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Johnstown

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I don't get which one relates to which harry Potter house.


But as it stands in Aus. At the moment older folks 50+ are getting Astra Zeneca. My old man got his first one Tuesday just gone.
For 50 and younger looks like we are getting Pfizer. Seems like a good thing because form what I've heard and read, Pfizer and Modena are the top performing vaccines. But Aus Government put a lot of their eggs in the AZ basket. Shifting a lot of us to Pfizer is slowing things down tremendously.

There is actually a big new debate starting here that AZ vaccine isn't good enough and doesn't perform well enough against variants. So Aus is going to have to find a new way to herd immunity.
US is sitting on 15 million doses of AstraZeneca that won't get used by the US. I'm guessing it will be given to another country but I wonder if there is concern about "giving" a secondary shit vaccine to a poor country and not the good shit.
 
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US is sitting on 15 million doses of AstraZeneca that won't get used by the US. I'm guessing it will be given to another country but I wonder if there is concern about "giving" a secondary shit vaccine to a poor country and not the good shit.
The optics may not be amazing but I think it would still be good to ship them somewhere that could use them.

I've got no overall beef with the AZ vaccine. To my knowledge it is still effective against the main strains of covid. Certainly it's far better than nothing. Also from what I have seen the blood clot issues are being overly dramatized for what is statically a low risk.

So if what I am aware of is still the current up to date info, then bring on the AZ vaccine. If we've got it lets get it into peoples arms asap. Stopping the transmission of the main covid strains will slow possible variants/mutations from developing.

Though with the current variants/mutations around... AZ may not be the way forward as the powers that be in Aus have hoped but it should still be beneficial in the mean time.
 

Johnstown

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The optics may not be amazing but I think it would still be good to ship them somewhere that could use them.

I've got no overall beef with the AZ vaccine. To my knowledge it is still effective against the main strains of covid. Certainly it's far better than nothing. Also from what I have seen the blood clot issues are being overly dramatized for what is statically a low risk.

So if what I am aware of is still the current up to date info, then bring on the AZ vaccine. If we've got it lets get it into peoples arms asap. Stopping the transmission of the main covid strains will slow possible variants/mutations from developing.

Though with the current variants/mutations around... AZ may not be the way forward as the powers that be in Aus have hoped but it should still be beneficial in the mean time.
Apparently they started shipping some and are going to ship the rest.

 
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Johnstown

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The optics may not be amazing but I think it would still be good to ship them somewhere that could use them.

I've got no overall beef with the AZ vaccine. To my knowledge it is still effective against the main strains of covid. Certainly it's far better than nothing. Also from what I have seen the blood clot issues are being overly dramatized for what is statically a low risk.

So if what I am aware of is still the current up to date info, then bring on the AZ vaccine. If we've got it lets get it into peoples arms asap. Stopping the transmission of the main covid strains will slow possible variants/mutations from developing.

Though with the current variants/mutations around... AZ may not be the way forward as the powers that be in Aus have hoped but it should still be beneficial in the mean time.
Apparently they started shipping some and are going to ship the rest.

 
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Scotty From Marketing wants to remind us how bad things could be though if his vaccine rollout wasn't so perfect!!


PM Says Melbourne’s Outbreak Would Be Way Worse If He Hadn’t Jabbed 1.6% Of Victorian Adults

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After months of stoking fears around vaccinations, until enough vaccinations arrived for him to not have to delay their roll-out, the Prime Minister is back to patting himself on the back for his incredible efforts to vaccinate 3.6 million people in the same time America managed to vaccinate 129 million people.
This comes as two “likely positive” cases of COVID-19 are being investigated in Melbourne’s north, according to Victorian contact tracing authorities.
These concerning numbers have sparked concerns there may have been previously undetected transmission of the virus from a case that was confirmed several weeks ago.

Victorian health authorities believe the two people are connected and a full public health investigation into their cases is under way.

However the Prime Minister Morrison says this new outbreak would be much, much worse if he hadn’t gotten to work three-months ago and begun rolling out vaccinations for a very niche segment of Australians who meet a very strict criteria.
Morrison says we are starting to see the fruits of his hard work.

“Imagine how bad this could have been” he said.

“This outbreak, that will almost definitely shut down all the state borders to Victoria for the next fortnight, and ruin all domestic tourism and business, would be so much worse if we hadn’t started immunising when we did”

“Before we realised that two people out of 3,600,000 people had developed blood cots from the first vaccine that I ordered from that flash uni that Tony Abbott went to…”

“And then told everyone to stop taking it, so I could buy time to secure a second and third option like the Health experts had been telling me to since August”

“Before eventually slowing down the roll-out to the point where we can now blame our own citizens for vaccine skepticism, after terrifying them with the blood clot yarns, and then vilifying them for not going and getting their Astra-Zeneca jab anyway”

“All said and done, we’ve managed to jab a few people”

Morrison says his government’s commitment to slowly vaccinating the entire population is the reason that only two ‘likely possible’ cases have been found in Melbourne today.

