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OK so this should really prompt people into doing some digging right? They are testing Aussies, shouldn't we look into "Novavax".

follow along for a quick check...…
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I am an Australian teacher. You will not by default practice #herdimmunity on me & my colleagues. Read "I’m an epidemiologist. When I heard about Britain’s ‘herd immunity’ coronavirus plan, I thought it was satire" by William Hanage…
Catching #Covid19 still means you can get it again. Prof Kim Woo-Ju, Depart of Infectious Diseases at Korea University. He's done SARS, Swine Flu Pandemic, Ebola, & MERS. At 8.08 he calls those who have #Covid19 & get it again as having a "reactivation'.
There were no brawls over toilet paper in Taiwan b/c everyone felt safe. Teachers in Taiwan had a Pandemic Office providing PPEs for teachers & students & highly trained cleaners as well. In Australia some schools didn't have enough soap for students to wash their hands.
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1/ The Australian Fed government is using #COVID19Aus ‘mitigation’ modelling which permit ‘controlled burns’ of #SARSCoV2 through the population resulting in unnecessary deaths…
2/ Current federal government #COVID19Aus policy is based on 'mitigation' modelling where the #coronavirusaustralia is allowed to spread with a reproductive number R0 of >1.0 which would allow 10s-of-1000s of unnecessary Australian deaths…
3/ No responsible government should expose #chronicillness patients, cancer suffers, immune suppressed and the elderly to a #covid19 Mitigation policy where unnecessary deaths are tolerated

China and S. Korea used Suppression policies where the goal was an R0<1.0

It works!
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From midnight tonight, if you are not a Queensland resident or have your border pass to be considered exempt from restrictions, you will not be able to enter our state. #coronavirusaustralia
More info on restrictions and exemptions:
Apply for a border pass:
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People are talking about "#HerdImmunity immunity." Do. You. Not. Understand.

With no vaccine, 60% of people have to be infected before herd immunity kicks in. 60% of the 2020 population of Australia (25,499,884) is 15,299,930 people. #coronavirusaustralia #auspol
2/ Some experts are saying it might be up to 90% of all ppl infected in order to achieve herd immunity, similar to measles. 1 in 7 Australians is over the age of 65.

4 million Australians w/disability and that is not even counting most chronically ill/sick people.
3/ Even if you do not care about disabled people and children who have chronic illnesses, maybe you could think about your parents and grandparents. If you need help with this, cut out their pictures, stick them inside your front door. Remember who you are putting in danger.
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An update from me on #Centrelink 👇

My office has been inundated with calls & emails this week from people on Centrelink payments who have not been able to use #MyGov or talk to a Centrelink team member due to the huge spike in people using Centrelink services.

I know this is very stressful and that many people have either not been paid or had their payments cut off as a result.

#coronavirusaustralia #Centrelink

Going into the weekend I want to reassure people that my team & I have spent this week following this up with the Minister who has informed me that staff are working to fix a systems error to ensure that people will be paid.

#coronavirusaustralia #Centrelink

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You know how you’re all staying home to protect seniors and disabled people?
Guess what they’re doing to help disabled people? You know, the ‘most vulnerable’? THE TRUTH - a thread. #auspol #NDIS #HighRiskCovid19 #coronavirusaustralia #coronavirus #CoronavirusLockdown #COVID19au
2/ The unions, Labor and NDS have negotiated for registered disability service providers to get a 10% loading fee - money taken out of our (already underfunded) funding plus an advance payment with a 10 day cancellation policy.
Most of our services have been cut or withdrawn.
3/ People are still being packed into sheltered workshops with 500 people in them, all over Australia. If they withdraw, they lose that funding because it’s a ‘stated support’. And their two dollar an hour wage. But respite centres and activities are closing down.
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Will our health service let staff get infected?
Or will they follow best practice guidelines developed in Wuhan?
This image from the fever clinic in Randwick does not inspire confidence.
In this Harvard webinar, @XihongLin describes how Chinese health management stopped infections amongst health staff by adopting stringent PPE practices.

Whole webinar can be viewed here:…
Now that we know what best practice is, infections amongst health staff should not be tolerated. We cannot let our nurses & doctors suffer repeat exposures to COVID19. Look at what’s happening in Spain & Italy. We can avoid this
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It took a lot of questioning and pressure to get the government to give students the basic dignity of an increase to #YouthAllowance and to realise the negative impact their approach would have had on young people.

#Auspol #coronavirusaustralia #COVID19Aus #Raisetherateforall
This victory shows the importance of holding the government to account, even when they’re adamant that they will not budge.

#Auspol #coronavirusaustralia #COVID19Aus #Raisetherateforall
This isn’t over. We need to make sure people on disability support pension and carer allowance will also see a raise in this time of crisis.

#Auspol #coronavirusaustralia #COVID19Aus #Raisetherateforall
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I have been reluctant to weigh into this, but so many frankly dangerous and ignorant posts force your mind, so: #coronavirusaustralia #covid19australia

Right now, I’m sitting in a local hospital in regional Victoria... /1
On Saturday night my partner, who had suffered from flu-like symptoms the week previous, was admitted with severe pneumonia. /2
She is not the first pneumonia admission locally, and I am hearing (ANECDOTALLY) of higher numbers of regional admissions for pneumonia/3
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#Coronavirus Bioweapon Thread

How China Stole Coronavirus From Canada And Weaponized It…
On May 4, 2013, a sample of #Coronavirus from the very first infected Saudi patient arrived in Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg via Ron Fouchier of Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands who sequenced the virus sample.…
In March 2019, in mysterious event a shipment of exceptionally virulent viruses from Canada’s NML ended up in China. The event caused a major scandal with Bio-warfare experts questioning why Canada was sending lethal viruses to China. #CoronaVirusCanada…
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