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Even if you've only pulled on a Wests Tigers jersey once, you have my respect.

Unless your name is Matt Lodge.

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Won’t suit everyone, but overall a promising direction for our club. After a few decades, we might finally have a decent, permanent home.

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@pawsandclaws1 said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

Yet we have Joyce advising us that being packed in like sardines on internal flights is okay so long as you have a face mask and sterilise your own table, armrests etc. Commonwealth CMO apparently agrees. Certainly does raise questions about the independence of some advice. It’s sort of like trying to pick up a turd from the good end.

A completely false and dangerous claim from Joyce.

It should have been condemned far and wide by every politician.

He’s undermining every social distancing effort that we’ve worked hard for. It only takes a small percentage of the population to believe this garbage and get lazy for the virus to get a foothold.

I wish it were true though. I’ve had to cancel two overseas trips so far.

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@trentrunciman said in 2021 Thoughts and team possibilities:

You guys think Benj will play on?

Entirely possible.

He finished last season in best-ever form and is injury free, so why not?

The days of players retiring at 30 are in the past. Sports science has come a long way in improving player longevity.

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@cochise said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

@Papacito said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

This is the mob our PM wants us to copy, even down to an almost identical tracking app:

*Early on in the coronavirus pandemic, Singapore was praised as a shining example of how to handle the new virus. The World Health Organization pointed out that Singapore’s aggressive contact tracing allowed the city-state to quickly identify and isolate any new cases. It quickly shut down clusters of cases and kept most of its economy — and its schools — open. Through the beginning of April, Singapore had recorded fewer than 600 cases.

By the end of April, however, the case count exceeded 17,000. And not only is all of Singapore now under a strict lockdown, but it has the most coronavirus cases in Southeast Asia.*

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/05/03/849135036/singapore-was-a-shining-star-in-covid-control-until-it-wasnt

I am very worried we are about to open things back up too early.

We’re fortunate that most of Australia isn’t densely populated like Singapore or NYC.

But, I share your concerns. I’m less than enthusiastic about going back to work in Sydney’s CBD and spending over 90 minutes a day on a packed in like a sardine on a train.

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This is the mob our PM wants us to copy, even down to an almost identical tracking app:

*Early on in the coronavirus pandemic, Singapore was praised as a shining example of how to handle the new virus. The World Health Organization pointed out that Singapore’s aggressive contact tracing allowed the city-state to quickly identify and isolate any new cases. It quickly shut down clusters of cases and kept most of its economy — and its schools — open. Through the beginning of April, Singapore had recorded fewer than 600 cases.

By the end of April, however, the case count exceeded 17,000. And not only is all of Singapore now under a strict lockdown, but it has the most coronavirus cases in Southeast Asia.*

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/05/03/849135036/singapore-was-a-shining-star-in-covid-control-until-it-wasnt

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@nrlsurvivor said in Ch 9 hammers NRL:

Hugh Marks yesterday:
“The future of our businesses is in aggregated video consumption. We’re a business that actually is now less reliant on live sport and the reason for a lot of sport and it’s being was its volume contribution to free-to-air advertising.” He’s kidding if he thinks Nine can match it with the likes of Netflix. Especially when there is no reality tv content being produced at the moment. He is just anti sport. His first move after purchasing Macquarie Sports Radio was to remove the station completely replacing it with “hit” music from the 60’s and 70’s. He cited declining ratings when in fact ratings rose month by month in the footy season but dropped slightly after the footy was over. He put grown men in tears on air following that decision. Now the ratings of his music station are pitiful… Packer would be rolling in his grave.

He does not sound like the brightest of blokes based on that statement.

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@TheDaBoss said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

@jadtiger said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

@TheDaBoss said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

Saw a article saying that China said the virus started here 🤣🤣

Delusional

I am very curious to know what article is making the claim that China has blamed us for the virus.It sounds very much like a urban myth to me.

sorry ive looked and cant find the article

apologies

I’m amazed this hasn’t been picked up in the western media. My jaw hit the ground when I heard it.

Late last night on the BBC, I saw a Chinese diplomat claim that Corona was killing people in the US as far back as December.

The only reference I can quickly find is here:

https://abc7.com/a-san-jose-resident-who-family-says-was-seemingly-healthy-57-year-old-woman-has-been-identified-as-the-first-known-covid-19-death-in-u.s./6123827/

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@Tiger5150 said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

@tigger said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

I think we might expect to see the numbers move around for a while @Tiger5150 . Probably too early to call it an upward trend. The blip may be as a result of relaxation of social distancing (intended and unintended) but it might also be as a result of increased testing.
We could look at the ratio of positive results to test taken, but even that figure would be a bit difficult to interpret because the criteria for testing has changed and will probably continue to change.
I guess that all we can do is remain alert to the possible issues that might influence a change in the numbers being recorded. As you say, the good news is that infections seem to be staying at a fairly low rate.
These graphs are really good, by the way.

THanks Tigger. My POV on it was that i was really hoping we could crush it down to zero and hold for a few weeks, With Govt looking to open up, it seems that is not going to be attempted which to me means we will likely be in a very drawn out period of varying restrictions.

IMO if it starts to escalate I think it will be very difficult to get Aussies to lock down hard a second time.

This is an excellent point. I think it would be mentally devastating to a lot of people.

Hopefully the increased testing capacity makes a difference in reducing the infection rate.

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@cochise said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

Slightly off topic but does anyone else have concerns that the government uses overseas companies for the storage of this data but also for a lot of the other information they collect about us?

100%

Particularly when said jurisdictions have free reign over the personal data of Australian citizens.