Opinion Covid-19 & The footy season (& food & sheep)...

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Black_White

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I'm hopeful that things will have changed for Australian entry/exit and those of a lot of other countries by mid 2022 and I think travelling to and from some countries will still require long quarantines and restrictions on entry due to whether particular countries have been vaccinated yet.
Yep 2022 at the earliest for travel without restrictions, well without onerous restrictions.
 

sideswipe

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How could they be anti-vaccines; his name sounds like a vaccine.
Because Novak says no vacc. Story goes that when he was a youngster, he offered Tennis Australia that he would take up Australian nationality if they paid him $5m. TA said no. Hindsight shows that the $5m would have been money well spent.
 

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TheGreatGrundy

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I wouldn’t worry about the intervals.
You ain’t going anywhere this year I reckon.
I would at least like the option of getting out of here if the opportunity became available. As already explained, leaving for 3 months is an accepted reason for leaving the country. If my Thai mate were paroled, I would take Thailand's expensive long term tourist visa option - I can probably do this whether or not I am vaccinated as the 14 day quarantine there will most likely be retained. I need to be in the country to help set him up when he is released.

If Cambodia provided a similar visa option, I would jump at the chance to avoid another winter here. Having the jab is an extra layer of security but may also become a requirement and potentially a quarantine waver overseas and here. At my age, this is my last chance to spend 6 months or more overseas. Australia is going with the 3 month break between jabs, and I imagine the earliest possible time to leave the country with both of them would be late August, the end of winter.
 

sr36

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I believe he is a known anti-vaxer. So his fans have adopted his beliefs? Makes sense to me. He knows his tennis, so of course he’d be up with the science of vaccines.
That makes sense. I was a Martin Hingis fan, She jsut hit every shot so well and out thought her opponent so consistently. It's why I had a sex change operation.
 

TheGreatGrundy

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The announcement was strictly Tennis related, praising the work done to make sure the tournament proceeded.
The nuff nuffs didn't understand.
Given the limits placed on crowd numbers, tournament attendance would suggest that Victorians did not vote with their feet in support of the open. Crowd numbers were so poor that 2 for 1 tickets were on offer at one stage. I did not watch a second of any of the games so my information is second hand, but it seems it's the mention of the state government rather than the vaccines that caused the booing.

EDIT: Though if Djokovic is an anti vaxxer, that also explains it.
 
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TheGreatGrundy

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I'm hopeful that things will have changed for Australian entry/exit and those of a lot of other countries by mid 2022 and I think travelling to and from some countries will still require long quarantines and restrictions on entry due to whether particular countries have been vaccinated yet.
Australians could go now to Mexico or the UK without quarantining. Who knows how many other countries may drop entry requirements once vaccination programs are near complete. The one proviso is that you need to not be in hurry to return to Australia.
 

sideswipe

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Would have sat well in our pantheon of knobs who hit a tennis ball magnificently.
Come to think of it, that might have caused a really bad outcome. We would have adopted Our Novak and forgiven him for anything and everything. 9 Aussie Opens won by an Aussie?! We would have done anything he said. Like not get vaccinated.
 

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sr36

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Can't be that easy to qualify for the Pfizer on health grounds. I know two people I would have thought to be lay down miseres to get the Pfizer, but neither qualify - mitochondria/severe type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis.
I think Pfizer is all going to employment categories.
 

Maggie5

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And certain people with health conditions that qualify. EDIT: No you are correct. Those with disabilities and immune conditions are in group 2
I played around with it and it seems that those you mentioned might be in group two which might mean they receive Pfizer vaccine if the 10 million ordered is correct. Although not sure if it means 5 million of first dose and 5 of second.
 

JB1975

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Covid talk is a bit overdone.

Victorian Royal Commission into Crown Casino announced this arvo:


Watching the NSW regulators take on James Packer, I inwardly lamented that the same wouldn't happen in Victoria. There always seemed to be too many friendly connections between regulator and regulated.

Maybe not. Early days, but still feels like a victory.
 

TradeDraft

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Covid talk is a bit overdone.

Victorian Royal Commission into Crown Casino announced this arvo:


Watching the NSW regulators take on James Packer, I inwardly lamented that the same wouldn't happen in Victoria. There always seemed to be too many friendly connections between regulator and regulated.

Maybe not. Early days, but still feels like a victory.
Wouldn't that be in the Politics Thread?
 

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