Victoria’s Covid “crisis”

49 cases – no deaths – in a population of 6.5 million.

Chadstone among new exposure sites; vaccine hubs overwhelmed

Chadstone Shopping Centre has been added to the expanding exposure site list!

You might as well complete the set and include Flinders Street Station. In fact, that is just where this woman was arrested yesterday in an anti-lockdown protest.

 

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71 Responses to Victoria’s Covid “crisis”

  1. shady says:

    The authorities want you vaccinated in if you choose not to then we will use any means to terrify you into doing so.

  2. MatrixTransform says:

    and the Stasi are all blonde.

    …interesting!

  3. Simple Simon says:

    49 cases – no deaths – in a population of 6.5 million

    49 cases of disease, or 49 test results positive for the presence of viral material?

    Just because the media and vested interests continue wilfully to misname positive test results (from a test that merely indicates the presence or absence of viral material and neither whether that material is viable or not, nor whether disease is present or not) as ‘cases’ in order to imply ‘cases of disease’ does not mean that commentators should blindly and unthinkingly follow suit.

    Accuracy in information and subsequent thinking requires reference to positive test results as just that, and not ‘cases’.

    Words are important. We think in words. If we use words incorrectly our thinking will be incorrect. If our thinking is incorrect action based on that thinking that is likely to have undesirable effects in the real world. Developments of the past year and a bit should have made that clear.

    Positive (PCR) test results are not cases of (COVID-19) disease.

  4. W Hogg says:

    I think Patient Zero did indeed catch a 545pm train from Southern Cross. And subsequent ones went to the MCG.

  5. shady says:

    Beware of the variant xtyvbfre it’s more contagious and deadly than every other variant. But get vaccinated and life will be lollipops and rainbows ( well that’s what we think and have the authorities every been wrong)

  6. mh says:

    What a ridiculous photo.

    What a ridiculous State.

  7. Primer says:

    Dunno. Ivermectin’s great sin seems to be it doesn’t cost enough.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2021/05/29/ivermectin-the-drug-that-cracked-covid-and-treated-president-trump/

    Vaccines might be ok if you don’t mind using stuff that the FDA refuses to approve.

  8. m0nty says:

    Positive case of a worker at ArCare in Maidstone near Highpoint shoppo. He had first vax shot, as had most of the residents.

  9. min says:

    I am a little confused as yesterday I thought the total number was 35 and with 5 cases today 40 cases . Even on those numbers percentage of total population is negligible . As SS pointed out also how many actual cases of covid 19 ?
    Comparing the number of positive test results with
    total number tested is also very small

  10. Rosie says:

    The vax isn’t 100percent though is it Monty.

    Is the worker mildly sick or very sick.

    Will any residents get sick?

    Stay tuned.

    Im going to bet this will be another fizzer.

    And as far as I’m concerned if you aren’t sick enough to be in hospital you are not a case.

  11. OldOzzie says:

    SHUTDOWNS WERE A DISASTER

    Substitute Victoria for DemoCrap Run States

    An Illustration of Two Economic Recoveries

    Democratic states that locked down harder and longer continue to experience significantly higher unemployment.

    The Wall Street Journal notes that, as the coronavirus disappears in the rear-view mirror, two Americas are emerging:

    The unemployment rate in April nationwide was 6.1%, but this obscures giant variations in the states. With some exceptions, those run by Democrats such as California (8.3%) and New York (8.2%) continued to suffer significantly higher unemployment than those led by Republicans such as South Dakota (2.8%) and Montana (3.7%).

    It’s rare to see differences that are so stark based on party control in states. But the current partisan differences reflect different policy choices over the length and severity of pandemic lockdowns and now government benefits such as jobless insurance.

    Nine of the 10 states with the lowest unemployment rates are led by Republicans. The exception is Wisconsin whose Supreme Court last May invalidated Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’s lockdown. The unemployment rate in Wisconsin is 3.9%—the same as Indiana—compared to 7.1% in Illinois whose Gov. J.B. Pritzker has been slow to reopen.

  12. m0nty says:

    Im going to bet this will be another fizzer.

    Bloody well hope so.

