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Old 15-09-2020, 11:00 PM   #6451
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I believe Angela Merkel is a scientist by trade....lets hope their checks and balances are sound. But this is promising. Whilst a lot of people are doubtful of an early vaccine, I think we will be surprised at what can be achieved when we focus on a common cause.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/he...e-b445214.html


"First approval for Covid-19 vaccine could be granted by end of 2020, says Germany

The head of Germany's vaccine regulator has said the first approvals for a Covid-19 vaccine could be granted at the end of 2020 or in early 2021.

Klaus Cichutek, head of the Paul Ehrlich Institute, said regulators would not be less thorough than usual when evaluating applications for approval for COVID-19 vaccines.

Germany has said it is providing up to 750 million euros to support three domestic pharmaceutical companies developing vaccines against the new coronavirus.

Science minister Anja Karliczek said the government had already agreed to provide BioNTech and CureVac with 375 million euros and 230-million euros respectively to develop their mRNA-based vaccines."
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I am really getting sick of everyone blaming everything on Covid
especially in Perth.
Order some food, and first thing you get is some big son & dance about how delivery may be delayed due to covid?
How?
Is the food cooking slower? Are their drivers having to go into quarantine?

And WTF is Australia Post's excuse? 8 months in and they are still blaming everything on covid.
I'm not talking about Melbourne, where people may be legitimately sick or unable to work due to lockdown.
Sure a lot more people are buying stuff online, but they've had over half a year to adapt.

I buy most of my automotive requirements from my local Autopro. I walk in, they serve me, I leave.
No BS about covid causing delays.
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Honestly occifer, Iím a country member.

RokWiz will be dreading the campgrounds soon restocked with nomads having late-night fireside singalongs.

The locals will be suspicious of any outsiders.
Will be easy to check against car rego garaged addresses.

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And WTF is Australia Post's excuse? 8 months in and they are still blaming everything on covid.
Did Auspost have to reduce their workforce in other states? I heard that they may have had to reduce numbers, and also change the roster, so that if if there is an outbreak in one facility, it can be contained to a fewer staff as possible. This might mean routing packages in a non efficient way, to meet rosters, impacting delivery times.
The weird thing is, it takes ages for my packages to get from QLD or NSW to Vic. But once it is in Vic, it arrives at my door usually within a day!
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I'm in Darwin and received a note in my mailbox yesterday from Auspost stating they are reducing their deliveries to every 2nd day instead of daily now, citing Covid reasons.

Can't work out why as our state has been Covid free for weeks.
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Old 16-09-2020, 10:47 AM   #6457
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Old 16-09-2020, 11:12 AM   #6458
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Have you guys considered asking them why? If your food is taking longer, why not just politely enquire as to why? Deliveries, same deal.
Jumping to outrage is probably a natural response but where does it get you other than angry and stressed? I do it at times too but perhaps this year is as good as any for some self-reflection, previous generations seemed to be a little more laid back and accepting but we're all wound so tight these days that if there's even a slight inconvenience it's as if it's the end of the world and someone's head must roll for it. Just chill, this year is ****ed, we all know it, cogs are turning in the background that we never usually see and covid has thrown a spanner in the works and yeah some businesses are probably going to use that as an excuse for poor practises but there's not much you can do about it. Find a healthy outlet to vent it and defuse, taking aim at businesses and the dude or chick who works behind the counter/answers the phone probably isn't going to achieve much.
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Old 16-09-2020, 11:27 AM   #6459
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I'm in Darwin and received a note in my mailbox yesterday from Auspost stating they are reducing their deliveries to every 2nd day instead of daily now, citing Covid reasons.

Can't work out why as our state has been Covid free for weeks.
We received the same flyer except it wasn't deliveries, it was letters. Letters will be every second day until June 2021 so they can focus more on quicker parcel delivery. That's what our flyer said anyway.
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47 new cases for Australia and for the first time since July 14th (65 days), zero deaths so the CMR drops to 3.052% and active cases drop to 2,271. NSW recorded 7 cases, Queensland 1 and the balance were in Victoria. The Victorian State 14 day moving average is now 60.29 with metro at 49.6 (81 unknown) and regional at 3.5 with only 1 unknown and we know that regional areas have moved to Step 3 effective tonight.

