Breaking: Andrews’ masked lockdown kills record number

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75 Responses to Breaking: Andrews’ masked lockdown kills record number

  1. rickw

    That’s what breathing through a dirty piece of fabric will do for you.

  2. notafan

    Another 21 pallatiated to the end.

    Clearly the ICU patient numbers and the death toll doesn’t add up.

  3. Steve

    I wonder how many of the aged care victims had “do not resuscitate’’ orders in place?

  4. BoyfromTottenham

    A random thought about ‘mystery’ cases with no apparent infection source (e.g. a family of 4 in NZ) – do they have a pet cat or dog? Cats and dogs are known to have been infected with COVID-19.

  5. notafan

    Dan’s not going to tell us about either palliative care or do not resusitates.

    He’s the Grim Reaper.

  6. Chris M

    Patients often die when medication is deliberately withheld. Victorians should be outraged but they seem to busy looking for maskless people to harangue and wrestle. Or for toilet rolls.

    Wonder how the suicide toll is going. How long before to becomes 10x the Wuhan virus toll.

  7. notafan

    Waiting for today’s list to be posted.

  8. cuckoo

    When Andrews was lying yesterday about not being aware that ADF personnel had been offered to Victoria, even Nine, which is normally happy to carry his water, did a deadpan edit straight to file footage of Morrison announcing the offer. Andrews has to know that Canberra can produce the offer documents anytime they like, so this is pretty desperate lying, even by political standards.

  9. caveman

    That’s what breathing through a dirty piece of fabric will do for you.

    Fkn aye, like having your own portable incubator, keepin the virus nice n toasty.

  10. stackja

    Dan created this health crisis.
    Dan continues this health crisis.
    Scomo gets blamed.

  11. gowest

    When are these useless twits going to implement Thomas Borody’s multi drug therapy – this murder has got to stop! Bolto showed that the Canberra HCQ taskforce used 9 studies where HCQ was used without zinc – that’s the reason our Health Gods have banned its use.. Its Dumbass Yes minister for real with peoples lives on the line. The HCQ therapy works with zinc and antibiotic and it stops cov19 in some people. Borody’s makes more sense and doctors can use it now.

  12. Ladyredneck

    The links are not working for me today, but The Australian has a Sharri Markson story on the nursing home elderly in Vic being denied hospital admission by DHHS. I dont have a subscription so can only see the bare minimum, but this is a huge scandal. There are only 630 odd people in hospital with this thing FFS. Those empty beds should be filled with patients who are getting dosed up with hydroxy and zinc.

  13. mem

    Introduce any flu or other nasty bug into the nursing home, aged care environment and you will bring on an increase in excess deaths. For example C Difficile “So the bug proliferated. In 2013, it was responsible for 29,000 deaths in the US alone. The annual reported cases in the US total 400,000.” https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/the-looming-threat-of-c-diff/

    With regard to covid 19 no guideline or protocols were introduced in Australia for protecting vulnerable patients until it had already penetrated into the health system. This is the nub of it, but our politicians went into full scare mode whilst leaving those most at risk vulnerable.
    And now even with treatments available to save those in nursing home the government instead is hooked into funding big pharma for a vaccine so they can make themselves look like heroes . Why haven’t any of the media picked up on this release from one of our most respected medical researchers:
    https://www.medianet.com.au/releases/189953/
    Professor Borody said:
    “If nothing else, make it available in aged care homes immediately. Our elderly are at the highest risk and this is a very safe option especially when we have nothing else except ventilators.”

    “Also, our frontline workers deserve more protection with a preventative medication like this, and as emergency treatment if they test positive.”

    “An Ivermectin tablet can cost as little as $2 – which could make it by far the cheapest, safest, and fastest cure for Australians and the Australian economy.” More here https://www.medianet.com.au/releases/189953/

  14. nb

    cuckoo, #3545076 says:
    When Andrews was lying yesterday about not being aware that ADF personnel had been offered to Victoria
    There are so many things Mr Andrews will become unaware of over the next short while. Extraordinary what very bad memories the left have, all over the world.

