Despite mass gatherings being banned, protests continued around Australia
last weekend and it has many Aussies worried about a second wave of COVID-19
infections. The Australian Medical Association yesterday issued a plea for the
thousands of protesters that attended marches to keep their distance from the
community for 14 days in a bid to curb further infections. However the
organizers of the BLM protests have rubbished those claims saying that people
were abiding by social distancing rules. What do you think LiveTribers? Should
protesters self isolate from the community? Do you think there will be a second
wave? Are you worried about another spike in COVID-19 infections?
Posted by on 09 Jun 2020
Melbourne is in a grip of rising covid-19 infections but not so much by the
protesters but by family gatherings it seems.
Not looking good down there and I wish our NSW/Qld border would stay closed but
the Victorians are finding very sneaky ways to get around our border control.
We have been free of this virus now for some time and never had a lot of
infections anyway. If Victorians come to our state and bring the virus I think
that is tantamount to gross negligence and stupidity as well. Someone or many
people will die if this outbreak in Victoria escalates around the country.
I personally don't think the protests should be allowed to go ahead at this
time. They should be fined or something. They flaunt the rules and don't follow
social distancing rules. They can't if they are to gather as a protest. Yes they
should self isolate if they choose to be irresponsible and get together with
others that closely and yes it does worry me that these people are the ones that
will start the second wave of the virus throughout the community. I have a low
immunity and I have just started going out when necessary. I'm not looking
forward to being hauled up again because of a few selfish few in our community.
I think it's extremely wrong.
They should not be flouting social distancing rules in the first place. How
dumb, selfish and ignorant can some people be!?? Lawbreakers ought to be fined
and made to pay for their Covid 19 subsequent health checks!!
Well the guy at the Melbourne protest who tested positive must be feeling pretty
awesome at the moment especially if he has infected others. I am not sure the
protestors know what they are screaming about. If it is black deaths in custody
in Australia, they need to check facts about Aboriginal deaths in the community,
in their own back yards. I dont care what colour your skin is, we all need to do
the right thing. All lives matter.
Firstly, the protests should have not been allowed. The protesters should
absolutely self isolate to protect the rest of us who have been doing the right
thing. There was no social distancing going on from the online videos I
watched. There have already been more reported cases since the protests and
there will certainly be more. Its only the start of winter here so we will
have to wait and see what happens. The Government is at fault for allowing the
protests to go ahead, yet we have such limited numbers allowed for funerals and
weddings. It just doesn't make sense to me.
Yes. They should self-isolate from the community for 14 days. I am
immunocompromised and older so do worry about a second wave. At present, I am
still self-isolating. If there is a second wave, my period of self-isolation
will have to be extended further. I watched some of the demonstrations on TV
and many certainly weren't social distancing. Don't they care about their
families and friends? Aren't they worried they might catch COVID-19 or pass it
on to their families? Why not protest online, instead of potentially
endangering the lives of themselves and many others? Now is not the time to be
gathering en masse to protest. I can only pray that a second wave does not
their thousands to deliver their message that BLM which was seen on news reels
across the globe, It will be interesting to see how these civic minded people
demonstrate that ALM, thats all lives matter
COVID-19 is a disaster for the entire world. So, protesters should maintain
social distancing, should not be too crowded, because corona virus is pandemic.
It might attack again if people don't follow social distancing. The protesters
should look into the community as a whole. They can protest on line or by other
means, not to do physically.
Our PC politicians and police too intimidated to arrest any of the outraged demo
lawbreakers flagrantly abusing the social distancing laws. One rule for the woke
demonstraters another rule for the rest of us!! We are all regardless of colour
and culture governed by the SAME laws....what a two faced hypocritical response
by those in charge of our safety!!!!
If & only if they want to! They are law abiding citizens who exercised a basic
democratic right & did abide by, as much as possible, all applicable laws
surrounding public gatherings - with which the authorities on the ground were
well pleased with. The Medical Profession are Not Government! They should have
zero to do with creating, passing & enforcing laws, whether during a "plandemic"
or otherwise. They should Never have been permitted to be such a powerful,
unquestionable 'lobby group' within government. There may be a 'second wave' if
they think they can get away with it. Too many now know what happened with the
'first wave' though & will not be afraid to expose those behind it all, given
half a chance after Section 230 gets overturned in the USA. Put it this way, if
there's a second wave in 'infections', through the usual means that have been
previously tried, like assigning anything with even distantly related symptoms
as a "covid-19 infection' & assigning any number of the 100000 hospital deaths
that occur each & every year here in Oz as a "covid-19 death" , then you can
expect a second wave of protests, even bigger than now & big enough to paralyze
governments. People are sick to death of being lied to constantly by those in
authority. Check the "film my hospital" hashtag to see just how empty hospitals
around the world have been throughout this - not full of anything except dancing
nurses & basketball playing medical teams. People are sick of the media making
such a spectacle out of something that those with money & power have cooked up
to destroy humanity with. They never publish anything about the 2.59 million
pneumonia deaths every single year because there's no agenda there & no money
changing hands because of it, for just one example.
