Open Forum: March 28, 2020

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  1. egg_

    The (sh1thole) death ratio is 3:1 males to females.
    It’s a Grandad killer.
    Who gives a fvck?
    Are Grandads sh1tting their pants?
    I doubt it.

  2. mh

    Infidel Tiger
    #3382429, posted on March 29, 2020 at 12:53 pm
    A group of doctors who landed at Sydney Airport from Chile fled their hotels where they had been ordered to self-isolate, with 27 managing to board domestic flights.
    NSW Police Minister David Elliott expressed his disappointment at the breach.

    Cancel their medical licences.

    Yes. It’s common sense. Cancel their medical licences

  3. Anne

    RedPill.

    Many people in positions of power are related.

    Prince Philip, Christine LaGarde, Teresa May and Jacinda Ardern are Rothschilds.

  4. egg_

    A group of doctors who landed at Sydney Airport from Chile fled their hotels where they had been ordered to self-isolate, with 27 managing to board domestic flights.
    NSW Police Minister David Elliott expressed his disappointment at the breach.

    Eebil Medicos infect Grannies!!11!

  5. stackja

    Twostix – Curtin got powers from the states to fight the Japanese. Naturally powers not returned.

  6. mh

    Are Grandads sh1tting their pants?

    Pissing their pants is more common.

  7. notafan

    Twostix

    Why have a go at me?

    Never once have I suggested Australia is like Italy.

    In fact I’ve said Italy, Spain, China and New York have much in common, living in small densely populated apartment blocks.

    And most of us are protected by our beloved suburban sprawl.

  8. Rockdoctor

    Just a thought on all these breaches to the new rules and yesterdays revelation about those doctors ignoring the isolation. The Government has except for 1 case of the British woman now in detention made use of terms like disappointed but failed to hold anyone accountable. Chinese student back gloating on how they lied to customs on the 14 day exclusion that is probably still here as well. Not condoning it but when the Joe Public see this sort of behaviour not being prosecuted they just think the Government isn’t serious. Problem is that the Government is serious but in a selective way.

  9. calli

    At what point does a vibrant young woman turn into the stereotypical “old woman”/scold/fishwife?

    Probably around the same time an attractive, healthy young man turns into Onslow.

  10. Cassie of Sydney

    “Cancel their medical licences.”

    Agree…they are a disgrace.

  11. notafan

    Anne is also a Rothschild

    I read it in a sealed indictment.

  12. notafan

    The justaflu continuously scolding conspiracy theorist thinks women are ‘fishwives’

    Still waiting for that list of falsehoods

  13. Rex Mango

    Just back from morning stroll & can report under good news that despite gyms being shut, girls are still wearing active wear. Modus operandi now seems to be hang about drinking takeaway coffee in-front of cafes while in active wear.

  14. mh

    This is a start

    Medics ‘defied quarantine orders’
    NSW police are expected to charge 33 medical professionals after they allegedly breached public health orders and disobeyed directions to go into quarantine after arriving at Sydney Airport.

    Cancellation of medical licences must follow.

  15. Dr Faustus

    A group of 33 doctors landed with 27 managing to board domestic flights.

    I’m hoping the other six received a bit of truncheon work and didn’t slink away into the community.

  16. Archivist

    If one nursing home gets a covid19 outbreak because of the minister’s bone-headed policy to put overseas students in charge of our oldies, someone will have to answer for it.

  17. Rex Mango

    What were those 33 doctors doing in Antarctica?

  18. JC

    Annie

    Stop , just stop.

    Go have a cold shower , take stock of yourself and what you’re posting.

  19. EvilElvis

    If one nursing home gets a covid19 outbreak because of the minister’s bone-headed policy to put overseas students in charge of our oldies, someone will have to answer for it.

    What can be done in these times of low unemployment? Where would you find anyone to take care of the oldies?…

  20. egg_

    Insiders:
    Mark Kenny: There’s a confluence of both employers and employees calling for a shutdown.
    Public Servants?

  21. calli

    Archivist
    #3382454, posted on March 29, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    They’re just laughing at us now.

    If one old person dies because Sludge allowed an infected “student” into a nursing home, I want Sludge’s head on a pike.

  22. Steve trickler

    Heller’s take on the flu.



  23. egg_

    The justaflu continuously scolding conspiracy theorist thinks women are ‘fishwives’

    No, just you.

  24. calli

    Shoulda refreshed.

    I suspect there’ll be a run on pikes.

    Perhaps I’d better stock up on tar and feathers while it’s cheap.

  25. Archivist

    from the link:

    Aged care providers will temporarily be able to offer more hours to international students to ensure the care of senior and vulnerable Australians, as part of the campaign to combat the impact of coronavirus.

    Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Alan Tudge said international students would help fill critical staff shortages emerging in the sector.

    “As more workers take leave to quarantine or because of health concerns, we need to make sure there are enough staff to look after our older Australians who are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus,” Mr Tudge said.

    “Many international students already work in the aged care sector but are restricted to 40 hours a fortnight. We’re relaxing those limits to help fill the temporary staff shortages.

  26. calli

    We’re relaxing those limits to help fill the temporary staff shortages.

    I don’t approve of swearing, but what the effitty eff?

  27. egg_

    Twostix

    Why have a go at me?

    Because you’re a pearl clutching Candy?

    Close the beaches FFS?

    You’re not out of step with the blog or its host?

    A gift to the Grigbot dissembler.

  28. Dr Faustus

    Our last self-isolation Woolworths delivery arrives, including a surprise pack of 8 double length bogrolls.
    Joy abounds; but we are so fallen that Mrs Faustus takes a photo and sends off brag texts to her girlfriends.

  29. wivenhoe

    Putting it another way – how much strain would the system be under if everyone had a years worth of consumables stored?

    Well, WS, The system would be under no strain, I guess. I by no means have a years worth stored, but have always endeavoured to have a three month supply of all necessities on hand, which has come in handy many times over the years when things got tough. Maybe it came from being raised by a grandmother who lived through the war and depression years. Thanks Grandma.

  30. thefrollickingmole

    Public order is within a fleas foreskin of breaking down in Dannograd.

    You can smell the fear.

  31. rickw

    Little bloke happy this arvo, on top of 4 3D printed Sherman’s to match his 1/35 plastic army men, he now has a 3D printed Willys Jeep to tow his old “Britain’s” 25 ponder.

    Urgent requests have been made for more jeeps and some Jeep trailers, also some trucks.

    Open to thoughts on trucks, I always thought the 6X4 Studebakers looked pretty good.

  32. egg_

    How would Nota be acting if she were still running her shop?
    Did she have staff?

  33. In more listen to our betters news. From the Hun:

    ‘The stars of the 2011 virus thriller killer influenza movie Contagion have reunited for a series of public service announcements to warn about COVID-19.
    Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Winslet and Jennifer Ehle have teamed up with scientists from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health to offer four individual videos.
    “Wash your hands like your life depends on it,” Winslet says in hers. “Because right now, it just might.”
    Ehle stresses that the coronavirus is novel, meaning no one is immune.
    Damon, who in the film played a character immune to the hypothetical virus, also stresses listening to experts and staying 2m apart from each other.’

    In my drunken state watching this movie some years ago, I believe people weren’t dying from any actual disease? In any case, why they thought to insert themselves is anyone’s guess. The Sir Ian McKellen acting method rings true.
    “How did I know what to say? It was written down for me in a script. How did I know where to stand? People told me.”
    FMD

  34. thefrollickingmole

    Joy abounds; but we are so fallen that Mrs Faustus takes a photo and sends off brag texts to her girlfriends.

    This is the saddest sentence I have ever read.

  35. Rockdoctor – thanks for the link.
    A pity the copper didn’t lay the boot in.
    I noticed the cow had that Aussie vernacular down pat.

  36. egg_

    justaflu continuously scolding conspiracy theorist

    UK HCID ruled out COVID-19 as an infectious disease – what is it, then?

  37. calli

    This is the saddest sentence I have ever read.

    I took giftwrapped bogroll for the lunch hostess two weeks ago.

    Others brought flowers and chocolates. 😁

  38. mh

    Many women are walking around clutching a large pack of bog roll like it’s a status symbol.

    Louis Vuitton is so last year.

  39. thefrollickingmole

    Not a serious country…

    Dont suppose offering more money for workers is an option??

    Fruit and veg ‘will run out’ unless Britain charters planes to fly in farm workers from eastern Europe
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/28/fruit-and-veg-will-run-out-unless-britain-charters-planes-to-fly-in-farm-workers-from-eastern-europe

    Charter flights to bring in agricultural workers from eastern Europe are needed as a matter of urgency, otherwise fruit and vegetables will be left unpicked in Britain’s fields, the government is being warned.

    Some large farms have already been chartering planes to bring in labour from eastern Europe. But farming organisations and recruitment agencies say that, in the face of massive disruption to the agricultural sector caused by the spread of the coronavirus, the government needs to step in and help organise more flights.

    Some 90,000 positions need to be filled, many in just a few weeks’ time. One leading supplier, the charity Concordia, was looking to bring in around 10,000 labourers – half from the EU and the rest from Russia, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia and Barbados. But all of the non-EU countries are closed. On Wednesday, in a big setback, Ukraine extended its lockdown from 2 April until 23 April.

    “Charity”.
    A “charity” which brings in migrant workers who will work for mages Pomgolians wont work for.

