds like a good way to quash individual rights.

Do you really not know how democratic countries work?

The governments of Australia were elected by the voters of Australia on the basis of policies which the majority of voters approve of at an election. It's the same system as in every country which calls itself a Western-style democracy. Desite being majority-based, in practice this system allows individual rights to a degree that does not exist in most other countries which have alternative systems of government. Djokovic fell foul of those laws, and of current public health regulations which are designed to protect the vast majority of citizens. The vast majority of citizens approve of those laws. If they don't, they can turf out the offending government/s at the next election, which are held regularly. This potential loss of power if they don't keep voters happy is what keeps governments from committing the worst excesses of power and corruption found in totalitarian or other non-democratic states, where the only means of removing a government is by revolution or internal coup. I hope this brief explanation of how things work this has been of some assistance to you.

Take your "majority rules " muck and stick it.

I go with individual rights available to ALL

Sure. Individual rights for the violent, individual rights for wife-beaters, individual rights for racists, individual rights for shonky businessmen, individual rights for people who don't see what the point is of individual rights... see, that's the problem with a blanket statement like "individual rights available to ALL".

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You are moral winner for many around the world.

Funny thing to say to someone who tried to cheat his way in =)

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Still, what you said is true.

He's a moral winner to many idiots around the world.

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I know reasonable people who have made the decision to not get vaccinated and so be it.

Plenty of those probably.

But do you know of an antivaxer who got vaccinated?

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Yeah, your right but, there is consequences for not being vaccinated which should be. One of them being not allowed in the country.

That is certainly a decision that governments are in a position to make, but being unvaccinated against a given virus for me is unreasonable grounds for barring entry. Australia can do that if it wants, of course.

There are consequences both ways. An exclusionary place may find the prestige of the grand slam event that it hosts diminished if it doesn’t allow the world’s top player to compete.

Remember, majority rules. Majority makes the rules. And we, the vaccinated are the majority.

I disagree with you a bit there - I don’t think the majority should be able to effectively gang up in the minority.

I believe in individual freedom first and foremost.

We only fall back to majority rules in limited circumstances (such as not inflicting harm upon others), and otherwise have a tolerance for various forms of diversity. This is how democracy is supposed to be in my view - not one side coercing another because it has more people. If we go down that path then it looks bad for the Taiwanese versus China.

I don’t think demanding people be vaccinated has a proper justification, as even vaccinated people can carry the virus. Djokovic has not harmed anyone that I can see.

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fxgai

I don’t think demanding people be vaccinated has a proper justification, as even vaccinated people can carry the virus. Djokovic has not harmed anyone that I can see.

He wasn't given the chance to.

But unvaccinated people not only increase the infection rate they also increase the hospitalisation rate. This is reason enough to require visitors to your country the modicum of respect to get vaccinated before you enter.

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By what rate?

Where is the maths, and even so who is in a position to say that the rate is over some threshold that makes penalizing people for their personal choices justifiable?

People drinking alcohol and smoking increases hospitalization rates too. So glad that Australia has banned smoking and drinking booze…

I haven’t seen a rational analysis of sheet facts about all this. And I don’t expect to see one either, because it sure seems completely arbitrary.

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fxgai

By what rate?

Where is the maths, and even so who is in a position to say that the rate is over some threshold that makes penalizing people for their personal choices justifiable?

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/11/briefing/omicron-deaths-vaccinated-vs-unvaccinated.html

That site has a pay wall, but graphs show that covid hospitalization rates in New York are about 80 per 100,000 for unvaccinated and 5 per 100,000 for fully vaccinated.

People drinking alcohol and smoking increases hospitalization rates too. So glad that Australia has banned smoking and drinking booze…

The hospitalization rates matter when there is a large increase that it overwhelms the hospital system. Like in some states in the US, where Biden has deployed military medical staff to cover for high hospitalization. Smokers and drinkers aren't overwhelming the hospital system.

I haven’t seen a rational analysis of sheet facts about all this. And I don’t expect to see one either, because it sure seems completely arbitrary.

See above. Also, we are talking about entry to your country, which usually have a higher bar for visitors than your own citizens. It seems most reasonable to required vaccination as a condition of entry when we are in the middle of a pandemic.

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stormcrowJan. 17  11:01 am JST

@zichi

Should be:

What happens when a person is dishonest, lies and is deported?

Bye-bye, chump!

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