The corona virus COVID-19

 
  DirtyBallast Chief Commissioner

Location: Standing at the limit of an endless ocean
Currently, NSW Stands at 73.5% DD which is a tremendous effort! world beating in fact!!, 80% DD is expected this week or next week, then who knows where from there... I think now there is an expectation that NSW will get to at LEAST 90% DD. which is tremendous for a state the size of NSW, never mind about what the noisy minority have said, NSW have come and smashed them out of the ball park!!
Priority access to the bulk of Pfizer from the feds and a halving of the time between first and second dose is the reason NSW has done so well.
Yes, the halving of the dose time might come back to bite later on, it's a reduced efficacy at halving the dose time, as a matter of fact, I was scheduled for my 2nd A-Z shot about 3 weeks ago, but I did some research on the net, basically it said that there is a far better result with A-Z after 12 weeks than 8 weeks or 6 weeks, so I rang up the practice and asked them to change the booking to the full 12 week term.
lsrailfan
Research on the net is what makes Railpage members so much more learned than the great unwashed. Or not.

FWIW I received my first AZ shot two days before it was announced that it should not be administered to my age group. I remained unperturbed. Anyway, after getting that first jab, which was delivered at my local GP clinic, I booked in for the second jab at the (then) prescribed 12 week interval, only to be told that no jabs were going to be administered that week and that my interval was to be 13 weeks. After querying this, I was given what seemed to be solid advice that the longer the interval the better.

Intervals between jabs are shortened by governments keen on upping the rate; any jab is better than none, and any second jab is better than one.

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  Mr. Lane Chief Commissioner

It looks like Victoria may have peaked in case numbers.

If the summer reopenings proceed without too much issue, I think next winter, where there will be no lockdowns, will be the real challenge.

That said I expect many localised quarantines will be needed in 2022. One case in an office building, expect the whole floor of people to be ordered into quarantine...
  Carnot Minister for Railways

It looks like Victoria may have peaked in case numbers.

If the summer reopenings proceed without too much issue, I think next winter, where there will be no lockdowns, will be the real challenge.

That said I expect many localised quarantines will be needed in 2022. One case in an office building, expect the whole floor of people to be ordered into quarantine...
Mr. Lane
And it is quarantining after exposure that is going to be a massive problem going forward.  It is very disruptive for all involved.

They need to be far less strict about it, otherwise we will grind to a halt as a society.

Just this week we avoided being locked up for two weeks because I didn't take my son to kinder on Friday - ironically because the wife was waiting for her test result after being Tier 2 exposed a few days earlier!
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Good point Aaron.  China reached that sort of level within about a month.
route14
I don't know that this is true either; they might have had some provinces meet that level that quick, but certainly not on a national level.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
73.5% is only world beating if you ignore the countries in the world that have beaten that level of uptake.
True, but NSW is still going strong, and may yet prove to be a world beater when it comes to DD Vaccine.
lsrailfan
You're just like Mytrone too!
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Currently, NSW Stands at 73.5% DD which is a tremendous effort! world beating in fact!!, 80% DD is expected this week or next week, then who knows where from there... I think now there is an expectation that NSW will get to at LEAST 90% DD. which is tremendous for a state the size of NSW, never mind about what the noisy minority have said, NSW have come and smashed them out of the ball park!!
First in the nation, not first in the world. Considering they only achieved that due to getting disproportionate access to the supply, it’s no great achievement and certainly nothing to be proud of when balanced by the series of errors from Ruby Princess to Mockdown.

15 nations have higher rates of full vaccination than NSW, so there must be hundreds of units equivalent to NSW (states, provinces, departments, administrative regions etc) which have outperformed NSW.

