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  1. ssiri

    How is Megan doing so far?

    Daddy to the rescue. Prince Harry must be happy about that. A kept Man by his wife and supported financially by Dad. Also getting pocket money by hawking out stories for money about his mental health. I can’t see any of that lasting long. Its all a low blow
  2. ssiri

    Day to Day Diary of Coronavirus/Covid-19 2020

    Just been WFH, and heading over to Bunnings as our choc lab is due to arrive in about four weeks! Other than that the odd grocery run
  3. ssiri

    Corona Virus

    Yes. Apart from its longer incubation, is its make-up that means it lingers/attacks the body for longer.... the scientists globally have been able to isolate and study the protein structures within the virus, thanks to an Aussie matter/atom splitting cyclotron (type device).
  4. ssiri

    Corona Virus

    Yes. But I wouldn’t expect more from a country where the majority of the population isn’t educated, or provides cheap manual labour - coming from undeveloped villages to the city. Similarly, the continent of Africa. Those with weak social infrastructure, health systems or economies were never going to be leading lights. The same can’t be said of developed countries that might lag behind in the same group as the undeveloped ones. One comes to mind given the rate at which their infections were growing - over 100K and closer to 200K. That won’t beat this by Easter, and even 30 days, may be optimistic.
  5. ssiri

    Corona Virus

    Buckle up- its going to be a long ride, a bit like the UK/Europe finally paying of the WWII debt, sometime in the last decade (or some such). Extraordinary times, extraordinary action and leadership required. The normal considerations and the play book has been thrown out.
  6. ssiri

    Positive things about now

    Cake
  7. ssiri

    How is ScoMo doing so far?

    Without a doubt.
  8. ssiri

    Corona Virus

    safe and speedy recovery
  9. ssiri

    Corona Virus

    Really? There are numerous solutions to this problem, including lining up all the ill and infected and summarily executing them. That’ll rid us of the virus very very quickly. However there is a reason why authoritarian as well as Democratic states haven’t chosen that option for their people. The next best thing to get rid of this quickly is to ‘not flatten the curve’, let as many as will get infected, get infected, those who will die, die and those who will recover, recover - that would be the ‘survival of the fittest’ approach. There is a reason why those Governments that can aren’t going down that path (excepting the US), that being - till there is a vaccine there is no guarantee that we will beat the back of this vaccine, so with several ‘high curves’ in succession rather than one flattened one , there are likely to be millions mote that will die. For the nay sayers who say the virus will mutate and wont be effective, well thats the reason we get a flu jab every year. Flu also mutates and new versions appear. So having new vaccines every year for Covid (or more regularly), is not really an issue, once they’ve broken the back of this virus and build more and more expert (that vulgar word again), knowledge. If America wants successive high curves they can have it, but its not going to be a TREMENDOUS outcome. TREMENDOUS stuff up? Undoubtedly. Stay safe, healthy and socially distanced!
  10. ssiri

    Corona Virus

    I would have to agree, I don’t believe in Tory ideology but in times like this he is showing leadership in the face of unbelievable uncertainty and unprecedented circumstances. I have time for that. Its time to come together, not whinge like a Pom [emoji6]
  11. ssiri

    How is Trump doing so far?

    Given his thin skin, he does. Furthermore, a person’s value is more to do with character - not status or $$$$. Those measures are so superficial snd fake.
  12. ssiri

    Corona Virus

    True. Knowing that they can be OTT is more than half the battle won, in terms of being able to then take what they say with a pinch of salt
  13. ssiri

    Corona Virus

    Tend to agree that mother nature has a way of levelling and balancing everything. We certainly aren’t invincible or superior by any means, and shouldn’t take life for granted, anywhere.
  14. ssiri

    Corona Virus

    Sadly, whats new about that - Especially amongst the commercial channels? My experience of Sky News UK, SBS and ABC however, seems less shrill and more like just delivering the news.
  15. ssiri

    Corona Virus

    According to the transcript of Scomo’s speach last night, all jobs are essential. In that they support the economy and families. Then there us reality.
  16. Australias allegiances will lay with what will benefit Australia, not what Chump, the British and Asian Governments expect (I’d imagine). So more of the same, spit between economic future with China and security future with the west/US, but hopefully with less US style paranoia. Also hopefully with the gumption not to become America’s poodle and capitulate to US pressure.
  17. With everything going on right now, I really don’t give a fig about Brexit or Chump
  18. ssiri

    Corona Virus

    Good luck with that.
  19. ssiri

    Corona Virus

    Lots of scarves all around, just in time fir winter. Silver lining to every cloud [emoji846]
  20. ssiri

    Corona Virus

    The advice is to call a clinic/NHS, 111 before rocking up at a clinic. If you have a fever, you should be focusing on those measures, not focusing your little energy, posting on here.
  21. ssiri

    Corona Virus

    Sadly, hardly surprising. Its a big metropolis. Given the non existent US public health system, how it plays out there may be interesting to watch (not for voyeuristic reasons, but to learn lessons/gain insight we can all put to good use instead).
  22. ssiri

    Corona Virus

    Rightly so.
  23. ssiri

    Corona Virus

    It’s still not up to snuff. From no knee jerk reaction, to extreme knee jerk reaction, from our friends out in the US. We shall see.
  24. ssiri

    Corona Virus

    I think you may still be right. The measures being taken by successive Governments and businesses should help it slow. It seems to have worked in China.
  25. ssiri

    Corona Virus

    If it has to be compared against that of third world countries, to claim superiority rather than against that of other first world countries (peers), it’s a pretty sad state of affairs. Conclusion: It’s not up to snuff for a first world country.
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