  13. Rosie says:

    But handy scaremongering though Monty.

    5 million people 40 positive tests.

    Let’s have a loony lockdown.

  14. MatrixTransform says:

    another fizzer

    you spelt Pfizer wrong

  15. OldOzzie says:

    Victorian Lockdown – the People must be online in their misery

    Interesting Pattern

    Run AVG VPN which uses Melbourne as optimal location

    Using Aussie Braodband Okla Spped Test on 100/40 Mbps HFC Max Plan

    Current Without VPN Normal Ping 7ms Download 108.2 Mbps Upload 38.2 Mbps

    With VPN Melbourne pre lockdown usually Ping 37ms Download 97.8 Mbps Upload 37.8 Mbps – not much loss

    Current Since Lockdown Melbourne Ping 37ms Download 41.0 Mbps Upload 27.8 Mbps

  16. Herodotus says:

    Merlino blaming the Federal government for not funding Victoria’s latest self-inflicted damage rampage.

  17. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Brought to you by people who think a rise of 1.5 C will kill us all.
    We live in a hyperbolic age of hyper hyperbole.

  18. MACK says:

    If there are no deaths, the cost-benefit analysis of this lockdown becomes even more ridiculous. The real culprits in all of this are the mainstream media – especially free to air commercial television.

  19. rickw says:

    Vikpol Gruppen must be completely demoralised.

    Went down the street to get lunch, 50% of people walking around sans mask.

    Vikpol just drive slowly by looking straight ahead….

  20. rickw says:

    Brought to you by people who think a rise of 1.5 C will kill us all.
    We live in a hyperbolic age of hyper hyperbole.

    We need a good war if only to distract these bothersome fools!

  21. mh says:

    Went down the street to get lunch, 50% of people walking around sans mask.

    What are the mask rules?
    Are you supposed to have one on when you step outside your front door?

  22. Paul says:

    Dictator Dan’s failures are responsible for 90% of Australia’s death toll due to comrade Xi’s communist virus attack, but still the left continue the smears of ScoMo. They can’t win with their job losing pro China policies, they resort to smears to distract people

  23. min says:

    Dan Andrews is supposed to be returning to work in the next weeks according to Merlino perhaps all of this is for him too come back and save us all from Scomo’s latest disaster .

  24. Texas Jack says:

    Forget Andrews and Merlino, they’ll end up beating themselves, it’s Morrison’s complete lack of balls that’s the fundamental problem here. Hiding behind some veneer of National Cabinet solidarity, the clown PM has been happy to allow the states to fill the void and define the national response. Frydenberg plays a supporting role papering over the cracks that will eventually be seen as fiscal lunacy (but, thankfully, not before the next election).

    The Constitution? Fuck that, it’s unfortunately in the way of finding protective political cover.

    Robust quarantining at points of entry? Let’s let devolution out of its cage to play hard and fast. Heavens, the federal budget position doesn’t matter (we came blame the unfolding disaster on the states).

    Lockdowns? Yes, these wonderful things are getting me back over the Miracle Line just in time to hold that nice little majority…

    The sickness rolls on and on…

  25. Mater says:

    What are the mask rules?
    Are you supposed to have one on when you step outside your front door?

    Yep. Or at least outside your front gate.

  26. mh says:

    After 15 months of an official pandemic, medical authorities cannot point to a single Covid-19 transmission caused by walking past someone outside.

  27. Struth says:

    Vikpol Gruppen must be completely demoralised.

    Went down the street to get lunch, 50% of people walking around sans mask.

    Vikpol just drive slowly by looking straight ahead….

    Best news I’ve heard all day.
    Thank you.

  28. Perfidious Albino says:

    You’re absolutely right SS – but it would be naive to believe that they don’t know this – it’s a feature not a flaw. As is the ‘traces detected in sewer water’ gambit. All intended to cower the population.

  29. bemused says:

    How many of these lockdown protesters are genuine and not of the loony Left trying to make it appear as if these are far-right anti-government extremists?

