Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

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One thing that is totally peeving me right now is leaders of all colours, stating, when a positive is found in quarantine, or yesterday, in a marine vessel off WA, that this is a positive reminder that the pandemic is not over. 🙇🏼‍♀️🤦‍♀️For gods sake, we know that, it's why we can't travel and see family, why we get locked out of states, and why we just want the vaccine so we can get on with a better life. But it is the venerable state and Federal Governments who are not getting that vaccine out to people. SA has only used less than half of the vaccines it has in store.
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Is this the longest that this thread has gone without posts? Must be a sign of how little virus we actually have now that there is nothing to say for more than 2 days! That at least is a good news story!
Don't. I said that just before SA I think it was, had the Pizza man shut down.
 

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I don’t listen to many of them anymore but I don’t mind their stories that spotlight lack of action and hopefully get something happening.


Yes that particular epidemiologist sometimes has pretty pointless articles being generated. She I think likes to stay in the news.

I think that it is a pretty pointless exercise building a story just based on the the "current" situation, and moreso when the "current" vaccine situation has had a major unexpected hurdle with AZ suddenly being decided to not being preferred for the majority of the population, when in it was the basis of our vaccination program that AZ would be the main vaccine used.

So the "current" rate is lower than what was planned. That does not mean that the "current" rate will stay so. Pfizer will ramp up eventually with the extra ordered doses and Novavax will hopefully meet the regulatory requirements and then be added to what is being injected per day.

Other vaccines are also still in the development pipeline.
 
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From ABC:

A man has died from complications from COVID-19 in Queensland overnight

The man had travelled from the Philippines — but he was an Australian.

Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said the man was in his 80s and died late yesterday.

He tested positive on March 25 in hotel quarantine and had been in hospital.

Dr Young said he had been in ICU previously, but wasn't at the time he passed away.



Is this the first death this year?


Id like to see a breakdown of deaths between overseas acquired and locally acquired cases? In NSW I believe all deaths except for those in aged care at NewMarch House very early on were all acquired overseas. Is Vic the only state to have deaths from locally acquired cases outside of aged care?
 

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Id like to see a breakdown of deaths between overseas acquired and locally acquired cases? In NSW I believe all deaths except for those in aged care at NewMarch House very early on were all acquired overseas. Is Vic the only state to have deaths from locally acquired cases outside of aged care?
Didn't NSW have some deaths from Ruby Princess or do those count as acquired overseas?
 

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Didn't NSW have some deaths from Ruby Princess or do those count as acquired overseas?

Ruby princess are overseas acquired if the person was a passenger, would only be locally acquired if someone who didnt travel on the ship was infected by someone who did then died. I know Ruby Princess passengers spread Covid locally, but I thought all the deaths were passengers. Happy to be corrected.

None of the big NSW clusters like Northern Beaches or Crossways had any deaths - but these clusters didn't get into aged care, generally spread to a younger cohort and only saw a handful of hospitalizations with most recovering at home.

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No QLD had a PNG fellow pass a few days ago.

Yes but that person was afforded special treatment, as were diagnosed in PNG and flown in whilst positive (should not have happened, known positives should not be imported). So Qld weren't counting that in their stats.
 
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I love my ABC, but sometimes between her, Bill Bowtell and Swan, I feel like digging a hole for myself while I'm planting my trees.
I gave up on Swan in about the middle of last year; he such a hypocrite and WRONG so much of the time. And I gave up on ABC news about the same time in respect to the pandemic information. There’s so much they don’t report that it’s a waste of time listening to them thinking that you’re being properly informed.
 

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The Northwest Tasmania cluster was started by a Ruby Princess passenger but some of the deaths were people who hadn't been near a cruise ship.
 

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Yes that particular epidemiologist sometimes has pretty pointless articles being generated. She I think likes to stay in the news.

I think that it is a pretty pointless exercise building a story just based on the the "current" situation, and moreso when the "current" vaccine situation has had a major unexpected hurdle with AZ suddenly being decided to not being preferred for the majority of the population, when in it was the basis of our vaccination program that AZ would be the main vaccine used.

So the "current" rate is lower than what was planned. That does not mean that the "current" rate will stay so. Pfizer will ramp up eventually with the extra ordered doses and Novavax will hopefully meet the regulatory requirements and then be added to the what is being injected per day.

Other vaccines are also still in the development pipeline.
Surely you can’t be talking about my ‘favourite’ epidemiologist Mary-Louise McLaws, WHO consultant - haha lol
 
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Disclosed by now by SA Health that 15% of people working in the quarantine situation have refused so far, to be vaccinated.

Not as bad as WA where about 40% refusing, but Im of the option, no jab no work in HQ situation.

WA Premier says mandatory vaccination for hotel quarantine workers was not his first choice, highlights public health benefits​


WA Premier Mark McGowan has admitted it was not his first choice to make the COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for quarantine workers but says the state needs to guard against the virus as best it can.

Around two-in-five hotel quarantine workers in the state's system, part of the priority 1a vaccine rollout cohort, have so far not consented to the jab.

WA's Chief Health Officer Andrew Robertson is understood to be drafting new public health orders to implement the change which would stop workers being allowed to enter hotel quarantine facilities unless vaccinated.

Mr McGowan says mandating the Pfizer vaccine for quarantine workers is the right thing to do in order to protect the community.
 

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Not as bad as WA where about 40% refusing, but Im of the option, no jab no work in HQ situation.

WA Premier says mandatory vaccination for hotel quarantine workers was not his first choice, highlights public health benefits​


WA Premier Mark McGowan has admitted it was not his first choice to make the COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for quarantine workers but says the state needs to guard against the virus as best it can.

Around two-in-five hotel quarantine workers in the state's system, part of the priority 1a vaccine rollout cohort, have so far not consented to the jab.

WA's Chief Health Officer Andrew Robertson is understood to be drafting new public health orders to implement the change which would stop workers being allowed to enter hotel quarantine facilities unless vaccinated.

Mr McGowan says mandating the Pfizer vaccine for quarantine workers is the right thing to do in order to protect the community.
Well at least he is doing something about it. In SA, they will just continue to Counsel people. It won't be mandatory.
 

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