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Seat0B

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Yes, just made an emergency run to Dan Murphy, which is, of course, over the border. And Albury is, of course, such a hot bed of covid.
From the covid hot spot of ACT, red zoned almost everywhere despite a 13 month run of no community transmission, I feel you pain.
 

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So sad for all those involved.

"Ekka cancelled: Cattle farmers pack up and head out of showgrounds
Cattle farmers are hanging up their hats in defeat as they head home following the “heartbreaking” announcement Ekka has been be cancelled for a second year in a row.

Maddy Morwood

Cattle farmers are hanging up their hats in defeat as they head home following the “heartbreaking” announcement Ekka would be cancelled.
Heads hung low and boots were scuffed as farmers, producers and their families began packing up at the usually buzzing Brisbane Showgrounds, which on Monday afternoon was a ghost town.
Cattle exhibitor Jim Christensen, of Kilcoy, said the annual agricultural extravaganza was “the biggest event on our calendar” and had organised 83 of their own cattle for display this year.
Farmer and producer, Jim Christensen of Kilcoy has had to load up his 83 cattle to take home after the Ekka was cancelled. Picture: Zak Simmonds

Farmer and producer, Jim Christensen of Kilcoy has had to load up his 83 cattle to take home after the Ekka was cancelled. Picture: Zak Simmonds
“We’ve put a lot of time and effort into it so it’s been a bit heartbreaking,” he said.
“And this is our first year showing all our own cattle, meaning that a lot more effort has gone into it.
“It hasn’t been the greatest.”
Mr Christensen is one of the many farmers who will suffer financially from the cancellation of Brisbane’s most popular event.
“The Ekka is major promotion for bull-selling season for us,” he said.
“It’s a disaster for the economy, and for us.”
Farmers, families and producers pack up after the Ekka was cancelled. Picture: Zak Simmonds

Farmers, families and producers pack up after the Ekka was cancelled. Picture: Zak Simmonds
The cattle exhibitor said the mood around the deserted showgrounds was mostly “uncertainty” on where the virus would lead them and their business.
“There’s a lot of the unknown and what’s going to happen next,” he sad.
Families, including children, could be seen heaving large hay bales and swags onto the top of loading trucks and leading their cattle onto trucks to head back home.
“We’re all going back home, we’re in the LGA areas that are affected so if the cattle stay here it will become an animal welfare issue later down the track,” he said.

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Mr Christensen said although it was disappointing, he understood why the Ekka was cancelled.
“You have to put health first.”

 

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In Vic - I have a work trip scheduled for 12-13 Aug to SA - been postponed 3 times before. What are the chances the border will reopen by then? (I'm thinking not great again..)
 

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In Vic - I have a work trip scheduled for 12-13 Aug to SA - been postponed 3 times before. What are the chances the border will reopen by then? (I'm thinking not great again..)
I think I would put that at better than 50%.
 

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At least now you've all avoided the deadly Ekka variant of cow-COVID.
Interestingly, there is some work being done on using Sars-Covid-2 infected cattle and milk and dung as a vaccination against Covid-19. I don't know the progress though. Such a concept worked for Edward Jenner for CowPox and SmallPox originally.

 

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So presumably SA Residents flying home from overseas via SYD would have to do 28 days quarantine. That’s rough.
Our last outbreak in SA a couple of weeks ago was caused by someone who was allowed to skip quarantine in SA after Sydney quarantine. He caught it somewhere in NSW - quarantine - hospital - taxi - somewhere.
 
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