  15. OldOzzie

    notafan
    #3545115, posted on August 12, 2020 at 10:32 am

    link but paywall

    Ladyredneck
    #3545105, posted on August 12, 2020 at 10:28 am

    The links are not working for me today, but The Australian has a Sharri Markson story on the nursing home elderly in Vic being denied hospital admission by DHHS. I dont have a subscription so can only see the bare minimum, but this is a huge scandal.

    Posted story in reply to notafan in Open Forum

  16. Terry

    HCQ is more dangerous than dying, apparently; unless you have Malaria, Lupus, or Rheumatoid Arthritis – then it’s fine.

    It is well beyond time inept politicians and unqualified “experts” stopped taking decisions that belong to individuals.

    The dead hand of bureaucratic incompetence is killing people.

  17. yarpos

    Yes that right the mask will just produce instant results and stop deaths of people infected weeks ago. Did you pause to think at all before firing this off? I am no mask fan or mass lockdown fan, but try at least try to make rational criticisms.

  18. yarpos

    “That’s what breathing through a dirty piece of fabric will do for you.

    Fkn aye, like having your own portable incubator, keepin the virus nice n toasty.”

    yeah, keeping it to yourself you mean……. oh wait. You are allowed to use clean masks, the dirty ones havent been mandated yet

  19. Fred

    Yes that right the mask will just produce instant results and stop deaths of people infected weeks ago. Did you pause to think at all before firing this off? I am no mask fan or mass lockdown fan, but try at least try to make rational criticisms.

    If masks are going to reduce infections, why did the government only give it 4 weeks before moving to stage 4 lockdown?

  20. Colonel Crispin Berka

    Ironically, in the last federal election there was a swing towards Labor in the over-80s demographic.
    This is the thanks they get in Victoria!

  21. caveman

    yeah, keeping it to yourself you mean……. oh wait. You are allowed to use clean masks, the dirty ones havent been mandated yet

    It’s not like fresh filtered air is exhaled from these masks , the virus is still airborne . Sure use clean masks but you need to change them at least every couple of hours, I bet not many do this.

  22. Ladyredneck

    At yesterdays parliamentary enquiry, Bretty Sutto

    conceded masks were imperfect, but that given the level of community transmission it was a case of doing whatever they could do to bring cases down.

    And that mask wearing and some of the other impositions on our personal freedoms may have to go on for years to “suppress” the virus. This bloke has no idea of medicine, economics, society, anything. They are making up “science”.

  23. Herodotus

    Dan of The Dead having a very long spell spruiking a presser on Sky.
    Pedalling hard to look competent.

  24. Mustapha Bunn

    “if masks are going to reduce infections” etc. Why weren’t they mandatory during the initial 10 week lockdowns? Probably the “ experts” were waiting for enough supplies to arrive from China.

  25. cuckoo

    The Age is now helpfully suggesting that Andrews’ spin to explain his extraordinary statement about “not being aware” of the ADF offer will be that the offer was made at departmental, rather than Cabinet, level. Don’t know about you, but that totally convinces me. That video of PM Morrison standing in front of Parliament House announcing the offer must be one of those deepfakes I’ve heard about.

  26. Another Ian

    Around the corona area

    “Renowned European scientist: COVID-19 was engineered in China lab, effective vaccine ‘unlikely’ ”

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/renowned-european-scientist-covid-19-was-engineered-in-china-lab-effective-vaccine-unlikely

    Via Tip of the Spear

  27. Dr Faustus

    Andrews has to know that Canberra can produce the offer documents anytime they like, so this is pretty desperate lying, even by political standards.

    By prior standards this would indeed have been “pretty desperate lying“.

    The fact that the media and the Opposition allowed Andrews to walk away unscathed from what should have been a major political car crash tells us exactly why we get such shite service from our ‘leaders’. There is no real cost to major incompetence, or outright lying – none.

  28. H B Bear

    Chairman Dan better hope his minions have done a good job of plausible deniability over the past few months if he is going to run the “I wasn’t told” line.

  29. min

    Just been on Zoom with Georgie Crozier . Opposition Health Minister who claims Daniels does not give correct numbers . Apart from Aged care there are also the homes for disabled for which numbers are never given . Was he held to account for barefaced lying yesterday ?
    I cannot understand those who want to give him leeway . Victorians will be in lockdown until numbers are down to 20 so medico friends tell me
    Can you hear the people sing yet? Won’t be long

  30. Megan

    This is going to get a lot worse before it gets better.

