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  1. 4 points
    Not everything of course but the front cover headlines of those rags New Idea and Woman's Day are usually total fairytales. I don't know how they get away with it.
  2. 3 points
    Yes not good news but he’s in the right place.....when he went to hospital yesterday I thought it must be something to do with breathing otherwise he wouldn’t go.....not good to speculate so just hope he gets over it.....
  3. 3 points
    What your Dr is telling you is now out of date. People with symptoms should all now be tested in Queensland. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-06/coronavirus-queensland-testing-expanded-symptoms-hotspots/12124836
  4. 3 points
    I don't think you get it, it is the scale of the infections and the scale of the deaths, no quarantining-up to 150,000 deaths in a 3 month period. Do just tell me how the country would physically cope with that and the aftermath of in society. You go on and on about deaths from other causes, they are spread out over the year and many are anticipated, these virus deaths are in addition to those deaths and even where the underlying illnesses are contributing the deaths are happening in a concentrated time scale. It is not only the deaths but the numbers who would be incapacitated and unable to do anything for up to 3 months and who may never properly recover. The real issues from this lockdown are only slowly going to be recognised as transportation and agricultural production is hit, food production and supply is going to become an issue, no one is telling us what the flow of trucks from Europe is like, we import 60% of our food on JIT basis. Imagine if a huge part of our population was unable to function because of the absence of key people, police, medicos, food retail, water and energy supples. Your argument about this virus being no worse than flu, prostate cancer or TB simply do not stand up to critical analysis, leaving on one side the very morally suspect element of simply writing off the old and physically compromised.
  5. 2 points
    Having seen what Trump is doing in the US, I'm very glad that didn't happen. I find it frightening how much power the US President has. The system seems to rely on the President feeling a moral obligation to consult Congress before he makes any big decisions, but he has the power to ignore them and make Executive Orders for almost anything he wants to do.
  6. 2 points
    From memory, it was that particular model that was being posed during the Australian Republic Referendum in 1999. It was very much based upon the US system and was summarily rejected by the electorate..
  7. 2 points
    Honestly mate I wonder sometimes.....it doesn’t matter what you say.....he has no idea what’s going on here.....the messsges we are getting from our government and health service......hopefully some good can come out of Boris going into hospital.....it might make those that are not taking it seriously rethink their behaviour.
  8. 2 points
    And so do the chinese . A world leader in intensive care , because of their mistakes .
  9. 2 points
    Perhaps you need to read the whole exchange. Or perhaps, like him, you are suffering also under the illusion that COVID19 represents a threat only to the elderly and those with existing serious underlying conditions. I watched a moving and interesting interview on Channel 4 with a doctor in Gwent a couple of days ago. He said that the 15 patients in their hospital currently in the COVID19 ICU were all under 60. If the NHS gets overwhelmed then it will happen with younger and older patients alike but the outcomes will be much more pronounced for younger adults. Simply because if the NHS doesn’t become overwhelmed then younger people have a much greater chance of survival. If people are adhering to social distancing out of a concern for the elderly in society that is laudable and isn’t a problem. But when a number of people disregard social distancing because they perceive that the virus holds no threat to them personally then the message needs to be changed because if the number of severe cases overwhelms the health service it could easily be those very individuals suffering the consequences.
  10. 2 points
    we just are, as Monarchists. Quite frankly prefer having a monarch as the Head of State (even if it is nominal), rather than the likes of Boris....(or the opposition). The day the UK and Aus turn into carbon copies of the USA as republics, will be a very sad day indeed.
  11. 2 points
    I’ve been watching “ The Windsor’s” on Netflix. Good for a laugh, surprised it got through the censors in the uk. Love the depiction of Princess Anne as a German with buck teeth.
  12. 1 point
    I'm pretty sure you would need a licence in NSW too. Maybe check here: https://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/trades-and-businesses/licensing-and-qualifications/plumbing,-draining-and-gasfitting And I think with the English points, if you're claiming points you have to have taken the test to claim them, just having a UK passport doesn't qualify but hopefully someone more knowledgeable can confirm this.
  13. 1 point
    As I expected, her fine has been withdrawn this morning by the police. Deputy Police Commissioner Shane Patton has revealed the $1625 fine on L plater Hunter Reynolds. "We are going to be withdrawing that infringement this morning," he told radio station 3AW. He said officers need to use discretion while policing the stay at home rules.
  14. 1 point
    Hope your both on the mend ASAP stay safe
  15. 1 point
    I got really bad around day 10 by day 12 I struggled breathing and high temperature.
  16. 1 point
    Oh no!! His symptoms sound similar to mine, high temps and sleeping a lot. Please take care!
