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Re: How to cope with the corona virus ..facts- not fiction.
« Reply #275 on: March 24, 2020, 03:09:38 PM »
So... is the virus changing....


'A pre-school aged child has tested positive to the virus,'
Heard that on the radio on the way home, yep I got to quote on two jobs today, Happy Dance :)
Kids were still at risk.
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« Reply #276 on: March 24, 2020, 04:23:17 PM »
So... is the virus changing....


'A pre-school aged child has tested positive to the virus,'

There have been a couple of young kids, including an 8-month old baby, diagnosed with it previously :'(

Just because kids aren't very susceptible, doesn't mean they're immune.

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« Reply #277 on: March 24, 2020, 04:38:50 PM »
There have been a couple of young kids, including an 8-month old baby, diagnosed with it previously :'(

Just because kids aren't very susceptible, doesn't mean they're immune.

Yep, because most kids who get it don't show symptoms , they don't get tested.
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« Reply #278 on: March 24, 2020, 04:54:43 PM »
I now a lot of ads are organised and paid for well in advance, but maybe they need to rethink.

Funny listening to Qantas frequent flyer ad about using points to go overseas, or Webjet ads.  But just saw an ad for BCF about going camping?
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Re: How to cope with the corona virus ..facts- not fiction.
« Reply #279 on: March 24, 2020, 05:02:40 PM »


just saw an ad for BCF about going camping?
Now there have dome pretty quirky ads,
Wouldn't you think they would of come up with something orginal.


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« Reply #280 on: March 24, 2020, 05:21:33 PM »
Relevant article, topical quote 'we need to acknowledge that this pandemic is not a vacation'
https://theradavist.com/2020/03/this-pandemic-is-not-a-vacation/
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« Reply #281 on: March 24, 2020, 05:22:10 PM »
Now there have dome pretty quirky ads,
Wouldn't you think they would of come up with something orginal.
Should go in the rant thread, but I'm BCFing sick and tired of their relentless BCFing sales. Everything is BCFing on sale every BCFing week.
Nothing new or BCFing exciting, just the same BCFing Shite with another BCFing headline and another BCFing excuse to write BCFing on some thing.
I was BCFing over it a long time ago, about time they BCFing gave up on that BCFing marking line......

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« Reply #282 on: March 24, 2020, 06:58:36 PM »
https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/the-maths-and-ethics-of-minimising-covid-19-deaths?fbclid=IwAR3UdpyG7U7XwXflPY9WEp2ZcZs5H_cpXK04j3ZotvdWHAdVe5XxUAzbeJk


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Re: How to cope with the corona virus ..facts- not fiction.
« Reply #283 on: March 24, 2020, 07:03:25 PM »
I now a lot of ads are organised and paid for well in advance, but maybe they need to rethink.

Funny listening to Qantas frequent flyer ad about using points to go overseas, or Webjet ads.  But just saw an ad for BCF about going camping?

Going home from work, there was an ad on the local radio station for a well known cafe /eatery in town....spruiking about the price of schooners ?? lol
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« Reply #284 on: March 24, 2020, 07:25:48 PM »
https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/the-maths-and-ethics-of-minimising-covid-19-deaths?fbclid=IwAR3UdpyG7U7XwXflPY9WEp2ZcZs5H_cpXK04j3ZotvdWHAdVe5XxUAzbeJk


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The article quotes a UK study saying the mortality rate for over 80's is 9.3%.  I read somewhere the other day that in France the normal/long term mortality rate is 5.9%.

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« Reply #285 on: March 24, 2020, 07:27:22 PM »
https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/the-maths-and-ethics-of-minimising-covid-19-deaths?fbclid=IwAR3UdpyG7U7XwXflPY9WEp2ZcZs5H_cpXK04j3ZotvdWHAdVe5XxUAzbeJk


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Thank you. I read that earlier. It doesn't seem like eradication is on the table here in Australia.

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« Reply #286 on: March 24, 2020, 07:50:35 PM »
I now a lot of ads are organised and paid for well in advance, but maybe they need to rethink.

Funny listening to Qantas frequent flyer ad about using points to go overseas, or Webjet ads.  But just saw an ad for BCF about going camping?

Turned the TV on over the weekend & Getaway was on ... talking about cruises ::)

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« Reply #287 on: March 24, 2020, 08:04:24 PM »
Watched the same show about cruising Antarctica and at the end it had all prices current as at 20/3/2020?