    Friend’s mum died Monday night in a nursing home. 95 years old, and, in January, she was a happy participant in events, chatty and alert. She simply wound down with sadness over the lockdown, didn’t really understand why no one was visiting and she couldn’t go to her daughter’s home for Easter lunch and a thousand other micro limitations that weakened her spirit. Final blow was a fall in her room a few days ago.

    My friend lives alone. I’m trying to help her organise the tiny funeral. It’s heartbreaking how hard it is for families to navigate the cruelty that the state is imposing on the rituals that help us to grieve.

    And yet, Mighty Dan the Virus Man continues on his dangerous path to eradication. An impossibility, that no one is willing to talk about or admit.

  31. dover_beach

    The fact that the media and the Opposition allowed Andrews to walk away unscathed from what should have been a major political car crash tells us exactly why we get such shite service from our ‘leaders’. There is no real cost to major incompetence, or outright lying – none.

    That is the real problem right now with politics, and the media is the more substantive problem than the Opposition because of its news curatorial role.

  32. Hay Stockard

    Ok, admittedly not all Victorians voted for him. Still, they have to suffer along with the rest. Punishing the innocent, rewarding the guilty. Bureaucratic Niverna.

  33. Annie

    Clean masks, clean hands and proper distancing.
    When I go to town for shopping I observe those three. I wear the mask just for the duration, normally within the two hours. I carry clean spares in case of need. Two hours per week! Big deal.
    I just don’t see why the fuss about masks!
    And I am not a supporter of Dictator Dan and have NEVER voted Labour (in UK) or Labor (here), and never will.

  34. Tim Neilson

    Chairman Dan better hope his minions have done a good job of plausible deniability over the past few months if he is going to run the “I wasn’t told” line.

    Vic Labor are actually superb at that. It will be impossible for anyone to prove that there was any bureaucratic or political communication to the Hunchback about the offer.
    But, as has been noted above, his problem is that ScoMo made the offer live on TV. The degree of difficulty is thus enormous, especially since even Ch9 don’t want to cover for him on this one.

  35. notafan

    No doubt the younger deaths are occurring in homes for disabled.

    Always wear a mask always

  36. notafan

    It’s not the stupid masks

    It’s the stupid lockdown

  37. John64

    Even for grey-haired political observer like my good self; Andrews’ brazen lying over the past 48 hours has left me absolutely gobsmacked.

    If there is a scintilla of political justice left in the world; surely this unflushable turd can’t survive this one and is doing his last lap around the toilet bowl.

    I draw encouragement by one of the few ironclad political truisms – it’s not the crime that gets you, it’s the attempted cover-up.

  38. cuckoo

    Pakula is now claiming in committee testimony that hiring some Mickey Mouse “indigenous-owned” security firm that was not even on the government’s list of preferred providers, was not driven by “social inclusion”. Yeah, right.

    While staff who normally work in a social inclusion department helped hire security companies on March 27 and March 28, Mr Pakula said, they were essentially seconded at that moment and were not working with a social inclusion goal in mind.

  39. Tim Neilson

    When I go to town for shopping I observe those three.

    Serious question Annie, not trying to have a go.

    Do you live in a spacious suburb or in a rural area?

    If so, it’s different for you than for people living on an upper floor of a voteherd tower, where the floor space of their two bedroom existence pod is no more than an AFL goal square. (I’m serious – I don’t live in one but I’ve been inside them.)

    They’re allowed one hour of exercise and one shopping trip a day outside, and they’re expected for the rest of the 24 hours to sit inside in the cramped darkness listening to their neighbours on all sides through the totally sound-transparent walls.

    They’re being told that (unless they’re doing vigorous cardio) every second during their brief sunshine and fresh air ration they have to wear a mask, even if they’re 50 metres away from the next human being and thus pose no infection risk to anyone, and if they don’t they’ll be fined $1650.

    If this was being done to live sheep or battery hens there’d be a public outcry, but because it’s just ordinary people we’re expected to join the cheer squad for the Hunchback’s grotesque totalitarianism. I get the impression there’s a lot of covert civil disobedience going on. I hope so.

