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Coronavirus

Ridley

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Jul 21, 2003
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Still out of control in Brazil. Over 27,000 new cases and 1200 deaths in the latest 24 hour period. The death toll will be the 3rd highest globally in a few days. It's end up as the 2nd highest country in both total cases and deaths behind USA.

Meanwhile 30,000 people have registered interest in attending a protest rally outside state parliament on the weekend. Surely not :( This has the potential to undo everything we have achieved in containing this virus up until now. This has the potential to cause an explosion in the virus and that would be disastrous.

I really hope that's not the case but have grave concerns. The virus is still out there. No way you can achieve physical distancing in a crowd of 30,000 people.
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

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Jun 4, 2006
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Meanwhile 30,000 people have registered interest in attending a protest rally outside state parliament on the weekend. Surely not :( This has the potential to undo everything we have achieved in containing this virus up until now. This has the potential to cause an explosion in the virus and that would be disastrous.
It's like giving up smoking for two months, proclaiming you're on the road to good health and embarking on a diet of junk food.
 

tigertim

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Still out of control in Brazil. Over 27,000 new cases and 1200 deaths in the latest 24 hour period. The death toll will be the 3rd highest globally in a few days. It's end up as the 2nd highest country in both total cases and deaths behind USA.

Meanwhile 30,000 people have registered interest in attending a protest rally outside state parliament on the weekend. Surely not :( This has the potential to undo everything we have achieved in containing this virus up until now. This has the potential to cause an explosion in the virus and that would be disastrous.

I really hope that's not the case but have grave concerns. The virus is still out there. No way you can achieve physical distancing in a crowd of 30,000 people.
It was good to hear Andrews telling anyone thinking of going not to.
 
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Ridley

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What sort of leadership is that if you're not going to enforce rules that apply to everyone else? My word for it is negligent.
I can see that point but in this instance there probably needs to be some leeway and understanding. It's a volatile situation and a difficult one to police as well.

I really hope people use common sense and stay away at this time. I don't have an issue with peaceful protest but these are far from normal times.
 

MD Jazz

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I can see that point but in this instance there probably needs to be some leeway and understanding. It's a volatile situation and a difficult one to police as well.

I really hope people use common sense and stay away at this time. I don't have an issue with peaceful protest but these are far from normal times.
Agree. I thought Andrews spoke well given the circumstances.
 

Brodders17

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Yeah. Or you get a riot.

Why is your advice always to escalate rather than de-escalate?
i would think the protesters would just refuse to give their details or go with the cops- the cops would then have the choice to get physical or walk away.
getting physical at a protest against police brutality will never end well for anyone.

and physical confrontation will not reduce the chance of transmission, i would say it is likely to increase the risk.
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

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Jun 4, 2006
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i would think the protesters would just refuse to give their details or go with the cops- the cops would then have the choice to get physical or walk away.
getting physical at a protest against police brutality will never end well for anyone.

and physical confrontation will not reduce the chance of transmission, i would say it is likely to increase the risk.
They're required by law to supply name and address to police. If they are then cuffed and dragged off to the cells, they deserved it. If they resist and get hurt, they deserved it.

Stop barracking for cnuts.