News Coronavirus (COVID-19) Discussion Thread II

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DaveyBoy123

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And it's not just in Brissy:

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Radical anti-vaccination protesters have descended on Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens today, openly flouting social distancing rules.

Hundreds of supports gathered at the gardens in protest, claiming the coronavirus pandemic was fake... Many held signs warning against vaccination and 5G technology.

There was a visible police presence, with masked officers keeping a close watch on the crowd.

An anti-vaccination protest at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens. Picture: Tim Carrafa

An anti-vaccination protest at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens.
 

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And it's not just in Brissy:

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Radical anti-vaccination protesters have descended on Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens today, openly flouting social distancing rules.

Hundreds of supports gathered at the gardens in protest, claiming the coronavirus pandemic was fake... Many held signs warning against vaccination and 5G technology.

There was a visible police presence, with masked officers keeping a close watch on the crowd.

An anti-vaccination protest at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens.
FMD we have 100s of Australian Donald Trumps in Melbourne.
 

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And it's not just in Brissy:

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Radical anti-vaccination protesters have descended on Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens today, openly flouting social distancing rules.

Hundreds of supports gathered at the gardens in protest, claiming the coronavirus pandemic was fake... Many held signs warning against vaccination and 5G technology.

There was a visible police presence, with masked officers keeping a close watch on the crowd.

An anti-vaccination protest at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens. Picture: Tim Carrafa

An anti-vaccination protest at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens.
Can we just drop rocks on them so they can **** off from the gene pool?
 

glenn2479

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And it's not just in Brissy:

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Radical anti-vaccination protesters have descended on Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens today, openly flouting social distancing rules.

Hundreds of supports gathered at the gardens in protest, claiming the coronavirus pandemic was fake... Many held signs warning against vaccination and 5G technology.

There was a visible police presence, with masked officers keeping a close watch on the crowd.

An anti-vaccination protest at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens. Picture: Tim Carrafa

An anti-vaccination protest at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens.
Can’t we just make them walk to the end of the earth where they’ll fall off the edge?
 

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And it's not just in Brissy:

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Radical anti-vaccination protesters have descended on Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens today, openly flouting social distancing rules.

Hundreds of supports gathered at the gardens in protest, claiming the coronavirus pandemic was fake... Many held signs warning against vaccination and 5G technology.

There was a visible police presence, with masked officers keeping a close watch on the crowd.

An anti-vaccination protest at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens. Picture: Tim Carrafa

An anti-vaccination protest at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens.
I walked the Tan yesterday
Thank fu** I was nowhere near it today
One of the great problems with democracy is that these peoples votes are worth just as much as anyone else’s.
The issue is and always has been numbers.
Too many misinformed morons having a critical say on elections which is how we end up in the sh*t show was call western democracy

We’re f’ed, can’t recall a time we weren’t and will be for a while yet
 

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Some good news to start the working (for some) week/month/season. One of the country's biggest clusters appears to have been cleared:

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Newmarch House, the Western Sydney aged care facility that became the site of one of Australia's worst clusters, has now been formally cleared of coronavirus.

Nineteen residents died, and 37 residents and 34 staff tested positive for the virus at the nursing home. The outbreak began in mid-April after a member of staff worked six shifts with mild COVID-19 symptoms.

A statement from Anglicare, the facility's operator, said the news came as an "enormous relief".
 

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Australians dipping into their superannuation during the coronavirus crisis have allocated about two-thirds of their increased spending to non-essentials including gambling, alcohol and furniture.

New spending data shows 40 per cent of those accessing their super experienced no drop in income during the pandemic, or their loss was fully offset by government payments, raising questions about whether they really needed the money.

“People who access their superannuation have made one of the most expensive spending decisions of their lives,” said AlphaBeta director, economist Andrew Charlton.

Read the full, exclusive article by Matt Wade here: https://www.theage.com.au/business/...ending-on-non-essentials-20200531-p54y5q.html
 

krakouers85

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I know the people were concerned and I wish to ally them of their fears:


Skimpies back to work as Kalgoorlie bars reopen
Taylar Amonini and Tegan Guthrie
The West Australian
Sunday, 31 May 2020

Brief Encounters skimpies Hayley and Jessika in Kalgoorlie.