  40. The Beer Whisperer

    DHS
    #3382015, posted on March 29, 2020 at 6:31 am
    If I was in charge, there wouldn’t be a single case in this country, and I’d be hated for it

    What a fool you are.

    The only way to not have people test positive for the virus is not to do any testing. You know why?

    Because the tests give lots of false positives. At least according to the CDC. I personally would be less generous about the quality of the tests and say that *all* positive results are false.

    Moron-grade comprehension skills you have there.

    If it was up to me, I would’ve turned around the flight from Wuhan, then all other flights from China, then immediately looked at shipping, cruises and flights from all countries with direct flights from China, then every other country.

    And that would’ve been all in place by late January. It would eventually find its way in, but by then we would’ve had far better knowledge as to how to deal with it, with contingencies in place to cope with the additional demand.

    Flattening the curve would’ve been less dramatic, such that social distancing and other less draconian measures would’ve been sufficient to cope with it.

    Then we would be the example for all others, stick in deep depression and us with a much milder recession.

    But let’s concentrate on testing anomalies instead of the bigger picture. Sure.

  41. calli

    If you want a bit of humour, pop over to The Bee.

    It’s beginning to sound like the MSM. Only more sensible.

    I was particularly taken by the US government’s innovative solution to the TP crisis.

  42. Anne

    James Dolan, owner of the New York Knicks, tests positive for Coronavirus.

    He won’t be seen again.

  43. egg_

    nervous Nellie
    SLANG
    a timid person who is easily upset and is hesitant to act
    Origin of nervous Nellie
    origin, originally used of high-strung racehorses: in reference, refer to old Nell, jocular name for a nag

  44. old bloke

    A group of doctors who landed at Sydney Airport from Chile fled their hotels where they had been ordered to self-isolate, with 27 managing to board domestic flights.
    NSW Police Minister David Elliott expressed his disappointment at the breach.

    Is this the same group of doctors who were on a tax deductible “conference cruise” which ended prematurely due to the Wuhan bug? Is this the same group of self entitled ratbags who were complaining bitterly on TV a week or so ago because Scott Morrison didn’t personally send a private VIP jet to fly them back to Australia?

  45. The Beer Whisperer

    What can be done in these times of low unemployment? Where would you find anyone to take care of the oldies?…

    It’s a fucking mystery, Elvis, a complete fucking mystery, FFS.

  46. EvilElvis

    Did anyone else catch Scomo pushing us onto WhatsApp for updates? Is that app not heavily laden with spyware? Tech heads?

  47. JC

    God I love NY. It’s not unusual to see something like this.

    https://twitter.com/JFNYC1/status/1244089703521009665

  48. Annie!
    “A bomb is a germ is a gun.”
    So when the US finds out the virus was deliberately made and released in China broadly enough to guarantee the exodus after the Chinese New Year celebrations was full of WZV carriers, will they nuke the Chinese mainland?
    And will we then find out why all those Ghost Cities were built?

  49. rickw

    The most useful film on YouTube for Australian’s:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KAUdrKG31zE

  50. Archivist

    I can’t tell from the Home Affairs website whether they have suspended the issuance of permanent visas (aka permanent residency) to foreigners.

    Sure, only “citizens and permanent residents” are allowed in: but are newly minted permanent residents among their number? I don’t know. Maybe it’s all been put on hold. Or maybe it’s full steam ahead. I’m curious and would like to know what the situation is.

  51. EvilElvis

    He won’t be seen again.

    Annie, I’m enjoying your posts and on some level I wish to God it’s true. But. You can’t claim James Dolan. Knicks fans will slaughter him before the deep state or Knights of God get to him.

  52. egg_

    Don’t go down in the beach today,
    You’re sure of a big surprise…

  53. Farmer Gez

    New infections in Australia reported on the 29th is 174.
    28th 257
    27th 328
    26th 374
    Encouragingly going in the right direction. Once the big surge of returnees from OS have been processed the rate should fall more.
    Sinc’s COVID-19 dashboard is a great counter to the fear and panic served up the the MSM. I’ve calmed a few nervous nellies in my house by reading the raw stats without the hype.

  54. Infidel Tiger

    God I love NY. It’s not unusual to see something like this.

    https://twitter.com/JFNYC1/status/1244089703521009665

    That was like a scene from Seinfeld.

  55. Now Hamish Blake on the tv telling us to do what we are told. That’s it. More stubbies

  56. Rex Mango

    Farmer Gez, I agree. Seems we are getting on top of this & once now all the festering cruisers are detained for two weeks, should go down further.

  57. Roger

    Sure, only “citizens and permanent residents” are allowed in: but are newly minted permanent residents among their number?

    A report a week or so ago stated that visas were no longer being issued to prospective migrants.

  58. Infidel Tiger

    Old Whig
    @aClassicLiberal
    Weird, 6 studies show tobacco smokers are much less likely to be victims of COVID-19 hospitalization:
    9.6% smokers (prevalence of smoking 52.1% in males and 2.7% in females) hospitalized vs. 31.2% expected, suggesting smoking may protect against COVID-19
    https://bit.ly/33S2LKl

  59. 1735099

    Encouragingly going in the right direction.

    Yep, and the infections are being introduced into the community by returning cruise passengers.
    This state of affairs puts the lie on the bullshit widely fostered here that Chinese students are to blame.
    It’s a real bummer when reality gets in the way of a good old racist meme.

  60. egg_

    At 44KW, a nightclub in Shanghai, life almost feels normal again. Bartenders mix cocktails for patrons leaning against the bar. Groups sit close together without face masks on, talking and sipping their drinks. A young woman pulls down her mask and speaks into her phone as she livestreams to her followers. A DJ plays disco under a neon sign saying “Dance me to the end of love” while a few venture out to the dance floor.

    Right now we need music,” said Kaijie Huang, 27, who manages the club, which reopened its doors last Thursday after more than a month of staying shuttered as Shanghai joined cities across China in various levels of lockdown to contain the coronavirus outbreak. “A lot of people seem very lonely because they all had to stay at home,” she said.

  61. thefrollickingmole

    Next numberwng will explain why we should have flown people from Ebola affected areas straight to Melbourne otherwise it would be racist.
    Or something.

    Australia has a definite right to try and keep out people carrying contagion.
    Yes/No?

    (Im betting this question is racist, or relates somehow to ‘Nam in some way)

  62. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    This state of affairs puts the lie on the bullshit widely fostered here that Chinese students are to blame.

    keep sucking up to your communist soul mates

  63. Incoherent Rambler:

    Don’t be surprised if cops start shooting people who spit.

    Or at least start tasing them.

  64. So when the US finds out the virus was deliberately made and released in China broadly enough to guarantee the exodus after the Chinese New Year celebrations was full of WZV carriers, will they nuke the Chinese mainland?

    Eventually.

  65. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Australia has a definite right to try and keep out people carrying contagion.
    Yes/No?

    only stale pale ageing white males

  66. JC

    Infidel Tiger
    #3382516, posted on March 29, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    Old Whig
    @aClassicLiberal
    Weird, 6 studies show tobacco smokers are much less likely to be victims of COVID-19 hospitalization:
    9.6% smokers (prevalence of smoking 52.1% in males and 2.7% in females) hospitalized vs. 31.2% expected, suggesting smoking may protect against COVID-19
    https://bit.ly/33S2LKl

    That convinces me to start smoking again.

  67. DrBeauGan

    Weird, 6 studies show tobacco smokers are much less likely to be victims of COVID-19 hospitalization:

    Told you so. Start smoking cigars. Full of minerals and vitamins.

  68. egg_

    Oz
    Cases:
    3,809
    Deaths:
    14

    =0.4%

  69. Infidel Tiger

    Chris Arnade
    @Chris_arnade
    ·
    15h
    Right now the underpaid & “low value” employees in both regions, (the fast food workers, the plumbers, the mechanics, the electrical line workers, the farmers, the truckers, the nurses, the deliver people, the grocery store employees, etc) are showing how foundational they are

    Yep. These are the people who deserve praise and higher wages. Not the fake jobbers.

  70. Des Deskperson

    Here’s something interesting from the Enterprise Agreement of Services Australia, an agency that employse 1 in 5 APS employees.

    G29 TEMPORARY OFFICE CLOSURE
    G29.1 An employee will be granted paid leave as required, where their office is temporarily closed and no alternative arrangements can be made.

    In other words, staff who cannot attend work because of an office closure and cannot otherwise work would continue to be paid.

    Of course it is only meant to cover short term disruptions, but it could arguably also apply – and the CPSU would certainly so argue – in the case of a long term stand down.

    Most APS agency EAs would have a similar clause.

    I’m not aware of any APS agencies that have actually been fully closed or ‘stood down’, formally or informally.

  71. egg_

    Were the 14 deaths tested positive at 3 body sites, per the standard?

  72. DrBeauGan

    Yep. These are the people who deserve praise and higher wages. Not the fake jobbers.

    Agree. Think how much money we could save by sacking half the public service above the front line level.

  73. My pick from the Babylon Bee.

    Government Accidentally Shuts Itself Down With Ban On Non-Essential Businesses

  74. feelthebern

    Weekend viewing update.
    JoJo Rabbit was ok. More sad than funny. Only laughed a couple of times at Hitler. The Sam Rockwell character stole the show.
    Tiger King was impossible to stop watching. A once in a lifetime doco. It’s not often you’re watching something & yell out “No freaking way”. It’s a doco where everyone is either a freak or a piece of shit.

