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2 Australian states on COVID-19 alert after infected woman's interstate travel

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So it appears that the Australian government is taking this pandemic seriously when there is a single case. However there is no problem sending a softball team two months early to the worlds biggest sporting event in a country with thousands of new daily cases an no vaccines yet. Its confusing. Is this a dangerous disease or not ? Make up your friggin minds!!!

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“It never ends in Australia”.

It hasn’t ended anywhere yet. That’s the point.

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@Stangerland

I live in Japan and my life has barely changed since the pandemic. I wear a mask every day and wash my hands more often. Other than that - business as usual.

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Criminal charges for getting a virus?

That is specifically contradicted even in your own quoted text. Do you believe that she would be also in danger of being charged if she catched the virus without moving from her house? because only then your comment would make sense.

There are many examples where people can be subjected to criminal charges related to infections since long before COVID, and the problem is never that they get the disease but what kind of actions they take, who they put at risk and what kind of rules or laws they broke while doing it.

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It hasn’t ended anywhere yet. That’s the point.

It depends on the threshold we apply.

If zero, it will for sure never end.

But it should not be zero.

Responsible governments allow for a few cases to a few hundred cases a day

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It never ends in Australia.

If you mean lockdowns, they keep ending. And then the Australians keep on living life, going to concerts, rugby matches, pubs, all without masks.

Meanwhile the rest of us are living in a pandemic.

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Responsible governments allow for a few cases to a few hundred cases a day

Responsible governments sit back and allow their people to die during a pandemic?

You and I have a different definition of 'responsible'.

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Or do you feel that the state has no right to prevent anyone from going anywhere they want at any time? Just be honest if you feel this is the case.

The US Constitution specifically prohibits restrictions on travel within the US. It is a protected right.

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Responsible governments allow for a few cases to a few hundred cases a day

Responsible governments nip it in the bud before it even gets to that

Australia lately had been at or near zero cases - keep it that way

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So we now live in a world, where everything gets shut down without notice if 1 person has one particular infection.

I'm envious of the quality of life the Aussies have had during this pandemic. They've had the most normal lives of anyone in the world. Well, them and the kiwis.

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Criminal charges for getting a virus?

See, this is why right-wingers have lost any credibility. There is nothing illegal about getting a virus, no one is proposing charging her for getting a virus, and the only person saying she is getting criminally charged for getting a virus is you.

The crime may be charged with is violating border restrictions. Which were put in place exactly so people wouldn't cross borders with the virus, potentially spreading it to others - exactly what this lady did.

Or do you feel that the state has no right to prevent anyone from going anywhere they want at any time? Just be honest if you feel this is the case.

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It never ends in Australia.

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So we now live in a world, where everything gets shut down without notice if 1 person has one particular infection. Insanity.... it is as if they are talking about a new strain of Ebola.

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The couple may face criminal charges for breaching COVID-19 border restrictions.

Criminal charges for getting a virus?

Unbelievable!

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