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Fred99
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  #2757942 10-Aug-2021 13:04
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356 new cases in NSW.

 

4 deaths reported (edit actually 3 - one victim was an imported case not linked to the outbreak) 

 

357 in hospital / 60 in ICU

 

 


 
 
 

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  #2757949 10-Aug-2021 13:14
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Batman:

 

 

Fred99:  Sydney man in his 50s, ignores lockdown ...

 



People have autonomy to not get treatment. If they don't want treatment don't waste money on hospital care.

 



 

You can be quite sure that he really, really does want treatment, the finest that (tax-payers') money can buy, because he truly believes that he is entitled to it, and because he is A VERY IMPORTANT PERSON.  šŸ™„

 

He just doesn't want the personal inconvenience of prevention / vaccination.

 

 

 

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From the ABC: "What worries me is no matter what legal orders or requirements are in place, you can't legislate against stupidity, arrogance and entitlement," NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said.





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  #2757975 10-Aug-2021 14:02
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Interesting data about vaccine rollout in Aus:

 

Seems that the 50-69 YO age groups well and truly lag the 40-49 age group in 2 dose vaccine rollout.  Even worse when half the <50 YO age group (females) were the ones who could have been made hesitant because of clotting issues with AZ.

 

 

 




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  #2757977 10-Aug-2021 14:11
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A scathing article written by a hospital respiratory specialist, just published in the SMH:

 

NSW is almost certainly on the precipice of a massive deterioration. Contact tracers are overwhelmed, with reporting of infection hot spots lagging by days. The whole strategy of relying on contact tracing for infection control is failing, or indeed has failed.

 

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw-is-almost-certainly-on-the-precipice-of-a-massive-deterioration-20210809-p58h9w.html

 

 


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  #2757978 10-Aug-2021 14:11
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Press release:

 

 

New Zealand’s COVID-19 vaccinator workforce continues to expand with more than 10,000 people having now completed Pfizer vaccine training, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says.

 

“It’s fantastic news that 10,497 vaccinators have now worked through the vaccinator training course,” Chris Hipkins said.

 

“With 5114 of those people having been active in the vaccinator workforce since February, the increasing size and scope of the rollout is clearly benefitting from their expertise.

 

“A huge amount of work has gone on to have the vaccinator workforce ready to peak at the right time - the Ministry of Health predicts we’ll need at least 1,600 full-time equivalent vaccinators during the periods of highest demand in September and October.

 

“However, because of the part-time nature of many roles, during this key period we’ll actually need more than 6,500 people active on the vaccine roster at any one time. 

 

“Today’s tally means we’re on track to meet that goal.

 

“We’ve also been seeing a strong response to our programme targeting kaiāwhina vaccinators – people already working in our health system in roles such as healthcare assistants. When trained, the kaiāwhina workstream feeds into the broader group.

 

“More than 250 people have signed up to be part of it, and 70 kaiāwhina COVID-19 trained vaccinators have already moved through the programme to be out in the field, with more in training.

 

“Kaiāwhina have embraced the opportunity to learn how to vaccinate so they can help protect their communities.

 

“This programme is also a boost for the number of Māori and Pacific vaccinators, helping make sure everyone can feel comfortable when they access their shots.

 

“This programme will continue to grow.   That’s important because although more than half of our COVID-19 vaccinators were already experienced vaccinators, including registered nurses, medical practitioners and pharmacists, we recognised we needed to ensure a diverse and growing workforce.

 

“It’s why we’ve developed new pathways to broaden professions and backgrounds.   That approach has increased the size of the vaccinator pool, and broadened its diversity.

 

“Last year, the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) started provisional vaccinator training, which widened the range of health professionals who could join our COVID-19 vaccinator workforce.

 

“Many have taken up this opportunity, with more than a third of those who’ve completed the Pfizer vaccination training completing the provisional vaccinator course first.

 

“This opened up opportunities for final year student nurses, midwives, pharmacists and paramedics, plus fourth-year onwards medical students to become COVID-19 vaccinators.

 

“Other health professionals have also been able to train, including dentists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and dieticians.

 

“Having heard just a few of the stories motivating our recruits, I’m offering up a huge thanks to everyone.

 

“I would particularly acknowledge the commitment of people like Renee Muru-Barnard and the team of kaiāwhina in South Auckland.  They’re some of the  Kiwis who’ve stepped up to join our largest ever vaccination programme, and to support their communities’ health and wellbeing.

 

“So many people from a wide spectrum of professions and walks of life are taking up the baton to help protect their fellow New Zealanders.

 

“I want to applaud their commitment,” Chris Hipkins said.

 





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  #2757984 10-Aug-2021 14:34
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Fred99:

 

A scathing article written by a hospital respiratory specialist, just published in the SMH:

 

 

NSW is almost certainly on the precipice of a massive deterioration. Contact tracers are overwhelmed, with reporting of infection hot spots lagging by days. The whole strategy of relying on contact tracing for infection control is failing, or indeed has failed.

