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3 hours ago, MDM said:

 

I totally agree. Some politicians use nationalism and xenophobia for their own political gains and to pass the blame on. That is how populism works - convince the naive and gullible that they are under attack from whoever it might be using clever soundbites to win over the masses: reds under the bed, marxists, immigrants, whatever ethnic minority is flavour of the month.  Unfortunately racism is still rife in western society and breeds on ignorance. The sad thing is that a lot of racists really don't realise they are racists. 

 

 

 

 

Michael,

 

This is a rare case where I agree with you 100%. 

 

Chuck

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6 hours ago, dustydingo said:

 

Thankfully, and with respect of course (and I do mean that sincerely :) ), I'm glad that decisions are being made around the world based on the best epidemiological modelling, not your opinion.

 

DD

 

Well, like I said in the first place, that was just my two € cents. 


I guess I'm a bit more sceptical about political decision making, especially when it comes to President Trump. I have noticed that sometimes politicians seem to make decisions based on what's popular rather than what is scientifically reasonable. Do you really believe President Trump's ban on travel from most European countries but not from United Kingdom was based on some kind of epidemiological modelling? 

 

Anyways, it was my two cents,  but I'm not the only one with the opinion. Many experts including ones from World Health Organization seem to think the same; travel bans don't work. I trust them more than populist politicians.

 

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4 minutes ago, Chuck Nacke said:

Michael,

 

This is a rare case where I agree with you 100%. 

 

Chuck

🤣 🤣🤣 As a wise man once said " I ain't always right but I've never been wrong" or words to that effect. 🤣🤣🤣

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1 minute ago, JaniMarkus Hasa said:

 

 


I guess I'm a bit more sceptical about political decision making, especially when it comes to President Trump. I have noticed that sometimes politicians seem to make decisions based on what's popular rather than what is scientifically reasonable. Do you really believe President Trump's ban on travel from most European countries but not from United Kingdom was based on some kind of epidemiological modelling? 

 

 

 

 

 

no i believe it was based on fact most people don't understand the difference between EU and Schengen zone.  I believe the policy maker made the rules on Schengen, Trump saw oh, No UK i'll make a point to that.  

 

or do you really think Trump had reasons to protect, Romania and Bulgaria, but felt Iceland not an EU country was a major risk?

 

 

(i will reserve my opinion on fact Ukraine doesn't seem to appear on bans) 

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20 minutes ago, BobD said:

 

 

 "Herd immunity is not our policy, it's not our goal, our goal is to protect life.

"Of course there is a scientific debate around scientific concepts but I want to be absolutely crystal clear, we will do what is necessary.

 

Quote from the UK Health minister this morning.

 

It's always instructive when folk find the need to shout . . . anyhooo, you've just nicely illustrated what I've been saying re: the penny dropping for BJ that the original approach needed reassessment . . . the UK government is now . . . now . . . reassessing its original plan and madly backtracking from the original. Still, none so blind etc etc eh?

I rather like this quote from the UK health minister this morning, although it appears it might be a bit "socialist" for some: "People need to think about the impact on others of what they are doing".  So, self-interest not necessarily front and centre it appears . . .

 

DD

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2 minutes ago, dustydingo said:

 

It's always instructive when folk find the need to shout . . . but anyhooo, but you've just nicely illustrated what I've been saying re: the penny dropping for BJ that the original approach needed reassessment . . . the UK government is now . . . NOW . . . reassessing its original plan and madly backtracking from the original. None so blind etc etc.

I rather like this quote from the UK health minister this morning, although it appears it might be a bit "socialist" for some: "People need to think about the impact on others of what they are doing".  So, self-interest not necessarily front and centre it appears . . .

 

 

DD

 

 

I wasn't shouting that was the copy and paste text I quoted.

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert?utm_source=health.gov.au&utm_medium=redirect&utm_campaign=digital_transformation&utm_content=health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

 

 I cannot see here what the Australian government are doing that is so different to the UK. 

