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Australia 'victim' of own COVID-19 success as more locals want to return

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By Lidia Kelly

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Let's face it - compared to what's happening in Europe, the US and Latin America, being a victim of your own success is not a bad problem to have. I just hope we can keep up the figures we have now, and a crucial part of maintaining that is being very, very careful about how many expats we let back into the country at any one time and the proper rigorous supervision of the quarantine we put them in.

Those vaccines can't come soon enough.

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Agree with BigYen. Proper quarantine run by the Military in each state is essential to keeping covid under control. Testing and tracing will continue to be perfected and social distancing with mask wearing helps prevent covid, flu and even common cold transmission. Keep the pressure on covid and we can all get back to normal sooner.

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What success? Its Summer time and flu viruses vanish just as any other year.

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Who in their right mind decides that now would be a good time to return to Oz?

No upside.

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Now is the best time to return to Oz - the spring racing carnival & a summer of cricket

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Two of my friends in Aussie have serious family problems caused by lockdown.

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"Now is the best time to return to Oz - the spring racing carnival & a summer of cricket"

Standing corrected if you like that thing of course..

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The lockdown was unforgivable. So much misery. I don’t know who thinks they can order people to stay at home for weeks under draconian conditions like that. Australia could have taken the Japan approach.

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Australians are even more PC and into big government nanny state abuse than the Euros.

"Oh lock me up big daddy government, please lock me up" Pathetic.

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Australians are even more PC and into big government nanny state abuse than the Euros.

"Oh lock me up big daddy government, please lock me up" Pathetic.

As someone who has been in Western Australia for nearly all of 2020; I need to point out that there has been no lock down, no significant loss of any liberties that I have observed, no mask wearing, just some sensible voluntary precautions. Not all of Australia has suffered any particular inconvenience at any stage. Melbourne had a lockdown and mask wearing requirements for a couple of months - which took them from 700 new cases a day, to zero a day (for the last two weeks) in fairly quick time.

Australia is a big country, and just because one city has had a lock-down for a couple of months, don't try and tell me that all of Australia did. Nothing draconian or inconvenient experienced in WA this year - minor inconveniences at worst.

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Well, it's a preferrable position by far than being victim of your own failure.

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Australians are even more PC and into big government nanny state abuse than the Euros.

You need a few more cliches and conspiracies in there to really earn your dinner. I suggest 'Deep State' for starters, followed by a main course of 'Scamdemic', all washed down with a bottle of Chateau De George Soros.

You probably prefer the 'freedom' of 185,000 new infections and a couple of thousand deaths EVERY SINGLE DAY!

"Oh lock me up big daddy government, please lock me up" Pathetic.

Failure detests success. Pathetic.

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