The pressure on the WA government to relax it's rigid border rules

Do you agree with the rigid border rules or do you agree there is room for flexibility?

  • Yes border rules are keeping WA safe

    Votes: 44 53.7%
  • No there needs to be flexibility

    Votes: 38 46.3%

  • Total voters
    82

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kranky al

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no

The states I highlighted have achieved great outcomes like WA. So to that point in time, there was no difference in fact some states had a better record than WA.

The only difference now is many states are opening up and thus unfair to benchmark. That's why I say wait 12 months.

So yes my post has stood the test of time and yes a slam dunk as you highlight
Weve had zero locally transmitted deaths whilst having the best economic conditions in 5 or 6 years.

Zero.
 

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In other words the best thing to do would be stay the course and keep the borders shut.

Problem is that is inconsistent with his locked in open date of Feb 5, so now with zero news on g2g that'll be used to let the least amount of people as possible by continued rejections.

That way he saves face and keeps the border shut open.

Win win.
There was clearly a message there, but in essence it was a political salvo.
 

Carringbush2010

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If we could make the spread through the population a lot slower i think it would be good.

Sydney and melbournes spread is not to be desired.

We'll have massive spread unless................ he keeps the border closed and / or keeps g2g's rejected.

No other way around it.
 

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Intrastate borders and masks and proper social
Hygeine can help.

Not with Omicron, they'll do sfa. Once it's in it's in.

Nup the only way around this is to keep the border shut, which in effect is what will happen - it'll be open but fk all and no one will be able to come in.

Like you said earlier, workers and family and only if they meet the criteria of vaxx (probably boostered as well) and a pcr test before departing from wherever they're departing.

That last one is going to be a problem isn't it! For some time at least.
 

Billy ray

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Hell no
If these latest cases are all omicron its all over for zero community spread/crush and kill.
It will bubble away at 3-6 cases a day for a week or two and then once border open (assuming anyone can come in), willbe 10-20 a day for a week or so and then whooska.
 

ChampRevesby

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Intrastate borders and masks and proper social
Hygeine can help.
Unfortunately zero covid was only a possibility at the beginning of the pandemic and given Omicron now laughs at cloth masks humanity will have a fellow traveler from now on.
 

ChampRevesby

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You can still slow it down.
Surely we want to force it to the background as quickly as we can, hence vaccines and KN95 for the most vulnerable. Once the T/B cell immunity kicks in, we vaccinate annually given any mutation.
 

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Not if it overloads hospitals and crushes the economy.
The balance between the two is almost impossible to manage given the current state of the hospital system in WA. Lucky I dont have to make those decisions but lets see what happens after Feb 5, im guess there will be lockdowns :)
 

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The balance between the two is almost impossible to manage given the current state of the hospital system in WA. Lucky I dont have to make those decisions but lets see what happens after Feb 5, im guess there will be lockdowns :)

We all will have the benefit of the experience with Omnicron across the other States before ...
 

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About a week or so ago, RATs were banned in WA with a $20k fine for those who used or procured them.

Now the WA govt is complaining the feds haven’t sent WA sufficient supply of RATs.

Par for the course ... everything is always someone elses stuff up :'(
 

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About a week or so ago, RATs were banned in WA with a $20k fine for those who used or procured them.

Now the WA govt is complaining the feds haven’t sent WA sufficient supply of RATs.
Well the Feds, Hands on Faith, in fact has screwed up big time since the Ruby Princess.
Even this morning he was blaming the rest of the world for getting all the RATS.
Like the vaccines previous, he was sitting on his ample fat arse doing SFA. But hey ,welcome to Scotty's marketing ploys.
 

Billy ray

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Hell no
you just know he is hoping like hell that (per capita) WA never gets to NSW wales levels of cases/hospitalisations/ICU/ventilators as he will never hear the end of it, dont do what NSW did etc
 

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Well the Feds, Hands on Faith, in fact has screwed up big time since the Ruby Princess.
Even this morning he was blaming the rest of the world for getting all the RATS.
Like the vaccines previous, he was sitting on his ample fat arse doing SFA. But hey ,welcome to Scotty's marketing ploys.
Looks like it's States responsibility to procure RATS and they were banned in WA till last week anyway.
 

JBMAN

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Well the Feds, Hands on Faith, in fact has screwed up big time since the Ruby Princess.
Even this morning he was blaming the rest of the world for getting all the RATS.
Like the vaccines previous, he was sitting on his ample fat arse doing SFA. But hey ,welcome to Scotty's marketing ploys.
The vaccine roll out worked out pretty well from where I'm sitting.
 

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Well the Feds, Hands on Faith, in fact has screwed up big time since the Ruby Princess.
Even this morning he was blaming the rest of the world for getting all the RATS.
Like the vaccines previous, he was sitting on his ample fat arse doing SFA. But hey ,welcome to Scotty's marketing ploys.

Got an international comparison that supports your claim?
 

Billy ray

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Hell no
Has it arrived to be eradicated ?
it most certainly has


Australian Medical Association (AMA) WA president Mark Duncan-Smith said Omicron had arrived in the state
 

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it most certainly has


Australian Medical Association (AMA) WA president Mark Duncan-Smith said Omicron had arrived in the state

Guess I'm desensitised having lived through Melbournes eradication failure. Would not want to wish that on Collingwood supporters (joke ... :rolleyes: ).
Good luck needed & plenty of it.