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MD Jazz

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The below paragraph is quite revealing

Regular, independent audits will be carried out at all hotels, as recommended by the Board of Inquiry, to identify any issues or improvements and monitor compliance with best-practice infection prevention and control measures.
 

MD Jazz

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"All hotels" and "best-practice infection prevention and control measures"

Isn't that exactly the point Nico was raising?

Emma Cassar might be next to go.
 

Sintiger

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But the returned traveller wasn't in a hot hotel, he was in a cold hotel and passed the virus onto a HQ worker (due to the HQ worker's lack of sufficient PPE). The HQ worker then went home and it spread into the community, and Victoria was locked down. The nebuliser is another story (nebuliser guy insists that he was given permission to use it and wants an inquiry. The Govt denies this).

I'm sure you agree that prevention is better than a cure, and spending a small amount of money on Tier 3 PPE (as per the recommendations) would have save a lot of heart ache.
I didn’t express myself well. My only point is that if we had the same people in charge of infection control in a hot hotel as a quarantine hotel the nebuliser would have never been used.
I have absolutely zero doubt that he was given permission to use it in the quarantine hotel. Not necessarily by some senior person but by someone
 
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Sintiger

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That makes sense - the refurbishments. A question, do you know that, if say, 2000 ventilators were needed tomorrow (or Monday to avoid penalty rates), a fleet of trucks could collect and deliver them?
Don’t know if it is 2000 but the amount needed are either in state warehouses are being stored in public hospitals
If we as a state had to stand up 100s of extra ICU beds we could from an equipment perspective.
 

Born_a_Tiger78

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Don’t know if it is 2000 but the amount needed are either in state warehouses are being stored in public hospitals
If we as a state had to stand up 100s of extra ICU beds we could from an equipment perspective.
Thanks. Hopefully they are never needed.
 

MD Jazz

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Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews

“We know there are thousands of Victorians overseas waiting to get home, but it was vital that we take the time to get the reset of this program right – CQV will deliver the strongest and safest quarantine program in the country.”

“This strengthened program and dedicated agency will help us protect everything we have built together.”
 

Sintiger

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Article this morning on the rollout of the vaccine to quarantine workers. I have read elsewhere on social media complaints that it will take 6 weeks or so but I think this article explains it well. People receiving the vaccine can show symptoms and have to be symptom free and be tested before going back to work so to keep a minimum workforce they have to work through it methodically. It’s going to be the same for health workers, they can’t all be vaccinated at the same time because we would not have enough doctors and nurses in our hospitals if they were.

 
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Had the Pfizer jab today. I have the 2nd one in 12 weeks time.

Wish Australia would hurry up with the vaccines. I want to visit.
 
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Sintiger

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Not sure if anyone else is following the data but over the last few weeks the number of daily infections and deaths around the world based on a 7 day average has dropped by about a third.
There could be multiple reasons for this including the vaccine, the various restrictions and lockdowns, the wearing of masks in the US etc.
it’s very interesting. The next month or two will be very important

I follow it on worldometer

 
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Ian4

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I was supposed to have a boys weekend on the gold coast this week. fly out Friday and back Monday. after lockdown ended last week, QLD came out and said they’re not opening to Victoria before Saturday the 27th. So i changed my flight to Saturday (brilliant customer service from Virgin Australia btw). I called the QLD COVID hotline this morning and there is no other information available than what I already know. I just have to wait for QLD Govt announcements during the week.
 

Brodders17

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Unfortunately he has quite a following. Probably green voters.
I reckon you will find his views align more with certain Libs and Nationals (and now former Libs) than with any greens.
His target is dumb people who want to think they are smart. Those people vote conservative.
 
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spook

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I reckon you will find his views align more with certain Libs and Nationals (and now former Libs) than with any greens.
His target is dumb people who want to think they are smart. Those people vote conservative.
Plenty of them vote Greens, too. Adam Bandt might be a watermelon but many of their constituents could be described as Liberals Who Like Trees.