- Mar 31, 2007
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Complete with lockdowns and armed officers patrolling the streets to ensure any violators are suitably punished.State of Disaster in Victoria from 6 pm tonight.
So despite the Victorian health system 'apparently' coping with the increase in case numbers, despite influenza infections - and the hundreds of fatalities associated with them every year - being a pittance of what they would normally be, he has imposed a state of emergency and civilian curfew on one of the biggest cities in the country.News.com.au said:Victorian hospitals 'not in a critical situation'
Despite the massive influx of cases in Victoria, Premier Dan Andrews said hospitals were still coping quite well.
"It's not in a critical situation. There have been great surges in terms of mobilising other staff. There are obviously staff coming out of furlough and quarantine who have needed to be there because they've been a close contact or had a test and needed to wait for that result," he said.
"It is a challenge."
The premier said there'd also been a "small ray of hope" to come out of the lockdown.
"If there's any good that's come out of the restrictions that have been in place right throughout, it's that our flu numbers in Victoria as for the rest of Australia are through the floor.
"We have probably averted hundreds of deaths from influenza because of the physical distancing that's been in place and much greater scope of immunisation people have taken up.
"That's a small ray of hope for our health system as well in terms of the pressures from flu. There's literally no flu going around."
The Great DP story was solved (apart from a few Australians who followed the newspapers) Chinese were paid x cents for the cost + x cents commission per roll supplied to a warehouse in Melbourne and formed into teams, hired mini buses and went round the Melbourne supermarkets taking out trolley loads. When the supermarkets clamped down with a two pack limit, one group were filmed, each coming out with two packs which they put on the concrete outside the supermarket, then going back in for more until they cleaned the place out. The store was guarded by two or three other Chinese. The packs then went in the bus and were delivered to the warehouse where other Chinese filled containers which presumably were shipped back to China. Multiple groups in multiple buses travelled throughout country Victoria fleecing supermarkets in towns including some with only a couple of hundred residents. Port Authorties caught them, seized what containers were in the warehouse and sooner or later we should see some results in the Courts. Part 2 of the story is that one manufacturer had 5 acres x six stories high of stock throughout the whole saga because transport companies "couldn't get drivers" but that's another fascinating story.Blimey! I hope there is enough dunny paper in Vic
I'll confirm a similar situation and reason with the situation of a Sydney manufacturer at the beginning of the pandemic. In fact, I'm sure that I have already posted what I knew. A major toilet paper manufacturer in Sydney was happily producing toilet paper early in the year. When demand sky-rocketed, he went to 24/7 production and stored the product in a number of adjacent buildings. He could not hire delivery trucks to move it from the warehouse to retailers. The big blokes like TOLL wouldn't contract with him for delivery.Part 2 of the story is that one manufacturer had 5 acres x six stories high of stock throughout the whole saga because transport companies "couldn't get drivers" but that's another fascinating story.
For the life of me I am unable to understand why the Feds supported CP in the first place - what is the rationale behind supporting someone that could destroy our main source of export earnings when all else are struggling???If I may comment on Turbo's statement, "get the mines moving again (in W.A.)" - I can assure you that W.A. is currently in a near-normal state of economic activity and business operations (and certainly mining), thanks to McGowan's hard stance on closing the W.A. border and treating every entry into W.A. as a suspect virus carrier.
Clive Palmer is rapidly being exposed for the narcissistic bully he is, and I note the Federal Govt, which supported Palmers effort to get W.A. to open its border, has withdrawn its support for Palmers case, after initially supporting it.
It's pretty obvious the Federal Govt raced in to support Palmers lawsuit as political payback for his massive help in getting elected - but now that Victoria's disastrous state has exposed the strength of W.A.'s lockdown moves, they have decided that their support for Palmers case is looking somewhat shaky.
I can tell you, right now, I'm glad I live in the lockdown State of W.A. - and I might add that 96% of West Australians have indicated support for McGowan, and his approach to the entry and control of COVID-19 in W.A.
If the Commonwealth wont defend he Constitution who will? It seems only Clive Palmer is in a position to. The law sometimes throws up some un-intended consequences. If the States and Commonwealth agree to turn a blind eye to the most fundamental of our laws, it begs the question why do we have laws? Irrespective of today's circumstances, as model citizens, Governments must obey the law. Unless, of course, the High Court expresses another view.For the life of me I am unable to understand why the Feds supported CP in the first place
Victorian CHP, Professor Sutton explained today that Victoria had flattened the curve with Strage 3 restrictions, but that it had flattened up at the 500 cases a day level, and was running at around R level 1 (R level is the rate each person infects others, so 1 = infects 1 and 1 gets better) and we were producing a daily intake at the hospitals which would fill them and a daily death toll which was unacceptable, and this could go on until Christmas without changing so better to hit it hard, and taking into account the time delay, we should see if the decision was successful with numbers coming down, in a fortnight.Well you can't just wish it away. It's transmitted by PEOPLE to other People and IF you overwhelm the hospital system it can't do what it has to do for normal people either let alone protect it's own staff.. You don't just recover either, you may have permanent damage to organs. It is VERY easily transmitted and requires a seriously changed attitude to how we behave under these circumstances to control the rate of infection.. Which overseas countries are doing it much better and there's PLENTY doing it much worse. Nev
I am sure there is nothing to worry about, but wishing him a speedy recovery...Our son 23 who is a student in Fukuoka, Japan has just tested positive, his live in girlfriend tested negative. Not to worried as he is young and healthy. He just had a slight fever and decided to get tested.