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pietillidie 



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:40 am
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More on the geniuses I have to deal with here:

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Residents of a village made famous by the Harry Potter films say the area is as busy as summertime despite lockdown.

On Sunday, police were patrolling Lacock in Wiltshire to deter tourists from visiting.

Resident Kelly Orner said one group "openly admitted they'd come from Wales and just wanted to enjoy a day out".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-55718606

There's just a stubborn refusal of people, including anyone with authority, to give a toss.

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watt price tully Scorpio



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:44 am
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pietillidie wrote:
More on the geniuses I have to deal with here:

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Residents of a village made famous by the Harry Potter films say the area is as busy as summertime despite lockdown.

On Sunday, police were patrolling Lacock in Wiltshire to deter tourists from visiting.

Resident Kelly Orner said one group "openly admitted they'd come from Wales and just wanted to enjoy a day out".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-55718606

There's just a stubborn refusal of people, including anyone with authority, to give a toss.


Incredible. On par with the anti vaccination / the whole coronavirus is a hoax. I do feel blessed in some ways being in Australia compared to almost the rest of the world in our relatively low numbers.

Still you can always ask Dr Trump

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DPDPzbLFeP4

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Trump and unilateralist nutters like Pompeo not only trashed the global economy, wiping billions off the GDP of developing countries, but they also poisoned the waters of international cooperation such that the potential for dealing with things like climate change and the pandemic across states has been foiled at every turn.

How many more will America's own Chairman Mao and cult have killed when the full extent of their unilateralist poison is accounted for?

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The Covid-19 technology access pool (C-Tap) was launched in May last year to facilitate the sharing of patent-protected information to fight the virus, including diagnostics, therapeutics and trial data. The “pooling” of treatments and data would allow qualified manufacturers from around the world to produce critical equipment, drugs or vaccines without fear of prosecution for breaching patents.

The goal would be to lower production costs, ease global shortages of key drugs and technology and, advocates say, ultimately end the pandemic sooner.

Consultations have been held in recent months including in the UK to persuade pharmaceutical companies to engage with the pool, but as of January no technology or treatments have been shared, a WHO spokesman confirmed to the Guardian.

“C-Tap is an innovative initiative and has potential for the middle to longer term, but we were aware from the outset that it would take greater efforts and a longer timeframe to bring the different interest groups together,” a WHO spokesman said.

Other global-access initiatives such as Covax, a vaccine-sharing scheme, were being relied on “to deliver results more rapidly”, he added.

Another United Nations-backed patent-sharing platform, the medicines patent pool (MPP), widened its mandate last year to include Covid-19 treatments, but it too has so far not negotiated any deals for drugs, data or technology to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Charles Gore, the executive director of the MPP, said the lack of engagement was symbolic of a widespread failure to tackle the pandemic in a global way. “Unfortunately what we’ve seen is too little of, ‘Let’s do this all together as a world’, and a little too much of me-first,” Gore said.

He said the pharmaceutical industry was following the lead of governments, who have sought to strike their own deals for vaccines, technology and treatments rather than prioritise global distribution.

“That means inevitably that industry is also having to respond to that,” Gore said. “If countries are saying the most important thing is, ‘I want you to do a deal now with me’, the companies can’t say, ‘We’ll come back to you later, we’re trying to do a deal for global access’.”


The WHO director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned on Monday the world was on the brink of “catastrophic moral failure” in the distribution of vaccines, with mostly wealthy countries hoarding much of the supplies that will be produced in 2021.

Ellen ‘t Hoen, a medical IP expert and campaigner, said wealthy governments around the world had poured billions of taxpayer dollars into developing vaccines that would be ultimately owned and controlled by companies and their shareholders.

“The companies raked in billions in public money and are now making the same statements we’ve heard for the past 30 years … that IP is the underpinning of innovation,” she said.

“But the underpinning of innovation for Covid-19 is the massive public financing, and now that public financing is being privatised through the IP system – and that’s something C-Tap could have prevented.”

On Thursday, a coalition of public-health and humanitarian groups including the People’s Vaccine Alliance sent a letter to the WHO raising their concerns about the management of C-Tap and calling for public clarification of the programme’s strategy, regular briefings on its progress and details of its current financial support.

India and South Africa are leading a push at the World Trade Organization to allow countries not to prosecute patent breaches on Covid-19 vaccines, treatment and data for the course of the pandemic. It has been opposed by countries including the US, UK and Australia, who have cited the existence of patent-sharing schemes such as C-Tap and the MPP to argue against waiving patent rights across the board.


