Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

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I just need an angry face emoji :mad: :mad: Our nanny state is going over the top to protect us. And the "get out of lockdown" for 15 October is not really get out of lockdown. No shopping allowed. No group fitness classes and gyms limited to 25 people at max - so our Fitness First has decided it's not really worth it to open. No travel allowed beyond border bubble. And border bubble travel only allowed for essential reasons (work, study, medical, care) - although I did note somewhere on ABC News site that it said "visit another household" was also now an essential reason for travel in the border bubble. And that the border bubble has extended slightly to include a bit more of the Capital Region eg Goulburn, Cooma and Yass.
 
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I just need an angry face emoji :mad: :mad: Our nanny state is going over the top to protect us. And the "get out of lockdown" for 15 October is not really get out of lockdown. No shopping allowed. No group fitness classes and gyms limited to 25 people at max - so our Fitness First has decided it's not really worth it to open. No travel allowed beyond border bubble. And border bubble travel only allowed for essential reasons (work, study, medical, care) - although I did note somewhere on ABC News site that it said "visit another household" was also now an essential reason for travel in the border bubble. And that the border bubble has extended slightly to include a bit more of the Capital Region eg Goulburn, Cooma and Yass.

It is very frustrating to hear Chairman Barr condescendingly speak to us everyday. He keeps blaming nsw for everything.
We are lifting the lockdown without really opening anything.
 

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It is very frustrating to hear Chairman Barr condescendingly speak to us everyday. He keeps blaming nsw for everything.
We are lifting the lockdown without really opening anything.

Honestly haven’t been paying much attention to the ACT, with those vaccination rates what exactly is the issue opening up?
 

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He keeps blaming nsw for everything.

That's a bit old now, NSW has been locked out of travelling to ACT for a couple of months now and per capita ACT had more cases today than NSW.

With highest first dose vaccination rate in the country and second highest double dose, there is no reason ACT shouldn't have the same freedoms that NSW does and no reason for there not to be free movement between the ACT an NSW.
 

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There seems to be a bit of a theme in Tassie of people not staying in quarantine. It can only be a good thing if there are community cases in every state and territory because then everywhere can be open to all of Australia.

From ABC Blog:

Tasmania records a positive COVID-19 case

That case is a man who travelled into the state from Melbourne and was put into government-mandated quarantine in Hobart.

It was then discovered he left the hotel and was later tracked down at a home in the outer northern suburbs of Hobart by police yesterday afternoon.

He was tested for COVID-19 that afternoon and the positive result came today.

We all missed this. Congrats on being the 30K post!
 

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Honestly haven’t been paying much attention to the ACT, with those vaccination rates what exactly is the issue opening up?
Yep exactly. It’s just ridiculous now, and especially when surrounding NSW is free. That’s why I brought forward my civil disobedience. There is no justifiable reason for all this malarkey now.
 

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Not sure if this is the best place for this but from the Flu Tracker email today, the following facts:

You have contributed to over 2.7 million surveys
- Influenza-like illness remains low, but consistently higher than 2020 for most of the year
- Over 90% of participants reported receiving their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, and over 80% reported receiving their second dose
- Over 75% of participants reported receiving an influenza vaccine
- On average per week, 53% of participants with fever and cough and 30% of participants with sore throat and runny nose reported being tested for COVID-19
- Participants under 5 years of age have the highest rates of influenza-like illness

Flu tracker asks for Covid like symptoms, as well as flu, whether tested for Covid, and covid vaccination details. I think I've responded every week to the survey link.
 

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Very weird, as 101% vaccination is not possible.
The denominators are based on census projections. There are likely to be more people being vaccinated in ACT than were there on the census night before this year's

This is most easily seen in the NSW university postcodes which appear to have neglible vaccination rates as so many fewer are living near campus. Also areas with lots of housing development can seem to have very high vaccination rates
 
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