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  1. #291
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    From Sleeping Giants Oz on Twitter:

    "Three men lie about where they have been & sneak across the QLD border after being in Victoria.

    NO Photos on the front page

    NO screaming headlines of "enemies of the state"

    NO release of their names

    NO outing where they work

    NO raiding their social media for photos"

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    It?s been less than 24hrs since the announcement. Give the human flesh search engine time to do its work.

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    Another record number of cases in Victoria of 725, and I think a new record number of deaths too at 15... which is higher percentage than expected, because there are so many serious cases in nursing homes, who are more likely to die from the virus (most deaths in the last few days were all from nursing homes).
    After two weeks since those three ladies snuck into Brisbane and spent several days around the city, could we have actually dodged a bullet, with only a couple of new cases in the last few days? The one known case that came from them occurred a couple days after they returned, and if it had been been rapidly spread among others from the ladies or those that have caught it from them, the thousands of tests that were taken last week would have turned up cases that were asymptomatic that would have otherwise gone unnoticed.
    And now we have some others who had spent a bit of time in Melbourne and drove back to QLD, and was only found out a few days after they returned when one of them got sick and confessed to where they had been (when being tested, worried that he had covid).

    I think everyone who selfishly risks infecting others with a deadly disease like this, should be identified, so that the people around them makes them aware of what they did is serious and has consequences... something they won't know or feel if they are able to hide their identity and continue behaving selfishly because they know they can get away with it. People are known to continue to commit crimes and increase the intensity if the reward is there without any penalty.
    It is just unfortunate that the first people got so much coverage, and some negative feedback to the media, that others won't be featured as heavily... and those two girls were significant social media users, caught up in the selfie culture, that it was a lot easier to find images of them for visual media in a hurry. These other people sneaking in don't appear to have a social media identity, so their news reports are less significant if there is nothing visual to go with them.

    I also don't like seeing those media programs chasing up ratings by featuring stories or people that try to highlight the frustrations or unfairness of various lockdown measures, as it stirs up the more pro-active people to resist or refuse adhering to measures that are there to save lives, including their own or someone they know who could be a high-risk demographic.
    Yes, it is difficult, and frustrating, and there is a long way to go before we will be free of this virus restricting what we can do, or what businesses can operate, but stirring up dissent among people and business leaders, just for ratings, is not responsible behaviour by the media who are doing it... because they will keep trying to outdo each other to get attention, and it could get a lot worse if the media keeps provoking a response for them to cover later, and not take any responsibility for it.

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    30 something years old man is the youngest death in Aus to date. Just doesnt affect old people. Hoping Palmer doesnt win his high court challenge.

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    The elderly weren't the only demographic that was at risk - people with pre-existing conditions, particularly respiratory illnesses, are also at risk (some teens and children have died in other countries, at such a significantly reduced rate that we shouldn't see it happen here with our extremely low death/case numbers)... but the elderly are indeed the higher risk.

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    Why am I not surprised about this:

    https://twitter.com/aksmth/status/12...247634432?s=21
    Dovie'andi se tovya sagain

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