  40. John snowy Bowyer

    Annie is the personification of compliant females. In my experience women enjoy doing what they are told is “The right thing to do”. Most blokes, myself included do not suffer some pint sized Hitler giving me orders especially when they are bullshit.
    This is a major problem and women have to apply the intelligence they have, be less supportive of people who say they know what they are doing and realise that people like Chinese Andrews are only in it for themselves! The average Mother would exhibit more sense than the average politician!

  41. Derp

    Australia’s media are calling it “Australia’s deadliest day”

    All of the 21 are elderly.
    18 of the 21 are aged 80+
    16 of the 21 are from age care homes.

    0-69 age brackets
    nil

    70-79 age bracket
    1 male
    2 female

    80-89 age bracket
    5 male
    6 female

    90-99 age bracket
    5 male
    1 female

    100+ age bracket
    1 female

    These are not people in the best of health to begin with, most are well over the average life span.
    Don’t panic.

  42. Lee

    I just don’t see why the fuss about masks!

    I was reading just a day or so ago that the Coronavirus is so tiny, it passes through masks, that do stop larger viruses or the flu.
    Kind of blows the argument for wearing them to stop the virus out of the water, doesn’t it?

    I carry clean spares in case of need. Two hours per week! Big deal.

    It mightn’t be a big deal for you, Annie, but it is for many people, including myself.
    I had to wear one into hospital for an overnight stay on Sunday night, and as soon as I was shown to my room I asked if I could take the damn thing off. Fortunately for my breathing and sanity I was allowed to.
    It’s hard to describe, but wearing a mask has a sort of feedback effect on me, I seem to be sort of breathing my own air back in.

  43. Professor Fred Lenin

    All the talk about wearing masks tell me this ,why do medical staff in operating theatres wear masks if they are ineffective ? Would anyone like to be operated on by people not wearing masks ?

  44. Dan is not having a good day. Must be time for his wife, Jon Faine, Michael O’Brien (go on, look him up) or maybe Mike Baird, to come out with another sympathy tweet for him. You know, say he’s working his guts out for Victorians, never stops working on it, etc etc. I doubt it has occurred to them that less work from Dan, not more, might improve outcomes. A lot less would be even better. Such as 100% less.

  45. Megan

    If this was being done to live sheep or battery hens there’d be a public outcry, but because it’s just ordinary people we’re expected to join the cheer squad for the Hunchback’s grotesque totalitarianism. I get the impression there’s a lot of covert civil disobedience going on. I hope so.

    I’ve thought a few times now that if I had tried to run this as an experiment for a masters or PhD thesis – locking down 50 subjects for 7 months, giving them one hours exercise a day and no human contact with anyone else, so I could write 50,000 words on the physical, emotional, mental and social effects of such a regime on otherwise healthy people my submission to the university ethics committee would have been thrown it out in a single heartbeat as unethical and inhumane. And probably had me psychologically assessed for even suggesting such an outrageous experiment on live subjects.

    Yet, we’ve not only run that experiment on 6 million subjects for seven long months, we have the dumb cheerleaders telling us to be grateful for it. And like domestic violence victims who won’t leave their abusers, are justifying it by telling us all to be better little humans so our abuser won’t hurt us any more.

    You’re entitled to ignorant opinions driven by fear but you are in no way entitled to impose that ignorance on those of us questioning whether the actions being taken are the right ones and if they are worth the unintended consequences.

  46. Judge Dredd

    All of the 21 are elderly.

    It certainly is the Boomer Entomber virus, and arguably some of these poor souls may have only had a little while to go, and who knows what other complications that really killed them. But since they tested positive to COVID19 that will be on their death certificate.
    I have also heard a rumor of relatives being offered payment of funeral services if they sign off on COVID being the cause of death. Not sure if anyone else has heard the same?

    In any case, none of this is as it seems. Like Climate Change, you’ll be closer to the truth thinking it’s all bull dust, than believing the pollie and media stories.

  47. Megan

    All the talk about wearing masks tell me this ,why do medical staff in operating theatres wear masks if they are ineffective ? Would anyone like to be operated on by people not wearing masks ?