3 new cases and zero deaths for NZ so CMR is 1.333% and active cases fall to 87.

The UK had 3,103 new cases yesterday. We know they are now not counting their mortalities by the WHO guidelines so we are going to ignore those figures.

Just over 38k new cases in the USA yesterday and 480 deaths sees CMR fall to 2.948% and active cases drop to 37.4% with the raw numbers dropping again. While there has been some improvement this last week, the USA will likely pass 200k deaths sometime today. Note that the USA is actually minus one day due to time differences.

Other notable points:
India completes 58M, Russia 41M, UK 20M and Poland 3M tests;
India passes 5M cases;

Angola (130), Palestine (888) and Nepal (1,459) all recorded new daily highs; those in blue for the second consecutive day and those in red for a third or more consecutive day.
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Old 16-09-2020, 12:17 PM   #6461
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I am really getting sick of everyone blaming everything on Covid
especially in Perth... .
Any parcel from China seems to sit in quarantine for 3 weeks before it moves on. Had some exhaust work done recently, and found multiple shops had barely any stock, and a 1 month estimate to get more in. Ended up ordering online and even they only sent me half my order
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Old 16-09-2020, 12:43 PM   #6462
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We received the same flyer except it wasn't deliveries, it was letters. Letters will be every second day until June 2021 so they can focus more on quicker parcel delivery. That's what our flyer said anyway.
Pretty sure Austpost floated the idea a couple of years ago where mail deliveries would be cut back,but if you wanted to,pay they would deliver every day.Really with the amount of mail that gets delivered rather than electronically it wouldnít matter to most of us if there were only 2 deliveries per week
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I am really getting sick of everyone blaming everything on Covid
especially in Perth.
Order some food, and first thing you get is some big son & dance about how delivery may be delayed due to covid?
How?
Is the food cooking slower? Are their drivers having to go into quarantine?

And WTF is Australia Post's excuse? 8 months in and they are still blaming everything on covid.
I'm not talking about Melbourne, where people may be legitimately sick or unable to work due to lockdown.
Sure a lot more people are buying stuff online, but they've had over half a year to adapt.

I buy most of my automotive requirements from my local Autopro. I walk in, they serve me, I leave.
No BS about covid causing delays.

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tell me about it 6 months later and most of its done will upload more as I go.
I'd hazard a guess that delivery orders numbers are through the roof but everyone still expects theirs quickly.
Kitchens are the same size and staff are working hard including the huge number of delivery riders but it still results in longer wait times.
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Old 16-09-2020, 04:07 PM   #6464
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Add an extra week from the city to here in the regions of the State of Disaster.
It is what it is.
Silliest one was ordering in Geelong, it went up to Melbourne first, then back down to Geelong area. The parcel must have thrived on danger.
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The "reduce staff to 1/3" in Victoria is causing a flow on throughout the country. 1/3 of the sorting staff in Sunshine means unsorted parcel fro Melbourne are diverted, sending even Melbourne local parcels to go often by Chullora in Sydney. Chullora sortation centre is therefore running behind. And it spreads from there.
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47 new cases for Australia and for the first time since July 14th (65 days), zero deaths so the CMR drops to 3.052% and active cases drop to 2,271. NSW recorded 7 cases, Queensland 1 and the balance were in Victoria. The Victorian State 14 day moving average is now 60.29 with metro at 49.6 (81 unknown) and regional at 3.5 with only 1 unknown and we know that regional areas have moved to Step 3 effective tonight.

3 new cases and zero deaths for NZ so CMR is 1.333% and active cases fall to 87.

The UK had 3,103 new cases yesterday. We know they are now not counting their mortalities by the WHO guidelines so we are going to ignore those figures.

Just over 38k new cases in the USA yesterday and 480 deaths sees CMR fall to 2.948% and active cases drop to 37.4% with the raw numbers dropping again. While there has been some improvement this last week, the USA will likely pass 200k deaths sometime today. Note that the USA is actually minus one day due to time differences.