Interestingly though @Aaron it appears that China is not one of those 15. As of September 18 they are only at 70% https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinations
justapassenger
That was some other guy that thought they got there in a month, not me.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA

Incidentally, Pfizer and Moderna haven't been approved for under 12 year-olds (yet) because their Benefit/Risk ratio is looking rather garbage for that age group.
Some COVID-19 vaccine(s) is/are approved for emergency use in those as young as 5 in the U.S, I'm not sure which ones.
Myrtone
It doesn't matter, as pointed out the there is no TGA approval for 'emergency use' here, even if they were, despite what you want to think, there just isn't anything even close to an 'emergency' situation in demographics under 12, indeed you would be hard pressed, though no doubt you'll try, to make an emergency case argument for demographics under 20.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
is this really what is going on?

bevans
Of course it's not, that person, like everyone with a Twitter account is a moron with a nano brain.

So scared of a vaccine and so (not) knowledgeable as to what is in it, that they cannot even spell Pfizer correctly.

Pro Tip: If you want to take someone seriously, at least check that they can smeg spell first.

'Vax manufacturers were able to exempt themselves from disclosing the content of their product', no they weren't, and if they were, it didn't matter because they'll CHEERFULLY tell you anyway.

Contents of Pfizer Comirnaty: mRNA, lipids (((4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexldecanoate), 2[(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide, 1,2-Distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine, and cholesterol), potassium chloride, monobasic potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate, and sucrose.

Modified Corona RNA, four lipids, some salts and sugar.

The 'heaviest metal' in sight is potassium, and that's a literal light weight of the metal world, and neither potassium, nor sodium are known for their magnetic properties.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

I had someone last week try to get me watch a video by some South African woman with a PhD of all the nasties in the vaccines under a microscope.

Said "Doctor" had a PhD in "Alternative Medicine" which immediately raised red flags, and the site that hosted the video is a notorious American Fake news outlet.

Absolutely no credibility.  I'm probably more at risk from microplastics and microbes floating about in the air and water...
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
I had someone last week try to get me watch a video by some South African woman with a PhD of all the nasties in the vaccines under a microscope.

Said "Doctor" had a PhD in "Alternative Medicine" which immediately raised red flags, and the site that hosted the video is a notorious American Fake news outlet.

Absolutely no credibility.  I'm probably more at risk from microplastics and microbes floating about in the air and water...
Carnot
I have long been referring to the internet not as an 'information superhighway' but more like a 'backstreet of bullsh!t', or a 'cul-de-sac of conspiracy'.
  lsrailfan Minister for Railways

Location: Somewhere you're not
73.5% is only world beating if you ignore the countries in the world that have beaten that level of uptake.
True, but NSW is still going strong, and may yet prove to be a world beater when it comes to DD Vaccine.
You're just like Mytrone too!
Aaron
Please don't stoop me to that level.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
73.5% is only world beating if you ignore the countries in the world that have beaten that level of uptake.
True, but NSW is still going strong, and may yet prove to be a world beater when it comes to DD Vaccine.
You're just like Mytrone too!
Please don't stoop me to that level.
lsrailfan
It's up to you to prevent that, not me.
  doyle Chief Commissioner

Good grief
  doyle Chief Commissioner

4000 was the predicted daily infections, will wait and see.
doyle

Was that for this outbreak or is that the Doherty Institute prediction for after we open up at 70 / 80%?

After we open up, is what my respiratory doctor said
  Myrtone Chief Commissioner

Location: North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Whether we open at those percentages will depend on case numbers by then. The Doherty Institute modelling is based on case numbers as well as vaccine uptake.
The U.A.E has well over 90% vaccine uptake and recorded 111 new cases yesterday.

UPDATE: U.A.E has recorded 124 new cases today, the day before it was 136 and 144 before then.
  Mr. Lane Chief Commissioner

Whether we open at those percentages will depend on case numbers by then. The Doherty Institute modelling is based on case numbers as well as vaccine uptake.
The U.A.E has well over 90% vaccine uptake and recorded 111 new cases yesterday.

