Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

Pushka

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I dont think anyone caught it on the plane as i have stated previously, although if anyone did catch it on the plane an unvaccinated maskless child would be morre likely than a fully vaccinated adult.

I do however believe the child infected the vaccinated parents and not the other way around, kids are usually the ones to bring any colds or flu home, daycare and schools are rife with respiratory virus'.
Yes and that was what I posted originally. That the flight wasn’t the issue. Child had it pre flight. And then gave it to parents in Australia.
 

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An interesting Age editorial in response to the many Saturday protests in Melbourne (including today).

Basically to scrap the vaccine mandate at some point eg 90% or 95% fully vaccinated. VIC is currently at 91% :

Accordingly, we call on Mr Andrews to scrap the mandate as soon as possible, or at least to detail exactly the criteria that must be met for him to do so. Keeping it in place without a particular end point will only continue to fuel anti-vaccination victimhood – and to unnecessarily punish those who truly believe the misinformation they have been fed.

 

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Yes and that was what I posted originally. That the flight wasn’t the issue. Child had it pre flight. And then gave it to parents in Australia.
Its been about three days since the child was diagnosed with Omicron with no further positives (outside the parents). With the likely completion of the first round of post-flight surveillance testing on the passenger manifest and crew, it is very likely that no one passed Omicron to the child during the fight.

I know its not your issue, but if every post-flight day 14 surveillance test of the passenger manifest and crew returns negative it would make it more likely that the child did not pass on Omicron during the flight.

The parents being effectively a household / constant contact could have got Omicron from the child or passed Omicron to the child pre-flight, during the flight or post-flight.


 
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"The public health unit have ruled out that it is Delta, but we haven't been able to confirm if it is Omicron. But it is being treated as if it is."

Someone please tell QLD to check for Nu and Xi
 

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For context and for the benefit of this thread - from ABC reporting earlier today. I guess it can be classified as presumed Omicron

More on Queensland's cases​

One case is linked to the school reunion in South Australia which has become a super-spreader event.

"One of our overseas arrivals had travelled from South Africa and we had been doing genomic sequencing on this person," Ms D'Ath said.

"The public health unit have ruled out that it is Delta, but we haven't been able to confirm if it is Omicron. But it is being treated as if it is."
 

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"The public health unit have ruled out that it is Delta, but we haven't been able to confirm if it is Omicron. But it is being treated as if it is."

Someone please tell QLD to check for Nu and Xi
So will QLD treat Omicron differently to Delta?
And just what will the difference be?
Just more claptrap.
 

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Omicron

18 Confirmed (15 NSW, 1 NT, 2 ACT)
1 Presumed (Qld)
8+ Possible (awaiting 8 in NSW, but a student from a different school has Omicron)
 

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Reported that QLD kidney/renal authority is banning the unvaccinated from receiving ( and presumably donating) kidney transplants.

A bridge too far, for me. Doesn’t seem To be any provision for pre and post isolation, negative test etc. Just no.

I’m all for carrots and sticks to encourage vaccination, but denying life saving surgery?? Not on in my view.
 

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It has been confirmed again that there are no Omicron hospitalisations in Australia (nor in any of the 16 states in the USA with Omicron) so evidence mounts that Omicron causes far less serious disease than Delta.
 

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Omicron
Confirmed (25 NSW - 11 non-local, 14 local; 1 NT; 2 ACT)
Presumed (1 Qld)

Victoria
29/11 1007 positives, 48k tests, 300 hospital, 45 ICU
30/11 918 positives, 45k tests, 305 hospital, 41 ICU
1/12 1179 positives, 74k tests, 299 hospital, 43 ICU
2/12 1419 positives, 70k tests, 288 hospital, 41 ICU
3/12 1189 positives, 63k tests, 289 hospital, 43 ICU
4/12 1365 positives, 67k tests, 288 hospital, 44 ICU
5/12 980 positives, 65k tests, 299 hospital, 40 ICU
6/12 1073 positives, 56k tests, 310 hospital, 45 ICU

