Earth to media: nobody cares any more. It’s over.

Coronavirus Australia update: Australia surpasses 1.5 million test milestone.

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43 Responses to Earth to media: nobody cares any more. It’s over.

  1. Crossie

    Earth to media: nobody cares any more. It’s over.

    The American civil war has upstaged them and made a mockery of them at the same time.

  2. Crossie

    The copycat rally in Sydney will tell us in two weeks’ time whether the whole lockdown was a complete crock.

  3. Bruce in WA

    I don’t care; I want the world back.

  4. Bruce in WA

    I want SANITY back!

  5. Hay Stockard

    The pandemic panic let us see the credulous and the craven flying their true colours.
    And what sort of tyrants we have in soi-disant “Public Service” positions.
    May the fleas of a thousand camels infect their crutches and their arms be too short to scratch.

  6. Mark M

    Note to Josh:

    It wasn’t the coronavirus that destroyed the economy.

    It was us complying with your tyrannical, draconian measures …

    Coronavirus and bushfires tip Australia into first recession in 29 years – video

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/video/2020/jun/03/coronavirus-and-bushfires-tip-australia-into-first-recession-in-29-years-video

  7. What this ‘pandemic’ illustrated beyond any doubt it that so-called ‘experts’ are anything but and their advice should be treated with great caution.

    Every time I read/hear Their ABC and the like say, ‘We asked the experts’, I cringe.

    Experts should now be treated like witch doctors, soothsayers and fortune tellers (and maybe economists).

  8. Bruce

    @BiWA:

    The only way to get your sanity back is to do it yourself.

    Asking the scumbags and degenerates who actively contributed to its “absence” to “return” it is like demanding Dracula be in charge of the Blood Bank.

  9. Roger

    Every time I read/hear Their ABC and the like say, ‘We asked the experts’, I cringe.

    Funny how the ABC rarely consults any experts who reject the dominant paradigm.

    You know, so its viewers and listeners could be fully informed and come to their own conclusions, as befits citizens in a democracy.

    No doubt ABC journalists, with their rather limited education and reading lists, aren’t aware that it’s the non-conformists in science, those who question the data and challenge the dominant paradigms with alternative hypotheses, who have been responsible for most scientific progress.

  10. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    I’ve been going in to the office for three weeks now.

    In hindsight, entire sham was well and truly cactus around five weeks ago.

  11. Fisky

    Effie Deans
    @Effiedeans
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    7h
    The same people who are packed together breaking lockdown in London because of a death in Minnesota were demanding Dominic Cummings resign for driving in a car to Durham. There’s a word for this

  12. Wyndham Dix

    From one article in CL’s link:-
    .
    Regional Express passengers will have to wear face masks

    Passengers can use their own masks or purchase one at check-in for $2, and must wear them at check-in counters, boarding gates, during tarmac transfers and while on the aircraft.
    .
    The average adult at rest inhales and exhales around 11,000 litres of air and water vapour daily. https://www.reference.com/science/much-oxygen-inhale-exhale-b763252ad5727e56
    .
    During a one-hour flight with Rex, each and every adult on board will inhale and exhale approximately 500 litres.
    .
    And a mask will do what, other than trap saliva that might involuntarily be ejected while speaking, coughing or sneezing?
    .
    The 500 litres inhaled comes from where? And the 500 litres exhaled goes where? And the water vapour, that might or might not include COVID-19 or any other respiratory infection?

  13. Alex

    As William once said “Much ado about nothing” or as an aboriginal backtracker once said “politicians make mountain out of molehill”

    A major contributor to all our ills around the world is the two party structure in most countries. The proven lower class, the so called political class all bathe in the same water so it doesn’t matter who you vote for you get the same “what’s in it for me and my pet issues” rather than whats important to their electorates. Get out of the two party system imposed on us and we will get a turn around. Don’t get out then watch your country go further into the mire. Poor bugger my country.

