New South Wales “urgently” needs to implement a “ring of steel” around Sydney to stop the Delta variant spreading across the country, epidemiologists have warned. So far, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Prime Minister Scott Morrison have both rejected calls to ring-fence Sydney.
Source: Nation at risk without ‘ring of steel’ around Sydney, epidemiologists warn
Medical experts said influenza spikes, which occurred this year in NSW, would strain hospitals
Both the flu and COVID-19 shared identical symptoms and would frustrate data-collection for both
Evidence from China and Italy showed lockdowns needed to be enforced for several months
News Corp says otherwise demanding we go back to work( ODT)
via A winter flu season means Australia’s coronavirus lockdown could last for months – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
People have a tendency to expect history to repeat itself. Of course, it often does, but that doesn’t suit the point I’m making, so I’ll pretend I’m Tony Abbott and just ignore history so that I can make my point.
via Morrison: Drop Everything And Start Talking About Boats, Not Votes – » The Australian Independent Media Network
As criticism mounted over the country’s alleged role in the disappearance and possible death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Trump administration reportedly urged the leaders of Saudi Arabia Friday to stick to killing random Yemeni civilians. “The potential murder of a high-profile journalist critical of their regime raises grave concerns for us, and we appeal to the leaders of Saudi Arabia to restrict their extrajudicial murders to Yemeni people who don’t have any public platform,” said President Trump, adding that the White House would not sit idly by as the Saudis caused the deaths of innocent people unless they were Yemeni children in a school bus or a group of Yemeni people attending a wedding.
via Trump Administration Urges Saudis To Stick To Killing Random Yemeni Civilians
The window to overthrow the Trump regime is rapidly closing. We must move swiftly to make governance impossible through nationwide strikes and other nonviolent resistance. If we do not, the last vestiges of democracy will die.
Source: Chris Hedges: Make America Ungovernable – Chris Hedges – Truthdig
On some matters, such as Donald Trump’s future Supreme Court choices, the Vermont senator is less combative than some of his colleagues. On other issues, he digs in his heels.
Source: Clara Romeo: Bernie Sanders Gives Leadership Tips to Democrats Facing the Trump Era – Truthdig