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Australia's largest state reports first COVID-19 case in more than a month

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Red Alert! Find where he got it quick!

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Australia's largest state reports first COVID-19 case in more than a month

Corona is here to stay, it is endemic now. To try to eliminate it with police measures is stupid -- unless there is a politcal, rather than a health agenda.

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Corona is here to stay, it is endemic now. To try to eliminate it with police measures is stupid -- unless there is a politcal, rather than a health agenda.

Wrong. Covid is not endemic in Australia or New Zealand where community transmission has been all but eliminated. We plan on keeping it that way.

Spanish flu took six years to disappear so saying covid is here to stay is premature and not based on science or past pandemic outcomes.

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Zaphod:

Why are you talking about “police measures”? The article doesn’t mention police measures anywhere, and the “authorities” mentioned are almost certainly health authorities. Hard to work out why you’d assume otherwise, unless you have a political agenda rather than a health one.

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"Spanish flu took six years to disappear so saying covid is here to stay is premature and not based on science or past pandemic outcomes."

Spanish Flu was renamed Influenza A, which is still with us. The stark difference between Covid and Flu is the government doesn't make a big deal about the latter. Namely the US Government and one of its puppet alphabet agencies the CDC.

The Aussies and Kiwis have done an amazing job in containing Covid. It's surreal to watch NRL with the stadiums packed and minimal mask usage.

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conoranvirus infection

what's a new virus then

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I’m living in Australia and it is good to have all social freedoms back. However, people are becoming complacent. They are forgetting their distancing rules, not washing their hands, etc, etc. This is quite dangerous for this virus. People must remain vigilant to avoid this monster raising its head again.

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Do the hustleToday  03:50 pm JST

I’m living in Australia and it is good to have all social freedoms back. However, people are becoming complacent. They are forgetting their distancing rules, not washing their hands, etc, etc. This is quite dangerous for this virus. People must remain vigilant to avoid this monster raising its head again.

You don't have all your social freedoms back. Tried leaving the country, or being an Aussie trying to get home from overseas? And snap lockdowns can come at any time based on the whim of state premiers.

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You don't have all your social freedoms back. Tried leaving the country, or being an Aussie trying to get home from overseas?

Free to leave the country and depending on where you go you can freely re-enter from safe nations of which only New Zealand has been cleared so far. Coming back from any other nation will involve a quarantine period for community safety. Fully endorsed by the vast majority of Australians.

And snap lockdowns can come at any time based on the whim of state premiers.

Incorrect it is based on Covid cases being found in the community and it is fully endorsed by the public.

These short lockdowns in areas of concern only, have helped keep the rest of the nation safe and operating freely. Look for a bad spin on things but we agree with the actions our elected officials have been taking, and continue to take to keep people safe and life and the economy as close to pre covid as anywhere in the world.

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