Well said RK13
not having to worry about aging parents contracting this virus has been a huge peace of mind. Perthies not too worried about having five days off for the team either by the looks.
Small inconveniences. People in Perth care about their Safety, and seek Direct Solutions - have done so since a Whileback! We have a Bond. Well said...
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NSW health authorities said more than 38,000 tests had been conducted in the past 24 hours, a new record.
That's a fairly good rate....
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Good news indeed.
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Qantas is obligated, under Australian law, to provide a safe working environment for it's staff (like every other workplace). Vaccinated / immune / CoViD-free clients might be considered a sensible move when you are trapped in close proximity for 12 or 16 hours.
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Australians are even more PC and into big government nanny state abuse than the Euros.
"Oh lock me up big daddy government, please lock me up" Pathetic.
As someone who has been in Western Australia for nearly all of 2020; I need to point out that there has been no lock down, no significant loss of any liberties that I have observed, no mask wearing, just some sensible voluntary precautions. Not all of Australia has suffered any particular inconvenience at any stage. Melbourne had a lockdown and mask wearing requirements for a couple of months - which took them from 700 new cases a day, to zero a day (for the last two weeks) in fairly quick time.
Australia is a big country, and just because one city has had a lock-down for a couple of months, don't try and tell me that all of Australia did. Nothing draconian or inconvenient experienced in WA this year - minor inconveniences at worst.
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Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga warned Friday of signs of a resurgent spread of the coronavirus in Japan as colder weather drives more people indoors.
Australia and New Zealand have just gone through their winter weather with fewer deaths than in normal years (fewer deaths caused by influenza and colds) - possibly due to better hand hygiene / social distancing and masks. Colder weather doesn't equal a certain increase in cases - sensible precautions should still apply.
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Is that a plane from Thailand on Monday? A plane from New Zealand on Tuesday? From Australia on a Wednesday? Or just just 4 or 5 planes a day from various countries - with no more than 40 or 50 passengers?
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I don't believe I've heard of the man - may he rest in peace, but it is a pretty good photo...
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I'd really like to see 2022. I'm sure the wealthiest and best equipped countries will be up and ready for 2021. I suspect that some of the poorer nations, and less well-equipped to deal with the virus, will still struggle to produce teams capable of their peak performance. It might be good to have summer and winter games in the same year for once...
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Please send him to Christmas Island. Please.
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I think the idea of becoming a framed pencil-artwork to be quite appealing, and you can mostly produce more than one artwork with a single pencil. I like the idea of hanging around, being aesthetically pleasing, potentially tactile, and not taking up too much space. Sign me up! Where's my pencil?
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41 degrees would be a delight. The coolest we've had in Newman in the last 3 weeks is 42. The coolest day in the last 10 days has been a 44. http://www.weatherzone.com.au/wa/pilbara/newman I feel the need for a Japanese winter, and soon!
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