  75. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    If it was up to me, I would’ve turned around the flight from Wuhan, then all other flights from China, then immediately looked at shipping, cruises and flights from all countries with direct flights from China, then every other country.

    +1

  76. Duststorm just consuming Kerang as we speak. Lights on.

  77. feelthebern

    De Blasio photographed out walking in a park, even though he’s told everyone to stay home.
    Will the mainstream media run this pic has much as they did Chris Christie on the beach?

  78. JC

    Black Ball, Wifey is from there. Huh!

  79. Knuckle Dragger

    Jesus Christ.

    In years to come we’ll be dazzling incredulous grandkids with tales of ‘in the olden days, on the OT it’d be loooxury to have one for 13 pages in seven days’.

    ‘But Grandad, there’s eight pages now, and we’re only into our second day.’

    ‘Count y’selves lucky, young’uns. You’ve never known hard times.’

    ‘Ooooooohhhh.’

  80. Cassie of Sydney

    “Will the mainstream media run this pic has much as they did Chris Christie on the beach?”

    Don’t be silly.

  81. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Sixteen dead, Egg.

    deaths are lagging by a couple of weeks

  82. Knuckle Dragger

    Having just caught up, can I also mention:

    This is why I read the Cat, and occasionally throw something into the pot. The last 24 hours have been the best I’ve read here, and that’s saying something.

  83. 1735099

    Australia has a definite right to try and keep people out who are carrying a contagion.

    Of course it does, but that should be based on the likelihood of whether or not they are carriers of the virus, not on their race. The most dangerous places in the world right now are the USA, Italy and Spain. We’re not letting anyone in, which is correct, but when begin to relax the restrictions we could probably safely open up to the Chinese before we do to US citizens, Italians and Spaniards, based on current infection rates.

  84. Knuckle Dragger

    Anne, earlier:

    ‘Anne Coulter is a man.’

    I know right?

  85. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From incoherent rambler at 12:22 pm:

    ” how much strain would the system be under if everyone had a years worth of consumables stored?

    How many days of national petrol/diesel supply do we have?
    Tell me again
    .”

    Days? Based on the attitudes and love thy-self behaviors on show for the past 12 weeks or so the seasonally adjusted duration is now about 2¾ hours, including time spent brawling over who is more special.

    After dark the Sudanese illegals will do what they do best – knock your vehicle off when you head inside to pay so they can flog the gasoline for cash. Because diversity is our strength.

  86. mh

    VIRUS RAGE Coronavirus fury as wet markets across Asia STILL selling wildlife to eat despite ‘sparking deadly pandemic’

    FILTHY wet markets selling animals butchered in front of shoppers are still open across Asia despite being blamed for starting the coronavirus outbreak.

    Experts warn these horrific sites are a “ticking time bomb” and could lead to a new disease much like COVID-19 which has swept the world killing more than 25,000…

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11271765/coronavirus-wet-markets-still-selling/

  87. Farmer Gez

    Interesting to note that it’s seems that on the Worldometer site after a period of 20-25 days the new case infections drop off for some countries.
    Italy is turning – just.
    Spain is falling at that mark as is the UK.
    Germany is probably had the most reliable reporting and testing. It shows a peak and a slight drop off at the 20-25 day mark.
    China’s does but the graph looks odd. Statistically it is a mess and follows patterns that clearly are manipulation.
    Is it possible that the virus rapidly mutates into a milder form after infecting a new host population?
    The next few days will show if my hunch is anywhere near probable.

  88. Anne

    Winston, I think the Chinese people will soon be free.

    As will the Hongkonese and the Iranians and the Australians.

    The bloodline families are being destroyed by the very weapon they had planned to use on us.

    It’s glorious.

    If you haven’t watched this, do.

    https://youtu.be/KVeDKuHPDK8

  89. egg_

    Insiders
    James Campbell, Herald Sun:
    – Clowns in Canberra (Robodebt)

    Campbell was referring to Stuart Robert, in particular, a mate of ScoMo’s, who was put where he couldn’t do any damage (but still delivered)… “you couldn’t get any odds in Canberra that he would be the first Minister to go”.

  90. Mark A

    The man will simply not admit that the virus originated in China, therefor the first nationals we should’ve stopped entering are the Chinese.

    The Italian, US and Spanish infections came a long way after.

  91. bespoke

    JC
    #3382500, posted on March 29, 2020 at 1:43 pm
    God I love NY. It’s not unusual to see something like this.

    https://twitter.com/JFNYC1/status/1244089703521009665

    Snort!
    cheers

  92. Knuckle Dragger

    And having just said that, I read this:

    ‘we could probably safely open up to the Chinese before we do to US citizens, Italians and Spaniards, based on current infection rates.’

    FMD. Having run dry on white-knighting junior tards, like-minded cowards, idiot doctors, the entire indig population, quilt-makers, plovers, Sri Lankan freeloaders, spacks of all shapes and sizes, fat people, NBN and solar panel installers, the Viet Cong and Uncle Ho in particular, Gough Whitlam and poofs – of whom none asked for it – he’s now waving the flag for billions of Iron Age locusts and historically proven disease merchants who absolutely do not give Flying Fuck One about anyone or anything other than themselves.

    Great times, people. Great times.

  93. Really JC? Small world! Yes dust storm blew through, followed by a temperature drop. Will be raining mud shortly, can smell the rain.

  94. DHS

    Weird, 6 studies show tobacco smokers are much less likely to be victims of COVID-19 hospitalization:

    Probably just means doctors still prefer to blame cigarettes than they currently do COVID.

    If you guys actually listened you could start learning life lessons here. You can’t trust medical statistics because they *always* simply mirror the prejudices of the doctors in a self fulfilling prophecy.

  95. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘FILTHY wet markets selling animals butchered in front of shoppers are still open across Asia despite being blamed for starting the coronavirus outbreak.’

    But we should open our doors for these goddamn animals, and allow them to pillage what’s left of our house, right?

    Plagiarism Bob?

    Amiright?

  96. feelthebern

    Kathy Griffin who said she was in hospital last week due to coronavirus.
    It now turns out she didn’t have it.
    Who would have thunk it.

  97. egg_

    ‘we could probably safely open up to the Chinese…

    Bat soup merchants?
    Fricasseed pangolins?

  98. Infidel Tiger

    When do the deaths start?

  99. 1735099

    The man will simply not admit that the virus originated in China

    Where it originated is irrelevant to controlling its spread once detected.
    Perhaps the fact that it originated in China was a blessing in disguise.
    At least the Chinese had the resources to identify it, and a totalitarian political system ruthless enough to get on top of it.
    If, for example, it had first emerged in sub-Saharan Africa the damage would have been far worse.

  100. MatrixTransform

    We’re not letting anyone in, which is correct, but when begin to relax the restrictions we could probably safely open up to the Chinese before we do to US citizens, Italians and Spaniards, based on current infection rates.

    TheTard would make an excellent Prime Minister

  101. JC

    Gez

    Are you suggesting that the further it spreads replication could weaken it?

    Possible I guess

  102. Knuckle Dragger

    There is a restaurant in Darwin, hidden away behind a northern suburbs shopping centre.

    It has a single-door entrance, which opens up once you go in. The restaurant is, of course, closed.

    The name of the restaurant is – and I am not kidding – ‘The Lucky Bat.’ With a five foot wide piccie over the doorway of – obviously – a bat, wings spread wide as if to welcome the unwary to their fate.

    Some associates and I are running a book on how long it takes to get firebombed.

  103. bespoke

    Aged care providers will temporarily be able to offer more hours to international students to ensure the care of senior and vulnerable Australians, as part of the campaign to combat the impact of coronavirus.

    That’s what happens society get’s obsessed with titles and abandons the dignity of work.

  104. Anne

    When do the deaths start?

    Soon after arrival at Gitmo.

  105. Huck

    Some associates and I are running a book on how long it takes to get firebombed.

    Who woulda thunk the hot dog business in Darwin was big enough to have “associates”?

  106. Knuckle Dragger

    Spitting*.

    I have been deliberately spat on three times in the last 25 years.

    Each time, the spitter’s teeth have hit the deck before the spitter.

    No ‘don’t do that’. No ‘stop’. No arguments. Fucking kaBAM, every time, and instantly. Naturally, this is as it should be, and every time it doesn’t happen encourages dickheads to keep doing it.

    *I’ve made a list.

  107. Knuckle Dragger

    Not all associates are necessarily in the same field of endeavour, Huck.

    Some are. Some aren’t. Cabals don’t grow on trees, y’know.

  108. custard

    Does anyone else know of a single public servant who has lost their job or is financially worse off as a result of Covid-19?

    No, neither do I.

  109. calli

    Some associates and I are running a book on how long it takes to get firebombed.

    Aka Chinese Stocktake.

  110. wivenhoe

    I have been deliberately spat on three times in the last 25 years.

    In my case, only once, KD. Have no idea what happened after the ambo’s arrived to cart the prick away.

  111. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From calli at 1:06 pm:

    ” At what point does a vibrant young woman turn into the stereotypical “old woman”/scold/fishwife?

    Probably around the same time an attractive, healthy young man turns into Onslow.”

    Mrs Kafoops did lots of film extra work when the Gold Coast had plenty of this available in the ’90s.

    She met Onslow and was ever so impressed with his gracious manner, he was an “English gentleman” she said in her best Hyacinth accent.

  112. Knuckle Dragger

    Geez.

    Compressed gems from last night, while I was doing other stuff:

    Brick Top from Snatch – ‘never trust a man with pigs.’ Wise words if ever there were.

