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MooTime

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I see US now recommended their citizens to NOT visit Australia......correct me if wrong.

I'm thinking WA cannot possibly open to rest of the country with 20-40k cases per day in NSW & VIC, plus 000's in other states.
How could they possibly open with their past history of ZERO policy, all states Extreme risk, how can you just forget/drop that, I'm not being negative, just you know thinking, really they just inviting the virus in big time. really??
 

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US or any other tourists, can't come here anyway so it's rather moot.

True but there are a reasonable number of of Aussie citizens that have US Green cards (permanent residency), and they can still come for a visit.

My best friend from Uni (Aussie), Her Hubby (US) and 3 kids (all dual citizens) are flying in to Sydney for a visit in a couple of weeks, they meet the close relative rule.
 

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True but there are a reasonable number of of Aussie citizens that have US Green cards (permanent residency), and they can still come for a visit.

My best friend from Uni (Aussie), Her Hubby (US) and 3 kids (all dual citizens) are flying in to Sydney for a visit in a couple of weeks, they meet the close relative rule.
Sure. Do you think they are going to listen to the message though!
 

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Not all Tasmanians are in favour of open borders.
Tasmanians will be in the full "living with COVID" stage in the coming months, Premier Peter Gutwein says, when the disease is treated like other respiratory diseases such as influenza and the last remaining restrictions are lifted.
But the Tasmanian Greens have described this as a "dangerous" approach that puts the lives of vulnerable people at risk, while the epidemiologist who provided modelling for Tasmania's reopening plan has warned governments to avoid a "tsunami of cases".
 

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He seems to indicate not until third dose rates get far higher

Then it’ll be fourth… and fifth… and sixth…

I feel for people who have family in WA, but at the end of the day this is what the people wanted. The rest of the country needs to move on. Hopefully we can start to drop requirements like PCR testing for international arrivals and continue a return to normality. WA can do as it pleases.
 

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Then it’ll be fourth… and fifth… and sixth…

I feel for people who have family in WA, but at the end of the day this is what the people wanted. The rest of the country needs to move on. Hopefully we can start to drop requirements like PCR testing for international arrivals and continue a return to normality. WA can do as it pleases.
No, this is not necessarily what the people want. Everyone I know was wanting the border opened on February 5, We know Covid-19 will rampage around the state as it has over east. That’s why the majority are vaccinated. I think it’s near enough to 90% now, but not sure of exact percentage. That’s the figure we were told for border opening. Booster doses didn’t come into the equation.

There was no referendum. This is not the “people’s choice”. There might be some backlash ahead.
 
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