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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: CV and mad panic behaviour
Last post by Thryleon -
The ending of restrictions is not the end of the pandemic, the virus doesn't give a stuff what any human thinks on either side of the debate.

The ending of restrictions is the ending of official support, basically resources and finances are being pulled, this time next year the need for vaccines and expensive treatments probably won't have diminished, but they won't be subsidised either.
im still waiting for covid to start with me.

I actually miss lock down because life resembled a simple way of life and there was more empathy in the world.

Covid is a toothless tiger.
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: CV and mad panic behaviour
Last post by Lods -
I'm wondering...
I suspect there are a lot of folks at the moment who don't register their positive RAT tests with the Health folk.

I suspect this move will result in even less people complying...it's the effect of a message that basically says....treat it like other illnesses, stay home if you're sick and go to the hospital if you're really unwell.

That probably means we won't know when a wave is hitting and the extent of it until the big numbers hit the hospitals.
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: CV and mad panic behaviour
Last post by ElwoodBlues1 -
i don't think its that the governments don't care exactly. More that we cannot continue going down the path indefinitely as there isn't an infinite amount of money to assist us with.

Economy will continue to go down the drain causing people to lose houses...and jobs etc etc

Ultimately, its a more manageable situation. As has been said....people know how to look after themselves now, its on them to do it for their own good.
Think its about bang for buck with Governments and votes being the bang part.......lot more people worried about their bottom line than their Rat Tests and we have already seen gentlemen Jim Chalmers scrounging around for dollars to pay the bills and has even gone down the franking credits route again allbeit a different path trying to score some money.
CoVid resources cost and its not sexy anymore to be throwing money at out of work taxpayers like ScoMo did trying to buy votes and I think Albo in particular will be looking at ways to pay down debt and keep a lid on house prices and mortgages.
Dan and the invisible opposition led by Matthew Guy in Victoria might throw some money at health as part of their pledges to build hospitals and provide more beds in needy Melbourne areas but I cant see Albo providing too much coin given he needs to prove he can manage the economy first and unless CoVid deaths take off in a big way overseas and here I cant see the Government/s getting that interested in revisiting the bad old days of CoVid and being proactive anymore.
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: CV and mad panic behaviour
Last post by PaulP -
The ending of restrictions is not the end of the pandemic, the virus doesn't give a stuff what any human thinks on either side of the debate.

The ending of restrictions is the ending of official support, basically resources and finances are being pulled, this time next year the need for vaccines and expensive treatments probably won't have diminished, but they won't be subsidised either.

As Mav said a few months back, you might be finished with covid, but covid might not be finished with you.
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: CV and mad panic behaviour
Last post by LP -
Its not declared over, it is over. 

Globally its all finished.  People are more focussed on hyper inflation and making up for lost time.
The ending of restrictions is not the end of the pandemic, the virus doesn't give a stuff what any human thinks on either side of the debate.

The ending of restrictions is the ending of official support, basically resources and finances are being pulled, this time next year the need for vaccines and expensive treatments probably won't have diminished, but they won't be subsidised either.
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: CV and mad panic behaviour
Last post by kruddler -
Think the economy will take precedence over health rightly or wrongly...Inflation has spiraled everywhere and the Ukraine war has sent energy prices skyward and created shortages.
I'm with LP and think you have to be proactive yourself and wear a mask, social distance etc if you feel vulnerable, the Government dont care anymore and wont be funding what they were previously in terms of assistance or providing the resources for CoVid clinics and you are on own even with testing.
Most governments now are in damage control with regards their economy and fearing recession, cash rates wont be coming back down to 0.1% ever again and the RBA started way too late in terms of raising rates to fight inflation and the Aus economy is going to suffer as will households meaning CoVid will be taking a back seat in terms of headlines.
I expect like LP and DJ that CoVid will spike again and next winter it will probably be a new strain and we will find hospitals stretched again and lots of people sick but it wont be making the headlines like it was and it will be silent epidemic.

i don't think its that the governments don't care exactly. More that we cannot continue going down the path indefinitely as there isn't an infinite amount of money to assist us with.

Economy will continue to go down the drain causing people to lose houses...and jobs etc etc

Ultimately, its a more manageable situation. As has been said....people know how to look after themselves now, its on them to do it for their own good.
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: CV and mad panic behaviour
Last post by ElwoodBlues1 -
Think the economy will take precedence over health rightly or wrongly...Inflation has spiraled everywhere and the Ukraine war has sent energy prices skyward and created shortages.
I'm with LP and think you have to be proactive yourself and wear a mask, social distance etc if you feel vulnerable, the Government dont care anymore and wont be funding what they were previously in terms of assistance or providing the resources for CoVid clinics and you are on own even with testing.
Most governments now are in damage control with regards their economy and fearing recession, cash rates wont be coming back down to 0.1% ever again and the RBA started way too late in terms of raising rates to fight inflation and the Aus economy is going to suffer as will households meaning CoVid will be taking a back seat in terms of headlines.
I expect like LP and DJ that CoVid will spike again and next winter it will probably be a new strain and we will find hospitals stretched again and lots of people sick but it wont be making the headlines like it was and it will be silent epidemic.
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Ladies Lounge / AFLW 2022b - R7 vs Saints - Friday night
Last post by kruddler -
Time to get back onto the winners list and salvage something from this season which has been both unlucky, and dissapointing.

Saints have been struggling of late, but they should still go in favourites.

Lets see what Half and the gals can go this week.