UPDATE: U.A.E has recorded 124 new cases today, the day before it was 136 and 144 before then.
Myrtone
We are almost at those percentages now (NSW already past 70%) with cases declining in both NSW and Vic. It would be political suicide for both states not to stick to the 70% and 80% targets.

Victoria's "reopening" at 70% is very modest in what it entails, almost still a lockdown, so they will definitely proceed.
  303gunner Train Controller

Transport for NSW has proposed a policy that staff in all it's agencies (TfNSW, Sydney Trains, NSW Trains, Sydney Metro and State Transit) will have to declare their vaccination status to TfNSW before 1 Dec 2021 and to have had at least one vaccination, and will need to be fully vaccinated with both doses from 1 Dec 2021 to continue working in their current roles.

The proposal contains alternatives for those that do not meet those requirements, with outcomes for those that have medical contraindications, religious grounds, or concientious objections. There are also steps detailed for those that choose not to comply with the process.

The proposal has been given to the unions for consultation. It should be noted that the Unions representing Rail Workers are currently in EA renewal negotiations, and have already successfully applied for the right to undertake "Protected Action" (ie Strikes and other Industrial actions). It should be noted that Protected Action is only legally permitted for issues that arise during EA negotions, but it could be suggested by the Unions that mandatory vaccinations are a requirement that is not currently included in the EA, and has not yet been agreed to in the new Agreement.

Could get interesting if the Unions arc up. I wonder if they have drawn any lessons from Vic CFMEU protests?
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
C'mon you Mexican's, dig deep! With a bit more effort you can break the 2,000 mark and still have a case rate less than half the UK - who are still racking up 40,000 a day. Razz
KRviator
Well done Danistan, awesome work, setting new records in Covid mediocrity every week.Laughing

2,297 new cases today, a new record for the so-called "nation" of Australia. It's heartening to see those soul-destroying lockdowns (that made Melbourne the most-detained-city on the planet) and arresting kiddies for daring to use a playground is working sooooo well to keep numbers down.

And yet, I still cannot visit my rellies in Sicktoria, lest I bring the pestilence with me from NSW. I dungeddit....

On a serious note now, though, 11 deaths isn't even worth writing home about, really in the big scheme of things - and for what we have given up and are continuing to do so in the case of our Mexican readers, I think a lot of people are starting to seriously question whether or not it has all been worth it?

Because from where I sit, the answer is a most definite NO!
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
C'mon you Mexican's, dig deep! With a bit more effort you can break the 2,000 mark and still have a case rate less than half the UK - who are still racking up 40,000 a day. Razz
Well done Danistan, awesome work, setting new records in Covid mediocrity every week.Laughing

2,297 new cases today, a new record for the so-called "nation" of Australia. It's heartening to see those soul-destroying lockdowns (that made Melbourne the most-detained-city on the planet) and arresting kiddies for daring to use a playground is working sooooo well to keep numbers down.

And yet, I still cannot visit my rellies in Sicktoria, lest I bring the pestilence with me from NSW. I dungeddit....

On a serious note now, though, 11 deaths isn't even worth writing home about, really in the big scheme of things - and for what we have given up and are continuing to do so in the case of our Mexican readers, I think a lot of people are starting to seriously question whether or not it has all been worth it?

Because from where I sit, the answer is a most definite NO!
KRviator
It has all been for nothing where so many have given up (had taken away) so much for so long and what has been achieved other than a disasterous new record?
Wictoria has been destroyed by ignorant, arrogant, stupid, sacred cows (whatever) people who the government has condoned, sheltered and protected in many cases by unenforced, childish, ill-considered and inconsistent measures.
As I have said before, 'never have so many been screwed by so few'. The few includes those who live in Spring Street.
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

C'mon you Mexican's, dig deep! With a bit more effort you can break the 2,000 mark and still have a case rate less than half the UK - who are still racking up 40,000 a day. Razz
Well done Danistan, awesome work, setting new records in Covid mediocrity every week.Laughing

2,297 new cases today, a new record for the so-called "nation" of Australia. It's heartening to see those soul-destroying lockdowns (that made Melbourne the most-detained-city on the planet) and arresting kiddies for daring to use a playground is working sooooo well to keep numbers down.

