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Two million Western Australians in lockdown after one coronavirus case found

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By Colin Packham

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This definitely shows some sense of responsibility!

Wish other state leaders (and countries) displayed the same!

Just by looking at these numbers should be enough explanation:

"...... cases to nearly 29,000 and deaths to 909 ....."!

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The vaccination program will cost A$250 per Australian. Nothing against vaccinations, but that sounds like a lot.

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1 case, 2.000.000 in lockdown.

My opinion: Complete Nonsens!

But as long as the Australiens are OK with that, it is no problem.

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> 1 case, 2.000.000 in lockdown.

My opinion: Complete Nonsens!

Non sense in the short term indeed.

In the mid-long term totally worth it.

Why not sacrifice a few days to get back completely normal life afterwards? Its been working so far in Australia, and surely small and medium enterprises thank the government for that.

Japan should have done the same when it all started, and being an isolated island, would by now have a normal life as Taiwan, Australia and NZ have, with less bankruptcies etc.

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This definitely shows some sense of responsibility!

Wish other state leaders (and countries) displayed the same!

Just by looking at these numbers should be enough explanation:

"...... cases to nearly 29,000 and deaths to 909 ....."!

couldn't agree more

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Australia’s ‘containment’ of the virus has come at huge, huge costs to millions of people living there, in the form of draconian lockdowns, related deaths and loss of income. I can’t help think you have to have some kind of fascistic streak to call those shots. I mean, who gets to decide something like that if you believe in individual freedoms?

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Japan should have done the same when it all started, and being an isolated island, would by now have a normal life as Taiwan, Australia and NZ have, with less bankruptcies etc.

I dont think anyone here in Japan would like a normal life of lockdowns as in Australia.

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The reporter failed to mention that authorities suspected the man to have contracted the highly virulent strain from the UK. He had been working at a second part-time job and had visited several places within Perth over the past week.

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It could be a false positive.

Even the WHO has warned about a high percentage of those, especially if the cycle count is set to the high 30s on the PCR test.

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No sweat , as long as they stop eating restaurant dinner after 8pm all will be good.

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Australia’s ‘containment’ of the virus has come at huge, huge costs to millions of people living there, in the form of draconian lockdowns, related deaths and loss of income. I can’t help think you have to have some kind of fascistic streak to call those shots. I mean, who gets to decide something like that if you believe in individual freedoms?

And yet, they get to open up sooner and earn money, with less deaths, while other countries are still suffering

Australians are enjoying more freedom now (can attend sports events, shoulder-to-shoulder in crowds, with no masks!) than many other places

Because this is not really about freedoms - it's about inconvenience

Some people just cannot take some temporary inconvenience, even if that meant opening up sooner and enjoying freedom faster

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Eerily quiet in the suburbs here today...

As tamanegi said, the guard is suspected to have caught the highly infectious UK strain and had visited a number of locations north of Perth, resulting in hundreds now getting tested.

I live here and fortunately life has been pretty normal the last 10 months, this may sound draconian to some but I haven’t heard any people complaining about ‘individual freedoms’.

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