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  1. I’m sure the odds of Dan outlasting Gladys in their respective premier roles would have been quite long last week. After today’s revelations at the ICAC, it would probably be an even money bet. Not for her choice of partner, but for continuing the relationship when he had already been found to have behaved inappropriately in public office. I feel genuinely sorry for her, as she has led a good response to COVID in NSW, where the reality of Sydney being an international city makes the goal of elimination unrealistic and unattainable. It shows more than ever why we need to have a simila
  2. Addition of cases of crew from cruise ships - alot of these cases are Ruby Princess crew who were managed on board when it was moored off Port Kembla. They never actually touched land in NSW, but a decision has been made to count them towards the NSW tally now.
  3. Anything south of Burleigh? The Tweed Coast is great too. It’s not as easy to get to the quiet hills and countryside as southern GC though. Still much better than Sydney though with regards to that.
  4. The community transmission rate is not a number that should be considered in isolation. Many countries didn’t know they had community transmission occurring until their ED’s and ICU’s were rapidly overwhelmed. In Italy, a football match is thought to have caused a large number of cases, in the US events like a Mardi Gras are likely culprits. The other pieces of information that need to be considered are: * How many tests are being conducted? WA has done only half the tests that QLD has done per capita, and only a third of SA’s numbers. (Only Tasmania and the NT have done fewer t
  5. Good to see this thread has got itself back on track. For those who are wondering why New Zealand has gone full lockdown ahead of Australia, it is important to consider the resources each country has to draw upon in the worst case scenario. It is not simply a matter of one leader being better than other, more that there expert panels are advising what needs to be done in the situation. For example, New Zealand has roughly half the number of ICU beds per capita that Australia has. It is easy to see why they need to avoid the overwhelming situation.
  6. I think the "flattening of the curve" is more due to the good work of public health teams and extensive contact tracing than us respecting social distancing rules. It is allowing us to overcome some of the bad decisions (most likely politically motivated) that were made early on. Particularly, not imposing self quarantine periods on travellers coming from the US until we applied it to all travellers. Don't want to accept Donald. It was clear from the number of cases diagnosed in travellers returning from the US that they had sustained community transmission (and very poor testing systems
  7. Critical care specialists who are not intensive care doctors will be able to transition into the role safely to support workforce demands. Nursing staff in critical care areas would be able to support also once trained on the ventilators.
  8. For almost everyone on this forum, contracting COVID-19 is likely to only result in a mild illness (so again, don’t be alarmed). As a society, we all need to wash our hands, stay off work (and away from social gatherings) if unwell, and if put into quarantine, don’t break it.
  9. The true incidence of influenza is difficult to know as most people who present to a GP or ED with symptoms aren’t tested for it (unless clinically having a more severe illness). Reported cases have increased in the last few winters, but that is because testing has become more widespread. Due to this an actual mortality rate is difficult to determine. Each year though there are significant numbers of deaths due to influenza, but the overwhelming majority are in the elderly population. Each winter ICU’s around the country are at capacity dealing with the normal patient surge. No patient wh
  10. This is not meant to be an alarmist post but rather put in perspective all the numbers quoted. Where I live the public hospital has a catchment of roughly 150,000 people. If only 1% of people were to become infected at any one time we would have 1,500 potential patients. Up to 5% of patients overseas have needed ICU support. We can hope that with our lower smoking rates and potential under-diagnosis overseas we might get away with half that figure. That gives us 37.5 patients we need to ventilate (some of who might be ventilated for weeks.) We have 8 ventilated ICU beds. Ta
  11. Because we were worried that on a seaming grassy pitch with overcast skies our openers might get dismissed in single figures again? If things had of gone to plan and they both had a half decent dig once the pitch flattened out the selectors wouldn't have looked so bad for dropping Head and Khawaja.
  12. From being a listener of ABC Grandstand, I don't think Tracey Holmes is a big fan of WADA (think Essendon and meldonium). I would be reading what she has said on the matter in that context. (She is a highly regarded sports journalist though.) Sun's behaviour with the smashing of the vial raises concerns of an athlete who knows he is still "glowing", and is delaying the sample being taken until such point as he knows it will be out of his system. I'm sure there are many cyclists who wish they could have done the same when the testers came knocking on their door!
  13. Can it do workouts like Zwift? Or do you just ride at your own tempo (with Kickr resistance adjusted to terrain)? Can you automatically upload to Training peaks post ride? Currently on Zwift but happy to give alternates a go
  14. There is a second trial in March. The media coverage now would make it difficult to find a jury that wasn’t aware of this conviction. I have no sympathy for him or other offenders of his ilk, but would rather not give him grounds for an appeal if he was found guilty at the second trial.
  15. There is an upgraded board walk to run along instead. Council has taken 6 months to build it, I think the tri course has been good motivation for them to get it finished!
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