Other notable points:
India completes 58M, Russia 41M, UK 20M and Poland 3M tests;
India passes 5M cases;

Angola (130), Palestine (888) and Nepal (1,459) all recorded new daily highs; those in blue for the second consecutive day and those in red for a third or more consecutive day.
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Not so good result overnight for VIC compared to yesterday's.

As of 11am today, 42 new cases and 8 additional lives lost in the 24 hours to.
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As of 11am today, 42 new cases and 8 additional lives lost in the 24 hours to.
I think you need to look at the testing rate too
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I see that a study out today reckons that 60k Australians have had the plague without ever reporting based on anti-body results from testing. The wife and I had the worst case of flu ever back in January which I reckon I got on the train to work. We were bed-ridden for a week, vomiting, snot, the whole lot.

I might go get tested and see if that was Wu-flu.
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I see that a study out today reckons that 60k Australians have had the plague without ever reporting based on anti-body results from testing.
Yes, that was an ANU report released this morning. The study was conducted just before Australia's second wave of outbreaks.

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"Our best estimate is that around 0.28 per cent of Australians - one in 350 - had been infected with SARS-CoV-2 by that time. This suggests that instead of 11,000 cases we know about from nasal swab testing, about 70,000 people had been exposed overall," said Associate Professor Cockburn.
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Kitchens are the same size and staff are working hard including the huge number of delivery riders but it still results in longer wait times.
My complaint is organisations unjustifiably blaming everything on covid.

We have had an ongoing issue with Ubereats, to the point that we nolonger use it. When you order something, they then offer free delivery to anyone in your area for certain period of time. That's bad enough, but we live in Wanneroo near the lake. As the crow-flies, we're very close to Joondalup which apparently is all their system works on. Unfortunately there is a ****ing great swamp in the way. So I get a message saying "Sandeep is making a delivery on the way" then sit and watch as he drives my food to Joondalup, and then takes another half an hour to drive back around the lake.
But when I try and complain about this flaw, they blame the delay on Covid

I wanted to get a cheap battery from Repco whilst they still had them on special. So even though my local Repco was closed I was able to place the order online and opt for the $5 delivery charge. Every freakin time I contacted Repco, they told me that delays were due to Covid!?! Why? How?
Finally, on about the 3rd call, they figured out that because my local had been closed, the system had diverted my order to another store
So I got put through to them, and they said they were waiting for me to come and collect the order (even though I paid for delivery.)

Finally got it delivered, and they sent me the wrong ****ing battery.
Apparently Covid is to blame for stupidity too!
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My complaint is organisations unjustifiably blaming everything on covid.

We have had an ongoing issue with Ubereats, to the point that we nolonger use it. When you order something, they then offer free delivery to anyone in your area for certain period of time. That's bad enough, but we live in Wanneroo near the lake. As the crow-flies, we're very close to Joondalup which apparently is all their system works on. Unfortunately there is a ****ing great swamp in the way. So I get a message saying "Sandeep is making a delivery on the way" then sit and watch as he drives my food to Joondalup, and then takes another half an hour to drive back around the lake.
But when I try and complain about this flaw, they blame the delay on Covid

I wanted to get a cheap battery from Repco whilst they still had them on special. So even though my local Repco was closed I was able to place the order online and opt for the $5 delivery charge. Every freakin time I contacted Repco, they told me that delays were due to Covid!?! Why? How?
Finally, on about the 3rd call, they figured out that because my local had been closed, the system had diverted my order to another store
So I got put through to them, and they said they were waiting for me to come and collect the order (even though I paid for delivery.)

Finally got it delivered, and they sent me the wrong ****ing battery.
Apparently Covid is to blame for stupidity too!
They've been talking about building a bridge over the lake for years

I lived there for many years, plenty of places to get parts and food, hop on your bike and support local maybe? we're not under lockdown. Or head over the lake and join us on the beach side?
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I like that some posts are being reported for being off topic.