    Appreciate the womb emancipation day thoughts, BBS.

    Anne’s compatriot nanuestalker has yet again failed to identify the difference between ADF aid to the civilian authority and the hoop-jumping required for troops to use force on Australian citizens.

    More film and television – ‘no-one can eat 50 eggs.’

  113. Huck

    Ahhh, I see.
    Do they have souva’s in Darwin?

  114. Bar Beach Swimmer

    7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
    8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
    9. Prize truth – beauty – love – seeking harmony with the infinite

    You sure you didn’t rework Desiderata?

    Desiderata
    GO PLACIDLY amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. (That’ll never work, here)

    As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.(Idealised Cat discussions)

    Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others,

    even to the dull and the ignorant (Numbers); they too have their story. (Somewhere, 50 years ago?)

    Avoid loud and aggressive persons (other Cats); they are vexatious to the spirit (when they’re not in agreement with moi)

    If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.(Arky/Arma; JC/Cohenite; Johanna/Lizzie)

    Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.(Someone responding to a post of mine, perhaps?)

    Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time (China Pestilence).

    Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery.(Struth, government regs?)

    But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism (Cardinal Pell)

    Be yourself. (Surely, not on the Cat, though with my introduction post, FTB told me that I could never lie on the Cat)

    Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.(I’ll let that one stand)

    Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.(that won’t work here, mostly Baby Boomers!)

    Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. (& from self-isolating & practising social distancing)

    Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. (Aboriginal Industry says “No!”)

    And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.(BoN, Dr BG & other science duds, get in here!)

    Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. (Verily, and now important because there is no more church)

    And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.(Another one that can stand on its own)

    With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams (Numbers, again) it is still a beautiful world (Bar Beach Swimming). Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

    By Max Ehrmann © 1927

    But to be serious for a minute, I am deeply suspicious of universal declarations on anything – look at where that got us with the UN – so I’ll not take up your offer of an updated Ten Commandments. Originals are always the best.)

  115. DrBeauGan

    I have been deliberately spat on three times in the last 25 years.

    Each time, the spitter’s teeth have hit the deck before the spitter.

    Goodonya.

  116. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ADF Special Forces soldier allegedly made threats to judge’s family

    Ellen Whinnett, National Investigations, News Corp Australia Network
    Subscriber only
    |
    March 28, 2020 9:00pm

    dailytelegraph.com.au0:52

    Exclusive: A Special Forces soldier is under investigation for allegedly threatening the family of the judge running the inquiry into allegations Australian Special Forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan.

    The soldier, who remains a serving member of the Australian Defence Force, is being investigated for allegedly threatening a Commonwealth official.

    It is alleged he posted a threatening message on a social media account relating to immediate family members of NSW Court of Appeal judge Justice Paul Brereton.

    Justice Brereton is heading up an investigation known as the “Afghanistan inquiry’’ being run by the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force, James Gaynor.

    Mr Gaynor used his annual report tabled in parliament in February to reveal investigators were examining claims Australian Special Forces personnel in Afghanistan were involved in the unlawful killings of non-combatants.

    Mr Gaynor revealed investigators were looking into 55 “incidents or issues’’ alleged to have involved Special Forces personnel operating in Afghanistan, including war crimes and “cruel treatment’’ of non-combatants.

  117. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘In my case, only once, KD. Have no idea what happened after the ambo’s arrived to cart the prick away.’

    Excellent.

    In better times, if you strode up to a front bar and put your empty schooner on it upside down it was an unmistakable invitation to take on all assembled. The schooner upsidey-downer-putter-oner-er would invariably end up a bloody mess scrunched up against the bar’s footrests and/or ashtrays.

    This is my point. There are certain things that simply cannot be allowed to occur, otherwise the machine breaks down. Spitting on people, regardless of who the spittee is, is one of them.

    To quote Constanza: ‘You know we’re living in a society!’

  118. Struth

    Nota, were you referring to me regards the fishwives comment?

    Your the one quoting shit about Italy as if it’s factual, and I want you to prove it.
    I’d like everyone to stop posting anything they can’t prove is true, or quote sources at the very least.
    Of course that won’t happen, human nature and bed wetting being what it is.

  119. vlad

    More film and television – ‘no-one can eat 50 eggs.’

    The current world record is 141 hard boiled eggs in eight minutes. I’ve watched videos of such feats and they drink a lot of water. Cool Hand Luke didn’t drink any.

  120. EvilElvis

    Let this be a lesson to you all. Pulled the treadly out thinking now is as good a time as any to do some exercise. Dust bike off, root around getting dressed, work out where keys, wallet and phone go. Ready to roll. Nope, need water. Spend 15 minutes stuffing around, bottles no lids, lids that don’t fit bottles. My two specific bottles gone! Pillaged by the fairer one and 1200kms away. Get a manky old soft drink bottle, clean, fill, we’re off!

    Get home, amongst the water bottle debacle I’ve locked my keys in the house and I’m now trying to suppress my Molotov mental training of the last 4 days to try and get in ‘gently’. Exercise, it’s not worth it…

  121. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Knuckle Dragger at 2:39 pm:

    “Spitting*.

    I have been deliberately spat on three times in the last 25 years.

    Each time, the spitter’s teeth have hit the deck before the spitter.

    No ‘don’t do that’. No ‘stop’. No arguments. Fucking kaBAM, every time, and instantly. Naturally, this is as it should be, and every time it doesn’t happen encourages dickheads to keep doing it.

    *I’ve made a list.”

    A straight right with the shoulder behind it is the only response, Knuckle Dragger, yes. “Instantly”.

    That’s the type of simply taught and readily learned code I grew up with in inner western Sydney, under the certain guidance of mates’ older brothers going around for Newtown and manning the council garbage trucks during the week.

  122. bespoke

    It should be classed as bio terrorism, KD.

  123. jupes

    Interesting to note that it’s seems that on the Worldometer site after a period of 20-25 days the new case infections drop off for some countries.

    Case infections is a meaningless stat. No one knows how many cases are unreported. Deaths, and possible serious cases are the stats to watch.

    China’s does but the graph looks odd. Statistically it is a mess and follows patterns that clearly are manipulation.

    Do not believe anything that comes from the Chicoms. Ever.

  124. Fisky

    Where it originated is irrelevant to controlling its spread once detected.
    Perhaps the fact that it originated in China was a blessing in disguise.
    At least the Chinese had the resources to identify it, and a totalitarian political system ruthless enough to get on top of it.

    This is just embarrassing nonsense from a fool who has probably never set foot in the PRC, and in any case knows jackshit about it. For an entire month, the CCP actively, repeat, actively covered up the virus and the fact it was H2H transmission all the way to late January, detained doctors who tried to blow the whistle on it, and lied to the WHO. In the meantime, about 5 million people from Hubei had already spread out throughout China and the world. They are now flogging (not donating) faulty test kits to Spain and Italy which are less effective than a coin toss.

    You really should shut up about stuff you haven’t a clue about, digits, you’re an embarrassment.

  125. Knuckle Dragger

    Huck:

    ‘Do they have souva’s in Darwin?’

    Ho. Pfft. Do they have souvas. Well, not really.

    Half the joint’s owned and run by Gliks who built their empire carting concrete about in wheelbarrows for 40 years, from 10 to 50 years of age. After that they either plan to build islands in Darwin Harbour and then cafes on those islands or sponsor their kids into two souva joints.

    One’s the standard shitfest outside the partay strip in town, and the other one’s a gem in the same ‘burb as The Bat. That one’s a cracker.

    Of course, there’s no comparison to the souva’s traditional home of Melbourne. Best ever were two joints whose names I’ve forgotten in Brunswick Street in the Roy, and Lamb’s in Elgin Street.

    Stalactites in the CBD’s for the tourists.

  126. Mater

    I think Diogenes’ posts on the other thread should reposted here:

    Diogenes
    #3382546, posted on March 29, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    I am now sticking in my ears & going la-la-la-la-la whenever these clowns prontificate.

    I had sympathy for the police – no more. Today they ‘raided’ the local shopping centre, in an area of already high unemployment that has been hit hard and handing out 1k fines. Couples that live together, sleep in the same bed and arrived in the same were fined for being too close to each other in public. No didn’t happen to us, but I saw it happening.

  127. DHS

    I’d like everyone to stop posting anything they can’t prove is true

    I’ve proven mathematically that viruses cannot cause disease.

  128. johanna

    She met Onslow and was ever so impressed with his gracious manner,

    She met Onslow?

    Now, that is mega cool. 🙂

    I’d much rather meet him that Brad Pitt or any of the so-called ‘celebrities’ touted in the media.

    BTW, for those looking for movies to watch on youtube, I am currently enjoying a British 1959 film noir called ‘Sapphire.’ When I read the precis, I feared it would just be a preachy movie about wacism. But, it is much better than that – for a start, there is plenty of racism from the dusky side of the equation. There are great music and dance sequences in what are described as disreputable dives, lots of twists and turns in the plot (it’s a whodunnit) and it cracks along without drawing breath.

    If you like noir and whodunits, check it out.

    Oh, and someone above mentioned that Hamish Blake is now dispensing public health advice. Guy has a brain the size of a peanut. The only thing I’d ever ask his advice about is how to score coke.

  129. Not Uh oh

    A Current Affair had a one hour special last night where a panel of experts answers ‘your’ questions on the China virus. I gave it away when they introduced the first panel expert as Professor Kerryn Phelps. Apparently she’s a conjoint professor in complementary medicine at Western Sydney University; right up there with the best of them.

