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Binman4OSU

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Flu season is upon us. 26 Oklahomans have been hospitalized so far. Need to either keep COVID in check or the Flu...luckily we have a vaccine for one....if Flu decides to have a big outbreak this year on top of COVID it will be a disaster. I would urge everyone to get or at least strongly consider getting the Flu shot this year

 

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I would not see this going over well in the US.

Melbourne, Australia, Ends Its 111-Day Lockdown

Melbourne, the second-most populous city in Australia, ended its 111-day lockdown on Wednesday.

The state of Victoria, where Melbourne is located, eased restrictions after recording zero new coronavirus cases on Monday — for the first time since June.

"Now is the time to open up," Daniel Andrews, the state's top official, said during a media briefing. "Now is the time to congratulate every single Victorian for staying the course."

The city of 5 million people will still limit residents to traveling within 25 kilometers (about 16 miles) of their homes. A border between regional Victoria and Melbourne will also remain.

But Melbourne residents can now leave their homes without permission. Shops, cafes, salons, restaurants, bars and places of worship can reopen — affecting 180,000 jobs, according to the state government.

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/28/9287...melbourne-australia-ends-its-111-day-lockdown
 

Binman4OSU

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I would not see this going over well in the US.

Melbourne, Australia, Ends Its 111-Day Lockdown

Melbourne, the second-most populous city in Australia, ended its 111-day lockdown on Wednesday.

The state of Victoria, where Melbourne is located, eased restrictions after recording zero new coronavirus cases on Monday — for the first time since June.

"Now is the time to open up," Daniel Andrews, the state's top official, said during a media briefing. "Now is the time to congratulate every single Victorian for staying the course."

The city of 5 million people will still limit residents to traveling within 25 kilometers (about 16 miles) of their homes. A border between regional Victoria and Melbourne will also remain.

But Melbourne residents can now leave their homes without permission. Shops, cafes, salons, restaurants, bars and places of worship can reopen — affecting 180,000 jobs, according to the state government.

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/28/9287...melbourne-australia-ends-its-111-day-lockdown
Taiwan measures wouldn't go over well here either. but it seems to be working for them

https://twitter.com/business/status/1321653002906882049
 

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I would not see this going over well in the US.

Melbourne, Australia, Ends Its 111-Day Lockdown

Melbourne, the second-most populous city in Australia, ended its 111-day lockdown on Wednesday.

The state of Victoria, where Melbourne is located, eased restrictions after recording zero new coronavirus cases on Monday — for the first time since June.

"Now is the time to open up," Daniel Andrews, the state's top official, said during a media briefing. "Now is the time to congratulate every single Victorian for staying the course."

The city of 5 million people will still limit residents to traveling within 25 kilometers (about 16 miles) of their homes. A border between regional Victoria and Melbourne will also remain.

But Melbourne residents can now leave their homes without permission. Shops, cafes, salons, restaurants, bars and places of worship can reopen — affecting 180,000 jobs, according to the state government.

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/28/9287...melbourne-australia-ends-its-111-day-lockdown
Australia has gotten past their second wave. We've never gotten past our first.
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Australia has gotten past their second wave. We've never gotten past our first.
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Great, but do you see US citizens putting up with a complete lockdown like Melbourne and once it's lifted being restricted to travelling only 16 miles from your house without prior gov't approval? I see riots if that was attempted here.
 
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Great, but do you see US citizens putting up with a complete lockdown like Melbourne and once it's lifted being restricted to travelling only 16 miles from your house without prior gov't approval? I see riots if that was attempted here.
No doubt.

It's still surreal to me that Governors are still being allowed lay out these mandates with little to no actual discussion regarding them. I know it's different from place to place but we have a Governor in Colorado who's basically operated in the shadows for months now, with an occasional press conference where cites decisions made on 'data' but doesn't cite the specific data & doesn't face any questions from the press about any of it, at all.
 

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Great, but do you see US citizens putting up with a complete lockdown like Melbourne and once it's lifted being restricted to travelling only 16 miles from your house without prior gov't approval? I see riots if that was attempted here.
Nope. Michigan survivalists couldn't even shelter at home for 2 weeks without storming the capitol building.
 

Binman4OSU

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Paywall on Bloomberg...what was their lockdown?
Well SARS hit hard there a few years back so when rumors of a new virus begin to spread the Govt and public started immediate precautions before China ever actually confirmed COVID was a thing

Taiwan has only had 500 cases and 7 deaths

While COVID was still a rumor the Govt begin stocking up on PPE and they mobilized the military to help produce protective equipment and to distribute it

they started isolating any people who showed any Flu like symptoms before COVID was a thing

They put very strict travel bans in place prior to China acknowledging COVID

They begin making all travelers into the country via air undergo health screenings on Dec 31st

Their CDC sent experts to Wuhan to get more info about the virus

By March they banned all foreign travelers unless they were diplomats or people with special entry visas. However all travelers had to prove they had tested negative within 72 hrs of flying and then quarantine for a min of 5 days at a Govt run facility and get a negative result on a COVID test prior to them being allowed out of the facility and into the country

Their Foreign Minister begin 2 daily updates per day with open and transparent info

Mandatory 4 month quarantine if you test positive but can be shortened but only after passing 3 COVID test with a min of 2 weeks between each test.
 

UrbanCowboy1

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Australia has gotten past their second wave. We've never gotten past our first.
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To be fair, Australia has a couple things going for it. It's an island (yes, it's huge, but that does play a factor). And it's relatively few major cities with vast unpopulated areas. You control like 5 cities and you've got a good shot at getting it under control. In the US you'd need to control at least 50 cities and completely shut down our border with Mexico and Canada.
 
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Africa was widely predicted have a major Covid-19 outbreak because of their large cites with people closely packed together. Yet their death rates remain the lowest in the world. There is lots of speculation but no answers.
 

Binman4OSU

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Africa was widely predicted have a major Covid-19 outbreak because of their large cites with people closely packed together. Yet their death rates remain the lowest in the world. There is lots of speculation but no answers.
Read this..60+% of Africans are under the age 25 yet 12 countries have a higher death rate or similar to that of the rest of the world.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-53181555
 
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