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Covid exit strategy? : Comments

By Rhys Jones, published 1/7/2021

This leaves us in a position of having to accept rolling lockdowns, travel restrictions within the country and even within individual states, and closed international borders.

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Cutting immigration is the best thing to have come out of this whole mess, so I, for one, am looking at the brightside.
Posted by SilverInCanberra, Thursday, 1 July 2021 10:02:34 AM
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Canít agree more than with SilverofCanberra.

But further now, and learning the lessons from the dogmatists of public health, how about a new focus on the public health issues of HIV/AIDS and a refocus on the dangers to public health that the Gay rights movement is promoting!

Dan
Posted by diver dan, Thursday, 1 July 2021 10:20:20 AM
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Well, they, not we the sheep, have not "been so successful at suppressing the virus". It's still here, and they are still locking us down, still too stupid and pigheaded to realise that lockdowns do not work, and the virus will be with us, probably for ever, just like the other flu that people still die of because of old age, no vaccination or lack of personal responsibility. The second bit "been so successful at terrifying our population", is correct, and that's the way 'they' like it.

Restricted internal travel, probably illegal, is stupid and draconian, particularly when 'they' are still allowing people to come in, or return to the country bringing the virus with them. Yet, they continue doing it, and the universities still yell for the return if foreign students, mainly from the source of the WuFlu.

Does anyone think that these idiots in Canberra are up to the task of dealing with the more serious threat from Communist China as well?

Can Rhys Jones, a psychiatric nurse and university student, have the answers?

He thinks that (someone called 'we') needs to "decrease" the level of fear. Bit late for that, Jonesy: the fear has been thoroughly instilled ever since the WuFlu hit, and the politicians and the "experts" went into the headless chook performance. We have all the figures on death and dying - always have had - but the bullying, blocking and fear - have rendered the knowledge useless. The supermarket queues and bog roll hoarding are back.

What we need is not more opinions - we can do those ourselves - from people with no more expertise than we have - we need action. And the mugs we vote for election after election are not capable of that.

If ever there was another of those "unique opportunities" we are told that the virus has brought us, it is the opportunity to see how dictatorships arose from political incompetence in the past.

SilverInCanberra,

Hear, hear.
Posted by ttbn, Thursday, 1 July 2021 10:39:36 AM
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The person who is supposed to be leading the country but is, instead, leaving the job to state premiers, has been described by one commentator as, "... too stubborn, silly and self-conscious (as he always is) to admit he erred".
Posted by ttbn, Thursday, 1 July 2021 11:38:52 AM
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A covid fit for purpose strategy, requires mass vaccination of everyone, including super spreaders, "children'! And that also means we need to understand the clotting phenomenon. Which may be related to differing hormone levels? The outstanding difference between them and their oldies?

Then we need foolproof quarantine stations that simply don't allow noncompliant folk to drive off!

And for mine that is and always was, island quarantine! And too easy if the island locals are fully vaccinated!

Then we need to take a hard long look at gamed migration and only import those skills not actually available here! Training our own would seem much more preferable than the current thoroughly gamed system!

We need to automate whatever can be automated! And create an energy policy fit for the 21st century to enable that outcome.

Finally, in an overpopulated world that makes pandemics an almost guaranteed ever-present danger!

Moreover, we need something other than migration reliance for economic growth! That something is an attack and removal of poverty via cooperative capitalism at every opportunity! And real uncomplicating tax reform for starters!

A very wise visiting republican once said, at some point, complexity always becomes fraud!

And we have, arguably, the most completely convoluted complex tax system in the world? Which may serve the paper-thin interests of a cohort of the elite privileged? All while fornicating the country/national economy!

And only retained by the obstinate refusal of puppet pollies, who've clearly put narrow self-interests ahead of the country!?
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Thursday, 1 July 2021 12:10:14 PM
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Sadly the author only considered the risk of death (which indeed is relatively less of a problem), but ignored all the other symptoms and morbidities of the virus, including long term.

Exit strategy?

Firstly, medicines are on their way.
Now in testing, in about a year there will be pills available to quash the virus very early on.

But also, nature will do its own (especially with our prayers): sooner or later there will be variants that are even more infectious but far less virulent. Then will be the time to let the virus itself become its own vaccine, but as for now we are doing things about right, we just need a bit more patience!
Posted by Yuyutsu, Thursday, 1 July 2021 1:04:56 PM
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