Cannot agree with you. 1000's are dying every day from this virus and it is not
finished by half. Yes people die from the flu and other illnesses but not in
the numbers that will come out of this virus. People have been isolated in this
country and thankfully that has kept the numbers very very low but these
protests will endanger many people with one already confirmed covid-19
participant testing positive. How many will that person infect with ongoing
implications. I am 70 and in the high risk area. I have taken all precautions
but it only takes one selfish idiot to undo all the work I and others have
I am sick of all these conspiracy theorists talking rubbish. Facts are this
virus is a killer and it will continue to kill until it has run it's course.
Fact is if everyone isolated and did the right thing it will be eliminated
It's interesting to note how everyone who doesn't tow the Fascist, authoritarian
viewpoint gets labelled as a "Conspiracy Theorist". Do you know where & when
that term first came into use? I'm sure you can recall! It was used by the CIA
to destroy anyone who disagreed with the Warren Investigation into the Kennedy
assassination. If you cared to look, there are a great many well-backed medical,
government & other professionals who have already proven the numbers of both
infected & deaths have been re-classified, mis-reported, untimely, etc, etc due
to in the first instance, no testing at all & then completely wrong testing
pretty much the world over. The hard evidence has been circulated even in the
mass media the world over. A quick google search (yes, even the highly censored
google, facebook, youtube, instagram, etc) brings up a myriad of peer-reviewed
articles confirming many things already reported elsewhere. Yes, thousands die
everyday, but not from Covid-19 & the numbers of other 'pandemics' in recent
times are so very much higher in both infections & deaths. Isolation or not
makes zero difference. They will get their numbers one way or the other. You say
that "...it is not finished by half". I guess you have chosen to completely
ignore the graphs from this country & many others that show the number of
infections & deaths have reached their peaks long ago & most of the world are
well & truly on the falling side of the bell curve. The USA are way ahead in
calling hoaxes out. The black community there were the first to call 'hoax' on
the George Floyd incident & posted online in huge numbers with hundreds of
contradictory videos to the official narrative. Yes, a lot of good came out of
it all, even down here, where cases from years ago were dug up, petitioned in
large numbers & re-examined. However, back to the main issue... I'll give you an
example - ten seconds of Google Searching found a Bloomberg News article written
by a maths professor, hedge-fund analyst, author & data scientist. The tests are
not being done on those labelled as having covid-19 & they are wildly
inaccurate, non-specific, don't rule out other coronaviruses which have been
around here and everywhere else for many winters already... rules regarding who
gets hospitalized & who doesn't change significantly in each country...
reporting isn't there as people are seeing those admitted to hospital with
unrelated symptoms end up dead days or weeks later from 'covid-19'. Suiciding
patients, doctors & staff jumping from hospital windows means something horrible
is going on in there. Deaths are never reported consistently nor immediately.
France saw a 40% jump in deaths once they started counting nursing home deaths
half-way through. The dead aren't tested for covid-19 - it's again a 'judgement
call'. Officials are being manipulated. That's just ten points. The biggest
admission, earlier this week, by the WHO, is a clear indication this was a total
sham. I'll quote Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, head of WHO's emerging diseases &
zoonosis unit, "from the data we have, it still seems to be very rare that an
asymptomatic person actually transmits onward to a secondary individual"! Now,
this asymptomatic spread was the very reason we were told to lockdown, social
distance, wear masks, take vaccines & download another spy app for contact
tracing. Now, all of this is unnecessary, we are told, & all we need to do is
remove anyone who shows all the symptoms & get them to self isolate.
If the Government wasn't worried about bad publicity and votes in the next
election they would have enforced their own regulations well before these
protests started. I pray that none of the protesters had Covid19 and have
infected others causing a second wave of deaths that will exceed everything we
have seen to date. While everyone has the right to protest when it endangers the
health/lives of others they must be condemned for their reckless actions.