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Quote from: word_on_a_wing on November 02, 2020, 11:58:18 Victoria has had zero cases for 3 days straight, a big change, horray!!
QuoteFor the ninth consecutive day, Victoria has recorded zero coronavirus cases and no further deaths.The 14-day average of new cases has fallen from 0.9 to 0.4 in Melbourne and remains at zero in regional Victoria.The ninth "double doughnut" day in row means just six new infections have been recorded in the two weeks to November 7, the Department of Health and Human Services says.Just four active cases remain in Victoria, Premier Daniel Andrews said.A total of 16,865 coronavirus test results have been processed since yesterday.
Quote from: SueC on November 08, 2020, 01:13:21Hope things get better again soon
QuoteThe first effective coronavirus vaccine can prevent more than 90% of people from getting Covid-19, a preliminary analysis shows.The developers - Pfizer and BioNTech - described it as a "great day for science and humanity".Their vaccine has been tested on 43,500 people in six countries and no safety concerns have been raised.The companies plan to apply for emergency approval to use the vaccine by the end of the month.
QuoteThe University of Oxford, in collaboration with AstraZeneca plc, today announces interim trial data from its Phase III trials that show its candidate vaccine, ChAdOx1 nCoV-2019, is effective at preventing COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) and offers a high level of protection
Quote from: undefinedYesterday there was a protest downtown held by a group of people who don't want their freedoms infringed on by the pandemic. The video footage was fascinating. One of the protesters was a little girl holding a sign that said, "We will NOT comply". She has a fan club of other 7 year olds who also hate bedtime and rules in general. Her unmasked mother was cheering her on. I listened to an interview with one of the grown up protesters. He appeared to be an educated, rational person with purely good intentions and yet, his justifications for objecting to current public safety measures made me think of Swiss Cheese. It's creamy, dreamy and sounds delicious, but it's got a few holes in it.The pandemic seems to have created a collective delusion for some of us. The rest of us are just exhausted from the moral fatigue of deciding whether or not we want to risk our lives for a late night snack run to the supermarket. I really want Ben and Jerry's but I don't think I have the energy to wash my hands, put on a mask, drive to the store, deal with people, drive home, Lysol my shoes, remove my mask, wash my hands again, sanitize my pint and then worry for the next week that I might get sick. Is my sweet tooth worth dying for? Ugh. Maybe I should buy my own cow.Collective delusion is actually a behavior phenomenon called Shared Psychosis. It happens when a group of people become enmeshed in each other's version of reality; we see it on psych units, nations in crisis, super fans of sports teams, cult victims and, to lesser degrees, families experiencing various hardships. It can also show up in individual relationships. We adopt beliefs that align with whatever we think will help us get our needs met with the least amount of discomfort, disruption or loss.
Quote from: undefinedJust so you know, I've decided that red lights infringe on my God and Constitution assured freedom, and from now on, I will drive through red lights as it suits my desires. As for you, whoever you are at the other side of the street: Stay the hell out of my way if you don't want to get hit! Your health is not my concern. Now I'm off to get some ice cream - your fault for reminding me how much I want a quart of dulce de leche. I promise to share - aren't I a loving soul?
Will you, Curefan, get vaccinated against covid-19? #TheCure— curefans (@curefans) November 23, 2020
Will you, Curefan, get vaccinated against covid-19? #TheCure
Quote from: word_on_a_wing on November 28, 2020, 02:16:52I can't believe anyone with a brain (and an understanding of Covid) would be protesting against restrictions that help keep people safe. But alas it seems some notable names in the music industry are doing just that It's rare for me to agree with something Roger says on Twitter, but in this case he is spot-on:Twitter
QuoteOn the plus side, the links within the twitter thread educated my about Clapton being racist....which I never heard before now. His on-stage rant to an audience makes me feel sick: article
QuoteHere in Victoria Australia the restrictions worked: we now have zero active cases, and most importantly many lives have been saved. ...and it was a temporary measure that has now lifted in relation to the numbers going down.
Quote from: undefinedProceeds from "Stand and Deliver" will go to the Morrison's Lockdown Financial Hardship Fund, which helps musicians facing difficulties as a result of the coronavirus and resulting lockdown measures."There are many of us who support Van and his endeavors to save live music; he is an inspiration," Clapton said. "We must stand up and be counted because we need to find a way out of this mess. The alternative is not worth thinking about. Live music might never recover.""Eric's recording is fantastic and will clearly resonate with the many who share our frustrations," said Morrison. "It is heart-breaking to see so many talented musicians lack any meaningful support from the government, but we want to reassure them that we are working hard every day to lobby for the return of live music, and to save our industry."
Quote from: Ulrich on November 28, 2020, 11:46:57Proceeds from "Stand and Deliver" will go to the Morrison's Lockdown Financial Hardship Fund, which helps musicians facing difficulties as a result of the coronavirus and resulting lockdown measures.
Quote from: Ulrich on November 28, 2020, 11:46:57In general, I agree that many lockdown measures have to be questioned at least. Because, while it might help to "save people", it might "destroy" others (suicide rates might be higher for example). Not to mention the debt many people and nations amass now!
Quote from: word_on_a_wing on November 28, 2020, 13:07:33Surely they could have supported those facing financial hardship without at the same time proposing actions that would endanger lives
Quote from: word_on_a_wing on November 28, 2020, 13:07:33The alternative is that the governments give adequate financial support to those in industries where working remotely isn't an option
Quote from: undefined... lack any meaningful support from the government...