She gave the green light to a huge political rally in Brisbane …

… but today she banned the Gold Coast Suns from inviting a sub 1,000 ‘crowd’ to its 20,000 seat stadium.

Preliminary evidence from the earliest outbreaks indicated that the virus could spread from person-to-person contact, even if the carrier didn’t have symptoms. But WHO officials now say that while asymptomatic spread can occur, it is not the main way it’s being transmitted.

“From the data we have, it still seems to be rare that an asymptomatic person actually transmits onward to a secondary individual,” Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, head of WHO’s emerging diseases and zoonosis unit, said at a news briefing from the United Nations agency’s Geneva headquarters. “It’s very rare.”

 
Five or six-hundred Suns fans are more likely to be eaten by crocodiles than they are of catching, spreading or dying of coronavirus after a night at Metricon Stadium. The gyrating return-to-normalcy strip-tease Annastacia Palaszczuk and Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young are performing may not seem actuated by either rhyme or reason. But this is an election year and the longer coronavirus and the phony melodrama around it continues, the longer the Opposition is, for all intents and purposes, banned from campaigning. The Brisbane-based state media will continue to package virus news for a greater metropolitan white-collar audience of public servants and office-workers who approve of the lockdown and support the Premier’s “emergency” measures. YouGov for News Corp has the LNP ahead 52-48, regardless.

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24 Responses to She gave the green light to a huge political rally in Brisbane …

  1. stackja

    Queensland ALP MPs and bureaucrats don’t need to worry about their salaries.
    Plenty of OPM for them.

  2. Watch Your Back

    And all this time, women have been able to go to hairdressers, because shut up.

    All philosophers, Nietzsche said, have little understanding of women. But they sure like being Nanny.

  3. zyconoclast

    Anarcho-tyranny

    is a concept, where the state is argued to be more interested in controlling citizens so that they do not oppose the managerial class (tyranny) rather than controlling real criminals (causing anarchy). Laws are argued to be enforced only selectively, depending on what is perceived to be beneficial for the ruling elite.

  4. notafan

    In the meantime Qld tourist trade is slowly strangled.

    Victorians not desperately in need of sun (bad luck if they are) taking holidays elsewhere.

  5. Tim Neilson

    What would happen if the AFL declared this weekend to be “Black Lives Matter” round, and said that everyone who attended a game was helping the fight against racism? What would Pony Girl, the Hunchback and the others do?
    Of course it won’t happen. In any other year Gil would be falling all over himself to do it, but in the one year when doing so might actually help the sport he’ll hide under the bed.

  6. John Dee

    I went to the hairdresser this morning.
    Sign said to wait outside if more than 4 people inside.
    Went to the travel agent straight after that to check whether Air Canada still insist on keeping my money for a flight they cancelled (they do) and floor markings everywhere with the entrance blocked off. Sand bags would not have looked out of place.
    Later I accompanied my wife to a specialist – in the Brisbane CBD where apparently thousands marched in close proximity last weekend. The lift sign had 2 signs – one with 4 people with a big red cross and the other with 2 people with an approving tick. I believe that is equivalent to “special english” designed so even the dumbass understands the situation.
    Well, it is the CBD – so plenty of public servants around.
    I am sure the irony of events in those few days and the signs in buildings close by would escape them.
    Continuing the lockdown certainly prevents the Opposition from campaigning.
    But if the voting public really are that stupid then they deserve what they get.
    Mark Steyn:”Sometimes a culture becomes too stupid to survive”

  7. Speedbox

    “From the data we have, it still seems to be rare that an asymptomatic person actually transmits onward to a secondary individual,” Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, head of WHO’s emerging diseases and zoonosis unit said at a news briefing….

    This was always highly probable as asymptomatic people don’t usually exhibit the symptoms such as coughing and sneezing or alternatively, their outward symptoms may be very mild and brief (perhaps no more than a very mild throat/nose irritation for less than one day that any of us would shrug off – certainly not the dreaded deadly Corona virus).

    What frequency or % of the population has had the disease but were asymptomatic and undetected? Lots of figures and anecdotal information has been thrown about but nothing definitive (to date). It could take years to test who has Corona antibodies but no history of contracting the disease.

  8. This is another own goal that these idiots are kicking. Sports fans are not likely to miss the hypocrisy and are even less likely to forget come election time.

  9. H B Bear

    Given the choice of watching a Suns game suddenly covid doesn’t look so bad.

  10. cuckoo

    Please don’t put the words ‘striptease’ and ‘Palaszczuk’ in the same sentence.

  11. cuckoo

    To her credit, Ardern in NZ has seen covid effectively eradicated from the country and has promptly lifted all the restrictions. Who seriously thinks Andrews in Victoria would do likewise under the same circumstances?

  12. wal1957

    Andrews would have to get the OK from his chinese masters first!

  13. Squirrel

    Today’s news of bolshie defiance from a Sydney wedding venue is encouraging – the weasel words and make it up as you go along temporising from gutless officials is wearing very, very thin.

  14. Dave of Reedy Creek, Qld

    Maybe the Queensland premier has to get her permission from her union bosses.

  15. Bruce of Newcastle

    If lefties didn’t have double standards they’d have no standards at all.
    H for hypocrisy should be attached to their foreheads, like Rimmer in Red Dwarf.

  16. liliana

    Reviewing the last few months, and in particular the last week or so, I was trying to find a phrase that would succinctly express my assessment of our current situation. I think this the following just about cover’s it:

    Mark Steyn: ”Sometimes a culture becomes too stupid to survive”

    Today I read that JK Rowling was called “transphobic” for stating that women menstruate. So stating a fact (not an opinion) is now a “phobia” according to woke bigots. I can only conclude that we must be getting close to Mark’s tipping point.

  17. Blame the Boomers, it’s all their fault.

  18. Leo G

    From the data we have, it still seems to be rare that an asymptomatic person actually transmits onward to a secondary individual

    In Australia, it still seems to be rare that any person …

  19. nb

    Call it protest, arm themselves with a brick or two, and chant a few virtuous sentiments in favour of some minority or other and they’ll be fine.

  20. Palacechook and Four Bin Dan on the other hand are gone.

    I rooly rooly hope yer rite.

  21. Today’s news of bolshie defiance from a Sydney wedding venue is encouraging – the weasel words and make it up as you go along temporising from gutless officials is wearing very, very thin.

    I’m suddenly in favour of Gay Weddings.
    It’d be fantastic for each of his wedding venues to break the drought with a series of Gay Weddings.
    The higher profile the guests, the better.

  22. Googoomuck

    So, if asymptomatic people are unlikely to pass it on, how did they get it in the first place? From symptomatic people? Does that mean COVID19 is not all that deadly, since the symptomatic person clearly didn’t need feel the need for medical treatment or isolation? WHO knows? On second thought, they probably have little idea.

  23. Up The Workers!

    If they were any more stupid and hypocritical, they’d all be members of the Brown Movement.

    Folks is DUMB where they come from!

  24. V

    Meanwhile public servants are being told to return to work as of 15 June so there will be more than 1000 in each office building with less social distancing than the stadium.

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