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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    Sorry to hear that. I have always been stubborn and stoic. When i think i may end up in her majesty accommodation due to radical protests i always have a chess box and book. Turn disadvantage into advantage. Just as in chess. I had/have cancer didn't slow me down one step. That is how you do it. Dance on my grave later thats okay. During covid lockdown use your imagination and spread your wings. Never let anything beat you. Get up to sunny northern coastline of NSW or OLD. Much better for psychology. Parrots and beautiful ladies everywhere and great fishing.
    I realise you're trying to be helpful. But severe depression is much worse than just 'the blues'. People suffering from it can be living a life that seems to be ideal, but still feel suicidal. They often need medical help.

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    Politics rides roughshod over substance as Scott Morrison tries to spin his way out of Covid corner
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    ... The Doherty modelling says until Australia achieves high vaccination coverage, any coronavirus outbreaks are likely to have “rapid and uncontrolled growth, with significant morbidity and mortality and requiring regular and extended lockdowns”.

    Vaccinating half the adult population, or 60%, isn’t enough to suppress “rapid epidemic growth and high caseloads”. (Sorry Sydney. Hang in there.) Once we hit 70% or 80%, we will see “more substantial transmission reduction”.

    This coronavirus is pernicious and persistent, so if we want to suppress new infections while vaccination rates increase, governments need to “lock down early and hard when there is an outbreak”.

    Standing up to front these insights was Scott Morrison – the prime minister who pointedly praised Gladys Berejiklian five minutes ago for not rushing to lock Sydney down when it was obvious to most public health experts that the premier needed to act quickly.

    Standing next to him was Josh Frydenberg – the treasurer who belted Daniel Andrews from here to next week when the premier locked down Victoria, a decision that spared the rest of the country from a major pre-Delta outbreak in the winter of 2020.

    In summary, lockdowns used to be terrible: a lazy assertion of latent communism by premiers too incompetent to have efficient contact tracing. But lockdowns are OK now: necessary, even. Do keep up everyone. ...

    Because the Morrison government initially fumbled the vaccine rollout, we don’t have enough supply right at the moment to absolutely whack this thing.

    So the government now has to endorse the lockdowns it has spent much of the pandemic criticising, and explain this belated conversion to the bleeding obvious as a “learning” delivered by the Delta variant.

    All pretty ordinary. Tuesday was strange and unfulfilling because the requirements of winning the daily politics again rode roughshod over substance. The raw political objective was a government attempting to spin itself out of a tight corner, to explain why the opposite was also true. ...

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    And here we (entire state!) are in the lockdown number 6~...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    And here we (entire state!) are in the lockdown number 6~...
    According to the latest Essential poll, only 23% of Victorians think their government is locking down too harshly. 77% think the government has got it about right, or is not locking down hard enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Murray View Post
    According to the latest Essential poll, only 23% of Victorians think their government is locking down too harshly. 77% think the government has got it about right, or is not locking down hard enough
    Sheep love their shepherds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Sheep love their shepherds.
    As to be expected - shepherds take care of their sheep

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Murray View Post
    As to be expected - shepherds take care of their sheep
    Indeed....so we are....where we are now....adopting ''shepherds know better mentality'' .
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Indeed....so we are....where we are now....adopting ''shepherds know better mentality'' .
    There are two kinds of leaders, cowboys and shepherds. Cowboys drive and shepherds lead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    And here we (entire state!) are in the lockdown number 6~...
    29 cases today is very troubling and proves the lockdown was the right thing to do. Again Andrews shows leadership when it is needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Colliver View Post
    29 cases today is very troubling and proves the lockdown was the right thing to do. Again Andrews shows leadership when it is needed.
    Andrews will keep giving handouts to ''needy ones'' to keep ratings up. Check small business Fb group what they are saying now, even small business people are fed up with those lockdowns.
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    The longer the lockdowns go for, the more obvious the comparison above with sheep and shepherds becomes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    The longer the lockdowns go for, the more obvious the comparison above with sheep and shepherds becomes.
    Do sheep elect their shepherds Your analogy works much better in China, where millions of people are in lockdown, but the 'sheep' have no choice in their 'shepherds'.

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    The longer the lockdowns go for, the more obvious the comparison above with sheep and shepherds becomes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    Do sheep elect their shepherds Your analogy works much better in China, where millions of people are in lockdown, but the 'sheep' have no choice in their 'shepherds'.
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    Works perfectly in Australia, Chinese culture celebrates, learning, progress and development as opposed to ''take it easy mate' Australian approach. People can vaccinate, people can distance socially, people can mitigate risk and think how to work work in new environment.
    The Chinese government has social contract with business and community and there is mutual understanding. The ''guan-xi'' is certainly working well in China.
    What are we having here? People celebrating the handouts of the first wave as their centerlink benefits got a boost. Businesses struggling but who cares? Entire industries struggling - who cares?
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