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South Australia to end lockdown early after pizza parlor blunder

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Premier Steven Marshall indicated a tough lockdown for the state's almost two million people would end late on Saturday, at least two days earlier than planned.

Well there you go. The South Australian government not keen to establish a dictatorship after all.

Can we have some acknowledgement of that from the anti-lockdowners who were claiming that they were?

No? Thought not.

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the only reason the govt needs to mandate lockdowns is because people are too stupid to use common sense

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@Dango Bong

I agree!

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Why would anybody lie about this? Illegal worker?

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blaming a pizza chef who misled contact tracers about how he contracted the virus.

...

"Their story didn't add up. We pursued them. We now know that they lied."

Are these talking about the same person? Is he/them a male or an undetermined gender?

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MontyToday 03:05 pm JST

@Dango Bong

I agree!

If you agree, then why have you posted so many criticisms of the lockdown we had under far more serious circumstances in Victoria?

You think we don't have stupid people here too, as there are everywhere?

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Since the area has gone into an unnecessary lockdown, as we've found out it was not necessary, we he be held responsible for financial losses they have incurred?

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Brian WhewayToday  04:33 pm JST

Since the area has gone into an unnecessary lockdown, as we've found out it was not necessary, we he be held responsible for financial losses they have incurred?

Well, i wouldn't like to be the pizza guy right now.

And the government as usual will get off scot-free. Must be good to be unaccountable.

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Dango bongToday  03:00 pm JST

the only reason the govt needs to mandate lockdowns is because people are too stupid to use common sense

In Victoria it was the stupidity and arrogance of the Andrews government and public service acting under its direction that was the main cause of the problem. Mandating lockdowns is a dangerous step and unwarranted. At least the SA government has cancelled the lockdown, though the trigger finger was pretty itchy.

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Mandating lockdowns is a dangerous step and unwarranted.

Well since you are an Aussie, please enlighten me say if you were D Andrews, what would you do to the outbreak? Let the virus runs its cause?

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yoshisan88Today  05:06 pm JST

Mandating lockdowns is a dangerous step and unwarranted.

Well since you are an Aussie, please enlighten me say if you were D Andrews, what would you do to the outbreak? Let the virus runs its cause?

Protect the vulnerable by setting up a system where nursing homes are isolated for 2-3 weeks, with staff staying at motels/hotels while they were off duty, and arranging care/support for the staffs' children as necessary. The nursing home issue was where Sweden got almost all their deaths from, but the rest of the population was almost unaffected.

Recommend people to wear masks, keep their distance and wash their hands, but not fine people for not doing so, and not put the ridiculous 5-km limits in place. And keep businesses and schools open.

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And I see clearly the contrary, that it was indeed a severe virus strain, but it could be caught and eliminated quickly, because there are not living so many people and the infection chains can easily be followed, so that now afterwards everything can be played down and denied. That’s my thesis versus your’s. I know what’s going on, don’t always try to trick me, that’s getting boring.

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Protect the vulnerable by setting up a system where nursing homes are isolated for 2-3 weeks, with staff staying at motels/hotels while they were off duty

In Victoria it was the stupidity and arrogance of the Andrews government and public service acting under its direction that was the main cause of the problem.

The Victorian outbreak took a lot longer than 2-3 weeks to contain, but at least it was contained, thanks to a strict lockdown imposed in time, the resolve of the Andrews government to rectify its mistakes, and a population with the determination and regard for others to make it happen. Other countries haven't been so fortunate. Of course the vast majority of deaths in Victoria were in Commonwealth-run nursing homes, but we don't want to talk about that, do we, not when we're trying yet again to bash a leftist government. SA, of course, has a Liberal Premier, but probably too centrist for you. Still, no politicking. Interesting.

A nursing home lockdown is essentially an imprisonment, no matter that it's ostensibly for the good of the residents. PPE for all interactions between staff and residents, no visitors whatsoever for as long as it takes. Frail residents metaphorically chained to their beds and to their rooms, their only personal contact outlandishly-garbed figures in masks and protective clothing. Imagine going through that for months on end, just so that the rest of the world can get on with normal life without having to worry about you.

And a kind of lockdown for the workers in their motel rooms, too, in your scenario, more likely isolated from their families for months rather than weeks,with the way this pandemic runs. If you want to test the truth of that, imagine if your solution was to be put in place in any country in Europe or the Americas, North and South.