  130. Each time, the spitter’s teeth have hit the deck before the spitter.

    I think that is what is called a social norm.
    I had a cop spit at me once. I was pondering retaliation when someone else floored him.

  131. MatrixTransform

    Brunswick St?

    Souvlaki King.

    really good soft falafel too

  132. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Bar Beach Swimmer at 2:48 pm :

    “But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism (Cardinal Pell)”

    I pray for him.

  133. johanna

    I lived in Melbourne for a year, and the only thing I miss is souvlaki. I was based in Carlton (in the 1970s) and there were several excellent vendors nearby. Cheap, nutritious, filling – and tasted magnificent!

  134. Fisky

    Arjun Kharpal
    @ArjunKharpal
    “Whatever you do, don’t let the foreigners in.”

    It’s getting bad in China. That was the response at one bar this evening when we arrived. Several others didn’t let us in because we were “foreigners”.

    Coronavirus has changed things here.

    Hearing a lot of this stuff on Wechat. That’s the state propaganda conspiracy campaign filtering down to the plebs. Well done, CCP.

  135. BorisG

    UK has 260 Covid19 fatalities in 24 hours. This is about 5 times more than flu fatalities on an average day of the flu season. And growing.

  136. thefrollickingmole

    Where it originated is irrelevant to controlling its spread once detected.

    I was wrong, this is the saddest thing on the internet so far this year.

    Ebola in Burundi = Id better lock down Sweden or Im racist.

    The human dangleberry is attempting to claim stopping a disease at its point of origin is irrelevant to containing its spread.

    This is Yamato class ocean going fuckwittery of the first water.

  137. Struth

    The biggest killer of humans have been their own governments.

    Our police are out of control (and not very bright) on average, and have no idea of the constitution, freedom, and sovereignty.
    The good ones got out long ago, and many I knew said it was because they were disgusted at what was going on.
    Remember Brian o M.

    You’ll regret letting them get away with the last few days………………..it’s now too late, watch the harassment increase and the sheer lunacy take root.

    When you see cops pulling one lonely swimmer out of the water being no danger to anyone, it’s because their pea brains will be thinking………we don’t need this to catch on, others may come down, and purely out of wanting to have dominating control over everything, pull him out the water.
    Freedom gets in the way, so it’s gone.

    Get used to it.

  138. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I had sympathy for the police – no more. Today they ‘raided’ the local shopping centre, in an area of already high unemployment that has been hit hard and handing out 1k fines. Couples that live together, sleep in the same bed and arrived in the same were fined for being too close to each other in public. No didn’t happen to us, but I saw it happening.’

    Dunno where that is, but if this is right the cops doing this are fuckwits.

    The word is that the NT jacks at least are bowling around shopping centres and bottle shops to be a presence and just to relax the punters a bit because there are the inevitable cocks that scream at 16 year old checkout boys and act like fuckheads in public. Also, hopefully to catch punters spitting on trays of fruit so they can dish out the same treatment as I mentioned in the clip from yesterday.

    Bottle shops, because that other moron doctor in QLD (I’ll get to that later) publicly suggested that bottlos should be shut because GPs know best, and if people are going nuts over dunny paper there’ll be carnage if they even try that shit on.

    No fines. Nothing of that sort unless they’re deliberately baited to do so. Proving it in the courts will be well night impossible and massively expensive. People are doing it themselves by and large, and don’t need coppers who should be locking up actual crooks telling them how far away to stand from each other.

    That said, in every organisation of ten or people there’ll be at least one wanker, particularly in the bigger southern states, and I have no doubt that there’ll be a fuckstick somewhere who’ll want to the first to issue a fine of this type.

  139. thefrollickingmole

    Each time, the spitter’s teeth have hit the deck before the spitter.

    No ‘don’t do that’. No ‘stop’. No arguments. Fucking kaBAM, every time, and instantly.

    Biting was the one thing that got me red misting…
    Something disgustingly personal about some feral scrote trying to take a chunk out of my arm.
    Spitting was just fairly normal as an occupational hazard.

  140. Struth

    UK has 260 Covid19 fatalities in 24 hours. This is about 5 times more than flu fatalities on an average day of the flu season. And growing.

    Prove it.

  141. Infidel Tiger

    Suburbia is saving Australia.

    A national campaign against dog boxes is essential.

    A return to localism and back gardens is the righteous path forward.

  142. Knuckle Dragger

    *want to be the first*

    Gawd.

  143. candy

    Experts warn these horrific sites are a “ticking time bomb” and could lead to a new disease much like COVID-19 which has swept the world killing more than 25,000…

    Sounds right to me. Why should we just believe it can only happen once, with only one virus. The pathway is there.

  144. DHS

    This is about 5 times more than flu fatalities on an average day of the flu season. And growing.

    So what? What is the normal death rate in the UK?

  145. DrBeauGan

    Calli, I’ve just done a Google search and found out who Onslow is. And Daisy.

    I feel sorry for both of them.

  146. Knuckle Dragger

    IT:

    ‘A national campaign against dog boxes is essential.’

    No.

    A national campaign against napalm-clad revolutionary freedom barracks is essential.

    Hat tip – the great man. One day he will return.

  147. Fisky

    This just keeps happening over and over. Virtually all the medical supplies coming out of the PRC are just garbage and actively undermines any containment measures. Is it deliberate? Who the hell knows.

    Adrian Zenz
    @adrianzenz
    · 8h
    The Dutch government has launched a recall of 100,000s of masks purchased from China because they do not meet quality standards and offer inadequate protection.
    https://nos.nl/l/2328673

  148. candy

    A return to localism and back gardens is the righteous path forward.

    You know it won’t happen, IT. This business of planting seedlings and making vegetable gardens is just to amuse the kids. As you do/did or should have at some stage. Though their attention spans are not up to it these days, waiting for something to grow.

  149. Bruce in WA

    So, the WA Police Commissioner has backstepped on the total closure of WA gun shops and, indeed, any shop that sold firearms or ammunition, including, for example, many country hardware stores.

    He has allowed four categories of people who are exempted from these rules.

    And who would they be? Guess … especially Category 4(c).

  150. Infidel Tiger

    A chicken in every pot, a Hills Hoist in every yard.

  151. Struth

    So, the WA Police Commissioner has backstepped on the total closure of WA gun shops and, indeed, any shop that sold firearms or ammunition, including, for example, many country hardware stores.

    He has allowed four categories of people who are exempted from these rules.

    And who would they be? Guess … especially Category 4(c).

    Police commissioners make law in WA?

  152. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I had a cop spit at me once. I was pondering retaliation when someone else floored him.’

    Good. Works both ways.

  153. thefrollickingmole

    Just been sent new notification from SES with map showing proposed roadblocks for WA.

    If anyone’s particularly affected then send a mail via Sinc or if the Doomlord wants I can send it to him to post.

  154. Arky

    Yawn.
    [Paaaaaaaarp]
    ..
    The start of a new day.
    Up and at ’em.
    What happened overnight?

  155. Fisky

    Good thread.

    https://twitter.com/WonkVJ/status/1243985872489349120

    Van Jackson
    @WonkVJ
    We need a word for China-induced rejection of human values by people who think of themselves as liberal. Cowardice doesn’t quite get at it, though it features. It may or may not be corruption. But it’s def gross.

  156. calli

    What happened overnight?

    We decided Greta is a Rothschild.

  157. custard

    Mole could you email it to me…(the SES map)

  158. Mark A

    DrBeauGan
    #3382646, posted on March 29, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    Calli, I’ve just done a Google search and found out who Onslow is. And Daisy.

    I feel sorry for both of them.

    Why?
    They are an easy going happy couple.

  159. BorisG

    Yes that’s right Boris, only the chin ks are bullshit artists.
    Believe everyone else.

    That’s right struth. It is logical to be suspicious of numbers out of China, to put it mildly, because their information is provided by their propaganda department. In fact it would be unlikely to ever be anywhere near accurate (but it could be. No one believed Saddam that he didn’t have a nuclear weapons program, but it turned out he did not lie in that isolated case).

    But only deranged conspiracy theorists will believe that every western country is lying. I would not be surprised if Bird or Anne or even None believed this shit, but surely not Struth. I often disagreed with him but never thought him to be a deranged conspiracy theorist.

    Wake up!

    And i refuse to read most of the Cat open thread as long as deranged conspiracy theorists like DHS and Anne dominate this place.

    Stay safe guys.

  160. Struth

    If anyone feels like travelling in WA or crossing a state border, I’ll register my truck and charge you the cost plus expenses.
    You’ll be well hidden in sleeper.
    Gold and bog roll only payment excepted.

  161. rickw

    ADF Special Forces soldier allegedly made threats to judge’s family

    May be better to be short on words and long on action.

  162. Farmer Gez

    Where it originated is irrelevant to controlling its spread once detected.

    Numbers, seriously?
    Possibly the dumbest line ever.
    Why bother with quarantine measures before a disease outbreak or identify vectors for disease transmission. Put the ducks, pigs, goats, wildlife and people all together and let it rip, then we just pick up the pieces. Oh wait…that’s China.
    That is why we are in the shit we’re in. This virus is a result of Chinese cultural practices, there is no other reason. India has a billion people buy doesn’t produce pandemics. Have you ever thought why?
    China needs to clean up it’s act or this will be the future.

  163. Mitch M.

    candy
    #3382649, posted on March 29, 2020 at 3:19 pm
    A return to localism and back gardens is the righteous path forward.

