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Now on the news they’re saying Tigers vs. Crows match may have to be moved to Adelaide Oval. Suffer in your jocks Tiges. ?

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2 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Now on the news they’re saying Tigers vs. Crows match may have to be moved to Adelaide Oval. Suffer in your jocks Tiges. ?

I'll be spewing if our game against the Lions is moved to the Gabba. 

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1 hour ago, ManDee said:

I understand OD, but your dig at your 70yo mate as if he puts others at risk I think is misplaced. One of the problems with AZ is the overall efficacy rate against all strains of Covid. If as been quoted it is about 65% effective you need close to 100% take up to achieve herd immunity. The mRna jabs over 88% effective meaning approx 70% take up achieves herd immunity. My feeling is that eventually we will all be offered an mRna vaccine even those that have had the AZ Rna jabs. Any way stay safe my friend.

I am operating on the basis that 65% is better than zero. My Dr. Says for my age group the difference is no astra and you get covid then the chance is you end up in hospital on a respirator and probably die.  Get the jab and you get The virus probably have a bad flu at home. Gets my vote.

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I really cannot see how crowds will be allowed in friday night.  I mean apart from 2 people now having tested positive from 2 different games last weekend surely with how these cases are growing throwing people close together could end in disaster. 

Plus I don't really want to sterotype dogs supporters but a lot of them would live over Maribyrnong way and probably go to highpoint. 

I really don't see how fans can go. 

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1 minute ago, old dee said:

I am operating on the basis that 65% is better than zero. My Dr. Says for my age group the difference is no astra and you get vivid then the chance is you end up in hospital on a respirator and probably due. Get the jab and you get The virus probably have a bad flu at home. Gets my vote.

I agree OD, it is your choice. But I don't think your 70yo mate is a problem, he is simply making a choice. If I lived in Melbourne now or many overseas locations I'd have AZ tomorrow. I am also waiting for an mRna jab, but I'm keeping my eye on the situation.

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12 minutes ago, dees189227 said:

I really cannot see how crowds will be allowed in friday night.

Heard today that police have been advised to be prepared for a lockdown commencing Friday.

Obviously 'be prepared' doesn't mean it's 100% happening, but it's clearly very much on the table at the moment.

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50 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I'll be spewing if our game against the Lions is moved to the Gabba. 

I will be RAPT! ? And it’s only fair considering you Victorians have kicked this off again....(joking)

I was heading down to Melbourne tomorrow to watch the game and spend time with my mate who is a psychopathic Doggies fan. I was going to be sitting amongst Dogs fans and had planned to not show my Demon allegiance until we were 9 goals up with 3 minutes to play.  My mate is a retired international airline pilot and a nicer, friendlier, more intelligent man you would not meet. Sadly, for Dog’s games, the bloke takes on the persona of Western suburbs bogan complete with painted face, ultra loud beer burps, calling everyone “knackers” screaming himself hoarse abusing umpires for every free kick paid to the opposition and even ripping the lids from meat pies and eating them first.

Needless to say those plans have been cancelled and QANTAS has already refunded my fare. On reflection, maybe it is a good thing.

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Maybe I am just numb to it after last year, but I think Melbourne is in an okay position. The 20 cases right now are all linked - which is good. We will know a lot more tomorrow morning.

 

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20 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Obviously 'be prepared' doesn't mean it's 100% happening, but it's clearly very much on the table at the moment.

Clearly ‘be prepared’ means go out right now and clear every single shelf of every single supermarket of toilet paper. Not a single ply is to remain!

Coz, embarrassingly, that’s what is already happening. 

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51 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I guess this would mean that potentially we could play Brisbane in Sydney. 

Is the mcg booked? It’s our home game is it not? 

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The quarantine set up is farcical

Why would you place someone who hasn't got the disease right next door to someone who has got the disease

For 2 weeks no less

Accident waiting to happen

Did they not learn anything from the cruise ships?  (airborne particles moving around in enclosed air conditioned situations)

And did this person who brought the disease into Victoria know he was next door to an infected person or persons (for 2 weeks?)

Would anyone here happily stay in that sort of environment?  With perfect strangers

Do they not understand what isolation actually means? 

What a bunch of incompetant imbeciles

We're heading for lockdown in my view but hopefully that lockdown won't go past 2 weeks or so.  Last time it was 5 days but the circumstances are way different ... this strain is far more contageous

Footy crowds in Victoria?  Highly doubt it and even staging the games in Victoria could be problematic. 

Hubs again?

Hope I'm wrong with the above evaluation but there's a number of hotspots where mobs of people have congregated ... and this disease with this particular strain spreads like wildfire

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44 minutes ago, ManDee said:

I agree OD, it is your choice. But I don't think your 70yo mate is a problem, he is simply making a choice. If I lived in Melbourne now or many overseas locations I'd have AZ tomorrow. I am also waiting for an mRna jab, but I'm keeping my eye on the situation.

The only reason  she is not having it because she thinks she will blood clots. 

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1 hour ago, mauriesy said:

There are precedents for enforcing health or social policy.

Some aboriginal settlements have a "no school, no pool" policy. You can't enrol your kids in any kindergarten or school now without certain vaccination certificates. I don't see it as unreasonable that people couldn't attend crowded places (including football) without being vaccinated.

The difficulty is working out the system and identification to control it. 

If it's logged in AIR - Australian Immunisation Register (via your Medicare details) it will appear in your My Health Record (if you have one)

So....there is a system to use already

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Just now, Brownie said:

If it's logged in AIR - Australian Immunisation Register (via your Medicare details) it will appear in your My Health Record (if you have one)

So....there is a system to use already

A bit like the COVIDsafe app that cost the taxpayer $17mil and traced very few?

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