  30. Seco says:

    I am a little confused as yesterday I thought the total number was 35 and with 5 cases today 40 cases . Even on those numbers percentage of total population is negligible . As SS pointed out also how many actual cases of covid 19 ?
    Comparing the number of positive test results with
    total number tested is also very small

    None of their numbers make sense. None of their daily totals added to yesterday’s overall total equals today’s total. I tabled last years supposed disaster in Victoria and have done since May 1 this year. I added formulas for the totals column but they don’t match the website, so I gave up and just enter what they publish. In saying that DHS Covid Media Hub site I get my data from has turned to shit and now it’s just filled with hot spot information that basically says any person who scratched their arse yesterday is at risk and should get tested. It’s all bullshit.

  31. John A says:

    rickw says: May 30, 2021, at 1:14 pm

    Vikpol Gruppen must be completely demoralised.

    Went down the street to get lunch, 50% of people walking around sans mask.

    Vikpol just drive slowly by looking straight ahead….

    Except that they require media people (of a certain viewpoint ie. conservative) to wear masks even while speaking on their microphones.

  32. Albatross says:

    John A says:
    May 30, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    Note the criteria is that media are “mainstream” according to PC Plod.

  33. John Comnenus says:

    I’m so freaked out by this massive outbreak, spike, cataclysmic pandemic lockdown event that I might take the Astra Zeneca vaccine. AS IF!

    So how come people who are vaccinated are also in lockdown? Does the vaccine work or not?

  34. Primer says:

    There is a number coming that won’t make the papers.
    That’s when NSW, zero Covid deaths for ages, has a greater number of deaths from an assortment of vaccine side effects than ever now die from the bio-coldwarfare virus.
    Wash my mouth out with soap.

  35. rickw says:

    The best thing about Victoria is that you don’t need a time machine to go and watch the Gestapo and Stasi at work. Just walk to any park near the CBD.

  36. nb says:

    China ALP – destroying Australia, one state at a time.

  37. Snoopy says:

    Four copettes and a cop required to arrest just one obese old woman.

    It’s a very successful community safety led employment program!

  38. Daily llama says:

    This post seems remarkably polite. Must be Sunday.
    Having done a nighttime flit from the third world, ie., SA, some weeks ago, I escaped that quaint geographical anomaly which is Melbourne. The Yarra is the arsehole of the world, and Melbourne is 4 miles up it.
    Having a ludicrous belief that this plague nonsense was behind us, whilst heading for Canberra 10 days ago I figured I could have some time out, so booked a place between Wangaratta and the high country. Glorious. No kids, floozies, debt collectors, just me and the wilds. Until….yes, that commie bastard and his politburo closed the place- again!
    So I’m stuck till at least Thursday. Send money.

  39. Lee says:

    So how come people who are vaccinated are also in lockdown? Does the vaccine work or not?

    The pro-Covid vaxxers are having it both ways.
    The vaccines are supposed to be effective, but they still want you to wear masks and observe lockdowns (unless you’re BLM protestors) and other rules.

  40. Squirrel says:

    The “Victoria would be spared this if only we had the same vaccination rate as the US” whingers overlook the fact that a US state with a population and test results similar to Victoria would not be holding daily “stop everything” press conferences in which they crap on in detail about every “case” – they would be popping the corks.

  41. Roger says:

    49 cases – no deaths – in a population of 6.5 million.

    How may hospitalised? In ICU?

    I would guess zero.

    Remember back in the day when it was all about flattening the curve to preserve hospital capacity?

  42. Timothy Neilson says:

    Best news I’ve heard all day.
    Thank you.

    Even here in Adam Bandt’s electorate, world headquarters of deranged irrational virtue-signalling hysteria-mongering pants-wetters, there’s a high proportion of non-mask wearers – and so far as I’ve seen no Karens are screeching at them to cover up.

  43. Seco says:

    How may hospitalised? In ICU?

    There’s one in ICU. Nothing saying whether the person is a local transmission case or someone from OS. All we know is that the patient is elderly. I can only assume the Melbourne hospital system is overwhelmed again.

  44. Anonandon says:

    Everything stems from the PCR test. Scam.

  45. Chris M says:

    Having done a nighttime flit from the third world, ie., SA, some weeks ago, I escaped that quaint geographical anomaly which is Melbourne.