“So yeah, while Dan Andrews hides away in ICU, I think we should give a polite applause to the Federal Government for neutralising the threat of a third wave in Melbourne”

“And we couldn’t have done that without finding 1.6% of Melbourne’s adult population”
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DB Cooper

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Restrictions coming back in for Melbourne again :(

Hopefully won't be to long until things get back to normal again though @DB Cooper !!

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Yeah, not great news mate. But it is almost inevitable that there will be small outbreaks from time to time. Life is still good under those types of restrictions. We have all been there before.

I was just about to buy tickets for the soccer on Friday night too.
 
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My state breaking it's own records for vaccines given in a single day. 14,190 people got jabbed last Friday


Great to see things are ramping up but it's still horribly slow and not good enough in my opinion.

Aus has been vaccinating since late February, but still hasn't even gotten it's first priority groups completely vaccinated. A mate of mine and his partner only got their first dose of Pfizer a week ago. Got it because my mates missus is a high priority and works very closely with people coming in from internationally. She should have been done ages ago.

Also to highlight the shit show here, old folks in nursing homes are (rightly so) a high priority yet they still haven't got them done yet and there has been several new cases of covid detected in people living within nursing homes as part of the latest outbreak in Melbourne.

I've complained about it plenty in here before and am doing so again because the State and Fed government here deserve nothing but criticism for how badly they screwed up the rollout down under. It really brings my piss to a boil.
 
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Finally I’m booked in to get the Pfizer vaccine!!!
Apparently indigenous Australia’s 16-40 are now eligible so that sorts me out. Also gets the missus in as she counts as a household contact of me so can get the jab.

Happy to have a date at least but still shit service here. First dose isn’t until mid august :sad

I’ll keep chasing up different clinics every day to try get in earlier though
 
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Finally I’m booked in to get the Pfizer vaccine!!!
Apparently indigenous Australia’s 16-40 are now eligible so that sorts me out. Also gets the missus in as she counts as a household contact of me so can get the jab.

Happy to have a date at least but still shit service here. First dose isn’t until mid august :sad

I’ll keep chasing up different clinics every day to try get in earlier though
 
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Johnstown

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So Jack is still arguing Sweden did a great job?

They have 14,500 deaths in a country of 10.2 million people even though they have extremely low co morbidites (low obesity and diabetes rates) as well as a great health care system with high average income and low population density.
 

Clarence Worley

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Was Trump right about hydroxychloroquine all along? New study shows drug touted by former president can increase COVID survival rates by 200%
  • A study on 255 patients was done by St Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey
  • The resulting report, out May 31, found hydroxychloroquine to be effective
  • The drug, when used in a high dose and with zinc, increased survival rates
  • The authors found it was only helpful in severe cases of COVID-19
  • Patients given the drug as part of the trial were on ventilators
  • Trump's allies have seized on the report to declare that he was correct
  • As president, Trump touted hydroxychloroquine as a preventative treatment
  • He even took it himself, despite doctors then warning it could be dangerous
  • A growing number of studies are now suggesting the drug could be useful
 

Haggis

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Hey Jack you idiot fucking clown, remember how you spent MONTHS telling us that lockdowns were killing people left, right and centre because everybody was so depressed and miserable and nobody could access healthcare?

And I told you that I work in a role that deals with the immediate aftermath of suicides, and that we were seeing a noticeable DECREASE in suicides over lockdown, and that a lot of people found the lockdown to be a mental rejuvenation?

Well the numbers are in. Turns out you were dead wrong, you idiot fuckwit.


"Contrary to rumours that spread across social media (stupid lies that gullible right-winger idiot clowns like Jack immediately fell for), fewer Kiwis took their own lives during the lockdown and its aftermath than usual.

And it was a similar story across the world, with none of the 21 countries looked at in a new study reporting a rise in suicides as the pandemic hit in early 2020.


Researchers in Australia and New Zealand analysed real-time suicide data from 16 high-income and five upper-middle-income countries, including Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Chile, Italy, Japan, the US, Germany, the UK and Croatia.

They looked at how many suicides were reported by official government sources between April 1 and July 31 in 2020, and how those numbers compared to previous years.

There was no evidence of any lockdown-triggered increase in any of the 21 countries, and 12 of them actually saw suicide numbers go significantly down. New Zealand had 20 percent fewer than expected, based on past trends. Australia fared almost as well."




What now, moron clown? Let me guess - you were still completely right all along, just like you were about Sweden's genius herd-immunity strategy, right?

:hat
 

Clarence Worley

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They looked at how many suicides were reported by official government sources between April 1 and July 31 in 2020, and how those numbers compared to previous years

:lol:

yet at the same time I know of people who have never tested positive for covid have their death attributed to covid