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My complaint is organisations unjustifiably blaming everything on covid.

We have had an ongoing issue with Ubereats, to the point that we nolonger use it. When you order something, they then offer free delivery to anyone in your area for certain period of time. That's bad enough, but we live in Wanneroo near the lake. As the crow-flies, we're very close to Joondalup which apparently is all their system works on. Unfortunately there is a ****ing great swamp in the way. So I get a message saying "Sandeep is making a delivery on the way" then sit and watch as he drives my food to Joondalup, and then takes another half an hour to drive back around the lake.
But when I try and complain about this flaw, they blame the delay on Covid

I wanted to get a cheap battery from Repco whilst they still had them on special. So even though my local Repco was closed I was able to place the order online and opt for the $5 delivery charge. Every freakin time I contacted Repco, they told me that delays were due to Covid!?! Why? How?
Finally, on about the 3rd call, they figured out that because my local had been closed, the system had diverted my order to another store
So I got put through to them, and they said they were waiting for me to come and collect the order (even though I paid for delivery.)

Finally got it delivered, and they sent me the wrong ****ing battery.
Apparently Covid is to blame for stupidity too!

With regards to food delivery services, don't ever use them. Got to product review and look at the ratings these services get, then read some of tbe reviews.
As far as I'm concerned, there is a racket going on between the deliverers stealing food and then either eating it themselves (I've seen this happen in front of where I live), on-selling or giving it to family or friends, and the companies themselves, holding customers to account for their mistakes, structuring payment, refund and enquiries/complaints to nowhere.
DO NOT USE THEM.

If the restaurant doesn't have an in-house delivery service, get the food yourself.
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They've been talking about building a bridge over the lake for years:
CoW will happily build the bridge...
Right after you thieving bastards give us back our Library, Council Building, Train Station, Football Stadium, Basketball Arena and the WANNEROO Wolves.
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I grab most of my parts from the local Autopro. Or my local Repco in Wangara.

And yes, for most intents and purposes, there is no covid in WA. Sometimes its good to separated from the rest of the world by thousands of miles of ocean and desert.
I'm just waiting for Magoo to announce that he's building a wall.
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Yeah, but your still in Victoria, ya poor bugger........

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Now you can come visit us in Melbourne! We've missed you!
NO he can't. At the current restriction levels travel into Zone 4 is not allowed except for the same reasons that were allowed last week. In fact, for us, the reduction in restrictions and the subsequent clampdown on the exits from Melbourne actually make the limited (legitimate) travel into that area harder as we will now end up queueing on the way back for inspection.
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40 new cases for Australia 8 deaths so the CMR rises to 3.077% and active cases drop to 2,229. NSW recorded 10 cases, Queensland 1 and the balance were in Victoria. The Victorian State 14 day moving average is now 56.86 with metro at 44.4 (83 unknown) and regional at 2.9 with only 1 unknown. It should be noted that considerably more tests were conducted yesterday than the previous two days.

1 new case and 1 death for NZ so CMR is 1.387% and active cases fall to 79.

The UK had 3,991 new cases yesterday. We know they are now not counting their mortalities by the WHO guidelines so we are going to ignore those figures.

Just under 39k new cases in the USA yesterday and 1,197 deaths sees CMR rise to 2.949% and active cases drop to 37.1% with the raw numbers dropping again. Note that the USA is actually minus one day due to time differences.

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Global cases pass 30M with the last 1M only taking 3 days;
The USA passes 200k deaths;
The USA completes 94M, India 59M and Italy 10M tests;
India passes 5M cases;
Europe records a new daily high for cases with 49,166;
Asia records a new daily high for cases with 132,292;

Tunisia (477), Bahrain (841 - the highest since June 6th); Nepal (1,539), Romania (1,713), Netherlands (1,542 - the highest since April 10th), Czechia (2,136 - almost double the previous high), Indonesia (3,963), Israel (6,063), Spain (11,193) and India (97,859) all recorded new daily highs; those in blue for the second consecutive day and those in red for a third or more consecutive day.
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