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« Reply #288 on: March 24, 2020, 10:26:55 PM »
Kennedy and Molloy national radio show, offering up a $1000 flight center voucher to the winners of one of their ring in comps. PMSL....
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« Reply #289 on: March 24, 2020, 10:56:55 PM »
So far they are only testing people that have travelled overseas/certain countries/showing symptoms. Once the tests become available to the general public then the numbers of confirmed cases will go through the roof (even though though they were already there... geddit?) then watch people poop their pants!
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« Reply #290 on: March 24, 2020, 11:12:26 PM »
So far they are only testing people that have travelled overseas/certain countries/showing symptoms. Once the tests become available to the general public then the numbers of confirmed cases will go through the roof (even though though they were already there... geddit?) then watch people poop their pants!

Agreed.

It's interesting to see the linear rise in all countries seem to be of a similar slope. A world of pain is coming our way me thinks.
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« Reply #291 on: March 25, 2020, 07:05:17 AM »
Agreed.

It's interesting to see the linear rise in all countries seem to be of a similar slope. A world of pain is coming our way me thinks.


And yet people will still not get it!!!

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« Reply #292 on: March 25, 2020, 08:34:53 AM »
Tasmania has just closed Caravan/Camping Parks to all but permanent residents.

"We do not want rural communities overrun with holidaying people over the Easter break...  Please stay at home."  Peter Gutwein, Premier.
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« Reply #293 on: March 25, 2020, 08:47:19 AM »
So far they are only testing people that have travelled overseas/certain countries/showing symptoms. Once the tests become available to the general public then the numbers of confirmed cases will go through the roof (even though though they were already there... geddit?) then watch people poop their pants!

I can't find a link to it, but basically they said a few days ago that they were stopping testing those who have already got the virus to see when they are over it, but have started random testing at a number of GP clinics where everyone who presents with symptoms will be tested to give them an idea if there is much community transmission that the current testing is missing.

We currently have one of the highest testing rates in the world, about 10x that what the US is doing.

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« Reply #294 on: March 25, 2020, 08:47:57 AM »
Tasmania has just closed Caravan/Camping Parks to all but permanent residents.

"We do not want rural communities overrun with holidaying people over the Easter break...  Please stay at home."  Peter Gutwein, Premier.

Or, as my mate back in the UK said about everyone going to the hills the other weekend "Fcuk off you townie tw@ts"

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« Reply #295 on: March 25, 2020, 08:58:47 AM »
Tasmania has just closed Caravan/Camping Parks to all but permanent residents.

"We do not want rural communities overrun with holidaying people over the Easter break...  Please stay at home."  Peter Gutwein, Premier.

Still cannot understand why that is not happening here in Qld.  Surely a shared ablution block is asking for trouble.  Go home campers and caravanners.
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« Reply #296 on: March 25, 2020, 09:37:21 AM »
Saw a Facebook post on this with something that I hadn't considered before. A number of people in vans etc have sold everything up and are on the road full-time. In their case they have no home and at some stage (even if self-contained) will need to either stop at a caravan park, shop at a local grocery store, fill up with water, empty toilet and grey water tank etc.

Not all caravanners and campers are ignoring the rules and we need to have empathy for each situation until we know what they are
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« Reply #297 on: March 25, 2020, 09:47:29 AM »
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Saw a Facebook post on this with something that I hadn't considered before. A number of people in vans etc have sold everything up and are on the road full-time. In their case they have no home and at some stage (even if self-contained) will need to either stop at a caravan park, shop at a local grocery store, fill up with water, empty toilet and grey water tank etc.
agree - thats something I hadnt thought about.
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« Reply #298 on: March 25, 2020, 10:33:44 AM »
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GREY nomads planning to come to Tasmania by ship to set up in caravans and motorhomes at camping spots around the state have been told not to come.

TT-Line, which operates Tasmania’s two Bass Strait ferries, is contacting all non-Tasmanians who have booked to bring their caravan or motorhome on the Spirit of Tasmania vessels that they are not welcome right now.

Under border rules to try to stem Tasmania’s coronavirus infections, all non-essential travellers must enter 14 days of self-quarantine. The Government said self-quarantine was not permitted in caravans and motorhomes.

“The message is clear — if you are not a Tasmanian resident returning home or an essential traveller, do not get on the Spirit with your caravan or motorhome as you will not be able to self-isolate in it,” Infrastructure Minister Michael Ferguson said.

Anyone whose booking has been cancelled as a result of these important restrictions will receive a full refund and should call TT-Line on 1800 634 906.

Tasmanians returning home to the state, regardless of whether it is by air or sea, must adhere to the 14-day self-quarantine instructions currently in place.

“It is absolutely vital everyone plays their part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to save lives,” Mr Ferguson said.
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« Reply #299 on: March 25, 2020, 10:46:11 AM »
It's up to you: data shows corona virus can only be controlled if eight out of 10 Aussies stay home

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-25/coronavirus-covid-19-modelling-stay-home-chart/12084144
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