Analysis Coronavirus - The Impact IV “Phasing into the New Normal”

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That logic does not wash. No jab no play is a policy to incentivise parents to vaccinate when otherwise they would not (either for moral reasons or because they cbf). A government providing incentives to achieve public health outcomes is common and it will be the same with COVID vaccines.

If those same parents were told they needed to vaccinate for COVID for their child to be in day care, you bet they would sign up too at similar rates.
It will be interesting to see how it plays out. My work colleagues are all in low-risk age groups for Covid and none of them see the need for them to get vaccinated, doubly so for their kids. These are not who anyone would normally consider anti-vaxxers. How strongly they feel about in the face of threats to their job or ability to participate in society remains to be seen.

(Getting into SRP territory so I'll leave it there.)
 

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UK not messing around with their new international border restrictions, £10,000 ($A17,900) fines for people caught lying about traveling through 'red zones' 🤑
Except for the fact that the US isn't on the list...
Wonder which other high infection countries they've missed.
 

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Kudos to them for finally doing something about it.

But if a sh*t sandwich only kind of tastes like a sh*t sandwich its still a sh*t sandwich

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Various factors would contribute to the decline in case and death rates I think...

- Vaccination program picking up its pace since the start of the year
- Unusually cold winter keeping many indoors
- Suspected herd immunity - already at least 10% of Americans officially tested positive for COVID, it is possible far more had it but never got tested, and combined with vaccinations the Americans may have already started reaching levels where the spread declines rapidly
- The higher risk demographics (sadly) have already died off
 

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Peak must've just about been inauguration day.

Maybe the orange man was onto something with the conspiracy theories....
While I wouldn't dream of suggesting a causal effect, noting where election day (Nov 3rd 2020) and the day the president stopped phoning it in (Jan 20th 2021) are on the above graph is interesting.
 

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Surprised about the amount people on social media saying they wont take the shot because of the chemicals in the vaccine.

I have a mate that is so dead against it because of what there is in the vaccine but happily smokes, drinks and does recreational drugs on a daily basis. Massively ironic.

The internet has bred people that are "experts" from watching youtube videos.
 

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Surprised about the amount people on social media saying they wont take the shot because of the chemicals in the vaccine.

I have a mate that is so dead against it because of what there is in the vaccine but happily smokes, drinks and does recreational drugs on a daily basis. Massively ironic.

The internet has bred people that are "experts" from watching youtube videos.
Some fruit loop managed to get onto Triple M this morning and sprout her rhetoric about how she's a frontline worker and won't be getting the jab as the Govt is trying to change our DNA etc etc. Said you could buy the vaccine components online yourself and the research is there if you want to find it.

I must say, although we can exercise free speech in this country, that's the second time in a week I've switched the radio over because Triple M have either poorly vetted who they're giving the megaphone to, or they're irresponsibly trying to whip up some panic and drama.

I just want to hear Xav take the piss out of Basil as I drive to work.
 

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Some fruit loop managed to get onto Triple M this morning and sprout her rhetoric about how she's a frontline worker and won't be getting the jab as the Govt is trying to change our DNA etc etc. Said you could buy the vaccine components online yourself and the research is there if you want to find it.

I must say, although we can exercise free speech in this country, that's the second time in a week I've switched the radio over because Triple M have either poorly vetted who they're giving the megaphone to, or they're irresponsibly trying to whip up some panic and drama.

I just want to hear Xav take the piss out of Basil as I drive to work.
Yeah i heard that, shocked with the other drongos who rang up and said they agreed.

Lol one guy compared cancer to a virus , made me giggle.
 

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Yeah i heard that, shocked with the other drongos who rang up and said they agreed.

Lol one guy compared cancer to a virus , made me giggle.
I switched it off at the changing DNA part. I highly doubt she actually works on the front lines, more likely she saw an opportunity to get on her soap box so bluffed her way through.

Did you hear that bloke berate Basil over some perceived mask comments earlier in the week, or late last? There's some bloody loonies out there. And they're being given a voice on the radio. Might have to switch back to RTR.
 

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I switched it off at the changing DNA part. I highly doubt she actually works on the front lines, more likely she saw an opportunity to get on her soap box so bluffed her way through.

Did you hear that bloke berate Basil over some perceived mask comments earlier in the week, or late last? There's some bloody loonies out there. And they're being given a voice on the radio. Might have to switch back to RTR.
Yeah some lady rang up and said she was a pathologist and its mandatory to be vaccinated so that lady was full of it.

Nah i didnt. I only really listen for their rumour file thing...and X haha
 

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Surprised about the amount people on social media saying they wont take the shot because of the chemicals in the vaccine.

I have a mate that is so dead against it because of what there is in the vaccine but happily smokes, drinks and does recreational drugs on a daily basis. Massively ironic.

The internet has bred people that are "experts" from watching youtube videos.
That shows we do not know too much about these vaccines. Even "expert" were debating about the effectiveness of the vaccines. Many questions are not yet answered.
 

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That shows we do not know too much about these vaccines. Even "expert" were debating about the effectiveness of the vaccines. Many questions are yet answered.
Experts debate about the effectiveness because trials and rollouts have produced different results for different demographics. That's healthy reasoned debate.

That is nowhere near the same league as claiming that vaccines alter DNA or cause autism or any such sh*t that like that.
 

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I switched it off at the changing DNA part. I highly doubt she actually works on the front lines, more likely she saw an opportunity to get on her soap box so bluffed her way through.

Did you hear that bloke berate Basil over some perceived mask comments earlier in the week, or late last? There's some bloody loonies out there. And they're being given a voice on the radio. Might have to switch back to RTR.
My wife is an essential worker as an occupational therapist, she works with disabled people though and has no specialised knowledge about vacccines. The person that rang up could have been something similar (eg nurse who works in aged care etc).

Technically a frontline worker, but certainly no better placed to talk vaccines than any other pleb. Even someone like a cardioligist or neurosurgeon doesn't have any specific qualifications in the area.
 

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My wife is an essential worker as an occupational therapist, she works with disabled people though and has no specialised knowledge about vacccines. The person that rang up could have been something similar (eg nurse who works in aged care etc).

Technically a frontline worker, but certainly no better placed to talk vaccines than any other pleb. Even someone like a cardioligist or neurosurgeon doesn't have any specific qualifications in the area.
She said she works in pathology and has face to face interaction with people who are positive for Covid. Chris suggested someone else called through afterwards who is in the same/similar role and the vaccine isn't just a suggestion for these people, it's basically a requirement.
 

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Experts debate about the effectiveness because trials and rollouts have produced different results for different demographics. That's healthy reasoned debate.

That is nowhere near the same league as claiming that vaccines alter DNA or cause autism or any such sh*t that like that.
True, there have been a lot of stupid comments but at the same time there are not enough information for both the educated and the uneducated.
 

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Antivax seems to be spreading like wildfire. Federal leadership on this issue is appalling, and there isn't much from the State government either.
When the PM has refused to criticise Craig Kelly you cannot expect him and his government to pull anti-vax into line either.

Unfortunately we have to hope that the government provides incentives to at least begrudgingly pull them into line. One of my most educated friends who got his degree in science and married a nurse is an anti-vaxxer. The rise of the internet being able to provide 'evidence' for any outlandish belief is to blame.
 

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