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- Apr 28, 2008
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“Respondents to a Perth Now poll have overwhelmingly said WA Premier Mark McGowan should have been ready to open the borders by February 5.What’s the read from the WA folks about the Premier refusing to open up the boarder when promised?
“Respondents to a Perth Now poll have overwhelmingly said WA Premier Mark McGowan should have been ready to open the borders by February 5.
Conducted on Friday morning following Mr McGowan’s late-night press conference, readers had their say on the shock decision to delay the reopening — with no new fixed date announced.
As at 6pm on Friday, more than 1300 people said “yes” when asked: “Do you think the Premier should have had WA ready to open by February 5?”.
While about 550 disagreed that the State’s health system should have been prepared.”
Think it’s a bit closer than that thoughWest Aussies overwhelmingly said WA Premier Mark McGowan should have been ready to open the borders by February 5, according to a PerthNow poll.thewest.com.au
Leaving it indefinitely is the worst thing, people generally want to reopen up, public heath still having issues thoughCopping a lot of flack on Twitter, but Twitter is very negative in general…so is the media. Makes it really hard to tell from Melbourne.
I have family in WA and I know they’re not happy but that’s probably because they travel a lot for work and they haven’t been able to see anyone from interstate for a couple of years.
It’s not too bad, getting close to 90% (which was the initial target) by Feb 5the fact that is stil makes the news when someone records a posative in WA speaks volumes of the problem they face, here and NSW really only had groundswell movement of people getting vaxxed when the numbers began to rise.
i suspect it will be the same over there, people are reluctent to get vaxxed untill they see that its on their doorstep.
It’s not too bad, getting close to 90% (which was the initial target) by Feb 5
I thought we are close to about 84/85% double vaxxed at the latest figures
Trouble is, it’s the booster numbers that he wants increased to deal with it and that may take much longer
Hence the reason for that poll result… it has been mentioned that exemptions will be increased as we have some terrible labour shortages hereSo they are legit waiting for booster shots? That’s over the top. From a distance it looks like they’re too scared to make a decision but they’re only delaying the inevitable.
The virus will get there and it will run through the community unless they shut off from the rest of the world forever.
I am guessing it is based on hospital data, that would be data you could rely on... assuming the number of who get more serious symptoms is fairly consistent you could extrapolate backwards from those coming into hospital what the effective spread is in the community. Of course, this would be subject to anomalies like a nursing home being exposed triggering a lot of serious infections in a concentrated group of vulnerable people.
At the end of Dec we had 428 in Hospital, 54 in ICU and 21 on Vents
7th Jan we had 644, 106 and 24
14th Jan we had 976, 112 and 30
21st Jan we have 1096, 121 and 34
We kind of peaked on the 17th/18th with highs of 1229 in hospital, 129 in ICU and 43 on Vents before coming down. We should note the number coming down would be a combination of recoveries and deaths vs new infection. We did have a lot of deaths though.
They have mentioned there is lag time with deaths as a lot of those that fall badly ill are in ICU for some time before passing away so deaths will tend to go up for a while after the peak before declining and following the curve.
Since the end of December we have seen deaths for the week hit +10 for 7 Jan, +92 for 14th and +109 for 21st. Without the benefit of hindsight, I think we will know we are slowing down when the death rate starts to decline over a period of time, we should have a good idea where we are at by mid Feb.
He’s still up close to 80% approval, this will cost him though… won’t be a massive swing to Lab in WAThere's a few Federal seats in the hermit kingdom up for grabs.
It'll be fascinating to see whether that McGowan-driven support for Labor in WA sticks around for the election.
I reckon numbers are at least double whats reported. So many people testing at home and not reporting positives. Have a few friends who tested positive after a Qld holiday but didn't register - reckon there are heaps the same.Numbers dropping steadily here in Vic.
Hopefully not alot around when kids go back to school.
I reckon numbers are at least double whats reported. So many people testing at home and not reporting positives. Have a few friends who tested positive after a Qld holiday but didn't register - reckon there are heaps the same.
PR strategy at its best - what we don’t know won’t hurt us. I know at last 4 families who have it and none have registered. All doing ISO which is good, but not registering.Yeah I went online and reported my parents infections, if I hadn’t done it for them they’d have no clue, would be so many elderly especially those who don’t have English as a first language who wouldn’t be reporting, that’s on top of those who don’t give a s sh1t lol.
in terms of official numbers it’s looking like around 5-6k cases a day when kids go back, I dare say it will plateau at a number around that or just less, nothing like a few weeks ago but still very problematic for schools, and the real number will of course be a little higher.
Combination of schools returning and the shadow lockdown winding down will start pushing the reff back up again.
Was five days originally. Maybe four with Delta and 2-3 with Omicron but its not really clear.How many days before your sympoms emerge would your exposure have been and when during that time would you be contageous?