They will show compassion though, on fenced guard posts, gun turrets would swap out the full metal jackets for rubber bullets.At the moment, I just cannot see how the numbers will go down, unless they impose a lockdown China style for a month. That is, completely ring fence an area, test EVERY resident there, and not let anyone to get out (too bad if you happen to be inside the area when they ring fence you). Military provide basic food and health amenities etc.
I just cannot see it happening here though.
No they haven’t unfortunately.We’re also testing at insanely high levels. Chances are all outbreaks have been like this, we’ve just never looked so hard to positively identify cases before.
Yes and her stand in is a bit weak. There’s been some concerning stories about her in the media so I hope she is ok.
After Prof Sutton she’s the best state CHO we have. Hope she is back firing on all cylinders tomorrow!
If infectious cases remain high in the community, Gladys cannot let construction restart in 1.5 weeks....if she doesn't continue this strict lockdown or even make it stricter still, we will still be in lockdown leading up to Xmas!Gladys is fast losing control. Why else would she be so stupid as to give such a guarantee? What is she going to do if cases are 200+ per day by then?
Thedoom and gloom about Sydney is overdone.There were 112 cases 0n July 12th.10 days later that number has not been exceeded.Cases have plateaued.Compare that to the rest of the world where delta outbreaks cause exponential growth in case numbers.
That cases are holding steady having plateaued is good news. However what is worrying is that it is in lockdown conditions. So what steps need to be taken to get the trend heading downwards?
If the recent changes to settings don't result in a material downward trajectory, that is cause for a fair bit of concern, I would've thought.
Edit: If elimination is the goal.
Maybe it isn't possible. If it isn't then the settings will have to stay (more or less) as they are until vaccination numbers lift to the ~80% mark.Maybe it’s just not possible. If we’re going to continue testing 80,000 people a day and returning a positivity rate of 0.0014%, perhaps that’s as close to zero as it will go.
Maybe it isn't possible. If it isn't then the settings will have to stay (more or less) as they are until vaccination numbers lift to the ~80% mark.
You are preaching to the choir here in regards to risk management. However it's a skill and concept that isn't well understood in the community in this context, so government will therefore be very conservative in their approach.But do we need 80% of the adult population? Realistically, no. Once 80% of the over 50s are vaccinated, then we need to look at seriously relaxing restrictions. The problem is this obsession with “zero cases and zero risk”. We don’t live in a world of zero risk.
After Kerry Chant calling out Gladys' making her the scape goat for the Construction shutdown over each of the previous two days briefings as well as stating the medical advice is not always acted upon - perhaps it is not a 'voluntary absence' but an enforced AL just like reported for many construction workers.Kerry Chant having the day off today. Who can blame her?
Well under the Sydney non-definition of essential workers ..............
Not sure about your numbers.Maybe it’s just not possible. If we’re going to continue testing 80,000 people a day and returning a positivity rate of 0.0014%, perhaps that’s as close to zero as it will go.