The Serious Covid Thread - For Those Who Want Serious Discussion

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Craig Kelly is just being Craig, I’m used to it sadly, but more disappointing was that Vic upper house MP David davis was egging on the crowd.
Both Kelly and Davis have decided there are votes to be had on this issue.
I think the voting patterns across the country recently have shown they might be disappointed.
I was watching TV and a news update stated that the protests on the steps of Parliament were increasing…..
What a beat up!
About 120 people!
Laughable.
 

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BW the unvaccinated don’t spread it any more than the vaccinated. The unvaccinated don't cause it to spread or mutate.
Many people, for one reason or another, are not able to be vaccinated.

And many people choose to wait for more long term research data rather than have an experimental unapproved vaccine injected into their body - all of them only have provisional approval.

Your mischievous b/s needs to be called out. The vaccine is not “experimental” and the “provisional approval” is a term used for the only approval process that would have gotten the Vax into ppl in this timeframe.

Do whatever you want to yourself, but don’t peddle b/s and expect to be allowed to peddle lies and misinformation without pushback.


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Sr you can't get an exemption for anaphylxsis to an ingredient in the vaccines in Victoria - you have to submit to the first shot and suffer the reaction before they'll exempt you from the second.
It is extremely difficult to get a medical exemption here as doctors are not permitted to give them.

Sorry, but that's incorrect.

I'm no fan of Andrews, but they are simply following the ATAGI guidelines. GP's can provide medical exemptions provided they meet these guidelines and the GP completes the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) exemption form.
 

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Both Kelly and Davis have decided there are votes to be had on this issue.
I think the voting patterns across the country recently have shown they might be disappointed.
I was watching TV and a news update stated that the protests on the steps of Parliament were increasing…..
What a beat up!
About 120 people!
Laughable.

120 people? Is that what the ABC told you? More like 60k to 100K protesters. These are good people protesting against the Dan Andrews proposed pandemic bill.
 

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120 people? Is that what the ABC told you? More like 60k to 100K protesters. These are good people protesting against the Dan Andrews proposed pandemic bill.
No. It was ch 10 actually.
And it was today. And it was the anti pandemic bill. (The same bill NSW already have btw)
100k? Your joking. Never was there 100k at a Melbourne anti vaxx protest.
 

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No. It was ch 10 actually.
And it was today. And it was the anti pandemic bill. (The same bill NSW already have btw)
100k? Your joking. Never was there 100k at a Melbourne anti vaxx protest.

They're not anti-vax protesters like the mainstream want you to believe. Channel 10 is just as bad as the ABC. Mainstream media like 7, 9, 10 are terrible with their reporting just like the ABC. But you keep on believing the drivel they report.
 

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120 people? Is that what the ABC told you? More like 60k to 100K protesters. These are good people protesting against the Dan Andrews proposed pandemic bill.

100k?

In a thread populated by misinformation, distortions and complete fabrications, you should win a prize for the most obviously delusional post of anyone in the history of the internet, let alone this thread. Take a bow.

This board has become a complete wasteland in which idiots keep vomiting up the same bullshit over and over like some sort of existential whack a mole. Time for me to join the many others heading for the exit.
 

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100k?

In a thread populated by misinformation, distortions and complete fabrications, you should win a prize for the most obviously delusional post of anyone in the history of the internet, let alone this thread. Take a bow.

This board has become a complete wasteland in which idiots keep vomiting up the same bullshit over and over like some sort of existential whack a mole. Time for me to join the many others heading for the exit.

Probably closer to 60K but whatever. There definitely was a big turnout.
 

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This board has become a complete wasteland in which idiots keep vomiting up the same bullshit over and over like some sort of existential whack a mole. Time for me to join the many others heading for the exit.
Please don't blame Covid.
In case you've forgotten the same applied to the succession plan.
PS: Hang in there
 

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100k?

In a thread populated by misinformation, distortions and complete fabrications, you should win a prize for the most obviously delusional post of anyone in the history of the internet, let alone this thread. Take a bow.