    You fled TO the thrid world which is Melbourne. Well done Ilamoid, take a spit on them for me.

  46. Chris M says:

    Stasi that is.

    Melbourne – you have the right to inject drugs as longs as you wear a mask and distance yourself from the adjacent junkies.

  47. rickw says:

    I can only assume the Melbourne hospital system is overwhelmed again.

    Overwhelmed: Not being able to play Sodoku straight for a whole shift.

  48. Seco says:

    Overwhelmed: Not being able to play Sodoku straight for a whole shift.

    According to the DHS data, at the height of the “pandemic” in Melbourne there were 664 hospitalisations and 44 patients in ICU. Hospitals would have been under no pressure at all and the vast majority of deaths were by lonely old people in nursing homes. My bet is that most of them just died as they would in any other year but the homes took the opportunity to call them death by Covid.

    Just a scam, and nearly everyone has fallen for it.

  49. Timothy Neilson says:

    Hospitals would have been under no pressure at all

    A friend of mine who works in the hospital system says that the system is on the point of being overwhelmed, but not because of COVID. He says hospitals are full to the rafters with people who should have been moved to rehab clinics, but because the government keeps misallocating resources, there are nowhere near enough rehab places. This (he says) has effects all the way along the chain, so that:
    (a) ambulances with non-urgent patients often have to wait for 45 minutes or an hour just to discharge the patient;
    (b) that causes delayed ambulance response times;
    (c ) but rather than fix the underlying problem the government inefficiently throws more money at the ambulance system.
    He says that if we got even a relatively small COVID wave the hospitals wouldn’t cope, because of the hopeless state the system has been in well before COVID came along.

  50. Seco says:

    Timothy Neilson says:
    May 30, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    Which would be similar to the UK’s problems. They’ve been screaming for years every year around winter time about being under resourced.

  51. PB says:

    https://twitter.com/al_da_drone/status/1248203004576182274

    Perfidious Albino says:
    May 30, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    You reminded me of this old gem when you mentioned the inspecting of the sewer water.

  52. min says:

    Melbourne hospital system is overcrowded . Doctors as well as patients have told me stories such as friend badly cut her finger took 4 days to get a plastic surgeon , another friend has had hip replacement put off for 6 weeks and taking hours to get a bed from emergency .

  53. mareeS says:

    Still happy in Merewether NSW, no lockdown, no masks, no virus. Thank you and best wishes, Gladys.

  54. BrettW says:

    If only a Hedley Thomas or Sharri Markson would look into the deaths in VIC aged care homes. Am convinced a major scandal would be revealed if somebody looked into causes of deaths in 2020 compared to 2019.

    Pretty sure the VIC Govt would not like the result.

    “My bet is that most of them just died as they would in any other year but the homes took the opportunity to call them death by Covid”

  55. Arky says:

    According to the DHS data, at the height of the “pandemic” in Melbourne there were 664 hospitalisations and 44 patients in ICU. Hospitals would have been under no pressure at all

    ..
    I was in the emergency dept at a major melbourne hospital at the height of the shutdown last year.
    EMPTY.

  56. BrettW says:

    Same in Brisbane as they had reduced number of patients expecting a flood of Covid patents that never arrived. There was so little going on that they were asking staff to take leave.

    Even the ICU’s were not overwhelmed with one ICU nurse (Covid) quoted in Courier Mail saying most Cobid patients they had in PA ICU was 4.

    However that does not fit the narrative that they were run off their feat. Remember many other medical procedures were put off for months,

  57. Mark M says:

    Watching 7 sunrise this Monday morning, Barnaby Joyce saying that job keeper has ended and that the country can’t keep increasing debt, bad luck for Victorians.

    Well Barnaby, when will the country stop paying politicians and bureaucrats because of the increasing debt?
    Especially the ones who push lockdowns, masks and other non-medical, unscientific garbage?

  58. Chris M says:

    Well Barnaby, when will the country stop paying politicians and bureaucrats because of the increasing debt? Especially the ones who push lockdowns, masks and other non-medical, unscientific garbage?

    Those would be mostly the state politicians and the people in each state selected them (unless you are in a state that uses eg Dominion voting system).
    Barnacles should be probed on matters like why no Ivermectin, the mass disease injections, and no O/S travel.