    Wearing a mask to prevent spittle going into someone’s open surgical site is a little different to wearing one to prevent sending or recieving a viral molecule several degrees of difference smaller than the smallest hole in a mask.

    My son spent a week in neonatal intensive care with a viral infection, had two lumbar punctures and countless blood draws at less than a week old when he contracted a virus from the gynaecologist who delivered him. Who was wearing a mask.

    So, not in any way infallible.

  48. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    I no longer take any notice of either the number of alleged new cases or the number of alleged deaths.

    Our beloved politicians, bureaucrats and the braindead lamestream meeja have been lying incessantly about everything even remotely related to the dreaded bat flu. What I do take notice of is that these alleged new cases and deaths constitute yet another excuse for the above three agglomerations of imbeciles to double down on fearmongering, hysteria and staggering stupidity.

    The latest example being that ridiculous horse faced bint in NZ shutting down Dauckland over four alleged new cases of bat flu, even as elements of the braindead lamestream meeja were tonguing her fundament (again).

    Every time I hear breathless announcements of new cases in NSW or the discovery of some alleged new “virus cluster” I envision that pair of obnoxious incompetent idiots braindead Beryl Gladyschlocklian and Health Hazzard starting to twitch excitedly as they consider if it constitutes a valid enough excuse to place yet more stupid, arbitrary and inexcusable fascist restrictions on my fundamental rights and liberties, while torching yet more peoples’ hope, livelihoods and futures.

    This insane unrelenting fascist idiocy simply cannot be allowed to go on and has to be brought to a long overdue end – and suitable punishment meted out mercilessly to those responsible for foisting it on us.

    How much longer are the populace going to tolerate this?

  49. sfw

    Michael O’Brien, looked him up, well I didn’t know we an opposition, much less a leader of it.

  50. The BigBlueCat

    Mustapha Bunn
    #3545212, posted on August 12, 2020 at 11:45 am
    “if masks are going to reduce infections” etc. Why weren’t they mandatory during the initial 10 week lockdowns? Probably the “ experts” were waiting for enough supplies to arrive from China.

    Earlier, the science on wearing masks was divided. Some RCT studies said they we ineffective, others said they were effective. The earlier studies were not based on coronavirus but on other viruses. But more recent RCT studies indicate that masks are effective in reducing transmission where the virus is held in aerosol droplets. But the caveat remains – the right masks worn correctly and by everyone who goes into places where other people are (eg. shopping centres, footpaths, public transport, etc).

    Plus earlier there was a shortage of masks – what masks there were had been reserved for essential health workers. And COVID-19 transmissions in the general community was much lower – post BLM protests and everything changed.

    I see you are recent to The Cat …

  51. Tim Neilson

    I’ve thought a few times now that if I had tried to run this as an experiment for a masters or PhD thesis – locking down 50 subjects for 7 months, giving them one hours exercise a day and no human contact with anyone else, so I could write 50,000 words on the physical, emotional, mental and social effects of such a regime on otherwise healthy people my submission to the university ethics committee would have been thrown it out in a single heartbeat as unethical and inhumane. And probably had me psychologically assessed for even suggesting such an outrageous experiment on live subjects.

    Yes.
    Even though such a thesis might conceivably have some use.
    Which making people wear masks even when they’re 50 metres away from the nearest other human being clearly doesn’t.

  52. Megan

    Tim, as Judge Judy is fond of saying, if it doesn’t make sense then there is most likely lying involved. Pretty useful heuristic, I’ve found.

  53. Mother Lode

    Ok, admittedly not all Victorians voted for him. Still, they have to suffer along with the rest. Punishing the innocent, rewarding the guilty. Bureaucratic Niverna.

    A lot of people will accept as fact that there is no other way. All the talking heads say so, famous newspapers, and they are aware of the plight of other nations. They will not be told that there are nations that managed things differently with better results or that in the US there is a contrast between Democrat states and policies and Republican ones. It is all Orange Man’s fault.

    They won’t think this because they want it to be true (like their leftist neighbours) but because it is all they will hear. They will be entirely oblivious to the mountain of information scattered about because they have not yet learned to be suspicious of the MSM. And they have no reason to be.

    Plato’s cave analogy seems to be getting quite a workout lately, but certainly apposite here.