    You know it won’t happen, IT. This business of planting seedlings and making vegetable gardens is just to amuse the kids. As you do/did or should have at some stage. Though their attention spans are not up to it these days, waiting for something to grow.

    Before people do that a soil analysis is worth considering because a number of studies have pointed out that if the land was previously used for industrial purposes the soil can contain many nasties.

  164. Struth

    accepted…..bloody hell I’m as bad as hungover struth this morning.

  165. cohenite

    Where it originated is irrelevant to controlling its spread once detected.
    Perhaps the fact that it originated in China was a blessing in disguise.
    At least the Chinese had the resources to identify it, and a totalitarian political system ruthless enough to get on top of it.
    If, for example, it had first emerged in sub-Saharan Africa the damage would have been far worse.

    More kack from the troll which should be dead.

    The origin is crucial; because since this is the 2nd, arguably 3rd, viral outbreak from the chunks whose insidious infiltration and indirect control of the West is pathological it is imperative to understand the origin and cause.

    A blessing in disguise that a totalitarian mongrel of a culture is sending out devastating viruses. Only a complete idiot would say that.

    The chunks did nothing but deny the virus as it ran amuck amongst its own people and resisted all efforts from the West to assist, and allowed mass travel by its citizens.

    If it had emerged in sub-Saharan Africa, who the fuck but a wacist would say that. Anyway infection in Africa is low because they still use malaria treatments which kill the virus. The chunks know this which is why they, when they wanted to, could end the spread of the thing.

    You really are a despicable bastard troll. Just die.

  166. Infidel Tiger

    𝕤𝕒𝕞𝕒𝕟𝕥𝕙𝕒 𝕞𝕒𝕚𝕕𝕖𝕟
    @samanthamaiden
    ·
    3h
    Hard truth of COVID-19: the rich are spreading it: Aspen, Noosa, cruise ship passengers, folks ‘quarrantining” at their beach bolthole despite evidence to remain at home. It’s the poor who are copping consequences: stood down from cafes, restaurants, pubs, Cotton On

    100%

  167. And i refuse to read most of the Cat open thread …

    A Write-Only thread.

  168. Arky

    Fucking Mater kept texting me while I was trying to sleep. Dude, I’m not giving you anymore tactical advice during sleeping hours. Sort yourself out and calm down.
    That plus JC ringing me up in a panic every half hour for investment advice.
    Bloody.

  169. Struth

    Hey Boris, look up the word cynical in your absence.

  170. Knuckle Dragger

    Actually, and on the same-but-not-quite-thing:

    The kiddies’ playground which had sand dumped all through it after somebody saw it used the way it was intended.

    This environment is perfect for the little Hitlers of this world. Little people who dream of greatness and yet handicapped by their own stupidity, and their ceilings capped by their inability to operate out of their comfort zone.

    These gropers in koi ponds will use their very limited reach and influence to unnecessarily inconvenience normal people so they can put it on their CV for later. These people are everywhere, and I’ll guarantee every poster here except Plagiarism Bob knows one or two.

    The sort of people whose dream job would be an EU cabbage regulator.

  171. Infidel Tiger

    Chicago Tribune
    @chicagotribune
    A kind of pandemic caste system has developed: The rich holed up in vacation properties; the middle class marooned at home with restless children; the working class on the front lines.

    COVID-19 and the class divide, via The New York Times.

    Fake jobs vs Working class.

  172. Mitch M.

    Free range mitochondria are coming for you

    A fascinating aspect of how cells work together. Mitochondria are shuttled between cells and in this study they found it can limit cell inflammation. Damaged mitochondria are a key issue in aging. A failure of mitophagy, the destruction of damaged mitochondria, is a key issue in aging and promoting autophagy is one way to eliminate dysfunctional mitochondria.

  173. Cassie of Sydney

    “And i refuse to read most of the Cat open thread as long as deranged conspiracy theorists like DHS and Anne dominate this place.

    Stay safe guys.”

    Bye bye.

  174. EvilElvis

    The Dutch government has launched a recall of 100,000s of masks purchased from China because they do not meet quality standards and offer inadequate protection

    It’s fucking impressive that the chunks started the virus and global trust levels are so high we want the chunks to supply critical equipment. Elites need to be stoned.

  175. Eddystone

    Bruce in WA
    #3382650, posted on March 29, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    So, the WA Police Commissioner has backstepped on the total closure of WA gun shops and, indeed, any shop that sold firearms or ammunition, including, for example, many country hardware stores.

    He has allowed four categories of people who are exempted from these rules.

    And who would they be? Guess … especially Category 4(c).

    How does closing gun shops help ensure public safety?

    Most shooters have probably stocked up on ammo by now.

    I’ll be able to keep us in meat for years, or hold off the zombie apocalypse for about a week.

  176. MatrixTransform

    dog boxes

    so how do you like yr apartment lifestyles now ?

    said that in jest more than a few times last week

  177. rickw

    Police commissioners make law in WA?

    The fuckers do everywhere in Australia, they have plenty of discretionary power when they should have none.

    In Victoria we have a made up category called “oversized caliber“ (made up for .50 BMG) which has a whole lot of extra crap imposed on it at the discretion of the police commissioner. Clearly hasn’t heard of .416 Barret which was specifically designed to overcome the same retardation in California.

  178. rickw

    At least the Chinese had the resources to identify it, and a totalitarian political system ruthless enough to get on top of it.

    Please go and live in your favourite country.

  179. cohenite

    Bruce in WA
    #3382650, posted on March 29, 2020 at 3:19 pm
    So, the WA Police Commissioner has backstepped on the total closure of WA gun shops and, indeed, any shop that sold firearms or ammunition, including, for example, many country hardware stores.
    He has allowed four categories of people who are exempted from these rules.
    And who would they be? Guess … especially Category 4(c).

    55th nations are 4(c) which is insane since they used spears, rocks and nunga nungas.

    Missing are target shooters and security licence holders.

    The second paragraph is the key one justifying this draconian infringement of rights by reference to public safety. The coppers know they are starting to tread on toes so the real safety is theirs and of course the pollies and bureaucrats who are doing this stuff:

    https://www.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-03/Closure%20of%20Gun%20Shops%20%28No%202%29.pdf

  180. Knuckle Dragger

    Was that a flounce from BorisG Wong-Keating?

  181. thefrollickingmole

    Custard.
    Sent via Sinc…

  182. Cassie of Sydney

    This is very good….

  183. JC

    BorisG

    , posted on March 29, 2020 at 3:11 pm
    UK has 260 Covid19 fatalities in 24 hours. This is about 5 times more than flu fatalities on an average day of the flu season. And growing.

    Boris, the transmission rate seems to be a lot faster whereas the rate for the flu is more spread out over the season. The flu also knocks up against the vaccine. I think the jury is still out if this is deadlier in terms of intensity.

  184. mh

    NT Police have come down strongly on one of the first cases of a large group flouting anti-distancing restrictions because of coronavirus fears.

    About 150 people gathered at a camp near Alice Springs and refused police orders to disperse.

    At one point, about 60 members of the group became aggressive towards the police and started throwing bottles.

    Police Commissioner Jamie Chalker expressed his disappointment at the behaviour of the large group following a disturbance at Charles Creek camp at Alice Springs.

    Police arrived to the camp about 3 this morning to see about 150 people gathering and displaying anti-social behaviour.

    Police were explaining the restrictions relating to the COVID-19 virus and mass gatherings, when a group of around 60 people became aggressive towards police and started to throw bottles.

    Police disengaged and requested further assistance.

    The group dispersed as more police arrived…

    https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/6698609/police-pelted-with-bottles-while-trying-to-spread-coronavirus-warnings/?cs=62

  185. Knuckle Dragger

    Apologies.

    Was that another flounce from BorisG Wong-Keating?

  186. Fisky

    The biggest mistake of judgment a lot of “liberals” are making on China is this. They are occasionally forced to admit that, yes, the CCP is running a campaign of cultural genocide and slave labour in Xinjiang whereby people (mostly men) are arbitrarily thrown in labour camps and brainwashed, while CCP officials bed down with their wives in a “home supervision” program. In other words, mass rape is occurring in XJ. Meanwhile, the rule of law in HK is being destroyed and one-country-two-systems is practically dead.

    “Liberals” can be forced to agree that all this is happening, yet there is this bizarre disconnect where they think the effects of these programs can somehow be hermetically sealed in the target provinces and either have no spillover effects anywhere else, or that they somehow don’t reflect the moral and operational character of the regime itself. They think you can deal with the PRC as with any other normal country and somehow there are win-win good faith negotiations to be had with a bunch of thugs who murder, butcher, rape and enslave part of their own population. Unfortunately, it just doesn’t work like that.

    So they have no explanation when the regime engages in systematic lies and coverups abroad, even though lies and coverups are essential to the daily running of the regime.

    This is essentially what’s wrong with the mainstream “liberal” approach to the PRC – it’s based on a kind of bipolar disorder, and we are seeing it unravel quickly.

  187. Dr Faustus

    We decided Greta is a Rothschild.

    Not so fast.
    Still an 80% chance it’s an alien.

  188. EvilElvis

    100%

    IT, did Sam lay off the sauce for five or is she just peaking on a self isolation bender?

    Clarity.

  189. Sean

    https://www.epicentro.iss.it/coronavirus/bollettino/Infografica_28marzo%20ENG.pdf

    It’s still relatively harmless for the young, but fuck me is it grim for the elderly!

