I am Kenneth from Wolverhampton
- Jan 15, 2010
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That's the figure the Victorian government published, 12 new cases and 1 death yesterday, I don't know where the per million comes from though ?
Hasn't Victoria had somewhere in the region of a total of 780 since the start of the pandemic which is about 1 death per 8,500?
I believe the Health Minister has resigned over the hotel fiasco? An empty jesture?Yes that's about right - Victoria has accounted for 90%+ of all COVID-19 related deaths in Australia.
The issue has been the bungled hotel quarantine which has caused the 2nd wave. Up to the end of June there had only been 19 deaths in Victoria, so over 750 since then, of which 98% have been in the 70+ age group and 96% of the deaths have been in aged care.
I believe the Health Minister has resigned over the hotel fiasco? An empty jesture?
Also Australia has effectively closed it's border with restrictions on any incoming travellers and a 14 day isolation programme for those who qualify for entry. This is in place until the end of October with a chance that it may carry on until the end of 2020. We were scheduled to visit family in NSW for December/January. Highly unlikely that's going to happen.
Things slowly getting back to normal here - whatever "normal" means. We had 200 new cases yesterday, zero deaths, bars are now reopening, restaurants 75% capacity (tables 6 feet apart), face masks still mandatory.
Just doing a comparison of cases:
Wolverhampton - population 250,000, cases 2142 = 857 per 100,000
San Antonio - population 2 million, cases 54207 = 2710 per 100,000
So you are much more likely to contract the virus here than over there, BUT:
Wolverhampton 300 = 14% of all cases
San Antonio 1200 = 2.2% of all cases
so the virus is much more likely to prove fatal over there, and it has been like that for several months.
Still the most relevant song I’m playing right now. Fuck you Chadstone. Fuck you selfish cunts that continue to force us to stick to these oppressive fucking conditions. Fuckety fucksticks get me the fuck out of here.
100th consecutive day of hard lockdown now reached in Melbourne !
Bar the 5 weeks in June, we have been in hard lockdown since late March - that's near enough to 200 days ! ! !
Current new case are at 0.1 per 100,000 (which seems to be the measure you guys are using in the UK).
There might be some relief this coming Sunday, as the Victorian Premier is now under increasing pressure to lighten the burden on the state - especially as the investigation into the hotel quarantine saga (which caused our 2nd wave) is now proving to be extremely damning on him and his Govt.
Recently passed manslaughter laws (by his Govt) put him, his ministers and public servants squarely in the gun to be charged - and there's so many pissed off people and businesses that have made the necessary complaints to the relevant authorities. It's very serious for them; evidenced by their memory losses of "I don't recall" or "I have no recollection" at the inquiry which is now being forensically examined by other parties (not the inquiry) which has recently led to the resignation of the Health Minister and the Premier's most senior public servant.