  54. Roberto

    A scoreboard. How Victorian.

  55. Lee:

    It’s hard to describe, but wearing a mask has a sort of feedback effect on me, I seem to be sort of breathing my own air back in.

    That’s because you are. It’s called “Dead Space.”
    The mask – depending on the type – will add about 10% of volume to each breath that cannot be scavenged for O2 /CO2 exchange.
    The next time you see a film where the actors are wearing NBC gear watch they are not doing an awful lot of work. I’ve run 100 meters in the NBC suit and at the end I started having heart palpitations.
    Mind you, I was 42 at the time. 🙂

  56. Damon

    I have worked in biosecurity facilities. Gowns, gloves, masks and showers. No pulling masks aside to talk, or to give press conferences. The politicians simply do not believe their own rhetoric, because their own behaviour is unsafe.

  57. calli

    It’s hard to describe, but wearing a mask has a sort of feedback effect on me, I seem to be sort of breathing my own air back in.

    Same for me too, Lee. I just can’t wear one and function properly, must be idiosyncratic. (Can’t snorkel either – I panic. Weird and unsettling).

    If I’m in a situation where I’m forced to wear one, I will. Planning to make some from Japanese double gauze as it “breathes”. A Kabuki mask as it’s all theatre anyway.

  58. flyingduk

    Daily ‘new case’ counts should lag increased control measures by about a week due to the incubation period of the illness, Similarly, daily ‘death counts’ should lag daily ‘new cases’ counts by 2-4 weeks as it takes a while to die. Having said that, the ‘science’ is starting to suggest that this virus is so contagious it WILL breakout at some point (viz NZ) unless the population becomes immune, either via herd immunity, or by immunisation (which will arrive late if ever). With respect to the former, if Aus Prof Ted Steele is right (that lockdowns dont work, and pandemics always peak and fall off after the early illness and death of the most vulnerable cohorts), then Victoria might be a example of what all states MUST go through to get to the other side, rather than a dreaded warning of what happens if ‘the authorities’ stuff up the control measures. If the health hit is inevitable, then delaying it at the cost of the economy is merely adding to the pain.

  59. Fair Shake

    Go West, could not agree more. Already available broad spectrum antibiotics. No brainer. We r deep into the second half and we are getting mauled. Time to switch up the play. FfS it could not make it worse.

  60. Lizzi55

    Achieving zero cases is technically impossible because the BS covid test will always spew out false positives, therefore restrictions will never end, unless people stop taking the BS covid test.

    Its very simple – if you want your job back, do not take the BS covid test!

    There is no public health crisis, and tbe pandemic cannot exist under any definition, because there is simply not enough excess death. The average age of “covid” death (person dies and also tests positive) is equal to the average lifespan. This needs to be explained to all pandemic believers. Do you recognize a plastic orange is fake when you see it? Could you spot a fake pandemic?

    When you breathe in fresh air you exhale 16% O2 and 4% CO2. When you wear a mask, you partially breathe your own exhaled air including the CO2. Your O2 levels in the mask drop from 21% down to around 18% this is below the minimum safe level. You are gradually being deprived of oxygen.

  61. I was out on a little run, stopped at lights in a Melbourne CBD park area, without a mask when a masked passenger in passing car yelled out at me that I should wear a mask. The car appeared to begin a crawl. Some minutes later, still on my little run, a couple of officers in a large police van with float in tow (not for horses) pulled up and approached me to say that there had been a complaint against me for abusing the occupants of a passing car. Needless to say, and after receiving my details, the police acknowledged that all was ‘in order’, and I could continue. Moments before, I had noticed again the cruising car and the lying, complaining occupants peering out to check that I, too, would be reduced to their pathetic yet self-imposed muzzled state. I wonder, then, if at present the only occasion we are listened-to or are allowed to feel worthwhile, alive and not just surviving, is when we are betraying each other.

  62. Lee

    I was out on a little run, stopped at lights in a Melbourne CBD park area, without a mask when a masked passenger in passing car yelled out at me that I should wear a mask.

    What an ignorant, Stasi-like informer that turd sounds like.