  59. The Fifth Bike Rider of the Apocalypse says:

    Just as well those four blondes had a man to help them arrest that woman protester!

  60. Chris M says:

    2nd thoughts perhaps I’m partly wrong – the big picture is who decided on the elimination strategy last year? Must be federal and much stems from that decision. If every country had done this it would’ve made sense, as they haven’t it’s making less sense each passing month.

  61. Diogenes says:

    However that does not fit the narrative that they were run off their feat.
    Remember many other medical procedures were put off for months,

    Remember how at that point foreign nurses who hadn’t been able to get qualifications recognised, now did because of the “shortage”, and the 4th year students being granted early registration because “we all gunna die”.

    At the start of this bullshit, a friend of Mrs Diogenes who usually works as a locum nurse in outback NT (by outback I mean she is sometimes the only white person in the community and it is an hours flight from either Alice or Darwin in a small plane.). She was begged to come home & do night shifts in the 2 local hospitals. She spent the entire 8 week contract watching over an empty ward. She said got caught up on all her reading, and said that they were the most boring and easiest shifts she has ever done.

  62. Lizzi55 says:

    There is no pandemic and there is no virus.
    There is just a PCR test, and a set of symptoms identical to the flu, and a fake new disease (covid 19).
    It is a conspiracy designed to hide the real conspiracy, that there is no virus.

  63. flyingduk says:

    A friend of mine who works in the hospital system says that the system is on the point of being overwhelmed, but not because of COVID. He says hospitals are full to the rafters with people who should have been moved to rehab clinics….

    I have worked in public hospitals for over 30 years and they are indeed at breaking point because society is at breaking point – decades of paying people to fail (aka welfare) has seen our population become steadily less productive, less responsible and more dependent. Every second patient is now morbidly obese, metabolically damaged, chronically ill and unproductive – kept afloat only by money taken from the ever shrinking fraction of society who are still contributing anything. The ICU is always full, the ED is always crowded, the operating lists are always overbooked, the clinics are always overflowing .. etc etc etc.

    We are at a tipping point where the ‘white walkers’ are indeed about to overwhelm us. No amount of extra resources directed at ‘health’ to solve this will change that when we simultaneously throw even more resources at producing the problem in the first place.

  64. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    So how come people who are vaccinated are also in lockdown? Does the vaccine work or not?

    That loathsome imbecile Teats Peanuthead was yammering about this on the news – apparently the useless unnecessary toxic chemical cocktails don’t work unless you’ve received multiple doses.

    What an idiot. We already know they don’t work at all – Beryl Gladyschlocklian let that cat out of the bag months ago.

  65. Megan says:

    What an idiot. We already know they don’t work at all – Beryl Gladyschlocklian let that cat out of the bag months ago.

    I clearly missed this in all the noise. Would you expand on how she let the feline escape please, Spurgie.

  66. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Megan – the stupid, stupid bovine vulture stated in a presser that the vaccines wouldn’t stop you catching bat flu, nor would they stop you (potentially) transmitting it to others.

    Unsurprisingly, this frank admission was “pillowed”.

  67. duncanm says:

    thanks to Vic, Australia has a higher R0 than Brazil, the US and India

  68. Maman says:

    Front page of The Age just now 🙂 photo of Vic’s CHO with the caption “An Absolute Beast”: . . . Is The Age starting to lose their infatuation with the CHO; at last.

    Also, would the Vic Gov’s performance during this pandemic improve if they smartened up their appearance?? Does the open neck collar indicate a rather laid back attitude? Ties are worn when attending the Victorian Parliament, but not for appearing before the Victorian People at the daily press conference (for which we have to wait hours anyway just to know when it will even occur that day).

  69. Indolent says:

    Megan – the stupid, stupid bovine vulture stated in a presser that the vaccines wouldn’t stop you catching bat flu, nor would they stop you (potentially) transmitting it to others.

    She wasn’t wrong either. That’s exactly what’s been happening, not just here but elsewhere too.

  70. Megan says:

    Thanks Mr Spurgeon, Sir.

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