Jump to content

rtritudr

Members
  • Content Count

    387
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

263 Excellent

About rtritudr

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. rtritudr

    Australia v China

    They haven't even started designing it yet. At this point it's just a political agreement. So the estimate for the earliest deployment date is 2040.
  2. rtritudr

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    https://inews.co.uk/news/uk-covid-nhs-overwhelmed-masks-social-distancing-1189896 NHS ‘faces breaking point by November’ without masks and social distancing as Covid cases rise
  3. rtritudr

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Singapore's vaccination rate is over 80% of their total population, yet their case numbers are still growing exponentially. It has now exceeded Victoria both on a per-capita basis and on an absolute basis. Their case numbers have doubled week-on-week.
  4. rtritudr

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/millions-of-doses-pfizer-approached-australia-first-for-vaccine-deal-20210908-p58pv6.html ‘Millions of doses’: Pfizer approached Australia first for vaccine deal Documents obtained under Freedom of Information laws show Health Minister Greg Hunt did not take up Pfizer’s invitation for a first meeting.
  5. rtritudr

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    AZ is hardly a traditional vaccine. Prior to the AZ Covid-19 vaccine, the only other such vaccines to receive regulatory approval were two Ebola vaccines. The earliest approval only came in November 2019.
  6. rtritudr

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    AZ vaccines are viral vector vaccines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viral_vector_vaccine The very first viral vector vaccine to receive regulatory approval was an Ebola vaccine and the approval only came in November 2019 from the EU. They have been used on an emergency basis prior to that in Africa. If you want standard technology the only ones on offer right now are the Chinese/Indian vaccines using inactivated viruses. Novavax could also been considered existing technology but you can't really get it right now.
  7. rtritudr

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Every country in the world is running out of doctors and nurses, there simply aren't enough of them around for Australia to get them via immigration. Travelling nurses in the US are being paid at record rates and they're still running out.
  8. rtritudr

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Those were just propaganda, which unfortunately our media is only too happy to broadcast. You simply cannot surge a highly trained workforce in this short a timespan, especially when our borders are closed (in normal times, we could've imported doctors and nurses from places like Ireland and afar). Sure you can buy ventilators, but they're useless if you don't have the doctors and nurses to run them.
  9. rtritudr

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Dan Andrews ran out of political capital, it's simple as that. If he was able to institute a lockdown like NZ, things would be very different. NZ's daily case number is now down to just 20, after reaching a high of 83 nearly a week ago. What did it take? Shut all restaurants, no take-aways, shut all non-essential shops, even for click-and-collect, and no schools at all, not like the mockdown where every parent pretends to be an essential worker and 20% of the kids are still going to school every day in an LGA of concern. As it stands only Auckland is still under Level 4 while the rest of NZ is in Level 3, and this cartoon tells you what the difference is.
  10. rtritudr

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/uk/126261550/covid19-uk-records-200-deaths-in-24-hours-the-highest-toll-in-six-months Covid-19: UK records 200 deaths in 24 hours, the highest toll in six months
  11. rtritudr

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Unfortunately it will spread out from NSW/Victoria to all the other states. The borders simply won't hold. Five infected truckies have been in SA/WA in as many days.
  12. rtritudr

    Flights to Australia - reliability?

    Please note that the weekly inbound passenger numbers have been reduced in half again down to just 750 per week. https://simpleflying.com/australian-state-cut-international-arrivals/ https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/nsw-to-halve-number-of-international-arrivals-until-october-20210831-p58nmq.html
  13. rtritudr

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    The nose provides a short-cut to the brain.
  14. rtritudr

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Fortunately for Gladys, and unfortunately for the rest of us, the next election in NSW is in 2023.
  15. rtritudr

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Deaths always lag cases by about a month. So given the current cases they will be spiking very soon. You can see it's coming based on the ever increasing number of people on ventilators. Remember that only less than half of the people who get on a ventilator will get off it alive.
×