  14. Docket62

    There needs to be MASS rejection of any and all rules, and especially the 1.5M rule. On the basis that allowing up to 30,000 people to ‘demonstrate’ completely voids any effort made on an individual basis. There isnt a chance on gods green earth the law could enforce a fine. Take everything to court and resist FFS

    Im so over this shit. And I refuse to ‘comply’

  15. Up The Workers!

    Dodgy Dan and his Police Minister evidently don’t care about social distancing or the Peking Pox his “Bat Soup and Toad Initiative” has introduced here direct from the “Wuhan Wet Market and Chemical Weapons Facility”.

    They have given the nod to a rally of their chanting, anti-Australian soap-phobic supporters through the streets of Mogadishu-by-the-Yarra on Saturday and organisers are now tipping a crowd of over 80,000.

    Dodgy Dan has banned all Christians from attending church services, Christian Weddings and Christian Funerals. He even banned Anzac Day, but possibly violent marches for Leftard rioters, looters, shop-lifters, arsonists and people who beat up black female storekeepers protecting their goods (if this rally turns out anything like the American ones) are all OK. No social distancing there, and the “Police Minister” has assured the protesters that not a single one of them will be targeted by Police for the $1,600.00 fine that the other 6,000 Victorian non-Leftard suckers have been savagely lumbered with.

    Will Dodgy Dan and his comical Police Minister now be waiving the 6,000 x $1,600.00 fines already extortionately issued, given that the same “offence” when committed by a Leftard, is apparently no crime at all; do the rest of us now go out in crowds of up to 80,000 people, ignoring all social distancing like Lefties do, because it is evidently OK when lawless commos, greenies, union “fugs” and Uni students do it?

    Or will Shane Patton, the new A.L.P. Chief of Selective Policing, in order to preserve consistency and treat law-breakers “without fear or favour” now arrest both Dodgy Dan and his Police Minister and fine them $1,600 x 80,000 = $128,000,000 for deliberately endangering lives by blatantly ignoring their own advice on “social distancing”?

    The A.L.P. – they make “ocrisy”, “hyp”!

  16. grumpy

    My local cafe (in a small country town with no recorded cases) now has a contact register which NSW Health decided on Monday that they needed to have. Anyone who eats in will be asked to sign the register. Customers getting takeaway don’t need to sign.
    The owner told me that he isn’t going to refuse service if they don’t sign and that many of his customers will use fake names.
    So the point of this is…?

  17. egg_

    The copycat rally in Sydney will tell us in two weeks’ time whether the whole lockdown was a complete crock.

    501 people on Bondi beach, because Black Bathers Matter?

  18. egg_

    the credulous and the craven

    +1

    A few credulous “Wingnuts” got taken for a ride.

  19. Roger W

    At the same ABC link:

    “A UK medical journal that published an influential article that found hydroxychloroquine increased the risk of death in COVID-19 patients says it has concerns about the data behind the study.

    The observational study published in The Lancet in late May looked at 96,000 hospitalised COVID-19 patients who were treated with the malaria drug that US President Donald Trump claims he takes and has urged others to use.

    Several clinical trials were put on hold after the study was published.

    The study, using data provided by healthcare data analytics firm Surgisphere, was not a traditional clinical trial that would have compared hydroxychloroquine to a placebo or other medicine.

    Today, the journal said “serious scientific questions” had been brought to its attention about the validity of the data behind the study.

    An independent audit of the data has already been commissioned.

    Surgisphere said in a statement that the audit would “bring further transparency to our work [and] further highlight the quality of our work”.

    Last week, The Lancet issued a correction to the study regarding the location of some patients, stating the conclusions had not changed, and 150 doctors signed an open letter to the journal calling the article’s conclusions into question and asking The Lancet to publish the peer review comments.

    “We’re in an unprecedented pandemic. We’ve organised these enormous clinical trials to figure out if something works,” said Walid Gellad, a doctor who did not sign the letter but has been critical of the study.

    “And this study stopped or paused a couple of those trials, and changed the narrative around a drug that no-one knows if it works or not.”

