COVID-19: Discussion of Impact 😷

A lot of media has been critical of GPs that dont give AZ to under 60s, saying they are facilitating doctor shopping. But if they are not indemnified to go against ATAGI and the federal governments official position, its hard to blame them.

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Brunei has its first locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in 15 months. 59 cases were reported yesterday.

Tasmania update: no new cases. Premier Peter Gutwein this morning announced a 4 point plan to shield the state from the Delta strain. It will focus on strengthening border processes, along with tracking and tracing, and will include a “vaccine blitz” and a business support package.


This afternoon ABC’s Casey Briggs tweeted that a new record of more than 255,000 doses of COVID vaccines were administered yesterday.

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Thought I’d share this as it’s quite timely with this pandemic taking its toll on everyone- certainly evident with tempers flaring in these threads on a regular basis.

Probably important for us all to take a bit of a step back and remember that we are all human beings, all with unique situations and coping abilities and that a little bit of empathy and compassion can go a very long way.

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The letter

UPDATE:


Under WA’s new hard border system, ACT will become medium risk from midnight next Tuesday (August 17), while SA will move to low risk at midnight tonight.

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Jim Penman, always looking for marketing opportunity has upset many of those who started following him last after his regular attacks on Andrews and the Victorian government by offering a sticker seen as supporting vaccinated franchisees. Some of the replies are amusing, some are down right scary that people are thinking that way.

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“Centre for National Resilience” oh god…

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They quietly gave that name to Howard Springs when they announced they were expanding it some months ago. Tacky that they’re going to use it for all the quarantine facilities…

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Sounds like some kind of propaganda centre.

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QLD Update: Good news with zero local cases reported in last 24 hours. One in HQ. More cases, however, are expected to be found in the Indooroopilly cluster.

1 million extra Pfizer doses to begin landing in Australia tonight from a negotiation with the Polish government. So more vaccines on the way.

These for Australians 20-39 years old to the 12 LGAs of concern in greater Sydney.

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So we now have to go to other countries and beg for their unwanted doses since our negotiations with Pfizer were totally hopeless because ScoMo stuffed up.

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At the same time, we offload millions of doses of the other vaccine to our neighbours because we have too many Boomers in this country that think it’s an “inferior” vaccine - easy to sell our stupidity as being neighbourly

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I’m sure the good people of Poland gave us a cracker of a price too.

Melbourne might need a special order fairly soon also.

Other countries will probably crack onto this now. Sell some of our doses to Oz land for exorbitant amounts. Win win.

These will be short dated vaccines (hence the targeted rollout) - hopefully we’re not paying too much over what we’d pay Pfizer direct

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