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11 hours ago, don't make me angry said:

Also stats from the who in 2016 1.6 million people died on roadways world wide.

What a laugh. Tell us when do you become concerned by a new plague? When it exceeds deaths by all other causes by 10%, or 20%, or 100%? 

Of course people die from all sorts of other causes including food poisoning for example, but if suddenly loads more people died from food poisoning you might consider there was a problem there to be addresed.  Ditto for respiratory failure.

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1 hour ago, sue said:

What a laugh. Tell us when do you become concerned by a new plague? When it exceeds deaths by all other causes by 10%, or 20%, or 100%? 

Of course people die from all sorts of other causes including food poisoning for example, but if suddenly loads more people died from food poisoning you might consider there was a problem there to be addresed.  Ditto for respiratory failure.

Amen to that Sue.

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10 minutes ago, old dee said:

Good luck.

true. It's almost impossible to seperate the Essendon Covid issue from the Covid issue.  

A number of sources have said Connor had broken the usual AFL Covid restrictions/rules.  If so, when is the AFL going to issue him with a penalty like 3 others have had?

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15 minutes ago, sue said:

true. It's almost impossible to seperate the Essendon Covid issue from the Covid issue.  

A number of sources have said Connor had broken the usual AFL Covid restrictions/rules.  If so, when is the AFL going to issue him with a penalty like 3 others have had?

I was not referring to separating the Essendon COVID issue (and wider AFL) from general COVID issues.

My call to keep it on topic has more to do with posters abusing each other. Play the ball not the man (or the woman).

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2 hours ago, Demonland said:

Let’s attempt to keep this thread on topic. 

Is it ok to discuss Hird immunity?

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1 hour ago, sue said:

true. It's almost impossible to seperate the Essendon Covid issue from the Covid issue.  

A number of sources have said Connor had broken the usual AFL Covid restrictions/rules.  If so, when is the AFL going to issue him with a penalty like 3 others have had?

We are talking about Gills love chid here Sue. Don’t be surprised if there is none.

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50 minutes ago, Demonland said:

 

I know he is the expert, but how can he say there is nothing unusual? I don't think too many people would have been tested as often as Conor has been and to go Negative, Positive, Negative in such a short timeframe seems very unusual to me.

If this is not unusual to be able to clear it in a short space of time, we are never going to get a hold of it in Victoria with asymptomatic cases. Essentially everyone would need to be tested every few days or we're flying blind.

 

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2 hours ago, Demonland said:

Setting a terrible example for the community, no one else is allowed such luxuries. As much as I love football, having had to remain in isolation myself even after testing negative, I fail to see why they get a seperate set of rules to the rest of us.

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18 minutes ago, Watts the matter said:

Setting a terrible example for the community, no one else is allowed such luxuries. As much as I love football, having had to remain in isolation myself even after testing negative, I fail to see why they get a seperate set of rules to the rest of us.

I assume you appreciate that AFL players are already required to operate under a much more stringent set of rules than the rest of us. That includes greater restrictions on social contact as well as twice weekly testing. That's why different decisions can be made about how long an individual might have to isolate.

 

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30 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I assume you appreciate that AFL players are already required to operate under a much more stringent set of rules than the rest of us. That includes greater restrictions on social contact as well as twice weekly testing. That's why different decisions can be made about how long an individual might have to isolate.

 

They make these sacrifices to play football, which no one else is allowed to do at this stage.

Exposure to a confirmed case needs to be a blanket rule. No exceptions. Essentially his manager argued why should he have to sit out when he is negative, which is happening to people all over the country. Football is not that important in the scheme of things.

Inconsistencies, such as this and letting people attend a rally set a poor precedent and people will continue to disrespect the rules when they are not enforced consistently and fairly to everyone.

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2 hours ago, sue said:

A number of sources have said Connor had broken the usual AFL Covid restrictions/rules.  If so, when is the AFL going to issue him with a penalty like 3 others have had?

(in Luke Darcy voice:) "But, aw, gee, he wouldn't have meant to break the rules. You can't penalise someone just because they've broken the rules? You can't turn this game into netball. Can you?"

(in Slobbo voice:) "Hey Gerard. This is the -- this is the -- let me explain -- let me -- Gerard. It's unfair Gerard. That's what it is. You can't tell me -- YOU CAN'T TELL ME THE AFL NEVER -- THEY CAN'T DO IT GERARD. They can't do it. They just -- it's unfair. If they try to -- IF THEY TRY TO -- you want my honest opinion? My honest opinion? ..... I don't know."

(in Gil's head:) "An Essendon player? Nasty precedent. If we send him down, what happens when it's a Collingwood player? Eddie would ...." (trails off & breaks into cold sweat)

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17 hours ago, don't make me angry said:

The truth is there is no virus, or very week, in Victoria there are 127 active cases, only a hand full are in hospital, and only 2 in ICU,

I work in abattoirs, person at my work knows many at Cedar meats, out of all the postive test, no one went to hospital, no one had more then a small cold, we live in a nanny state. Say goodbye to freedom, this is the start of the nanny state, they are setting the bar low for lockdowns, be prepared for lockdown every few years, flu kill way more then 100 people every year, so are we going to lockdown always because you might get the flu, and someone else might get it, you are a killer.  Over 7400 cases only 100 death, average age 77, sorry to say people die, the price to pay  to save everyone is your freedom 

Your ignorance does not excuse how offensive this is to the thousands of people in healthcare who have been working tirelessly, globally, actually dealing with the severities of it. Get your head out of your [censored], bloody pathetic.

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17 minutes ago, Mazer Rackham said:

(in Luke Darcy voice:) "But, aw, gee, he wouldn't have meant to break the rules. You can't penalise someone just because they've broken the rules? You can't turn this game into netball. Can you?"

(in Slobbo voice:) "Hey Gerard. This is the -- this is the -- let me explain -- let me -- Gerard. It's unfair Gerard. That's what it is. You can't tell me -- YOU CAN'T TELL ME THE AFL NEVER -- THEY CAN'T DO IT GERARD. They can't do it. They just -- it's unfair. If they try to -- IF THEY TRY TO -- you want my honest opinion? My honest opinion? ..... I don't know."

(in Gil's head:) "An Essendon player? Nasty precedent. If we send him down, what happens when it's a Collingwood player? Eddie would ...." (trails off & breaks into cold sweat)

nailed the slobbo

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18 hours ago, buck_nekkid said:

Except Covid is now the biggest global killer this year.  Please feel free to lick people’s faces or whatever freedom looks like to you.  

Some nights i go to bed wondering how things would have been in the world if the age group 20 to 50  were the only group that were found to be seriously hospitalized in this dreadful pandemic. Would we care walking past them in the streets and coughing?  Would we get out of their way? Would we help/visit them? Or would we just wonder about our species continuing and care?

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16 hours ago, willmoy said:

Some nights i go to bed wondering how things would have been in the world if the age group 20 to 50  were the only group that were found to be seriously hospitalized in this dreadful pandemic. Would we care walking past them in the streets and coughing?  Would we get out of their way? Would we help/visit them? Or would we just wonder about our species continuing and care?

Nope!

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