  63. Tim Neilson

    With respect to the former, if Aus Prof Ted Steele is right (that lockdowns dont work, and pandemics always peak and fall off after the early illness and death of the most vulnerable cohorts), then Victoria might be a example of what all states MUST go through to get to the other side, rather than a dreaded warning of what happens if ‘the authorities’ stuff up the control measures.

    I’m perfectly willing to consider a theory that the Hunchback’s utter incompetence has been manifested more by economic destruction than by pandemic deaths.
    But it’s one or the other. (Or perhaps both.)

  64. Terry

    @Derp
    ‘Australia’s media are calling it “Australia’s deadliest day”’

    Well they would, wouldn’t they. Nothing like a bit of pandemic porn to get the juices flowing.

    Fortunately, history has been canceled (down the memory hole it goes), or else 4 Oct 1917 might have been a more worthy candidate for “deadliest day” – none of them over 80 either.

  65. Lee

    According to Channel 9 News Melbourne tonight, Victoria’s coronavirus toll “skyrocketed” from 19 to 21. An increase of two is “skyrocketing”?!
    Never waste an opportunity for journalistic hyperbole and for the MSM to scare the public shitless.

  66. Beachcomber

    Lubos Motl says it well.

    Brainwashing about Covid-19 continues at full steam

    The degree of brainwashing and stupidity – especially in the English-speaking countries – just trumps my wildest imagination. Even the most obvious things remain almost totally incomprehensible even half a year after everyone started to look (or pretend to look) at the “problem” for hours every day. The bucket party isn’t my cup of tea (there’s alcohol, not tea, in the bucket, anyway) but I would hugely prefer a society that eliminates everyone who fails to participate at a bucket party over the society that the far left-wing, lying, cowardly, opportunist, self-serving, hypocritical, character-less scumbags are building in the West, especially in the English-speaking countries.

  67. Beachcomber

    The President of Belarus, Alexandr Lukashenko, is portrayed by Australia’s Ministry of Truth media as an authoritarian, dictatorial scoundrel. But, despite immense pressure from Russia, the UN, the EU and the World Bank he has refused to shut down Belarus’s economy and impose police-state restrictions on Belarussians. Guess what? There has been no epidemic, no plague.

    Lukaschemko has shown much more courage, Reason, integrity and decency than any of Australia’s political leaders. Because of this, and because he is socially conservative and a nationalist, the ABC/SBS Ministry of Truth have been running wishful projections that he has no popular support and he would lose the election in Belarus this week. And with the media blitz against him there was some concern

    Alexandr Lukashenko – a president with scruples

    Whatever happens in the election on today if there is a change in leadership it will mean another World Bank controlled state, with restricted visits to the beaches – although landlocked they do have beaches – social distancing, face masks and all the other constraints including a lack of leisure and sports activities, indeed everything concomitant with a locked-down state! The choice is the people’s.

    In one of the rare bits of good news in recent times, he won the election easily. The people of Belarus showed some wisdom.

    Unfortunately, Australians, even the face-nappy muzzled compliant ones, don’t have any sort of decent option to vote for.

  68. Beachcomber

    Lee #3545549, posted on August 12, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    I was out on a little run, stopped at lights in a Melbourne CBD park area, without a mask when a masked passenger in passing car yelled out at me that I should wear a mask.

    What an ignorant, Stasi-like informer that turd sounds like.

    Invasion of the New Normals

  69. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Invasion of the New Normals

    Magnificent piece of writing. He sounds as angry about this out of control fascist idiocy as I am.

  70. gowest

    Australia’s media are calling it “Australia’s deadliest day”’ – Well it is actually Dan (Until the inquiry tells me after November I cant fix it!) deadliest day. And there will be 3-4 months more to go!
    Fellow CATS –
    1. Are the elderly in other states dying of cov19???? …. Didn’t think so.
    2. Do other premiers admit on video that they cant answer questions because they have not been told what to say????? ….. Didn’t think so.
    3. If Dan has indirectly admitted that he does not know what to do to fix the quarantine problem AND cant fix the retirement home problem because its Scomo’s problem, then why is he still giving orders?? Scomo has to appoint an tested disaster manager to go in and sort out the mess.

  71. Another Ian

    Heard on Ben Fordham today

    “Imposing masks after 4 weeks is like wearing a condom to a christening”

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