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Struggling Sydney warned to brace for higher COVID numbers

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Enjoy being locked down until mid-2022 lol.

-1 ( +17 / -18 )

Shocking mismanagement of vaccine and rollout and complacency up to that point. Just 'closing' the borders was never going to contain this- but I don't think the LOL is needed at @Steve

7 ( +14 / -7 )

No, it’s sheer impossible to live with the virus during a longer time span. It’s better to lockdown harsh and early and to strictly follow that zero cases goal. It might not be absolutely reached in every place or forever, but it’s right to go for it as a target value.

-10 ( +7 / -17 )

Better start ramping up your vaccination rollout.

5 ( +12 / -7 )

Better get used to poverty Australians as that is what is going to result from this debacle!

-2 ( +14 / -16 )

Better start ramping up your vaccination rollout.

Thanks for the tip, Sherlock.

-1 ( +10 / -11 )

Better get used to poverty Australians as that is what is going to result from this debacle!

But as long as house prices keep rising, the Boomers will vote the gov't back in.

-4 ( +10 / -14 )

No, it’s sheer impossible to live with the virus during a longer time span. It’s better to lockdown harsh and early and to strictly follow that zero cases goal. It might not be absolutely reached in every place or forever, but it’s right to go for it as a target value.

I don't think so. If you lockdown you destroy the economy, mental health, et.......and the virus comes back. We have to learn to live with this virus. Life is risk.

4 ( +14 / -10 )

@Sven Asai - They DID lockdown hard and early. It didn't work. How long do you think a country and its people can suffer a 'hard' lockdown?

5 ( +16 / -11 )

Decades. Right. And the economy will look like what? Living standards will be what? Infrastructure will look like what? I do hope you are being saracastic @Reckless

2 ( +12 / -10 )

Great job with the lockdowns to date, the vaccine rollout is a different story though- aussies are calling it ‘the vaccine strollout’.

4 ( +8 / -4 )

Difficult to discuss, as we probably have a different understanding about what a strict lockdown really should look like or what a life with a virus is. If you mean it’s fine to jump from one infection graph valley to the next, suffer from LongCovid , other diseases caused by corona attacked organs and die much earlier on average at a strongly reduced life expectancy, than yours is surely also a valid example of living with the virus. I have slightly other and I think better intentions and more pre-pandemic like goals to handle that all, sorry.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

I saw a BBC report this morning that said Australia had implemented a stricter ban on people leaving, even if they are Australians who normally live abroad. Stricter than Hong Kong, whose possible exit restrictions were recently condemned in the media, even though they were stated to be implemented to cover entry only.

Australia is an attractive place to live and work, but things are getting a bit creepy there.

3 ( +9 / -6 )

warning to fellow aussies that from Aug 11 Australian citizens who normally reside oveseas that return home are no longer automatically exempt from being able to leave Australia . Check the link if you think I’m full of it.

https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/leaving-australia

good luck

0 ( +6 / -6 )

To be really frank, we don't have enough people that have been vaccinated and, therefore, this is the only option available to us,

Exactly. Australians have low vaccination rate, so their government is trying to intimidate them, and force vaccines through lockdowns.

The number of death cases was something like eight.

-1 ( +6 / -7 )

Enjoy being poor and under house arrest, Aussies forever!

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

But as long as house prices keep rising, the Boomers will vote the gov't back in.

Spot on @steve.

This is exactly what they want. As long as the baby boomers vote these mongrels in. Paint the perception of fear and hate, Morrison and is marketing team will get re-elected for another 3 years.

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@ Chris Ghaar, I missed the number of deaths in the article (which usually is a hint that there aren't any to write about.)

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Story about Sydney, pictures attached from Melbourne. Whats with that?

Until enough are fully vaccinated and boosters available as needed Australia will continue to have a zero covid goal.

I have been fully vaccinated and now under Melbourne's sixth lockdown. Am I tired of lockdowns? Sure, who wouldn't be. Do I think it is still needed? Sadly yes, until we reach the fully vaccinated number of 85-90 percent.

When will the 85-90% point happen? I dont know but as long as people like my brother refuse to get vaccinated it will not be soon. His reason for not getting the vaccine is he does not trust the government. He was fully vaccinated as a child as I was. But for some reason his distrust in the government clouds his judgement on a medical issue. He will not budge and as long as others are the same, we will not reach 85-90% and as such will not be able to fully open while that is the case.

Who will blink first, the anti-vaxers or governments manadating for all adults to vaccinate? Time will tell.

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The number of death cases was something like eight.

Sorry, I made a mistake.

The number of covid cases was EIGHT when they decided to order a hard lockdown.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

The Australian people need a vaccinate angel, UK must step up.

That's cricket isn't it?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Lockdowns are idiotic and useless. People are stuck indoors and banned from socialising and living life. We didn’t have in Japan and that’s a good thing.

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

We didn’t have in Japan and that’s a good thing.

actually they did in 2020, and infections were reduced dramatically, now the opposite is true, and Tokyo healthcare is on the verge of collapse, enjoy gasping for breath at home since there wont be enough staff equipment or beds to keep you alive.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

In the entire country, in total, less than 30 people under 60 years of age have died from Covid. Less than 30. In more than a year. Yesterday, a grand total of ONE person died of Covid in the entire country.

Now tell me why locking down the entire country is necessary again. Why the military is on the streets.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

Death rate of 8 and the army is out in force .. talk about overdoing it or what !! Madness

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

There are many reasons for people wishing not to take the inoculation

Misinformation - what is "mis-information" - who, is telling the truth ? Are they being paid by Big Pharma ? Did the Politicians buy into their shares, did they receive harmless placebos.. (You get my drift ? It plays into the Conspiracy theories very well...)

Fear - some don't like having things injected into their Bodies. Totally understandable, and if we had more like them we probably wouldn't have drug addicts.

Personal believe - such as True Veganism - vaccinations are tested on Animals, which goes against your belief, so Kudos to you anyway for continuing with that stance, just hope others understand you.

Medical reasons - some people actually must not take the vaccination as their current medical situation would prohibit it.

Cost - some people literally can't afford the time away to take it, and suffer any consequential side effects of doing so.

The last 3 points are serious ones to consider, as they are akin to forced abortions/sterilization of past days due to the thinking back then...

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Think it is about infection?

Isn’t about infection.

It’s about control, how much control will the population take?

Covid fear is a psychological operation-that much is obvious right now.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

wtfjapan

No, we never had lockdowns in Japan just SOE. More people stayed in for first one, I didn’t.

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