Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

HappyFlyerFamily

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The number is getting rather high.


Just because someone is possibly going to compare with flu

2017 1181 deaths
2020 36 deaths
2021 0 deaths (as at August) ....according to article

Using covidlive data 1 Jan of each year
2020 - 909 deaths
2021 - 1344 deaths
2022 (to date including some States reporting so far today) - 710 deaths
 

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Most parents and grandparents would be interested in hearing.

Know of a 7 year old in Sydney who was unwell enough to be prescribed antibiotics and 9 year old in Melbourne that had one off day. Both diagnosed off a RAT. The rest of the Sydney family never got a positive, the Melbourne family all eventually got positive. All vaccinated/boosted, kids got positive before even a chance to get first dose.

The only unknown factor with all these anecdotal is which variant.
Tell the parents of the 7 year old who was prescribed antibiotics after a positive RAT test to change doctors. Antibiotics are useless in treating covid.
 

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But people (naturally) are freaking out by deaths. That's all they see.

But are they? Im not seeing any such freaking out here in Sydney, evryone Ive talked to from friends, collelagues to the barista and shop assistants are just frankly over it, resigned to fact that they will get it and be ok.

At the hairdressers last night the apprentice who washed my hair, said 3 of 7 people in her home, her Aunt (in 40s) and two Grandparents (mid 60s) had it over xmas. Grandparents felt unwell with flu symptoms but Aunt just had a scratchy throat and slight headache. Aunt was only double dosed, grandparents were boosted. Her parents were boosted didnt catch it, neither did her 23yo brother or herself both of whom were only Pfizer double dosed.

Know of a 7 year old in Sydney who was unwell enough to be prescribed antibiotics

Strange given Covid is a viral infection, not a bacterial one, so antibiotics would be of zero help.
 
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The only argument he would have is everyone is going out to restaurants and retails ...... I mean the eastern states are probably having a pseudo lockdown with not many people going out for dining and shopping?
I'll try to grab a photo of our shopping centre, I wouldn't say any less ppl circulating there.
Out to dinner I agree am seeing few less, but marginally.
 

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ust because someone is possibly going to compare with flu

2017 1181 deaths
2020 36 deaths
2021 0 deaths (as at August) ....according to article

Of in NSW last year there was a miniscule number of Flu cases - 16 Influenza A and a mere 10 Influenza B so one wouldnt expect there to be deaths with so little circulating.

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I had a late breakfast at local cafe today it was probably 75% full.

I had to go to an onsite meeting beforehand this morning and traffic was light, combination of most offices asking people to WFH and school holidays.

Speaking with a friend who went to see SiX last night at Operah House, she said about 90% full.

Its not as quiet as the West Coast assumes.
 

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I had a late breakfast at local cafe today it was probably 75% full.

I had to go to an onsite meeting beforehand this morning and traffic was light, combination of most offices asking people to WFH and school holidays.

Speaking with a friend who went to see SiX last night at Operah House, she said about 90% full.

Its not as quiet as the West Coast assumes.
Pretty heaving at Tim Minchin in Enmore on Wednesday too
 

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The only argument he would have is everyone is going out to restaurants and retails ...... I mean the eastern states are probably having a pseudo lockdown with not many people going out for dining and shopping?
There are heaps of people dining and shopping so that argument isn’t valid at all.
 

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Tasmania's data. First death in this outbreak. 13 in hospital because of covid. Only just missed 98% of 12+ with first dose. Booster dose figures added and now just over 30%.
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But are they? Im not seeing any such freaking out here in Sydney, evryone Ive talked to from friends, collelagues to the barista and shop assistants are just frankly over it, resigned to fact that they will get it and be ok.

At the hairdressers last night the apprentice who washed my hair, said 3 of 7 people in her home, her Aunt (in 40s) and two Grandparents (mid 60s) had it over xmas. Granparents felt unwell with flu symptoms but Aunt just had a scratchy throat and slight headache. Aunt was only double dosed, grandparents were boosted. Her parents were boosted didnt catch it, neither did her 23yo brother or herself who with both Pfizer double dosed.



