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    Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

    Singapore perhaps is a good case study for several months there were few local transmissions, but in the last week local transmissions have "exploded" for some reason (relative to previous figures in SG, but not relative to what is happening in the virus epicentres though). Some of that is...
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    Any Predictions of when regular international flights resume

    I think the other alternative for limited (non-repatriation) international services to restart could be if significant numbers recover and are proven to have antibodies that prevent reinfection. That proof would seem some way off yet though.
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    All International Arrivals into Australia to self isolate for 14 days

    I suspect 70-80% would. It's always the errant 20% that spoil it. To put some perspective on things, the 2 weeks in quarantine is probably insignificant compared to the liberties infringed in the name of the "war against terror" !
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    Hydroxychloroquine - What Goes On?

    To be realistic though, are police going to bother pulling someone up in a quiet, isolated rural area, with relatively few people around, unless there is a traffic offense involved? I don't think we're at that point, yet.
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    Any Predictions of when regular international flights resume

    Ye of little faith. The Nat's will keep Rex going. They've done OK so far with some assistance. Their deputy chair, ex MP John Sharp is well connected. Will just have to do some stops in (CED & KGI?) between east coast and PER 😁
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    Hydroxychloroquine - What Goes On?

    Sounds promising, at least in the interim, to save lives. Something to give some hope, at the very least. I thought I'd read that a combination was looking much more promising than the drug alone, maybe this work was what was being referred to.
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    Hydroxychloroquine - What Goes On?

    Renato, I mentioned 1.5m, not 1.5 km. Apart from that, there's a risk/benefit trade off of allowing people into Doctor's waiting rooms and emergency units. The risk is catching COVID-19 virus, the benefit, preventing illness and loss of life due to any one of many other causes. The...
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    Does Closing Beaches Make Any Sense?

    At the end of the day, it's important in this difficult times to maintain the rage :p Tell you what, I would not want to be in either a State Premier or a PM's shoes right now. They are human beings trying to do a very difficult job. Sometimes they will stuff up, better to err on the...
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    Virgin Australia Financially Secure?

    Or go back to the circa 2007-8 "new world" carrier model of Virgin Blue. Whilst it didn't compete head to head with QF in the corporate market, it did in the budget concious (smaller?) business market, looking for value.
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    All International Arrivals into Australia to self isolate for 14 days

    The numbers sound significant on their own, but 16,000 represents 0.064% of the population and 3,800 represents 0.015%. Now it's the herd mentality to stick the boot in to these people. Whilst some are no doubt sticking it to the authorities, thinking it doesn't apply to them, many probably...
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    Hydroxychloroquine - What Goes On?

    I think the consensus is that walking/exercising in parks and beaches is OK, but sitting down and staying there for hours (even with social distancing is not). I presume the reason for this is that walking, exercising are transient activities, you walk past someone, even 1.5m+ away, you are in...
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    Virgin Australia Financially Secure?

    Mods, maybe we need a Wiki at the top of thread With instructions to read the wiki before posting then we might stop this SQ is the saviour stuff that is very repetitive. At the least HS-TQE could just respond ... please read the wiki! :p
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    Virgin Australia Financially Secure?

    Only that it will cost more if there is a monopoly that results in 20% increase in airfares suggested by the linked article. Just like some big corporates. They have a hefty airfare bill.
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    Virgin Australia Financially Secure?

    Interesting, IIRC, federal WOAG domestic airfare bill is in the order of $300m pre COVID-19. So, on the shaky assumption that government travel returns to the pre-COVID level, a 20% rise in airfare, could cost taxpayers $60m per annum. Forget private businesses (and state governments), how...
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    Virgin Australia Financially Secure?

    I agree with you regarding SQ. But I wouldn't rule out a Singaporean (or other foreign) non-airline interest picking over the bones of VA. They have had two moderately profitable forays into albeit niche Australian aviation markets with SkyWest and Rex. Competitive mainline would be a...
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