Brief Encounters skimpies Hayley and Jessika in Kalgoorlie. Credit: Kelsey Reid/Kalgoorlie Miner

The return of the hustle and bustle to Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s pub scene is less than a week away, with phase three of the State’s COVID-19 plan allowing for the return of a cheeky beer with a friendly skimpy.
From Saturday, the State will be another step closer to normal after Premier Mark McGowan last Friday unveiled the next phase of the easing of restrictions, which include a significant increase in the maximum number of people who can attend restaurants, pubs and cafes.
As of Saturday, the 4sqm rule will be replaced with a 2sqm rule, and, in what has been coined the “100-300 rule”, large indoor and outdoor venues with clearly defined separate spaces will be able to cater for up to 300 people, with a maximum of 100 in each space.

The relaxed social distancing paired with pubs being allowed to serve alcohol without meals, is a welcome announcement for the Goldfields industry.
Recreation Hotel owner Laurie Ayers said he was excited the Burt Street pub would be a social hub for friends and families again.
“There’s certainly still a distance to go between ‘normal trade’ and what’s here, but this is certainly a good step forward,” he said.
“We’ve used the opportunity to do some upgrades, painting, bits and pieces of the hotel so we may not be up and running straight away (on) June 6 with the (State Government) timeline, but we’re certainly looking at setting things up within the new guidelines.
“Going back to the basics, what we offer is a social space for people.
“People don’t necessarily come down to the hotel to eat and drink, they come down to socialise and be with friends — you don’t often see someone come in alone to eat alone — and it’s our key goal for us to provide those things once again.
“What COVID-19 has given us is the opportunity to make the place better, look at what we aren’t providing, expand different areas and open our eyes to what the future could hold.”
La Femme Fatale Agency's La Femme Tori and La Femme Ruby turned to delivering food during the coronavirus lockdown.

La Femme Fatale Agency's La Femme Tori and La Femme Ruby turned to delivering food during the coronavirus lockdown. Credit: Kelsey Reid/Kalgoorlie Miner
Mr Ayers said profitability would be low in the coming months but they would try to provide service regardless.
The new phase of the COVID-19 recovery means the town’s famous skimpy barmaids are already packing their bags in anticipation of returning to Kalgoorlie-Boulder bars.
Owner of adult shop Brief Encounters and long-serving manager of skimpies Josie Fragomeni said she had about seven or eight people ready to return to the city for the first day of phase three restrictions.
She said none of her skimpies had returned to work during the phase two restrictions and they were all “very excited” to be able to make their way back to the city.
“All my girls were out in March, I shut it all down because I didn’t want my girls here, I wanted them to be at home with their families,” Ms Fragomeni said. “I just took it as a bit of a pause. It wasn’t too bad on business because I still had the shop (Brief Encounters) and the website going, but that obviously took a bit of a hit like everyone else in town.
“The girls all tell me how keen they are to get back here, so we are just working out the next couple weeks of rosters.”
Skimpie barmaids Malibu and Tori working at Judd's in Kalgoorlie.

Skimpie barmaids "Malibu" and "Tori" working at Judd's in Kalgoorlie. Credit: Daniel Wilkins/The Sunday Times
Having lived in Kalgoorlie-Boulder for about 35 years, Ms Fragomeni said this was the first time she had seen the town — especially the pubs — so quiet. “It was like a ghost town,” she said.
“But we have pulled through and nobody ended up too bad off in Kalgoorlie and that’s the main thing.”
Goldfields-Esperance people will also be able to return to their favourite beauticians and nail salons to ensure their return to the social scene is done in style.
Gyms, health clubs and indoor sports centres will be permitted to offer their normal range of activities, including allowing members to use all equipment.
Full-contact sport and training will also be able to resume.
Unauthorised entry into remote Aboriginal communities in the Kimberley and Goldfields will remain prohibited.
 
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Ten new cases in Victoria, another aged care facility locked down
Victoria has recorded 10 new cases of coronavirus overnight, including four household contacts linked to the Rydges quarantine hotel cluster in Melbourne's CBD.

A kindergarden teacher at McLeod Preschool in the city's north-east is also among the new cases, and the kindergarden has been closed today for deep cleaning.

Meanwhile, a staff member at Embracia Aged Care in Reservoir in the city's north has returned a positive result.

Health Minister Jenny Mikakos says all staff and visitors are considered close contacts and will be placed into quarantine.

All of the staff and the residents at that aged care home will be tested today. That nursing home, as per standard protocol, is now in lockdown and they will be having a thorough clean.
 

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