And yet, I still cannot visit my rellies in Sicktoria, lest I bring the pestilence with me from NSW. I dungeddit....

On a serious note now, though, 11 deaths isn't even worth writing home about, really in the big scheme of things - and for what we have given up and are continuing to do so in the case of our Mexican readers, I think a lot of people are starting to seriously question whether or not it has all been worth it?

Because from where I sit, the answer is a most definite NO!
KRviator
From where I sit, had nothing been done cases would’ve been at a minimum 2000 a day, and the ensuing death toll, each and everyday since April or may of last year.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat Line
C'mon you Mexican's, dig deep! With a bit more effort you can break the 2,000 mark and still have a case rate less than half the UK - who are still racking up 40,000 a day. Razz
Well done Danistan, awesome work, setting new records in Covid mediocrity every week.Laughing

2,297 new cases today, a new record for the so-called "nation" of Australia. It's heartening to see those soul-destroying lockdowns (that made Melbourne the most-detained-city on the planet) and arresting kiddies for daring to use a playground is working sooooo well to keep numbers down.

And yet, I still cannot visit my rellies in Sicktoria, lest I bring the pestilence with me from NSW. I dungeddit....

On a serious note now, though, 11 deaths isn't even worth writing home about, really in the big scheme of things - and for what we have given up and are continuing to do so in the case of our Mexican readers, I think a lot of people are starting to seriously question whether or not it has all been worth it?

Because from where I sit, the answer is a most definite NO!
From where I sit, had nothing been done cases would’ve been at a minimum 2000 a day, and the ensuing death toll, each and everyday since April or may of last year.
michaelgm

Strongly agreed....cases would in all likelihood have increased exponentially. Have a look at Florida, Texas etc atm for the obvious proof.

Actual case numbers are as reported this morning virtually irrelevant. What's most important is Vaccination rates. As they rapidly increase, the lockdown will definitely end and possibly earlier than the planned 26th October.
Those who aren't vacced for whatever reason, bad luck, you will have left yourself vulnerable to a stay in the hospital, possibly without a discharge date apart from via the mortuary.
The remainder of us may get COVID from you, but it will likely be with very mild symptoms.

Roll on 26th October and we can get some semblance of normality back into our lives.

Mike.
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
From where I sit, had nothing been done cases would’ve been at a minimum 2000 a day, and the ensuing death toll, each and everyday since April or may of last year.
michaelgm
I actually agree with you @michaelgm - but I do not agree the result of preventing that has been worth the cost of doing so, be it financial to individuals or the Government, emotional with people missing weddings funerals and births, or mental with being stuck in the same house with your missus & kids for months on end with no end in sight and being unable to do the simplest things like have your kids mate around to play in your backyard.

The nieces'  (7+10yo) in Melbourne were so over it they "broke the law" and had a picnic on the footpath in front of their mailbox just to be able to leave the house.

That is not living, not by a long shot. Victoria's lockdowns turned a quarter of the country into de-facto criminals under house-arrest. And for what, really? To prolong the lives of several thousand people who, in all probability, would have died anyway had we had a bad influenza season like we did a few years ago.

I'm not debating Covid isn't contagious or anything ridiculous like that, I freely acknowledge it is, and can prove fatal if you would be deemed to be 'at risk', however to prevent those 'at risk' of Covid from dying of Covid, we have destroyed the very fabric of what it means to be a Nation, what it means to be Australian.

WA doesn't look to be giving a flying phuck about anyone except McGowan these days, nor does Anna-Stayaway (unless you bribe her CHO with $$$ to get an 'exemption'), and they've "saved" 15,000 of their citizens. Maybe 50,000 Australian's in total if you go absolute worse-case scenario.

