How long will we be in lock-down quarantine?

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  1. Stoic Phoenix

    Stoic Phoenix Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Is the olive oil in the picture the same as "token black guy" in a movie @spannermonkey ?
     
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    I feel like i would catch a virus just from looking at that bench, Skimped on the spray and wipe bottle for a booze bottle, lol
     
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    I am sure you are joking but the fact of the matter is that it could be LONGER.
    Things are really really bad it has just not hit us yet.
    If the virus stops tomorrow it is just bad, but it will not just stop tomorrow and supply lines will only get worse and the follow on from that is possibly disaterous.
    This is not a fire or quake where we can help each other because the person you help could get you sick.
    This gets fixed by people keeping away from other people.
    If we lockdown that gives essential services like mask producers time to get ahead and when there are more than enough masks life can start again.
    Anyone who says a vaccine will fix this has no understanding of how the system works.
    Vaccines prevent pandemics they do not stop them.
    If we do not care and carry on then millions of older people will die and while trying to save them younger people will die because the hospitals can not treat them for even moderate issue that lead to serious ones.
    Just think of follow on effects and this gets really bad really quickly.
    It is not drama it is our FACT OF LIFE now.
     
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    spannermonkey Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Yes I was taking the piss out of the situation .
    I don't drink much ,I'll have a shot with dinner most nights ,not every night .
    The Cognac I want be touching as it's a long term investment
     
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    sterling-nz Well-Known Member

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    I do not drink anymore mate so i was not aware of their value.
    It is a great investment imho because you do not have the same issues of corking like with wine and environment is not as bog a factor for storing them:)
     
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    spannermonkey Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I only bought the Cognac because of some inside info .
    The area was devastated nearly 10 years ago & there hasn't been a batch out of the are for nearly 10 years.
    And the new stuff coming put isn't as old & goes through a different process to speed up the aging process.
    1 bottle was sold at auction for $300US in Moscow a few months ago
    I paid $55 AU
    :D
     
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  7. openeyes

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    Probably quite right about the salt water affect. I certainly wouldn’t have been at that beach.
     
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    openeyes Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I think you have said this before. I am not totally clear what you are implying.

    But I would say an effective vaccine is something that stops a pandemic. The most classic case would be smallpox vaccine or polio vaccine. These effectively brought those pandemics to a stop and in the case of small pox in USA and Australia it was pretty quick.

    Could you explain what you are implying with your statement.
     
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    You are right about effective vaccines stopping pandemics, BUT they stop them before they occur.
    Even if they get a good vaccine and rush it through the system it'll be somewhere after 12 months but more likely 18-24 months before it could be used due to testing.
    And that is only AFTER they have actually found a vaccine that works,and they have not even though there is TALK of it.

    If we were to stop all contact and define all those infected we could literally make this virus go extinct but i am not hopeful of that as so many people take social distancing as a joke and think it only really applies to other people .
    NZ has currently 221 ICU beds and 41 of them are occupied,this is not uncommon for western nations that like to run at high occupancy for the sake of $$$$$.
    That high occupancy makes perfect sense in a normal day but when SHTF happens it is bad bad bad , but we have to deal with it and we can not really blame the government as normally it is fine.
    That high occupancy will now mean people who could have been saved on a normal day will die now .
    This lockdown will not stop the virus but for those of us that THINK we know how this may play out ,it will buy us time where we know our families are safe at home while we plan our next stage.
     
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    Wouldn't want to buy the brown coins afterwards.
     
  11. openeyes

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    The current situation does show how planning and preparation is so important. Governments have been warmed for years that a pandemic will come one day. imho they should simply be implementing their plan that has been constantly updated over the last 20 years. But we can see that the ruling party have made as many plans as most people - none.

    Take your point about lead times to vaccines and how even when available it takes time to implement. I am in total agreement that this even will not be over soon.
     
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    openeyes Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Tuesday morning AESDT - 1914 actual numbers
     
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    openeyes Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    March 31st - 4511

    Fortunately numbers well below the original projections.

    Reduced numbers from flights coming into the country clearly helping. Hopefully it stays this way.
     
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    openeyes Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    news.com.au

    Hunt: Australia virus cases growing at 9%

    Mr Hunt has commended Australians for "rising to the occasion", saying significant progress has been made to reduce the outbreak of COVID-19.

    He said national coronavirus cases have been growing at around 9 per cent these last three days, compared to 25 to 30 per cent growth just over a week ago.

    "This progress is early, it's significant, but now, with these additional rules around gatherings and movement, we are going the next step to help reduce again the level of infection, and to support our containment."
     
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    I love India. I also love when people ask why India isn’t as powerful a China.. its an absolute time warp combined with millions of strange deities
     
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    You have to be a twit to have a twitter account, I dont have one either.:D
     
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