 

 

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw-is-almost-certainly-on-the-precipice-of-a-massive-deterioration-20210809-p58h9w.html

 

 

 

 

This excellent opinion piece was written by an anonymous "western Sydney doctor".

 

Forty years ago, before emigrating to New Zealand, I was a doctor working in a large western Sydney hospital.

 

Obviously very little has changed - in my opinion, the author's pessimism is entirely appropriate.   šŸ™

 

Indecisive laissez faire politics, plus cultural and language barriers, plus a pandemic, make a lethal combination.

 

 





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  #2758005 10-Aug-2021 15:06
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Technofreak:

 

Where is the leadership to ensure workers in these critical locations have been vaccinated to the highest level possible? It appears that only now after this scare is there any attempt to find out who isn't vaccinated, and why. This should have been done months ago. 

 

 

On national radio this morning one of the union representatives at the port said vaccine hesitancy appears to be higher than average amongst port workers.  Everyone in the union has been immunised and they have rolled out workshops as to why its a good idea, but not a huge number of takers it seems.

 

And someone emailed into a radio show this morn (not sure which one, my office mate told me) and said that port workers were expecting it to become mandatory soon and those who wont vaccinate will be made redundant ($$) and then expect to be hired back as contractors because they basically know they're needed by the ports.   Annecdote of course (and could be rubbish).




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  #2758029 10-Aug-2021 15:21
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How bad does NSW have to get before Kiwis who are not usually resident there need to be extracted as part of a mercy mission? 


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  #2758036 10-Aug-2021 15:37
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In the big picture 350 infections a day out of a population of over 8 million is not that big. Can't see them evacuating anytime soon. 


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  #2758045 10-Aug-2021 15:58
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KrazyKid:

 

In the big picture 350 infections a day out of a population of over 8 million is not that big. Can't see them evacuating anytime soon. 

 

 

It's probably very optimistic to expect infections to stay at 350/day.

 

7 day moving average has 39% increase in cases per 7 days, so case numbers doubling each fortnight. At that rate then in a few weeks contact tracing becomes practically impossible - they're already struggling now.

 

Unless they change.  Bunnings and corner shops are still open (not just to trades) and there are different rules in different local government areas, poor compliance through ignorance or defiance.

 

Even in the strictest lockdown LGAs these businesses are allowed to open:

 

Businesses providing essential products and services that can be open include

 

  • supermarkets
  • grocery stores including

     

    • butchers, bakeries, fruit and vegetable, seafood
    • other food or drink retailers that predominantly sell or display food or drinks
  • kiosks and other small food and drink premises
  • petrol stations
  • banks and financial institutions
  • hardware, building supplies
  • landscaping material supplies
  • agricultural and rural supplies 
  • shops that, in the normal course of business, operate as or sell and display

     

    • pet supplies
    • newsagents
    • office supplies
    • chemists providing health, medical, maternity and baby supplies or
    • liquor stores
  • post offices
  • garden centres and plant nurseries
  • vehicle hire premises, not including the premises at which vehicles are sold;
  • shops that predominantly carry out repairs of mobile phones
  • laundromats and drycleaners.

Some are obviously quite reasonable exemptions - like supermarkets, but they along with other retailers are exempt from one person per 4 square metre separation rules.  

 

I can't believe how crazy it all is.  They have no hope, it seems like an almost deliberate attempt to fail.

 

 

 

 


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  #2758046 10-Aug-2021 16:01
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Check out the 1Pm from smh.com.au sometime

 

There's a few meme drinking/fitness games based on the repeated words (like office bingo). Bit of a laugh. The premiere seems quite fixated on that Delta 'is different' and the key to it is vaccinating as many people as possible. The press asked questions about the magic number to settle on for easing or enforcing more restrictions. But she kept going off tangent slightly instead not wanting to commit, only that it takes following the rules and getting jabed.

 

They talked about the bloke who went house shopping. Police are 'investigating his movements'. But wouldn't say much more after the next reporter pointed out, travel for real estate means is 'allowed'... WHAT THE!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3iLVB5q_fw 

 

Last 15 or so. Right about when the man in the background takes off his mask and neatly folds it... with his fingers lining both sides /facepalm/


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  #2758058 10-Aug-2021 16:13
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GV27:

How bad does NSW have to get before Kiwis who are not usually resident there need to be extracted as part of a mercy mission? 



They had their chance /s

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  #2758070 10-Aug-2021 16:27
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Taiwan had more cases of delta per day than NSW, but they've crushed it back into single figures.


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  #2758073 10-Aug-2021 16:28
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Fred99:

 

Taiwan had more cases of delta per day than NSW, but they've crushed it back into single figures.

 

 

Go hard, go early. Vs Goto the shops, goto the garden centre, goto open homes, goto protests


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