    So, a rushed and politically motivated false study was given credence in The Lancet and maximum media coverage simply because it attacked Trump. To hell with the number of deaths it caused. These people are so sick it is hard to comprehend how their minds work, and yet we have to if we are to combat their destructive ways

  20. a happy little debunker

    As I listen to the state press briefing (on ABC local) , here in my itty bitty state – I find myself scoffing and snorting that an economy, that only started to recover some 6 years ago on the back of TOURISM – where 1 in 5 working people had been pre-covid employed in TOURISM – have somehow developed a transferable skill set that can now be used in a CONSTRUCTION led recovery.

    God save us from these fools that have not now – nor never will lose a paycheck during a self induced economic crisis.

  21. egg_

    Coronavirus and bushfires tip Australia into first recession in 29 years

    Some very expensive pneumonia deaths, right there.

  22. Siltstone

    The owner told me that he isn’t going to refuse service if they don’t sign and that many of his customers will use fake names.

    Good idea. Next time asked to wriite a name down I will be the State Health Minister, or Premier, or CMO…

  23. Siltstone

    – where 1 in 5 working people had been pre-covid employed in TOURISM – have somehow developed a transferable skill set that can now be used in a CONSTRUCTION led recovery.

    Its all about more $$$ to line the pockets of the CFMEU

  24. H B Bear

    Roger W @ 9.34am

    Another twitch in the slow death of The Lancet. Another institution killed by the Left.

    It now deserves to be treated like The Ecommunist.

  25. The same people who are packed together breaking lockdown in London because of a death in Minnesota were demanding Dominic Cummings resign for driving in a car to Durham. There’s a word for this

    It’s that word we’re not allowed to use.
    That’s the exact word for what they are.

  26. egg_

    They have given the nod to a rally of their chanting, anti-Australian soap-phobic supporters through the streets of Mogadishu-by-the-Yarra on Saturday and organisers are now tipping a crowd of over 80,000.

    Beyond parody.

  27. Robbo

    Who says it is over? Certainly not Dictator Daniel Andrews or that idiot with unpronounceable name who is busy with her moron CMO ruining Queensland. That tiny bunch of power mad loonies have become the tails wagging the dog and they are enjoying every glorious moment.

  28. Alan

    What changed? Wokevirus.
    Where are the Police enforcing the lockdown laws in every State?
    — “NSW Police said no arrests were made at the rally.”
    So the pandemic is either deadly, or actually not really that deadly at all, depending on which issue dominates the news cycle.
    What a way for public health officials to undermine all faith in public health officials!
    We are on your side!

  29. duncanm

    grumpy
    #3474194, posted on June 4, 2020 at 9:21 am
    My local cafe (in a small country town with no recorded cases) now has a contact register which NSW Health decided on Monday that they needed to have. Anyone who eats in will be asked to sign the register. Customers getting takeaway don’t need to sign.
    The owner told me that he isn’t going to refuse service if they don’t sign and that many of his customers will use fake names.
    So the point of this is…?

    for us, to demonstrate that the government cannot be trusted.

  30. Robber Baron

    COVID-1984 did it’s job extremely well to provide cover for a transfer of trillions to the banking cartel and to remove more rights from the human-serf.

    I now await the “asteroid” or “Alien life form” global threat for the next installment of global serfdom.

  31. Matt

    “Sweden’s chief epidemiologist Anders Tegnell, who was behind a national strategy that avoided the strict lockdowns observed in many other countries, has admitted Sweden could have handled the pandemic differently. Dr Tegnell spoke out after criticism of the Government’s handling of the pandemic, which included a policy that has relied largely on voluntary action, social distancing and common-sense hygiene advice but which failed to prevent the virus spreading.

    With 443 deaths per million people, Sweden’s per capita deaths are the eighth highest in the world.

    “Yes, I think we could have done better in what we did in Sweden, clearly,” Dr Tegnell said.

    “If we were to run into the same disease, knowing exactly what we know about it today, I think we would end up doing something in between what Sweden did and what the rest of the world has done.”

    Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, who has promised an inquiry, also admitted too many elderly citizens had died in the Scandinavian nation.

    “We have to admit that when it comes to elderly care and the spread of infection, that has not worked. That is obvious,” Mr Lofven said.”