  190. rickw

    How many days of national petrol/diesel supply do we have?
    Tell me again.”

    We are in good shape on that front, The Tard Response has cut Jet demand by 80% and ground fuels by 20%. Refineries wound right back and trying to work out how to minimise demurrage costs on crude tankers.

  191. Struth

    The system is ruined.
    Australia has at every government level, destroyed democracy, disregarded the constitution and expanded it’s powers illegally.
    I’m almost glad it’s crashing down.
    Australia had it too good too long, and it’s going to pay dearly for it’s political apathy.
    The Eastern Europeans like Poland fresh out of what we will be heading into if we don’t fight, must be gobsmacked at the insanity of the west, corrupted from within by the likes of sniffy and his mates in schools and unis and marching through the institutions.
    We won’t be imprisoned long when we don’t want to be, not in the regional areas, impossible to control for very long, SES, police etc will have to chose sides.

  192. JC

    If the China bug is a little scary, the pneumonic plagues ought to frighten the living shit out of you. It’s 100% fatality and still lurking.

    No need for ventilators nor anti malaria pills with this little fucker.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pneumonic_plague

  193. Farmer Gez

    This lockdown of the old is causing real problems with their health.
    My mother is in care and as deaf as a post with early dementia as well. Phone calls are useless and Skype just confuses her. She is simply thinking about her aches and pains with no distraction from the regular family visits. I really fear for her mental and physical well being. The staff are wonderful but they can’t make up for family input.

  194. BorisG

    UK has 260 Covid19 fatalities in 24 hours. This is about 5 times more than flu fatalities on an average day of the flu season. And growing.

    Prove it.

    Struth, my proof is approximate. US had about 22,000 flu fatalities this year (google it), see e,g. here https://www.advisory.com/daily-briefing/2020/03/17/flu-update Proportionally to the population, this would translate into about 6,000 in the UK. Assuming 100-day flu season, that’s 55 deaths per day on average. UK deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours are 260. https://ncov2019.live/data

    And growing very rapidly. Yesterday it was 180.

  195. Sean

    We just have to hope the asymptomatic cases are way higher than anticipated and eventually the herd will stop the spread

  196. JC

    They are occasionally forced to admit that, yes, the CCP is running a campaign of cultural genocide and slave labour in Xinjiang whereby people (mostly men) are arbitrarily thrown in labour camps and brainwashed,

    Fisk, more than one commentor agrees with this policy for Muslims at the cat. Ask Cronkite for instance.

  197. DHS

    But let’s concentrate on testing anomalies instead of the bigger picture. Sure.

    They’re not anomalies. The testing regime is the entire story. There is nothing else because nobody has ever linked the results of the test to a viral caused respiratory illness.

  198. Beery:

    Surely you’re not suggesting the virus would’ve gotten into Israel without a human carrier? So the virus is inevitable, but we must lock down everything anyway? What are you, a bureaucrat?

    The poor buggers have hundreds of bloody backyard missiles fired at them every frigging week.
    Of course the Israelis can’t stop them all. Could anyone, BorisG?

  199. Knuckle Dragger

    Okay. To revisit.

    The medical profession in this country has now very publicly demonstrated itself to be a collection of failed, lying effete superior milquetoasts that are several levels above the common man (the Hun):

    ‘NSW Police attended to help ensure all passenger would adhere to all self-isolation requirements set out by the NSW Government under the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW). The requirements precede the tough new quarantine orders which came in at 11.59pm last night.

    ‘Upon arrival in to Australia, NSW Health advised the 77 medical professionals who flew in that they were required to self-isolate for 14 days at hotels in Sydney. When the officers returned to serve the Public Health Orders, they discovered 33 doctors had left the hotel.

    ‘“Six of the 33 individuals were located at Sydney domestic airport terminal by Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers,” police said. “These individuals have now been served with Public Health Orders and are in self-isolation at a Sydney hotel, where they are required to remain for 14 days.’

    These are the elite medics, remember. The ones special enough to have been invited onto a plague ship to South America, and the ones who wailed long and loud about their specialness and why wasn’t this nation doing enough to return their brilliance to its shores.

    The ones using this virus to push their own agendas, which are legion.

    Never again. Never again should one of these slobs in Canberra – or anywhere for that matter – trust word one of the shit that comes out of any of their mouths again.

    The AMA, tellingly, has as far as I’m aware declined to comment. Dr Chris Higgins, infector of the elderly and Aspen enthusiast has declined to comment. Good. Keep it that way.

  200. egg_

    my proof is approximate.

    Liberty quote.

  201. Dr Faustus

    IT, did Sam lay off the sauce for five or is she just peaking on a self isolation bender?

    She’s frothing at the bung about a high-end birthday pissup at Sails, in Noosa, where some dickhead, who had just flown in from skiing in Aspen, infected 23 guests and staff.

    Apart from the 4 staff, it was a Darwin Award attempt by ‘realestate professionals’.

  202. Cassie of Sydney

    “Struth, my proof is approximate.”

    Of course it is…of course it is.

  203. Sean

    I built a model to predict future death rates. On that basis the next 5 days in the UK:

    130, 130, 191, 256, 223 deaths

    The expected numbers are possibly too high as the results are skewed by outcomes in Italy and Spain.

  204. NoFixedAddress

    3303.0 – Causes of Death, Australia, 2018
    Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/09/2019

    Australia’s leading causes of death, 2018

    There were 158,493 registered deaths in Australia in 2018. This paper outlines the leading causes of those deaths with a particular focus on age and sex.

    The table below shows the top 20 leading causes of mortality for 2018 compared with 10 years ago (2009) and 5 years ago (2013). Key points include:

    The leading cause of death was Ischaemic heart disease. The standardised death rate from Ischaemic heart disease has decreased by 22.4% since 2009, with declines in heart disease mortality observed now for more than 50 years.
    Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, remained the second leading cause of death. Deaths due to dementia have increased by 68.6% since 2009.
    Cerebrovascular diseases, Cancer of the trachea, bronchus and lung and Chronic lower respiratory diseases round out the top five leading causes of death.
    The top five leading causes of death account for more than one-third of all registered deaths.
    Influenza and pneumonia was the 12th leading cause of death. The number of influenza deaths is strongly linked to the severity of flu seasons and this can drive changes in ranking for this leading cause group.
    Intentional self-harm was the 14th leading cause of death. It has the lowest median age at death among the top 20 leading causes, at 44.4 years of age.

    https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/[email protected]/PrimaryMainFeatures/3303.0?OpenDocument

  205. egg_

    The medical profession in this country has now very publicly demonstrated itself to be a collection of failed, lying effete superior milquetoasts that are several levels above the common man

    That’s the take home message from this pandemic we had to have, that is no longer classified as an infectious disease.

  206. johanna

    This virus is a result of Chinese cultural practices, there is no other reason. India has a billion people buy doesn’t produce pandemics. Have you ever thought why?
    China needs to clean up it’s act or this will be the future.

    Well said, Farmer G.

    India has a few advantages over the PRC in this regard.

    For one thing, hundreds of millions of them are vegetarians. For another, there is a cultural value attached to looking and being clean. Now, there are a lot of fails in the execution, but the principle is well embedded. Low paid office workers who live in shacks or pods turn up to work freshly scrubbed, in immaculate white clothes. It is a social marker of great importance.

    As prosperity begins to wash through, the government is paying a lot of attention to building toilets, which used to be scarce. With that comes broader sanitation and plumbing.

    Indians come from a social structure where hierarchies are very important. So, if the upper members embrace cleanliness and hygiene, the lower ones want to emulate them.

    This is very different from the culture in China.

  207. Tel:

    Slimy little Arse Bandit calls for nationalisation without compensation.

    At least the commies are identifying themselves.

    The world is polarising and the scum that has been floating under the surface, is now becoming visible.

  208. BorisG

    there is this bizarre disconnect where they think the effects of these programs can somehow be hermetically sealed in the target provinces and either have no spillover effects anywhere else, or that they somehow don’t reflect the moral and operational character of the regime itself.

    Fisk at least I have no illusions like this. Moreover I think these human rights abuses are only part of the story. Nor less dangerous in the long run is their military invasion of the pacific through building new islands, posturing regarding Taiwan, predatory trade practices, theft of IP, political interference in other counties affairs, etc.

    But it is not easy to construct a viable policy where rightly or wrongly we have made this world interdependent. I think we should, and maybe Covid 19 will be a wake up call. But it won’t be easy, if only because it is still financially beneficial for companies and consumers to do manufacturing in China. You suggested that some of this can be relocated to Vietnam and Taiwan but Taiwan is a first world country with the first world salaries. Vietnam is a communist dictatorship with appalling human rights record of its own. ok, but even if you aggressively pursue Vietnam option, which we probably should, it will be a tiny fraction of China’s.

  209. Arky

    , SES, police etc will have to chose sides.

    ..
    They will do as they are told and trained to do. That’s the way that works.
    The only time police or military bring a regime down is when the top brass of either tap the politicians on the shoulder and say: “You have lost control, we can’t keep order or guarantee your safety anymore”.
    In general, when that happens, the regime escapes overseas to the monies they systematically looted in the intervening years.
    ..
    This cannot happen in this situation because:
    1. The police chief is one Fatty Ashton.
    2. The whole world is in lock down and the fuckers have nowhere to flee.
    3. Our lot were so stupid and short sighted and thought the game would last forever and didn’t put the loot offshore anyway.
    3. We are in the middle of a pandemic with the added twist of global supply chains breaking down.
    ..
    Believe it or not, your best bet right now, as shit as they are, is our duly and dumbly elected and too damn numerous governments.