At least South Australians appear to have a Government that's learned something from the Victorian situation. Others haven't.

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@Sven Asai, look what happened in Sweden, pal. How do you know the virus can be easily controlled, sounds like what the inglorious Donald T was saying back in March?April.

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@Jairam That must be a big misunderstanding. Re-read this and other of my comments. I am for very hard lockdowns and disagree with all those stupid and misleading attempts to fight that virus up to now, of course also and especially Trump’s.

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Listen to rightwing nuts about COVID policy and you get 150k infections a day like in the USA now. NZ beat the virus, the USA and other rightwing countries are now humanitarian disaster zones. North Dakota, right wing governor, has the highest COVID death rate in the world. That is what rightwing leadership delivers to its people.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jemimamcevoy/2020/11/18/1-in-every-1000-north-dakota-residents-has-been-killed-by-covid/?sh=fcea9ef68e8e

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No mention of punishing the jerk. Pity.

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@Sven, my apologies for misreading your post. I agree 100% with you.

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Listen to rightwing nuts about COVID policy and you get 150k infections a day like in the USA now. 

Europe must be full of right wing nuts. India, Brazil, etc

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@Jairam Never mind, thank you. By the way, they also played it down in Denmark, by fast and almost silently killing of millions of minks, soon after declaring ‘victory’ and that the dangerous virus strain there is completely distinguished, although still infected people are running around there in Jutland region and even some in other countries and can therefore spread it for another 61 to 70 days. Unbelievable, right?

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Never underestimate the power of stupid people, particularly in large groups.

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Big Yen

A nursing home lockdown is essentially an imprisonment, no matter that it's ostensibly for the good of the residents. PPE for all interactions between staff and residents, no visitors whatsoever for as long as it takes. Frail residents metaphorically chained to their beds and to their rooms, their only personal contact outlandishly-garbed figures in masks and protective clothing. Imagine going through that for months on end, just so that the rest of the world can get on with normal life without having to worry about you.

As opposed to locking down a while city and heavily restricting a whole state? No option is pleasant, but Andrews’ was worse and he lied through his teeth about it, throwing others under the proverbial bus to save his own skin. The collateral damage has been horrific.

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Peter NeilToday  10:16 pm JST

Never underestimate the power of stupid people, particularly in large groups.

The kind who voted in Daniel Andrews.

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"Well there you go. The South Australian government not keen to establish a dictatorship after all.

Can we have some acknowledgement of that from the anti-lockdowners who were claiming that they were?

No? Thought not."

No, not there you go.

Sure it was very fair to "assume" here we go...from 1 week to how many months?! that would be a fair assumption since this kind of sadistic globalist communist behavior is happening all over the West with the lockdowns.

The very fact they went and locked everything down for something that you have 99.97% survival rate, no different than the regular flu, then the "cases...oh those cases!" which is also a scam if you do some research the PCR tests are a complete joke, even the creator said so Kerry Mullins....its a joke.

Also, there are many strategies into tricking and influencing the public. There are many reasons as to "why" they do things, just you do not know such as locking down the state promising a week then opening up earlier because of a "blunder"....perhaps this is to create false assurances regarding the credibility of the Government so people like you will think "oh see, they didnt really want to shut the place down, just a conspiracy theory here move on..."

For anyone to believe in this plandemic you would have to seriously have rocks in your head, and any that support it, like the media and this very media which I am sure will delete this, REMEMBER you are screwing your own future and the future of your own family and friends for what....some $¥?

The Global Reset as presented by The World Economic Forum is frightening and for those that done believe in it, I urge you to research. Dont come crying when you lose all your belongings by 2030.

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All this started and ended so quickly here......

Lots of panic buying again....why the heck toilet paper is the number #1 go to thing baffles me.

A fair bit of anxiety as was still at work (thankfull to have it) while all this was going down.......trying to work things out knowing it would be chaotic when I finished.

Having family in Victoria and very very close friends in Japan that've gone through such hard times and restrictions......stress levels were pretty high.

I can't wait till I can give the missus a hug and see my family....

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There are many reasons as to "why" they do things, just you do not know such as locking down the state promising a week then opening up earlier because of a "blunder"....perhaps this is to create false assurances regarding the credibility of the Government so people like you will think "oh see, they didnt really want to shut the place down, just a conspiracy theory here move on..."

I'll quote you back at yourself. Almost.

For anyone to believe in this comspiracy theory you would have to seriously have rocks in your head.

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