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Police increase patrols in Australia's COVID-19 hotspot after hundreds breach restrictions

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Spending time at the beach without a mask, without social distancing now, will just mean that you won't get to go to the beach for all of summer," Andrews said at a televised briefing

What a loathsome individual

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Well it certainly appears it's not only the Japanese that, according to some, are "clueless" or willfully ignorant of social distancing and other covid-19 precautionary measures.

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This wanna be dictator has taken things to far people are sick of the lockdown and want their basic freedoms back...

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Well it certainly appears it's not only the Japanese that, according to some, are "clueless" or willfully ignorant of social distancing and other covid-19 precautionary measures.

Literally nobody has said it is only the Japanese they are clueless or willfully ignorant about social distancing and other COVID-19 precautionary measures. You constantly attribute your own ideas to “some” and then proceed to argue with those ideas.

You also have a very bad habit of assuming that people commenting on an article specifically about Japan do not apply their thinking to other places.

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What a loathsome individual

And yet the majority of the people who have to, you know, actually live with this situation support him...

This wanna be dictator has taken things to far people are sick of the lockdown and want their basic freedoms back...

And yet the majority of the people who have to, you know, actually live with this situation support him...

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Sad to say with summer approaching Down Under it looks like there's alot of people there just as stupid as some Americans are. The Big Question for them is 'Is their PM going to lie and stir up unrest like Disgraceful Don has?

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BigYenToday  08:35 pm JST

What a loathsome individual

And yet the majority of the people who have to, you know, actually live with this situation support him...

This wanna be dictator has taken things to far people are sick of the lockdown and want their basic freedoms back...

And yet the majority of the people who have to, you know, actually live with this situation support him...

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Statewide Stockholm syndrome.

But his approval rating is finally on the decline as people start getting sick of the draconian restrictions.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8790211/Majority-Victorians-want-coronavirus-restrictions-ditched-days-poll-SUPPORTED-it.html

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I'll bite.

Australia has and is largely enjoying life close to what we all called 'normal' ( with the caveat of mask wearing and social restrictions) BECAUSE of severe and strict lockdowns and quarantine. This, an Island nation which has closed it's states off from others, and via a public that has taken steps to wear masks in a culture where that is an alien concept has seen considerable, and significant success in controlling the virus.

The selfish actions of groups of uneducated people are demonstrably prolonging the epidemic and thus Government intervention in everyday life, and denying the good efforts the majority.

Countries that ignore the success of Australia and New Zealand will struggle on in a zombie like state of non regulated restriction and growing economic pain until a vaccine is developed and released.

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The selfish actions of groups of uneducated people are demonstrably prolonging the epidemic and thus Government intervention in everyday life, and denying the good efforts the majority.

Plenty of “educated” people get covid and spread it to others. It is wrong to proclaim people as uneducated when the virus is not the only important thing to people’s lives and well being.

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It’s a police state!

Strewth!

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This wanna be dictator has taken things to far people are sick of the lockdown and want their basic freedoms back..

In other words your own selfish narrow wants override the good of your nation and the people in the community you share.

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Plenty of “educated” people get covid and spread it to others. It is wrong to proclaim people as uneducated when the virus is not the only important thing to people’s lives and well being.

It is less a matter of formal education as it is about willful and deliberate ignorance combined with overwhelming selfishness and no notions of obligations to anything beyond one's immediate personal wants.

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And yet the majority of the people who have to, you know, actually live with this situation support him...

Luckily it seems a majority have some notions that they have obligations to something larger and more important than themselves, you know, like the communities they live in and their nation as a whole. Some things are larger than you.

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kyronstavic:

Statewide Stockholm syndrome.

Sure. That must be it. It couldn't possibly be because the people of Victoria have seen daily infections among their fellow citizens fall from over 700 a day just a few weeks ago, down to 7-12 now, and that they don't want to see the selfish actions of a few dumbasses ruin all the efforts we, the majority, have put in to get that rate down.

Couldn't possibly be that. Must be Stockholm Syndrome, or politics, or the workings of some Deep dystopian State, or Andrews is just a wannabe Dictator. Anything, just as long as you don't have to admit that the lockdown has worked, and that the majority of the people have always backed it.

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@bigyen

People don't dispute lockdowns reduce the spread,

The argument is

Was it worth the financial and social damage?

Is it nothing more than a temporary solution, which means you have to either live with corona or lockdown again?

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carpslidy:

The argument is Was it worth the financial and social damage?

Compared to the massive infection and death rates we would have had without a lockdown, most people would say - yes. The financial and social damage of not having a lockdown would be even greater than with a lockdown. So far there has been NO suicide spike as you claimed the other day (suicides for the year 1/1/20 to 31/8/20, at a total of 466 for the entire eight months (not 1,000 just for August), are LOWER than for the equivalent period last year) and unemployment has not spiked to the disastrous levels predicted by some.

Is it nothing more than a temporary solution, which means you have to either live with corona or lockdown again?

There you have a valid question. If the population didn't contain quite so many socially irresponsible idiots, conspiracy theorists, politically-motivated contrarians and other malcontents, then the advantages of a lockdown could be maintained as they have been in the rest of Australia and New Zealand. But the jury is still out on that one.

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