But at what cost?

Crunch the numbers and you'll rapidly discover we haven't got "value for money" in a purely financial sense based on the value of 'lives saved', add to that the indirect costs and I don't believe any of this has been worthwhile, not for what it has cost in $$ terms, and certainly not for the freedoms we have given up.
  lsrailfan Minister for Railways

Location: Somewhere you're not
Australia’s Gladys Berejiklian was bribed, blackmailed by Big Pharma to impose covid “vaccine” mandate

The Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to be a cash cow for the corrupt political elite on both sides of the aisle, along with their handlers. The good news is that some of these shameless profiteers, including Gladys Berejiklian of New South Wales (NSW), Australia, are finally getting exposed for their crimes against humanity.

Berejiklian, who recently resigned from her post, was reportedly blackmailed by Big Pharma to force the “vaccines” on Aussies, otherwise the pharmaceutical drug cartels were going to charge her in a corruption probe.

Hoping to save herself from the ire of the drug kingpins, Berejiklian complied with their demands, only to eventually get outed anyway. Now, the woman has found herself in the global spotlight alongside other treasonous criminals like Tony Fauci and Francis Collins.

Berejiklian infamous told residents of Sydney just prior to her resignation “that if they don’t take the covid jab, they face total social isolation indefinitely after the stay-at-home order ends in December.”

Clive Palmer, a former member of Australia’s parliament and the current leader of the United Australia Party, was the first to blow the lid on Berejiklian’s criminality a few weeks back. His comments are attracting fresh attention after Berejiklian was basically forced to resign in disgrace over an unrelated corruption probe.

“Palmer dropped the bomb when a jabbering journalist tried to push the NSW [New South Wales] government’s lies about 1600 ‘cases’ and that people really were dying from COVID-19 and the only way out for locked-down small businesses in NSW was for most of the population to get a double jab,” reported Cairns News.

While speaking to a reporter who told him that Sydney business owners were being told that they could not reopen their stores unless they took one of Berejiklian’s mandated double jabs, Palmer shot back by telling this person that “the premier is lying to them.”

“And I’d say that she’s under an ICAC inquiry, but a particular lobbyist in Sydney controls the Liberal Party in Sydney and told her the only way she gets out of that inquiry is if she pushes the double jab, and his clients are Astra Zeneca and his clients are Pfizer,” Palmer added.

The programmed journalist attempted the canned statement a second time, to which Palmer once again clarified that Berejiklian’s mandate held no weight and that its only purpose was to serve as an “excuse to destroy” small businesses, “and they know that.”

Keep in mind that the Fauci Flu remains virtually non-existent in Australia. In fact, it has never really been in Australia period, as there have only been 1,421 recorded deaths in people who tested “positive” for Chinese Germs.

These tests, just to reiterate, are inherently fraudulent as it is, and most of the people who die with covid have some other serious health condition, whether that be old age, obesity, or a pre-existing chronic illness.

Even so, certain parts of the country have been plunged under medical martial law in recent days, just as they were last year during the earlier “waves” of the plandemic.

The reason, of course, has nothing to do with health, and everything to do with further enriching the elite at the expense of the peons. And the ringleaders of all this seem to mostly hail from the United States, which is ground zero for the global medical police state that was birthed out of the plandemic.

“… it’s clear that most pseudo-elites pushing COVID Ritual have ulterior motives, be they power or money or both,” writes Selwyn Duke for The New American.

The latest news coverage about the collapse of the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) plandemic narrative can be found at Pandemic.news.

BOMBSHELL: Australia’s Gladys Berejiklian was bribed, blackmailed by Big Pharma to impose covid “vaccine” mandate (newstarget.com)
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Pllleeaseeee, this is something straight out of the Dunstan Files!!
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Would not surprise me at all.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

That "Newstarget" website is a smoking pile of lies, conspiracy theories and "let's take over the Govt with guns" carp.

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