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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 2:22:45 PM on 23 July 2020.
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At the outbreak of the covid pandemic, I mentioned that influenza would likely kill more Aussies than covid, based on the large number of deaths each year from the flu -- a figure that usually gets overlooked by most people

Here's some good news:

QUOTE: Hundreds of Australian flu deaths have been avoided because of the lockdown measures used to prevent the spread of COVID-19, experts say.

The latest national statistics, obtained by the ABC, reveal from January to June 2020, there were just 36 deaths from the flu.

That compares to 430 deaths in the same period for 2019.


I have noticed the lack of coughing, sneezing and spluttering that we can usually expect at this time of year. Hand hygiene is also probably playing a large part in this outcome.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 3:51:05 PM on 23 July 2020.
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But this virus has not peaked and we have  15 million cases and over 600k dead.  3 dead in vic overnight and one is in his 50s .
4 children in Hospital too ..  I would love to really know how this virus took off worldwide so fast and where it came from! Probably never know ..  There is evidence it leaves children with brain damage too.   


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 6:49:39 PM on 23 July 2020.
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I would love to really know how this virus took off worldwide so fast and where it came from!

I'd say the answer, with 99.9999% certainty, is: It came from China and was spread around the world by Chinese people returning from celebrating Chinese New Year there.

Here's a map of the Chinese diaspora:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1f/Chinese_Diaspora_By_Country.png/430px-Chinese_Diaspora_By_Country.png


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 7:19:25 PM on 23 July 2020.
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On a positive side ,, All these economy issues and virus deaths and lockdowns could all end very fast if a vacinne was found ..Thats what I'm hoping to see... Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 7:31:54 PM on 23 July 2020.
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There are lots of labs around the world working flat out on developing a vaccine. The first to get one working and approved will make a fortune.

One concern I've been reading about is that some people who have recovered from covid-19 show very little evidence of antibodies remaining in their bodies a few months afterwards. A vaccine depends on antibodies being created by the recipient's immune system and then remaining in the recipient's system for years, if not forever.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 8:00:24 PM on 23 July 2020.
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Yes G , Its a concern , Because people have caught it twice ! I have been reading about it late at night and apparently it causes blood clots to the organs which can cause long term damage .
Interesting though,, Is that they have said. The people who are most at risk are .

" A " Type blood .
Low in Vitamin D
High surgar in their blood levels ..
And it thrives on Starch .

I cant remember what blood type I am ..But the other issue is can we beleive what we read ?

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 8:10:47 PM on 23 July 2020.
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As to believing what we read, with most disasters the clear picture tends to form years after the event with the benefit of lots of evidential research and perspective, minus the political posturing that occurs during and shortly after the event.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 8:26:38 PM on 23 July 2020.
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This was reported the other day. The flu has been held at bay so far because we have mostly been under curfew and older Australians - who are more vulnerable - have remained indoors.


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 8:56:49 PM on 23 July 2020.
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Its amazing what you read and see: The world is full of experts and as we can see from Melbourne & Sydney: Expertise seems to be an oxymoron. We seem to have a show run by experts & administered by "Headless Chooks.

There is of course the many essential functions of vitamin "D" including the immune system, and the biggest influence on its production is sunlight. So in an act of pure genius, we lock people up where there is no sunlight: Utter brilliance.

There was a suggestion that Ivermectin killed the bug: Ok that's registered for killing head lice on humans: Does it? I have some.

Ok if it thrives on starch then consider eating lots potatoes, maize, rice, and cassava. So if you hoard rice and you have the bug: Make a will.

I still like the thought of it mutating as a Zoonotic pathogen from Rabbit Calicivirus, (albeit there is a cat one). That would explain the need to get the Bunnies from Melbourne out of the snowfield's and why we need a rabbit proof fence around Melbourne & by the looks of it Sydney; That will allow the rest of us rural people to get on with our lives while that lot run around like a bunch of rabbits spreading it all over the place. Nothing should be allowed out of an infected area without disinfection.

Further evidence re rabbits is the increased pregnancy rate as people (especially in quarantine hotels) behaved like rabbits, jumping from hole to hole: What a compound fiasco: could not win a hen fight: Given the chooks.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 9:15:50 PM on 23 July 2020.
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Hahahha Marc I've come to the conclusion you don't like city folk ! ""you wacist you ""

Pete

OH and what Hotel are you referring too? sounds great I might go stay there !


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 9:31:53 PM on 23 July 2020.
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Marc.I cannot decide if I should fill the bath tub with Ivermectin or sheep dip what would you recommend?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 12:03:12 AM on 24 July 2020.
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older Australians - who are more vulnerable - have remained indoors.

... and thus off public transport. IMO crowded buses and trains are key environments for the spreading of colds and flu.

I need to go into the CBD for a day to do some research, but I dare not use public transport at the moment.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 12:37:06 AM on 24 July 2020.
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IMO the Doctors practice is the most risky place on earth .. I have put off doctors appointments for weeks for that very reason ..Thats where the bugs are !! But tomorrow is the day I have to go whether I like it or not , I wonder if the doctor would be offended if I turn up in a white Chem suit spraying Glen 20 around the waiting room ! I really just dont wont to go there tomorrow .

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 9:27:33 PM on 24 July 2020.
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Trouble is,you can go to the doctors with a cut finger, by the time you have sat there waiting for ages you are lucky if you don't walk out with a dose of piles as a bonus .


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 9:59:34 PM on 24 July 2020.
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Jim , I did it this way , I spoke to the receptionist and said , I'm out side the building ,give me a yell when the doctors looking for me . The waiting room is not for me ..


 
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