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Australia's COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge

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Yes, Omicron is mild for the vast majority of people. Unfortunately, when you have many tens of thousands positive and unknown number of unregistered infected people, the small percentage is still a large number.

Basic math many people don't comprehend

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Australia saw another day of rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations

So how did the draconian lockdowns and restrictions of people work to keep the virus out? Dont say nobody pointed out how misguided the policy is.

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The continuing Rise in cases in Victoria has caused reimposition of Covid restrictions on numbers of people in businesses. First steps in to the reimposition of full lockdowns as I predicted. Note of course so far does not apply to the tennis which still takes precedence over anything else.

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Australia is a backward country. You only have to look at the way they switched from a human rights-abusing strictness to a laxness. It’s run by complete fools, and until those politicians are removed, Australia will remain a backward country.

-7 ( +14 / -21 )

Still sticking with masks and vaccines as the “solution”? Or can we move past that now?

-1 ( +17 / -18 )

“Case numbers are less of an issue,”

Then stop reporting them.

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So how did the draconian lockdowns and restrictions of people work to keep the virus out? Dont say nobody pointed out how misguided the policy is.

Still, they have a Covid death rate infinitely better than your country. Averaging 7 deaths per day.

Thanks to vaccination.

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Australia saw another day of rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations

Hospitalized for covid, or hospitalized for something else and happened to test positive?

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Thankfully with our testing limits we’ll never see those numbers . Maybe 30,000 tops here

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Bobo , was that a joke? Pretty sure most people know that Japan does very little testing. But it would be interesting to see what Japan's real numbers are. I live in Vancouver our province is setting record high number's every day for the last couple of weeks. We had 3800 today, but in reality it's probably 10 time's that number.

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Thankfully with our testing limits we’ll never see those numbers . Maybe 30,000 tops here

Yep, from the beginning the tatemae and being able to say " Japan is handling the virus better than many other countries " has taken precedence to widespread testing to get a a grip on the full picture of the virus spread here. Comparing Japan's numbers with other countries is indeed meaningless , Japan will never test at the same levels as Australia and others. Can't loose face.

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So how did the draconian lockdowns and restrictions of people work to keep the virus out? Dont say nobody pointed out how misguided the policy is.

Quite well as it happens. What we're seeing now is case numbers rising in a highly vaccinated population. The numbers of hospitalizations and deaths are not rising in nearly the same proportion as raw case numbers. Similar case numbers prior to vaccination ( ie when those measures were in place ) would have resulted in thousands and thousands of deaths. Queensland in particular, while by no means perfect, is transitioning from essentially to covid zero to "living with the virus" via having a 80% vax rate. We'll see how things go over the next few weeks, but it's very unlikely we'll see anything like what we witnessed in the US and Europe last year.

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Thanks to vaccination.

sure about that?

 A double-vaccinated man in his 20s was among six deaths reported Thursday in Australia’s most populous state.

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ok so how abt numbers of seriously ill or dead?

i did not find single mention about this.

so yes its one sided panic starting article...with most important informations missing in it.

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It seems that folks may have to be quintuple vaxxed to possibly be "protected". That, or develop natural immunity from an infection .

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ICU patients now comprise approximately 7% of total capacity. Time to panic /s

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