  32. The Beer Whisperer

    grumpy
    #3474194, posted on June 4, 2020 at 9:21 am
    My local cafe (in a small country town with no recorded cases) now has a contact register which NSW Health decided on Monday that they needed to have. Anyone who eats in will be asked to sign the register. Customers getting takeaway don’t need to sign.
    The owner told me that he isn’t going to refuse service if they don’t sign and that many of his customers will use fake names.
    So the point of this is…?

    Make sure Ferris Bueller pops in, if only to see the government go “Bueller? Bueller?

  33. gafa

    – where 1 in 5 working people had been pre-covid employed in TOURISM – have somehow developed a transferable skill set that can now be used in a CONSTRUCTION led recovery.

    “it’s about creating jobs and helping support the more than one million workers in the sector including builders, painters, plumbers and electricians across the country,” the Prime Minister said…puke, spew, vomit.

    Awe, the poor hard done by little petals, worst affected, lowest paid, most kind and wholesome group and obviously the most deserving of all the help any remaining taxpayers can give them.

  34. Up The Workers!

    To H.B. Bear at 9.44 a.m.:

    Your comment about “The Ecommunist”, reminded me of the famous time that “Euromomey” magazine named the comically innumerate Wayne “The Goose” Swan as “World’s Best Treasurer”.

    Yet they would never, ever let him do their books or tax accounting!

    Is that a large cheese-eating rodent I smell, by any chance?

  35. Up The Workers!

    Just remember…be safe and follow the advice of Mogadishu-by-the-Yarra Premier Dodgy Dan and his Police Minister, Lisa Neville (fresh from her recent “Get Pell Squad”, Lawyer X and Red-Shirt corruption investigation triumphs) and above all – Do Not congregate in groups any larger than 80,000 spitting, coughing, sneezing Leftards whilst – if it turns out anything like the American looting rallies – marching, looting, vandalising, stealing, smashing shop windows, committing arson or murdering an extra 5 innocent black shopkeepers whilst allegedly protesting against one single black man’s death.

    Meanwhile for all Victorians with elderly relatives locked up as captives in Nursing homes, fire up your most savage Lawyers for some lucrative juicy Lawfare against Dodgy and his dingbats, once the second wave of infections starts filling all our Municipal boneyards after Saturday’s March of the Peking-Pox-spreading Leftards.

  36. Chris

    Another twitch in the slow death of The Lancet. Another institution killed by the Left.

    It now deserves to be treated like The Ecommunist.

    The Economist deserves to be Newsweek . The ‘TV Times’ beats them both in relevance.

    But the Lancet, as I wrote in a comment elsewhere yesterday, has a history of politically correct publication that means the public should not accept anything it says without checking.

  37. Docket62

    For the science on exactly how COVID works at a cellular level, and prevention etc. Malcolm Kendricks latest is well worth reading.

  38. theleftfootkick

    Exactly, nothing else to say,

  39. Right, or wrong, there’s a considerable shutdown here in Victoria, with social distancing laws and regulated numbers of individuals congregating anywhere. That’s until lefty organisations decide to lead a rag tag bunch by the nose in protest of something which hardly exists here, then it’s OK. Dan the man says it is not a good idea, but that’s where it stops. There are thousands of legitimate businesses waiting for the green light to fully open and Dan jeopardises the entire thing by allowing thousands to take risks with everyone’s economic future.

  40. Squirrel

    When normal transmission of climate change and identity politics nagging resumes, we’re going to miss chanting “we’re all in this together” and looking forward to all those scintillating daily media appearances by droning politicians and bureaucrats.

  41. MACK

    Our “experts” are not even keeping up with the science – by 7th April we knew that there was negligible outdoors transmission so the outdoors restrictions could have been lifted then.
    https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.04.20053058v1
    And now careful work by the Germans tells us that testing all the door handles, furniture etc in the houses of infected people finds practically nothing. It’s transmitted person to person. So all those people being paid to walk around spraying park benches can now be redeployed.
    https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.28.20114041v1.full.pdf

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