  17. 1 point
    Not had a great 48 hours. I went out two nights ago on my wheelchair taking some videos of the spider webs and looking for what’s killing the wildlife. We have found a dead koala and a dead Joey with its head taken recently. My wheelchair is broke, the battery has stopped charging again I’m getting about 5 months out of them, they cost $1,000 each time and they have to go away because the battery is not accessible without removing everything. So that costs me $600 on top of the $1000. I’m gutted, it’s my only freedom and I can’t afford that. Magic Mobility the manufacturer tell me to go to my supplier and they just ignore all emails/calls. Then hubby has come down with a virus, temp of 40, cough and struggling to breathe and my asthma is playing up although Dr today thinks mine is the virus also. Apart from episodes where I haven’t been able to breathe I feel normal for me. They still won’t do testing here because we haven’t traveled overseas. Dr said treatment is same and we don’t need a name. He didn’t seem concerned with hubby but because I couldn’t breathe when talking he advised to call ambulance if I get worse but for now take inhalers and hubby take Panadol. Hubby has slept all day. His temp had come down to 38 just before midnight after his lemsip. Fingers crossed in the morning he feels better. Dr said fever can last 4 days so be prepared. Hubby has only ever popped in to the supermarket and then back to isolation. So we would be unlucky if it was.
  18. 1 point
    If your point is that younger people - and those without serious underlying health conditions - really do not have a great deal to fear with this virus then you should know that it is this very belief that has led to behaviours such as packing Bondi Beach and other incidents of that type. The term protecting the NHS conveys a hidden message. And that message is that if the health service becomes overwhelmed then younger people who become seriously ill with this virus will risk not having access to life-saving equipment, nurses and doctors. Why do you feel it acceptable to only terrorise older people and those with underlying health conditions?
  19. 1 point
    Big respect to her. Hope she keeps safe and well x
  20. 1 point
    I think my oh would consider that, but only because he hates flying. We've been on two cruises, but both of them were in Europe (one Mediterranean, one Baltic). Each day, the ship docked at a new port. We would get up early, have a good breakfast, then off to sightsee in a new city. Back on the ship by 5 or 6pm, time for a nap or a swim or a sundowner, then shower and get dressed up for a sumptuous dinner, followed by an excellent show, and then end the evening dancing or listening to music in the bar. Fall into bed, wake up the next morning in a brand new port. I think they had movies and other activities on board but we weren't on board enough during the day to need them. Never lay on a sun lounger either. I can't imagine going on a cruise where the ship spent more than a couple of days at sea between port visits. I think I'd get bored
  21. 1 point
    You are Del Boy , with PB as Rodney
  22. 1 point
    Good to see you back on here simmo
  23. 1 point
    I was listening to Kristina Keneally suggesting that nurses who are here on a WHV should be a allowed to work in hospitals for more than 6 months. At the moment many of them work as nurses in hospitals then move on to fruit picking etc. She hopes the rules will be changed to allow them to keep working in hospitals. She also queried the "where is Peter Dutton". "Why has there been deafening silence from Peter Dutton? For heaven’s sake, where is Peter Dutton? We have a border security crisis on our hands and we’ve heard nothing from the home affairs minister. When he was diagnosed with coronavirus I was one of the first to wish him well, I wished him well in letters since, and I wish him well today, but the minister for home affairs has turned up on TV and radio and he said he’s feeling well and capable of working from home, so if that’s the case, it is incumbent he stand up and explain to the nation how this border security failure occurred and what steps he’s going to take to ensure that those responsibilities handed to the state governments are being implemented in a way that ensures Australians stay as safe as possible when it comes to the spread of the coronavirus. I look forward to Peter Dutton standing up in whatever form he can, whether it is from home, on radio, an interview through Zoom or Skype. We can do it, and if he can’t, perhaps the prime minister needs to look at appointing an active home affairs minister because we’re talking about nothing less than the security of our Australian borders". She is referring to the nine cruise ships either docked in the state or waiting off the coast. NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller says six are not registered to NSW addresses.
  24. 1 point
    I lugged close to $20k worth of microscope home to do work, found it was far more fun (and really distracting) doing macro shots of dead bugs instead. Arguing that it's teaching the kids science, but in reality it's me mucking around.
  25. 1 point
    On the first day, God created the dog and said, "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years." The dog said, "That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?" And God saw it was good. On the second day, God created the monkey and said, "Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span." The monkey said, "Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the dog did?" And God, again saw it was good. On the third day, God created the cow and said, "You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years." The cow said, "That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?" And God agreed it was good. On the fourth day, God created humans and said, "Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years." But the human said, "Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?" "Okay," said God, "You asked for it." So that is why for our first twenty years, we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years, we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years, we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years, we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone. Life has now been explained to you. There is no need to thank me for this valuable information. I'm doing it as a public service. If you are looking for me I will be on the front porch.
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