Perhaps you can enlighten us.

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4 minutes ago, meanderingemu said:

 

 

no i believe it was based on fact most people don't understand the difference between EU and Schengen zone.  I believe the policy maker made the rules on Schengen, Trump saw oh, No UK i'll make a point to that.  

 

or do you really think Trump had reasons to protect, Romania and Bulgaria, but felt Iceland not an EU country was a major risk?

 

 

(i will reserve my opinion on fact Ukraine doesn't seem to appear on bans) 

 

Many suspect similar of the Australian gov (cynics all, line 'em up against the wall I say . . . 😉 )  . . placed self-isolation requirements on arrivals from many countries, but not the US . . . then to avoid having to single out the US, they then went and imposed requirements on all arrivals. Neat eh?  🙂

 

DD

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10 minutes ago, BobD said:

 

 

I wasn't shouting that was the copy and paste text I quoted.

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert?utm_source=health.gov.au&utm_medium=redirect&utm_campaign=digital_transformation&utm_content=health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

 

 I cannot see here what the Australian government are doing that is so different to the UK. 

Perhaps you can enlighten us.

 

Oh, there are many differences still, and the information is but a keystroke away . . . so do your own research.

 

I do.

 

Sigh . . . I've weakened . . . how about "All people coming to Australia will be required, will be required I stress, to self isolate for 14 days". That's regardless of where you arrive from. All arrivals.

 

... and "the Australian government will also ban cruise ships from foreign ports from arriving at Australian ports"

 

DD

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1 hour ago, dustydingo said:

 

Oh, there are many differences still, and the information is but a keystroke away . . . so do your own research.

 

I do.

 

DD

 

 I see, can't actually point to anything specific then. 

The link I gave is an Australian government website. Can't see any sign of a lockdown there.

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7 minutes ago, BobD said:

 

 I see can't actually point to anything specific then. 

The link I gave is an Australian government website. Can't see any sign of a lockdown there.

 

"lockdown" . . . who mentioned lockdown? . . . sigh . . . anyhoooo, my last post actually has a couple of quotes you may find germane to this discussion.

 

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I haven't followed all of this thread so not sure what the core issues are that are being debated, but as of midnight tonight anyone coming into Australia (where I am) has to self-isolate for 14 days. This includes my brother and his partner who had their flight delayed from Dubai, and so now will be affected by this. It is a good thing for the community as a whole as a precaution, just a bit limiting for them for 2 weeks, not being able to go to work etc. I'm in Western Australia and a state of emergency is being declared by the state government from midnight. The federal government is considering lockdowns but no decision has been announced regarding this yet https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-15/coronavirus-covid19-self-isolation-announced-for-australia/12057772 

 

I think the most important thing in all of this is we be kind to each other and keep ourselves as healthy as we can. Eat healthy, get good sleep and try to do some exercise (even if it means dancing in the lounge room if you are locked down, wherever you are). All of these things help our immunity. So take care everyone, be kind and maintain a sense of humour - it is good for your health! And if you are stuck at home, it could be an opportunity to work on some indoor still life images, or post-process images you've wanted to get around to doing but haven't had a chance up until now. Sometimes creative opportunities emerge out of limitations!

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3 hours ago, CarloBo said:

There is no scientific evidence that the virus will reappear.

 

According to this article it's happened before (see chart 20). Need to be very careful how and when restrictions are lifted.

https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca

 

Mark

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28 minutes ago, JaniMarkus Hasa said:

 

Well, like I said it the first place, that was just my two € cents. 


I guess I'm a bit more sceptical about political decision making, especially when it comes to President Trump. I have noticed that sometimes politicians seem to make decisions based on what's popular rather than what is scientifically reasonable. Do you really believe President Trump's ban on travel from most European countries but not from United Kingdom was based on some kind of epidemiological modelling? 