Strange given Covid is a viral infection, not a bacterial one, so antibiotics would be of zero help.
Deaths the headlines in SA. And they combine them with Victoria for extra shock. No mention of downward trends etc. Our venues are only allowed 25% capacity. City is slowly dying as the Public Sector has to be WFH. The stores are deserted almost as badly as the original lockdowns. It's our damn close contact issues that are driving it.
 

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ABC had an article on downward trend yesterday.

The Case Fatality Rate hasnt increased, in fact it is decreasing (due primarily to vaccines meaning a lower percentage of people are getting seriously ill). Sure we are seeing more deaths because of more cases outright, but not a higher rate .

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City is slowly dying as the Public Sector has to be WFH

Sydney CBD was slowly being killed well before Covid due to the light rail clogging up George St and lock out laws. A lot of the best dinner had already moved out to the inner burbs.

Yes Covid has made it quieter in town but it is much busier in the residential areas, escpecially at local cafes as people who used to get their java fix near the office relocated to cafes close to their homes.

Ive been to the theare in CBD 3 times since start of December and all shows were near full houses, so people still heading into the CBD when there is a reason.
 

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I was at Thredbo yesterday, and I was very surprised by how many people were there. A regular said it was down on normal, but it didn't seem that way to me.
 

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Some of the more inetresting comments from todays NSW presser courteousy of the ABC Blog:

Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said a "variety of indicators" pointed to the spread of the virus slowing in the community. She said hospitalisations, staff in isolation, absentee data from a wide-range of industries and case positivity rates pointed to declining transmission rates.

Dr Chant said seven of today's reported deaths were historical and were added after coronial investigations. She said health authorities had reviewed COVID-19 deaths since January 15 of people under 65 years old and of those 28 deaths, half were unvaccinated.


On todays deaths:

"There was one person aged in their 30s, one was in their 40s, four were in the 50s, eight people were in their 60s, 12 people were in their 70s, 13 people were in their 80s and seven people were in their 90s.

"One person had received three doses of the COVID vaccine, 29 had received two doses, up to two people had received one dose and 14 were not vaccinated. Of the seven people who died under the age of 65, all were men. Two received two doses of the COVID vaccine and five men were not vaccinated, including the men in their 30s and 40s. And both of the men who were vaccinated had significant underlying health conditions. Three of the five men who were not vaccinated also had significant underlying health conditions."

Premier Dominic Perrottet said the state was exceeding expectations despite the pressure being felt by the health system.

"[Today's figures] is below what we were expecting at this point in time and at the best case scenario, we were expecting over 3,000 people in our hospitals with COVID," in said. "In a worst-case scenario, it was 6,000 people with COVID."

He said ICU figures were also tracking below the best-case scenario figure of 270 and well below the worst-case of 600.
 
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I was at Thredbo yesterday, and I was very surprised by how many people were there. A regular said it was down on normal, but it didn't seem that way to me.
Yeah that's the feeling I get from my circle of friends - business/traffic down on normal (summer 2020???), but still ok/busy.

The close contacts in non-exempt industries is shutting or limiting business at the moment though.
 

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Tasmania's data. First death in this outbreak. 13 in hospital because of covid. Only just missed 98% of 12+ with first dose. Booster dose figures added and now just over 30%.
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Detail on Tas death - from abc blog

Tasmania records first death since April 2020​

Tasmania has sadly recorded one death overnight, the state's first death of COVID-19 since the April 2020 north-west outbreak.

Premier Peter Gutwein said it was a 90-year-old woman, and it was his understanding she had a range of health issues.

He said COVID is not being recorded as her cause of death on her death certificate. He said she was asymptomatic, but tested positive in the 24 hours before her death and the virus therefore "can't be ruled out". The Premier said she was unvaccinated.

Her positive COVID test came about due to a testing 'sweep' of the aged care facility she was in after a different positive case was identified.

The latest death brings the state's total toll since the pandemic began to 14.

Across the state, there were 866 new cases recorded yesterday, which brings the total number of active cases to 5,984.

There are 31 people are in hospitals across Tasmania, with three in ICUs and two on a ventilator.
 

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Bad reporting to claim "the state's first death of COVID-19 since the April 2020 north-west outbreak" when the Tas govenrment has specifically stated the women had "a range of health issues"and that "COVID is not being recorded as her cause of death on her death certificate."
 

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