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Mystery Sydney COVID case spurs return of masks, travel bans

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If only Japan were this serious - I have a feeling the Japanese government has just given up, and will deal with it after the Olympic Games have finished. Places like Oz, NZ, Taiwan, HK, and even UK(2021) are all showing us what can and should be done.

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Get vaccinated as soon as possible, folks, before this virus has a chance to spread, grow and mutate any further.

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In the vast majority of these "mystery" cases the cause of the confusion and lack of epidemiological link is just people lying. On the bad side this makes things difficult to solve, but on the good side that would eliminate the need of new unidentified routes of transmission.

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If only Japan were this serious - I have a feeling the Japanese government has just given up, and will deal with it after the Olympic Games have finished. Places like Oz, NZ, Taiwan, HK, and even UK(2021) are all showing us what can and should be done.

exactly!

Get vaccinated as soon as possible, folks, before this virus has a chance to spread, grow and mutate any further.

That's what's going to happen if the world does not cooperate together and support each other in destroying this thing.

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I suspect it came from bats. There are millions of bats in the blue mountains just near Sydney, and in some places in Sydney, a few years back, I saw bats in the evening in the city center.

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The biggest mystery is the draconian Australian government. Still, if Aussies don’t mind only holiday inn in NZ for the next couple of years it’s all good!

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Authorities were racing to track the source of the infection .....

Doing what has to be done concerning the tracing.

as Japan ever heard of that option? But maybe it's too late for that already!

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"Nature finds a way."

It's like trying to hold back the tide. The reality is still that well over 95% of the infected will make a full recovery unlike many other pandemics that actually decimated the human population numerous times in the past.

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The reality is still that well over 95% of the infected will make a full recovery unlike many other pandemics

Oh Really? Reality?

No ongoing health problems to worry about?

No overworked and overloaded hospitals?

No mutations that could lead to far more err... problems?

No loss of the sense of smell or taste?

Right well, I'll just take off my mask and go about my life.

And I am sure , Hervé L'Eisa, if I coughed over you. you wouldn't care.

Because it's nature's way. right.

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garymalmgren

The reality is still that well over 95% of the infected will make a full recovery unlike many other pandemics

Oh Really? Reality?

Yes, really. Actually, more like 99.95%, unless you are talking about the over-80 group.

No ongoing health problems to worry about?

No overworked and overloaded hospitals?

No mutations that could lead to far more err... problems?

No loss of the sense of smell or taste?

Right well, I'll just take off my mask and go about my life.

And I am sure , Hervé L'Eisa, if I coughed over you. you wouldn't care.

Because it's nature's way. right.

I do not know what all that is supposed to mean. The hospitals are not less overworked and overloaded if you shut the economy down... to the contrary, eventually you will not be able to have hospitals in that case.

And of course there can be side effects and mutations, just like with every other virus. If you want complete safey, you have to make everybody live like bubble boy, in which case we all die.

Can we tone done the exaggerations?

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As usual down under, authorities are freaked out.

And the praised travel bubble already stopped

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Swift action will again minimize any disruption and get things back to normal lickity split.

Well dont Australia. Keep it up. You are a beacon for the world on how to be effective in both handling covid and keeping your economy strong.

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Well dont Australia

Well done Australia.

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I really do not understand people who praise the Australian approach.

Melbourne has experienced 168 days in extreme lockdown since this began.

Lots of Australians have families outside of the country, but they are not only able to see them, they become criminals if they try to enter or leave the country, making it not much different from places like North Korea.

If you only care about number of covid cases or deaths, then you should praise Nicaragua more than Australia.

But the thing is not their "results" but that people in times of crisis become very supportive of extreme measures, and Australia is seen as the model to follow.

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@Proper Science

Well said.

And when the crisis will be over, the same people will criticize countries with close borders and lack of freedom

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> Can we tone done the exaggerations?

Yeah, exaggerations are really unhelpful.

If you want complete safey, you have to make everybody live like bubble boy, in which case we all die.

Is this the toned down version?

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