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I know this might sound silly to some but I'd prefer the 2022 scenario of being able to attend games but having any amount of players miss on any given week as opposed to being in lockdown but having a full complement of players per 2020 and 2021.

This is assuming lockdowns are a thing of the past....

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3 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I know this might sound silly to some but I'd prefer the 2022 scenario of being able to attend games but having any amount of players miss on any given week as opposed to being in lockdown but having a full complement of players per 2020 and 2021.

This is assuming lockdowns are a thing of the past....

I’d sooner go and watch the Ascot Vale under 13s… same standard of footy, but don’t need a ticket to attend. 😆

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The formal tested stats for the 20-30 year old cohort was around one in twenty.

Obviously the real figures were a little higher

Close to half of the AFL’s players, excepting those from the two Western Australian teams, have tested positive to COVID-19 over summer.

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/footy-under-the-covid-cloud-half-the-afl-players-in-victoria-nsw-and-qld-have-had-the-virus-20220119-p59pj3.html

TBH it's a good news story but very few media outlets handle nuance these days.

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8 hours ago, Lord Nev said:

Genuine question: What makes you say that DJ?

It demonstrates that among the young at least there is little to fear from this variant of the virus if you are vaccinated.

They are one of the few community groups regularly tested so they make an excellent control group.

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3 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

It demonstrates that among the young at least there is little to fear from this variant of the virus if you are vaccinated.

They are one of the few community groups regularly tested so they make an excellent control group.

My wife is 27 and it knocked the siht out of her. Double vaxxed and all.

I was planning to head out to work tomorrow (tested 7 days ago today) but that is looking less likely as I am a phlegm factory at the moment.

Obviously being older (53) I was still expected to get sick, but the wife is a surprise.

 

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3 minutes ago, faultydet said:

My wife is 27 and it knocked the siht out of her. Double vaxxed and all.

I was planning to head out to work tomorrow (tested 7 days ago today) but that is looking less likely as I am a phlegm factory at the moment.

Obviously being older (53) I was still expected to get sick, but the wife is a surprise.

 

Older! At 53! I beg to differ.

All the best, Faultydet for both you and your wife.

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19 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

The formal tested stats for the 20-30 year old cohort was around one in twenty.

Obviously the real figures were a little higher

Close to half of the AFL’s players, excepting those from the two Western Australian teams, have tested positive to COVID-19 over summer.

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/footy-under-the-covid-cloud-half-the-afl-players-in-victoria-nsw-and-qld-have-had-the-virus-20220119-p59pj3.html

TBH it's a good news story but very few media outlets handle nuance these days.

 

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1 hour ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

I think you'll find that's incorrect

https://www.ascotvalepanthers.com/

A different look. They used to wear the same guernsey as Essendon. 🤮

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10 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

It demonstrates that among the young at least there is little to fear from this variant of the virus if you are vaccinated.

They are one of the few community groups regularly tested so they make an excellent control group.

Yeah good call. Hadn't thought about that type of 'example impact'.

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On 1/19/2022 at 11:03 AM, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I know this might sound silly to some but I'd prefer the 2022 scenario of being able to attend games but having any amount of players miss on any given week as opposed to being in lockdown but having a full complement of players per 2020 and 2021.

This is assuming lockdowns are a thing of the past....

I wonder how strongly clubs will manage players' extra-curricular activity as it gets down to the pointy end of the season. You would hate to have an important player miss a week because of Health And Safety Protocols when you're on the threshold of the eight or a top four spot, or even a final.

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23 minutes ago, Chook said:

I wonder how strongly clubs will manage players' extra-curricular activity as it gets down to the pointy end of the season. You would hate to have an important player miss a week because of Health And Safety Protocols when you're on the threshold of the eight or a top four spot, or even a final.

Providing this is still going on and there is no reason at the moment to think that it won't I reckon clubs would have to bubble (even hub) as they head into finals to avoid losing an important game because you have half the team missing. 

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21 minutes ago, The Jackson 6 said:

McGowan has delayed WA opening back up. Delaying the inevitable over there. I’d say Freo/WC would be getting nervous about having to shift interstate for a period…

I love symmetry

In the 1890 attempt at federation it was NZ in and WA out.

Fast forward to the 1900 attempt and it was WA in and NZ out.

Now we have both NZ and WA out !!

 

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1 hour ago, The Jackson 6 said:

McGowan has delayed WA opening back up. Delaying the inevitable over there. I’d say Freo/WC would be getting nervous about having to shift interstate for a period…

Wouldnt surprise if Afl are planning to rent a resort type place in vic for Wa sides . Mcgowan is really worried that omicron will get into wa  and rip thru perth .

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5 hours ago, Satan said:

Wouldnt surprise if Afl are planning to rent a resort type place in vic for Wa sides . Mcgowan is really worried that omicron will get into wa  and rip thru perth .

This is the problem - it will rip through Perth, the only way to avoid that is keeping the joint shut which appears to be his strategy. A lot of players through the league have already contracted the virus so the hope is by the time the season comes we don’t have the disruption that is happening in the nba.  Perth opens up in March both Freo & WC will have had zero players get the virus so you can just see their seasons are going to be far more at risk than anyone else’s. Get them into VIC now I say.

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7 hours ago, The Jackson 6 said:

McGowan has delayed WA opening back up. Delaying the inevitable over there. I’d say Freo/WC would be getting nervous about having to shift interstate for a period…

Yeah agreed- get the 2 WA clubs here after their practice match in Perth in early March.

Ill be really disappointed if that bloke holds the AFL hostage by forcing the 16 other clubs to hub in WA for 3-4 weeks throughout the season and bending over to WA’s needs.

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On 1/18/2022 at 5:25 PM, Little Goffy said:

Forgive me if I've already mentioned - one little slice of hope for a genuine end to the variant cycle is a US Army medical research project that has actually been smouldering along for a very long time but suddenly found itself fully funded.

Basically, they had previously been working on a very long term project for a comprehensive coronavirus-type vaccine, covering flu, various SARS, etc..

If anyone remembers the cheesy sci-fi movie The Core, there's a scene where a Dr Brasseldon(?) has been stuck out in the desert for 30 years or so, going a bit crazy working on his bizarre invention for tunneling into the earth. Suddenly it becomes crucial to saving the world from total disaster, so 'our heroes' turn up for a demonstration and ask him, "How much would it cost to have this thing operation in, say, three months?" "Uh... fifty... fifty billion dollars?" "Can we put it on card, we'll get flyer miles?"

That's more or less what has happened to this obscure Army medical research team. Something that was an ongoing project that could have taken decades is now front and center and has just begun human clinical trials.

IF it works, Covid can go in the bin and so can swine flu, bird flu and most of your damn sniffles too.

Except for anti-vaxxers, of course. Glad they weren't around when we were killing smallpox.

Never thought I would see a reference to The Core on here…

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9 hours ago, The Jackson 6 said:

McGowan has delayed WA opening back up. Delaying the inevitable over there. I’d say Freo/WC would be getting nervous about having to shift interstate for a period…

At some stage the residents of WA will start to crack it, you basically have lost your summer National/international sport and events.  Now unless he back flips again your really are ruling out 6 months more of this.  The Ashes WA fans can cop but losing home Football for a season going to be massive backlash.

You would think that a Queensland relocation for the two WA clubs might be on the cards, it will really depend which state chips in some money to soften the blow for the AFL.  Going to be some very upset players and fans in WA this morning.

There is no question that the WA hospital system in no where ready for a large covid out break, he knows if this gets into his state he will go from hero to zero very quickly.

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