 

Anyways, it was my two cents,  but I'm not the only one with the opinion. Many experts including ones from World Health Organization seem to think the same; travel bans don't work. I trust them more than populist politicians.

 

 

:) . . . like I said, I trust epidemiological modelling . . . but like you, not politicians.

 

It appears to me again and again that politicians only consider anything that might have a negative effect on tourism etc when it's perhaps too late, like Italy. I do trust the message coming out of Italy though: hit it hard, because if you don't, it will hit you harder (for the pedants, I'm paraphrasing of course :) ). I also compare the situation in South Korea with say the US . . . different priorities, different initial reaction, very different situations at the moment . . . and both reported their first cases within days of each other I believe.

 

And DT? No, I agree with what I think you mean, and as others have speculated, I too believe he confused EU and Europe and the Schengen zone. Or not wanting to piss off his mate BJ 🙂

 

DD

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1 minute ago, Sally R said:

I haven't followed all of this thread so not sure what the core issues are that are being debated, but as of midnight tonight anyone coming into Australia (where I am) has to self-isolate for 14 days. This includes my brother and his partner who had their flight delayed from Dubai, and so now will be affected by this. It is a good thing for the community as a whole as a precaution, just a bit limiting for them for 2 weeks, not being able to go to work etc. I'm in Western Australia and a state of emergency is being declared by the state government from midnight. The federal government is considering lockdowns but no decision has been announced regarding this yet https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-15/coronavirus-covid19-self-isolation-announced-for-australia/12057772 

 

I think the most important thing in all of this is we be kind to each other and keep ourselves as healthy as we can. Eat healthy, get good sleep and try to do some exercise (even if it means dancing in the lounge room if you are locked down, wherever you are). All of these things help our immunity. So take care everyone, be kind and maintain a sense of humour - it is good for your health! And if you are stuck at home, it could be an opportunity to work on some indoor still life images, or post-process images you've wanted to get around to doing but haven't had a chance up until now. Sometimes creative opportunities emerge out of limitations!

 

Yes.

 

I'm in Perth too, and work in a very COVID-19 sensitive industry with some very COVID-19 susceptible folk. I'm thankful that at least our State gov is right on the ball and being pretty open and frank and honest I think, and the Federal gov is finally hitting the metal after a bit of dilly-dallying this weekend in particular :)

 

DD

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2 minutes ago, Sally R said:

I haven't followed all of this thread so not sure what the core issues are that are being debated, but as of midnight tonight anyone coming into Australia (where I am) has to self-isolate for 14 days. This includes my brother and his partner who had their flight delayed from Dubai, and so now will be affected by this. It is a good thing for the community as a whole as a precaution, just a bit limiting for them for 2 weeks, not being able to go to work etc. I'm in Western Australia and a state of emergency is being declared by the state government from midnight. The federal government is considering lockdowns but no decision has been announced regarding this yet https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-15/coronavirus-covid19-self-isolation-announced-for-australia/12057772 

 

I think the most important thing in all of this is we be kind to each other and keep ourselves as healthy as we can. Eat healthy, get good sleep and try to do some exercise (even if it means dancing in the lounge room if you are locked down, wherever you are). All of these things help our immunity. So take care everyone, be kind and maintain a sense of humour - it is good for your health! And if you are stuck at home, it could be an opportunity to work on some indoor still life images, or post-process images you've wanted to get around to doing but haven't had a chance up until now. Sometimes creative opportunities emerge out of limitations!

 

At last someone talking sense and a sensible reaction from the Australian government albeit difficult for those  entering the country.

Although I disagree with some here I haven't yet insulted anyone or denied they should have a different point of view to my own.

I do take exception to anyone taking my words and twisting them to suit their own narrative.

