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Sydney virus lockdown extended by at least two weeks

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Smart. Stay home.

-6 ( +6 / -12 )

Yes stay home except when you go to get mandatory tested and have to wait for hours and hours in the long queues, which you need to do every 3 days!

5 ( +7 / -2 )

97 new case and in a hard lockdown. Add a zero to that and that’s the count we have in Tokyo with the Mickey Mouse testing and….. we’re having the Olympics! Genius!

1 ( +8 / -7 )

@Reckless

Smart. Stay home.

Are you doing that?

If I understand your posts during the last weeks and months correctly, you are always out.

4 ( +8 / -4 )

Australia was once known as "the lucky country", it now seems to be competing with Britain to be the most repressed, neurotic nanny-state in the Western world.

5 ( +12 / -7 )

864 cases 2 died.

0.002%

any reason for lockdown?

7 ( +11 / -4 )

Total lockdowns impossible. Partial lockdowns (provably) don't work. Sledgehammer. Nut. and society suffers on and on. For a disease that has tiny mortality rates in healthy under 60's.....

1 ( +7 / -6 )

Do as I say, not as I do. Stay safe at home.

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

@Reckless

Do as I say, not as I do.

I prefer to do as you do.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

30% of currently hospitalized Covid cases in Sydney are in ICU. It’s a real mess there. Mostly younger people. Lockdown for a little while longer will probably save lives. But people everywhere really need to get vaccinated.

4 ( +8 / -4 )

I bet the number of cases won't go down, even with stricter measures

Hope I'm wrong

4 ( +6 / -2 )

On Tuesday, police guarded the front and rear of the building to prevent residents from leaving. A sign taped to one apartment window read "Send Beer".

... and two trucks of cigarettes...

2 ( +3 / -1 )

There's no stopping the virus.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

If the Australian government had their own way we all have COVID. The real reason way we have lock downs is because of the people attitude towards not having lockdown. Big difference between the UK government were their citizen never want lockdown and the Australian government. If you understand any thing about Aussie politics. You know that we get rid of non performers if you don't perform well. Rudd, kick out after 2 1/2 years Gillard kick out 2 1/2 years. etc: 6 in total with out seeing out their full term in 12 year. Morrison will last his full term and could be re-elected next year.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Lockdowns work it all depends on the timing, if it is done very early with alot of testing, the situation will be brought under control quickly but if a few cases go unnoticed, those few cases will infect family members

and close friends and those family members will infect others at their workplace, schools, supermarket

and it spreads out of control, what started as one or two cases spirals to a thousand cases in less than a

month. So what is happening in Sydney with the lockdown and mass testing, gives an indication of what might

be happening in highly populated Tokyo without none of the mitigating measures and very little testing.

It is very easy to not care since the young rarely become serious or die but it is known to leave long lasting effect on the young as well so pretending it is not serious is only helping to increase the number of people with impaired systems that will be unable to work to the best of their capacity and be a drain on

the medical system and economy.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

I highly doubt with the delayed vaccine rollout and all these lockdowns that Mr. Morrison will last his full term or be elected next year. He and his party will catch the blame by the voters.

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Wakarimasen

Total lockdowns impossible. Partial lockdowns (provably) don't work. Sledgehammer. Nut.

Well, they have worked perfectly in New Zealand. So, wrong. They do work.

and society suffers on and on. For a disease that has tiny mortality rates in healthy under 60's.....

Tell that to the over 4 million who have died and the many with "long covid".

Matej

864 cases 2 died.

0.002%

any reason for lockdown?

Yes. To stop the spread, which is exponential.

Hervé L'Eisa

There's no stopping the virus.

Yes, there is. It's called the vaccine.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Hmmm. Citing New Zealand as an example is both spurious and also might come back to bite you. Once slight relaxation of travel and all is mandated cases will occur there. Look at all,of the variants we are being scared with and all of the vaccinated people who now get infected. Citing 4 million deaths when almost all of them were over 75 or otherwise pretty seriously unwell is typical obfuscation. Numbers show that in many countries the median age of covid deaths was over that countries average life expectancy. Which is why shutting down entire countries is a very blunt and not good tool for saving lives.

and they have nor worked in any number of countries

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Kaerimashita

Citing New Zealand as an example is both spurious and also might come back to bite you.

Not spurious. I live in New Zealand, so I have first hand experience. It confirms the fact that lockdowns work, if implemented correctly. Also, the initial lockdown was around 7 weeks and apart from a partial shutdown or two of a couple of weeks, life has been pretty normal.

Citing 4 million deaths when almost all of them were over 75 or otherwise pretty seriously unwell is typical obfuscation.

Not true. Only half were over 75. Age 14 - 44 = 4%, 45 - 64 = 22%, 65 - 75 = 25%. So better to get your facts straight before making comments.

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