🦠9 (all linked) new Delta cases in Brisbane over last 24h
🦠Not found the source of the medical student tutor who infected the ISHS schoolgirl's household
🦠Intermediary link between 2cases from overseas flight 29th June from Singapore & 1st ISHS case, not been made
🦠Genomics shows the exact same variant in all those cases
🦠Sunshine Coast is being looked at hard as a likely source.
🦠Largest single-day new Qld case tally in almost 12 months. [message to take this seriously is being pushed hard]
🦠Five schools at risk now – all have different arrangements
🦠New cluster linked to a Karate school at Ironside
🦠Only 11,468 tests yesterday-this is NOT ENOUGH for this urgent need
🦠"NSW is doing 100,000 a day – let's see how we can go" – CHO on testing numbers
🦠Urge anyone with any symptoms to get tested, wherever you are. [please heed this Brisbane-result times will stretch a little but labs will work their arses off to get your result as fast as they can!!]
🦠"I don't know where this virus is" - CHO
🦠Some footy will be able to go ahead today at one venue, no fans, among teams within the biosecure bubble
🦠If you get a quarantine phone call – you cannot leave your home except to get tested
🦠Testing clinics & symptoms here: qld.gov.au/health/conditi…

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26 Jul
Some international Tweeps seem to think *Australia* has lost its control over COVID-19. The map below shows Australian States and Territories. The yellow bit is where all the cases you're hearing about (100-200 per day) are from.
Hopefully, they'll regain control in coming weeks Image
The rest of Australia continues to manage cases at the border or is getting on top of some local community spread as usual.
Vaccination is ongoing but not at the rate many of us would like to see it. There are multiple reasons underlying that, principally issues with mRNA supply.
Our earliest "sovereign" vaccine had issues as it produced an HIV diagnostic cross-reaction. Our second most backed vaccine generated safety signals which - in the absence of community COVID-19 - created a risk imbalance due to TTS.
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21 Jun
Impressively easy to get a test this morning at a Queensland Health testing facility. Found it online. No GP referral needed. Helpful people everywhere. All happened quickly and efficiently. Throat and both nostrils.
Waiting on that result with all those privileged expectations....
*Sampling facility 🙄
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19 Jun
Yes, & if I *chose* to do these sports, I'd be *choosing* to take the risk.
I *chose* not to partake in any of those.
🎶One of these things is not like the other🎵
Until recently, those of my age couldn't make a *choice* even though there were options.
This a poor comparison
And admission: I don't have my own horse in this game because I was vaccinated with Pfizer in March as a frontline worker. I use my age (50 - still!!) as a example
This is a better comparison because I can't control getting homicided or car accidented.
However, I can *choose* not to stand in the rain during a lightning storm, and I'm a pretty good (& infrequent) swimmer.
But this is just about deaths? Why control the narrative that way?
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It will be interesting to see *how* new Qld case(s) - if not a false positive - is linked to Melbourne's existing clusters and what role the 4 days in NSW play.

Case is residing in Caloundra. Arrived here 5th June. Tetsed y'day, confirmed today as a positive case.
Travelled with partner, leaving Melb 1st June. Multiple exposure sites (of course there's a Bunnings!), will be listed qld.gov.au/health/conditi…
If you've been to these sites, please come forward and get tested.
6 close contacts so far - partner already tested, negative, initially
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Overly inflammatory headlines aside (no strong evidence for this age-specific spread I believe) - this is some very bad luck to now have B.1.617.2 (Delta, a VOC) on top of B.1.617.1 (Kappa, a VUI) get out of hotel quarantine & into the community at the same time.
Other sites in Australia have hosted Delta variant infected people including NSW, VIC, QLD, WA and the NT
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