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2 minutes ago, Sally R said:

I haven't followed all of this thread so not sure what the core issues are that are being debated, but as of midnight tonight anyone coming into Australia (where I am) has to self-isolate for 14 days. This includes my brother and his partner who had their flight delayed from Dubai, and so now will be affected by this. It is a good thing for the community as a whole as a precaution, just a bit limiting for them for 2 weeks, not being able to go to work etc. I'm in Western Australia and a state of emergency is being declared by the state government from midnight. The federal government is considering lockdowns but no decision has been announced regarding this yet https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-15/coronavirus-covid19-self-isolation-announced-for-australia/12057772 

 

 

 

 

sorry, I understand the pain of Self Isolation, i'm on day 3, but i wish people wouldn't see the cut off date as a "yeah, i came in 5  minutes before I can do whatever".   If you are a risk to your surroundings, you should consider self isolation, or at least strong social distances.   This is the only way we will be able to flatten the curve....  

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Yes I feel kind of lucky being in Perth right now. I think we are one of the most isolated capital cities on Earth, which can help a bit when there's a pandemic. I hope the COVID-19 susceptible people you work with all do ok. All the best!

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2 minutes ago, meanderingemu said:

sorry, I understand the pain of Self Isolation, i'm on day 3, but i wish people wouldn't see the cut off date as a "yeah, i came in 5  minutes before I can do whatever".   If you are a risk to your surroundings, you should consider self isolation, or at least strong social distances.   This is the only way we will be able to flatten the curve....  

 

I agree with you. My brother and his partner were going to self-isolate anyway, but I was just pointing out that it is mandatory now.

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Just now, Sally R said:

 

I agree with you. My brother and his partner were going to self-isolate anyway, but I was just pointing out that it is mandatory now.

 

sorry, wasn't specific at you, but your comment was leading to it.  I was seeing posts of people on FB yesterday doing "Last night out" diner parties in restaurant in Paris, and all i was thinking, is what do you think changes at midnight tonight?  

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11 minutes ago, Sally R said:

Yes I feel kind of lucky being in Perth right now. I think we are one of the most isolated capital cities on Earth, which can help a bit when there's a pandemic. I hope the COVID-19 susceptible people you work with all do ok. All the best!

 

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DD

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Yes there were similar things on the TV news tonight, people saying how great it was they'd gotten through just before the the cut-off time, and yes it is good that we all be responsible (without panicking too). I hope you have some things you can do to keep occupied while in isolation. At least you can chat on the Alamy forum!

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5 minutes ago, meanderingemu said:

sorry, wasn't specific at you, but your comment was leading to it.  I was seeing posts of people on FB yesterday doing "Last night out" diner parties in restaurant in Paris, and all i was thinking, is what do you think changes at midnight tonight?

 Sorry I just realised I forgot to quote you in response to your last post, in case it was confusing what I was answering above.

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10 minutes ago, meanderingemu said:

 

sorry, wasn't specific at you, but your comment was leading to it.  I was seeing posts of people on FB yesterday doing "Last night out" diner parties in restaurant in Paris, and all i was thinking, is what do you think changes at midnight tonight?  

 

We had the ignominious spectacle a couple of days ago of our Prime Minister (aka "Scotty from Marketing"), after announcing that events with crowds of 500 or more would be banned beginning Monday, stating proudly that he was going to the football (rugby league to be exact) along with thousands of others on Sunday, the day before the ban . . . wiser heads intervened and he eventually changed his mind, but still didn't have the cojones to admit he was not really providing much of an example of support for the thinking behind the just announced ban.

 

So not just folk in Paris I'm afraid.

 

DD

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33 minutes ago, Sally R said:

Yes I feel kind of lucky being in Perth right now. I think we are one of the most isolated capital cities on Earth, which can help a bit when there's a pandemic. I hope the COVID-19 susceptible people you work with all do ok. All the best!

 

If that was for me, thank you 🙂

 

A deviation . . . it's nice seeing a portfolio that includes a number of shots of the Swan, but has no shots of the bloody blue boat shed in Crawley 🙂 🙂 🙂

 

cheers,

DD

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