NSW
29/11 150 positives, 47k tests, 170 hospital, 25 ICU
30/11 179 positives, 62k tests, 160 hospital, 26 ICU
1/12 251 positives, 85k tests, 154 hospital, 25 ICU
2/12 271 positives, 81k tests, 144 hospital, 24 ICU
3/12 337 positives, 80k tests, 140 hospital, 25 ICU
4/12 325 positives, 68k tests, 139 hospital, 25 ICU
5/12 286 positives, 66k tests, 148 hospital, 26 ICU
6/12 208 positives, 61k tests, 152 hospital, 24 ICU

ACT
29/11 7 positives, 1.5k tests, 7 hospital, 5 ICU
30/11 6 positives, 3.0k tests, 8 hospital, 4 ICU
1/12 4 positives, 1.6k tests, 8 hospital, 3 ICU
2/12 8 positives, 1.7k tests, 7 hospital, 3 ICU
3/12 4 positives, 1.2k tests, 4 hospital, 3 ICU
4/12 7 positives, 1.3k tests, 6 hospital, 3 ICU
5/12 6 positives, 1.2k tests, 6 hospital, 2 ICU
6/12 6 positives, 1.5k tests, 6 hospital, 3 ICU

NT
29/11 2 positives (both local), 1.8k tests
30/11 no update
1/12 3 positives (1 local, 2 overseas), 2.5k tests
2/12 1 positive (local, total local outbreak 60), 2.5k tests
3/12 2 positives (both non-local), 2.7k tests
4/12 0 positives, 2.7k tests, 1 ICU
5/12 0 positives, 1.6k tests, 1 ICU
6/12 ???

SA
29/11 1 positive, 7.3k tests, 0 hospital
30/11 0 positives, 8.0k tests, 0 hospital
1/12 3 positives, 10.7k tests, 0 hospital
2/12 18 positives, 8.6k tests, 0 hospital
3/12 4 positives (1 mystery, 2 non-local, 1 local), 10.2k tests, 1 hospital ('for non-covid reasons')
4/12 5 positives (2 non-local, 3 local), 10.4k tests, 1 hospital ('for non-covid reasons')
5/12 6 positives (1 mystery, 3 non-local, 2 local - Norwood cluster is 24), 11.7k tests, 1 hospital ('for non-covid reasons')
6/12 4pm ACDT (SA Time)???

Qld
29/11 5 positives (all non-local), 6.9k tests
30/11 2 positives (both non-local), 9.0k tests
1/12 2 positives (both non-local), 10.4k tests
2/12 3 positives (1 local, 2 non-local), 10.3k tests
3/12 6 positives (all non-local), 10.0k tests
4/12 7 positives (3 local, 4 non-local), 10.1k tests
5/12 6 positives (all non-local) 8.3k tests
6/12 2pm AEST (Qld time)???
 

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In South Africa Hospitalisations due to covid are now rising though at present the number with severe covid infections are not as many as in previous waves. Though of course severe cases occur with a lag to rising cases and hospitalisations.
 
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In South Africa Hospitalisations due to covid are now rising though at present the number with severe covid infections are not as many as in previous waves. Though of course severe cases occur with a lag to rising cases and hospitalisations.

And their basement level vaccination rates…
 

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Omicron not fuelling hospitalisations, America’s top medical adviser says​


 

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What a surprise…. The lowest rating news in the whole country forced their ‘journalist’ to walk back a pretty racist comment about the virus spread….

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Peta Credlin apologises for false South Sudanese covid spread claims​


Sky News employee Peta Credlin has issued a lengthy on-air apology to Victoria’s South Sudanese community after anger about a program in which she falsely blamed them for a Melbourne COVID-19 outbreak last year.

The former government advisor issued the four-minute apology last Friday night, describing her previous comments as “factually wrong,” error-strewn and apologising for the hurt and offence she caused.

 

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So ACT hit 98% fully vaccinated for 12+ yesterday, highest rate of a jurisdiction anywhere in the world, yet they still have a handful of covid cases each day. The lesson, everyone needs to chill, Covid is endemic, high vax means limited numbers of cases and no unmanageable strain on the hospital system.
 
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