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Australia heads for lowest virus count in three months

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So the lockdowns are working, then. Tough for everyone, but worthwhile.

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So the lockdowns are working, then. Tough for everyone, but worthwhile.

ABSOLUTELY! Agree 100%

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"It's heartbreaking to see, all that those communities have given, all the sacrifice that they've made, and now they've got cases running perhaps more wildly than their first wave," he said. "You've got to see it off."

The lockdowns are working.

To be honest I dont tnink it can be stopped anymore , even after the lockdown ends the virus will appear and spread eventually....there are probably a number of asymptomatic cases out there that once the restrictions are over will start spreading again undetected...and even if there aren't any there will always be someone asymptomatic coming in from overseas that will bring it in. Its unstoppable and no country can keep imposing and lifting lockdown periodically. It seems to be getting weaker and no of deaths are way lower than in spring....we will just have to do our best and learn to live with it.

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The lockdowns are working.

yes lockdowns work when theyre followed out correctly, unfortunately its always a few morons that think their freedoms are more important than public safety, these same morons are why some countries just cant get their shite together

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This is good news for Australia but there is a real question around whether the ends justify the means. Dictator Dan Andrews has presided over some very heavy handed tactics to enforce the lockdown.

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In Science, correlation does not necessarily imply causation.

Numbers could have gone down without lockdowns.

Better to wait for actual evidence than jump to simplistic conclusions.

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Good for Australia. Looks like following the recommendations of, y'now, science types who know what they are doing is, well, ratio

nal.

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Great, but at what cost?

How many people have lost jobs, are suffering mental illness,

have families separated,

cant go out for more than two hours,

have missed months of education,

have illnesses that are now incurable

have committed suicide?

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Dictator Dan Andrews has presided over some very heavy handed tactics to enforce the lockdown.

Language taken straight from the Murdoch media. No alternative stratagem offered for dealing with what could have been a New York-like disaster (also like the Murdoch media). It must really stick in some people's throats that "Dictator Dan" has managed to rectify his own Government's quarantine mistakes with decisive action, and even worse, that he's had the support of the majority of his constituency, who have never swallowed the "end of democracy in Victoria" line pushed so relentlessly by the right-wing media and its associated zealots.

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Great, but at what cost?

How many people have lost jobs, are suffering mental illness,

have families separated,

cant go out for more than two hours,

have missed months of education,

have illnesses that are now incurable

have committed suicide?

Or, we could just kill off the elderly population.

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The second-most populous state Victoria, of which Melbourne is the capital, reported 14 new infections in the 24 hours to Sunday morning, down from 21 new cases the day prior and its lowest since June 19.

Nonsensical news. Nobody knows the infection rate anyway.

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World-first research has discovered COVID-19 survivors could experience life-long symptoms and long-term side-effects

https://9now.nine.com.au/60-minutes/world-first-research-has-discovered-covid19-survivors-could-experience-lifelong-symptoms-and-longterm-side-effects/205c2697-1e93-4989-b91d-51f5c6b65469

The lock down is working as forecast. Well worth the effort I would say. Even those who get it and beat it can carry the side effects for a long long time and maybe for the rest of their lives. The research has shown that while those that are fortunate enough to beat the virus can still have long term debilitating effects and that effects all ages.

Living with this virus as some suggest may not be an option. Not if at some point you get it and get the side effects. The evidence suggests people can catch this more than once and every time you get it you face the same Russian roulette scenario. The effects on the body could be cumulative meaning each time you get it the chances increase of a bad reaction. Perhaps getting it for the third or fourth time will be the end for many more than the first time getting it, and it could include everyone. More time is needed to study the effects and until then, maintaining the lowest possible numbers of infections is doing everyone a favor.

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Numbers could have gone down without lockdowns.

How? What else could have caused the numbers to go down? The warm weather or the availability of bleach?

Reucing human interaction results in reduced transmissions. This isn't rocket surgery.

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Congratulations to Australia and Melbourne. Despite the pain, you have shown the world something.

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nandakandamanda:

As a resident of Melbourne, thank you very much for your kind words.

Unfortunately, there are a few posts on this page which demonstrate that some people will never be convinced.

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real question around whether the ends justify the means.

well how much do you put on human lives, get this if Australia had followed the US herd mentality, deaths in Australia would be around 15000 instead of its current 830

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