  210. Megan

    Probably around the same time an attractive, healthy young man turns into Onslow</blockquote

    Just fell about laughing at that, Calli. Respect!

  211. Knuckle Dragger

    A Flounce-Bounce from BorisG Wong-Keating!

    Almost a record. This is Ellie-esque in stature.

  212. JC

    Interesting.

    Nearly every country is now combating the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). It has been hypothesized that if COVID-19 exhibits seasonality, changing temperatures in the coming months will shift transmission patterns around the world. Such projections, however, require an estimate of the relationship between COVID-19 and temperature at a global scale, and one that isolates the role of temperature from confounding factors, such as public health capacity. This paper provides the first plausibly causal estimates of the relationship between COVID-19 transmission and local temperature using a global sample comprising of 166,686 confirmed new COVID-19 cases from 134 countries from January 22, 2020 to March 15, 2020. We find robust statistical evidence that a 1◦C increase in local temperature reduces transmission by 13% [-21%, -4%, 95%CI]. In contrast, we do not find that specific humidity or precipitation influence transmission. Our statistical approach separates effects of climate variation on COVID-19 transmission from other potentially correlated factors, such as differences in public health responses across countries and heterogeneous population densities. Using constructions of expected seasonal temperatures, we project that changing temperatures between March 2020 and July 2020 will cause COVID-19 transmission to fall by 43% on average for Northern Hemisphere countries and to rise by 71% on average for Southern Hemisphere countries. However, these patterns reverse as the boreal winter approaches, with seasonal temperatures in January 2021 increasing average COVID-19 transmission by 59% relative to March 2020 in northern countries and lowering transmission by 2% in southern countries. These findings suggest that Southern Hemisphere countries should expect greater transmission in the coming months. Moreover, Northern Hemisphere countries face a crucial window of opportunity: if contagion-containing policy interventions can dramatically reduce COVID-19 cases with the aid of the approaching warmer months, it may be possible to avoid a second wave of COVID-19 next winter.

  213. BorisG

    Sean
    #3382711, posted on March 29, 2020 at 3:49 pm
    We just have to hope the asymptomatic cases are way higher than anticipated and eventually the herd will stop the spread

    The diamond princess tests and Iceland (which tested more per capita than any other country) show it is about 50%. I wish it was 90%.

  214. egg_

    India has a few advantages over the PRC

    A former outpost of the British Empire.

    Shanghai is likely distinct from the Chi nese backblocks, like Hong Kong.

  215. Sean

    @BorisG

    It may have mutated to a weaker strain in Singapore. If we are dealing in hopes, then I also hope like other viruses have burnt themselves out over time a weaker strain wins the battle of self-replication over a strong one, hopefully infecting a lot of people first and increasing immunity and becomes a seasonal endemic maybe taking out a few really sick people only.

  216. Knuckle Dragger

    I want to see Doctor Gordian Fulde, instigator of Sidernee lockdowns because emotions, star of God knows how many ads wailing about pisswrecks falling down stairs and through windows, moral champion of our time and talisman for medicalists all over this land, front a presser this afternoon and say:

    ‘We’re all in this together.’

  217. JC

    The diamond princess tests and Iceland (which tested more per capita than any other country) show it is about 50%. I wish it was 90%.

    The anti-body blood test would be great then.

  218. Nick

    3h
    Hard truth of COVID-19: the rich are spreading it: Aspen, Noosa, cruise ship passengers, folks ‘quarrantining” at their beach bolthole despite evidence to remain at home. It’s the poor who are copping consequences: stood down from cafes, restaurants, pubs, Cotton On

    Add to that the selfish twats who ‘pop down to the shops for a few thing’ while “self isolating”.

  219. Dr Faustus

    ‘We’re all in this together.’

    People who say ‘We’re all in this together’ are usually not in the same ‘this’ as most other people.

  220. Frank

    Many women are walking around clutching a large pack of bog roll like it’s a status symbol.

    That unmistakeable spring in the step as people make for the checkout and then the car with slab of bog roll underarm. The other place you normally see it is when someone has a slab under the arm and is heading home for a knees up. Perhaps they are heading home for a shit party.

  221. Fisky

    Yep.

    Harry Cole
    @MrHarryCole
    Police cars revolving light My jaw was on the floor when I heard this.. but understand govt science advisers have warned PM that true China coronavirus stats are “15 to 40 times” higher than officially declared, based on worldwide modelling of virus behaviour…

    https://twitter.com/MrHarryCole/status/1244040159982690304

  222. Cassie of Sydney

    “Sinclair Davidson
    #3382746, posted on March 29, 2020 at 4:16 pm
    Smite”

    Who is “smite”?

  223. thefrollickingmole

    No need for ventilators nor anti malaria pills with this little fucker.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pneumonic_plague

    Thats an exaple of a disease with poor epidemic qualities.
    Not because it doesnt kill, but because it kills too fast with early symptoms.

    I still recall from the book “and the band played on” the bloke referring to a lady epidemiologist who was asked what she was frightened of in the way on new diseases.
    From memory it was something like ” one that doesnt kill its host for a long time and is easily spread with no symptoms apparent”.
    Then AIDs happened.
    I cant recall her full quote but it slotted the AIDs template perfectly.

    Long gestation, long infectious period with few signs of illness till the end.

  224. Fisky

    Fisk, more than one commentor agrees with this policy for Muslims at the cat. Ask Cronkite for instance.

    I believe Zippy was kind of pro-CCP’s concentration camps too.

  225. thefrollickingmole

    The other place you normally see it is when someone has a slab under the arm and is heading home for a knees up. Perhaps they are heading home for a shit party.

    Bloody Germans.
    Probably has a glass topped table in the back of the car as well.

  226. Sean

    Take this with a pinch of salt but: Wuhan pumping out deliveries of Urns…

    Urns exceed death toll

  227. Fisky

    CCPVirus
    @Mr_Doodles753
    ·
    4h
    Replying to
    @BaldingsWorld
    I call it Wokeful Blindness. Once thought it was overly cynical, but now I really believe it: if Chinese people were white, the left would have come to grips with the CCP years ago. Wokeful Blindness also resulted in all the disastrous tweets from NYC officials in early Feb.

  228. Watching The Cook And The Chef. They had a visit to Quandong Station to see how they go. Shearers there and what diet they had. Quite brilliant, meat in just about every dish, particularly mutton. Looked sensational.

  229. Cassie of Sydney

    “Wokeful Blindness”

    Perfect….just perfect.

  230. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Smite.’

    What?

    Shit. Turn your back for a second. Every goddamn time.

  231. Fisky

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8163767/Downing-Street-says-China-faces-reckoning-coronavirus.html

    Ministers and senior Downing Street officials said the Communist state now faces a ‘reckoning’ over its handling of the outbreak and risks becoming a ‘pariah state’.

    They are furious over China’s campaign of misinformation, attempts to exploit the pandemic for economic gain and atrocious animal rights record.

    The Prime Minister, who now faces Cabinet calls to reverse his decision to let controversial Chinese firm Huawei build large parts of Britain’s new 5G telecoms network, today warns that the epidemic is likely to worsen in the coming weeks – but that he expects the British ‘spirit’ to overcome the crisis.

    It is simply untenable to go ahead with this contract. None of the punters want it, but there are a few Tory peers in the CCP’s pocket, so we’ll see if it can be walked back.

  232. Nick

    So of the 33 medical absconders, they caught 6? We can be sure a heavy penalty awaits /sarc.
    Lucky the doctors weren’t spectators at the MCG, they’d have been soundly dealt with.

  233. EvilElvis

    Take this with a pinch of salt but: Wuhan pumping out deliveries of Urns…

    Bats ain’t gonna boil themselves.

  234. Knuckle Dragger

    Shit. Thought that was me for a minute, and that Gordian Fulde, Doctor to the Nation and the Doomlord were mates or something.

  235. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘the doctors weren’t spectators at the MCG’

    Good point.

    Behavioural Awareness Officers! Where are you in this time of need?

  236. Bruce in WA

    Police commissioners make law in WA?

    By regulation, not legislation, yes, especially with regard to emergency response and firearms. He can, and has, banned a firearm because he doesn’t like the look of it. When the previous Commissioner was chastised by the Police Minister for something or other, the response was: “I am not responsible to you or any other politician. I am completely independent”. He was, apparently, correct.

  237. Frank

    Wonder if it has occurred to the ABC’s Dr Swan yet that being a highly recognisable face in favour of quarantining everything may not be a popular thing in a few weeks time. In particular, if it turns out that the whole deals turns out to be a gross over-reaction. Look for some preemptive arse covering manoeuvres and back tracking to occur soon as a measure of self awareness.

  238. Harlequin Decline

    Winston,

    If you are looking for a Howa mag try this shop. They deliver.

  239. EvilElvis

    Gordian Fulde, Doctor to the Nation

    Let me guess, from Adelaide? Name sounds like something that’s released into a lake that stimulates algae.

  240. egg_

    Pneumonic plague is a severe lung infection caused by the bacterium

    It’s the secondary bacterial infection that gets them in the end with the virus.
    How important is general hygiene in the elderly?

  241. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Thirty-three doctors who ignored quarantine orders after arriving in Sydney from a cruise in Chile likely won’t be punished because of a legal loophole

    Daily Mail.

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