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Australia moves closer to pre-pandemic life

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Congrats!

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Aussie, Aussie, Ozzy!!!

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So food mass consumption can finally begin. Lucky fish and chippies

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This is how it's done!

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So many people were against Australia’s strict lockdowns and hefty fines for those who breeches the rules. However, 6 months later Australia is emerging from the COVID cloud. 41 days without a community transmission in NSW is an achievement few countries can boast about. And, no vaccinations!

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Schooled!

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Do the hustleToday  03:03 pm JST

So many people were against Australia’s strict lockdowns and hefty fines for those who breeches the rules. However, 6 months later Australia is emerging. And, no vaccination

Remind me what is the population and density of the island ?

I have a total normal life here in Japan without any vaccination and mask

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I have a total normal life here in Japan without any vaccination and mask

Sure, Japan is a country that's done better than most.

But if you were living in any country in Europe or the Americas (bar maybe Uruguay, at least until recently) you wouldn't be able to post what you just did.

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didou - Remind me what is the population and density of the island ?

90% of Australia’s population live in cities. 70% is uninhabitable desert. Your comment is quite daft and has no relevance. Australia beat the virus because of strict lockdowns and border closures. You obviously know very little about Australia.

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I have a total normal life here in Japan without any vaccination and mask

Except for that whole going out and eating or drinking after 8:00 p.m. thing.

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Australia, NZ and Taiwan are great examples of how to take advantage if being an island to deal with a pandemic.

For the ones saying “Life in Japan is normal as well”.

It is, with the potential of getting infected anywhere, anytime due to lack of testing and contact tracing. The example of random cases of the UK variant in rural areas of Japan is a perfect example.

Australia did a great job. Early strict measures were hard but worth it.

Its people and economy is not collecting the rewards of the effort.

Well done!

Would say Japanese government should look at these examples of how to truly prioritise its population’s health and economy, however some things will simply never change.

If you live or travel to Japan and read the news, by now you already know the risk you’re facing.

Shoganai how they say here...!

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For the ones saying “Life in Japan is normal as well”.

It is, with the potential of getting infected anywhere, anytime due to lack of testing and contact tracing. The example of random cases of the UK variant in rural areas of Japan is a perfect example.

You and your pesky facts!

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90% of Australia’s population live in cities. 70% is uninhabitable desert. Your comment is quite daft and has no relevance.

Oh dear. Back to geography 101.

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@do the hustle

i know a lot about Australia & the fact that the government handed out a whole lot of money to both businesses & individuals helped.

But despite this financial assistance, many businesses still went bankrupt & many lives were destroyed

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I congratulate Australia even though I don't think the same methods would have worked in Japan. In fact, 909 deaths is not that much better than Japan when you consider population size and elderly population size in particular is much higher in Japan. Japan could have done better to close the borders, for sure though.

I have a total normal life here in Japan without any vaccination and mask

Life is close to normal, but I find it strange you don't wear a mask. Almost everyone wears a mask, and certainly you must get the stink-eye every time you walk into a store.

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You can do a lot when you took the proper precautions. Australia is in this position because while much of the rest of the world thought they could keep living lives normally, it was hunkering down, and has done so numerous times since, even when only ONE case came up. The other nations are still battling with wave after wave after wave because they want to have their cake and eat it too.

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Chatted to my sis in Sydney yesterday.She said things are good,but if you go to a bar you can't be standing!! Unless going to buy a drink at the bar you must remain seated.That would not be favorable if you were trying to pick up! And harder to merge in if you're rolling solo!!

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I have a total normal life here in Japan without any vaccination and mask

The difference being that unlike in Australia, when you act as if things were normal while being in Japan, your actions may result in other people's deaths.

So childish to not care about that.

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