The Coalition of the Self-Entitled being disingenuous spoilers while the peasants beg at the gates? Surely not.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/22/who-platform-for-pharmaceutical-firms-unused-since-pandemic-began[/quote]

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:22 pm
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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-24/sri-lankas-health-minister-tests-positive-for-covid-19/13086862

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Sri Lanka's health minister, who publicly endorsed sorcery and magic potions to stop surging coronavirus infections in the island, has tested positive to COVID-19.

She and her close contacts will self-isolate, officials said on Saturday.

Pavithra Wanniarachchi had publicly consumed and endorsed a magic potion, later revealed to contain honey and nutmeg, manufactured by a sorcerer who claimed it worked as a life-long inoculation against the virus.

She also poured a pot of "blessed" water into a river in November after a self-styled god-man told her that it would end the pandemic.

The island nation of 21 million on Friday approved the emergency use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine only hours after Ms Wanniarachchi tested positive, officials said.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:33 pm
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^

That is actually funny. Has your account been hacked?

Meanwhile up here in NSW the streak of no local cases continues but Dan continues to play with his traffic lights and permits while diverting Police resources to meaningless duties.

Never mind, Dan has proven his point, expect the permit system to be scrapped within 7 days.

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stui magpie wrote:
^

That is actually funny. Has your account been hacked?

Meanwhile up here in NSW the streak of no local cases continues but Dan continues to play with his traffic lights and permits while diverting Police resources to meaningless duties.

Never mind, Dan has proven his point, expect the permit system to be scrapped within 7 days.


The rest of the country has done a lot better than NSW this year. Keep those dirty infested NSW people where they are. The rest of the country has dealt with the Sydney Spread. Now NSW is finally approaching the zero levels we here in Victoria have enjoyed for a good while now 😄

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I think we should just position snipers along the south side of the Murray and then we could build a wall.
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https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jan/23/kenneth-branagh-to-play-boris-johnson-in-tv-drama-about-covid-crisis

What next? COVID the musical?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:33 pm
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stui magpie wrote:
^

That is actually funny. Has your account been hacked?

Meanwhile up here in NSW the streak of no local cases continues but Dan continues to play with his traffic lights and permits while diverting Police resources to meaningless duties.

Never mind, Dan has proven his point, expect the permit system to be scrapped within 7 days.


Quite ridiculous isn't it that police stations are closed so Dan can continue this stupid charade.

Combine that with massive ambulance shortages and a career fire service that cannot respond to bushfires, the emergency services are flying when the unions run the state...
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eddiesmith wrote:
stui magpie wrote:
^

That is actually funny. Has your account been hacked?

Meanwhile up here in NSW the streak of no local cases continues but Dan continues to play with his traffic lights and permits while diverting Police resources to meaningless duties.

Never mind, Dan has proven his point, expect the permit system to be scrapped within 7 days.


Quite ridiculous isn't it that police stations are closed so Dan can continue this stupid charade.

Combine that with massive ambulance shortages and a career fire service that cannot respond to bushfires, the emergency services are flying when the unions run the state...


Nah, the right honourable twice elected Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews is doing a great job. In 2021 much better COVID results than NSW. However, I’m not so sure about some of those volunteer firefighters though:

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.abc.net.au/article/13086776

https://amp.news.com.au/technology/environment/volunteer-nsw-rfs-firefighter-charged-for-allegedly-lighting-grass-fires-in-whitton/news-story/fe2df60453b43aa7fdfa9483b1913006

At least in Victoria we don’t have any of that go on.

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Luckily for Victorian arsonists, the cops are too busy manning the border to investigate and most fire investigators in the state have been stood down by Dan because they aren't members of the UFU
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Luckily for Victorian arsonists, the cops are too busy manning the border to investigate and most fire investigators in the state have been stood down by Dan because they aren't members of the UFU


What’s the key selection criteria to be a volunteer fire fighter? Seems to be a pattern.

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1or 2 out of 200,000+ is a pattern?

You’re guaranteed with those sort of numbers to get a couple of oddballs. Just like amongst the few crazy people who vote Greens, there is probably 1 or 2 that aren’t completely insane

A lot of them have already been kicked out before they light the fires but the media love to play up the volunteer firefighter angle, even when it was over 10 years since they’d been one...
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Luckily for Victorian arsonists, the cops are too busy manning the border to investigate and most fire investigators in the state have been stood down by Dan because they aren't members of the UFU


Not for much longer.

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You’re guaranteed with those sort of numbers to get a couple of oddballs. Just like amongst the few crazy people who vote Greens, there is probably 1 or 2 that aren’t completely insane


If so, that'd be 1 or 2 more than vote for the Liberal Party. Wink

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