This board has become a complete wasteland in which idiots keep vomiting up the same bullshit over and over like some sort of existential whack a mole. Time for me to join the many others heading for the exit.
The board is what it is and at the moment it's not as much as it was. I am not so sure that people are heading for the exit rather than simply being diverted by work and the fact that nothing is happening in the football world. Lockdown is over and life is opening up. There just isn't the necessity to score debating points or try to convert others to a point of view.

It's the off season and only De Goey kept the board alive for a couple of weeks. Several posters have temporarily retired from service, but will surely return for the draft and later the pre season. This is not a time to invest a great deal of expectation into posts as you are likely to be disappointed. The audience is limited, and those who remain are largely exchanging light hearted banter. You've stumbled across a couple of posters who think there is a contest to be won, but I wouldn't be using them as a yardstick for the general quality of argument across the board.
 
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Sorry, but that's incorrect.

I'm no fan of Andrews, but they are simply following the ATAGI guidelines. GP's can provide medical exemptions provided they meet these guidelines and the GP completes the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) exemption form.
I didn’t say Andrews was responsible for this, but the fact remains it is extremely difficult to get an exemption.
 

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Your mischievous b/s needs to be called out. The vaccine is not “experimental” and the “provisional approval” is a term used for the only approval process that would have gotten the Vax into ppl in this timeframe.

Do whatever you want to yourself, but don’t peddle b/s and expect to be allowed to peddle lies and misinformation without pushback.


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You’re right, it is the only way they could get the vaccines into people is this time frame, but they are only provisionally approved for 2 years while research continues. There is absolutely no long term data on any of them.
This is why many are hesitant and their views should be respected
 

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They're not anti-vax protesters like the mainstream want you to believe. Channel 10 is just as bad as the ABC. Mainstream media like 7, 9, 10 are terrible with their reporting just like the ABC. But you keep on believing the drivel they report.
Do you support the bogans on the steps of Parliament and the full size gallows “hanging” Andrews?
Do you support the bogans waiting for the day they see “Andrews dangling from the end of a rope”? As I’ve just seen on ch7. Oh of course, 7 must have digitally altered what this bogan said…..
Do you support the bogans who shouted down the 7 reporter and cameraman so much they required a police escort to flee the mob?
The MSM ch7 are trying to report the truth. Your right wing bogan mates are making sure they cant.
 

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You’re right, it is the only way they could get the vaccines into people is this time frame, but they are only provisionally approved for 2 years while research continues. There is absolutely no long term data on any of them.
This is why many are hesitant and their views should be respected
If tomorrow they decided to withdraw the “provisional” approval, replacing it with full approval, would you just fade away?
 

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If tomorrow they decided to withdraw the “provisional” approval, replacing it with full approval, would you just fade away?
The provisional approval has nothing to do with safety and efficacy testing anyway which are all completed. It's more to do with other issues such as copyrighting, marketing and all that sort of stuff, because they needed to get the vaccines out without worrying about that red-tape crap. It's why the vaccines weren't even named for ages after they were approved and went by names like "pfizer" which is actually the company name.

It's just something the anti-vaxxers cling to thinking that it means something that it doesn't.
 

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You’re right, it is the only way they could get the vaccines into people is this time frame, but they are only provisionally approved for 2 years while research continues. There is absolutely no long term data on any of them.
This is why many are hesitant and their views should be respected

You promulgate lies. Calling the vaccine “experimental” is just bullshit. Hanging onto “provisional approval” is bullshit. I can respect your right to a view but not respect the view. Unless you have some up until now hidden medical/scientific qualifications, you have no idea. Like I don’t. I only listen to the big brains. You clearly don’t. That is arrogant and stupid. You pick the percentage split.


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I didn’t say Andrews was responsible for this, but the fact remains it is extremely difficult to get an exemption.

Correct. The grounds for exemption are very specific and medically based to exempt people who would be at high risk from the vaccine. If you don't meet the criteria, you don't get exempted. BTW the AIR exemption form is for any/all vaccines, not just the Covid shots.

Look, I have some sympathy for people who don't want to get vaccinated, I accept that some are fearful and empathise with them, but I do support the mandatory vaccination orders and have no time for the human rights arguments. My hope is that Victoria follows the NSW blueprint and allows the unvaxxed back into society as soon as we hit 95% vaxxed, but I doubt it will happen.
 

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