It’s once again an Australia Time Friday! It’s FRIDAY!!!!
Tonight I made whopping big 1/2 pound lamb hamburgers with a slice of Mozzarella cheese melted on top. I used the purple and yellow fingerling potatoes, deep fried, as both small potato chips (use a vegetable peeler to get the thin slices if you don’t have a mandolin) and as fried “country fries” (so round and about 1/4 inch thick slices). The oil used was beef tallow with 10% coconut oil in it.
I cooked up a parsnip too (peel, chunk about 1/2 to 1/4 inch thick, boil uncovered about 15 to 20 minutes) but most of that ended up in the fridge as “leftovers”. Seems a 1/2 pound cheese burger and lots of fries turns out to be a lot of food ;-0
I had the Little Penguin Pinot Grigio tonight. A nice light wine that seemed to go very well with a “burger dinner”. Still working on a glass ;-)
In Other News
It looks like Delta Chinese Wuhan Covid is able to escape from the modest defenses of masks, isolation, and locked (mostly) borders. It looks to me like it has escaped into “Community Spread” and Australia is about to join the rest of the world in the pandemic spike, but a year later. Either that or it will become a penal colony for a few years… /snark; … as everyone goes into lockup, er, lockdown.
Victorian authorities label NSW outbreak a ‘catastrophe’ as state grapples with getting on top of latest outbreak
Victorian authorities say lockdowns will be inevitable while neighbouring state NSW battles a ‘catastrophic’ outbreak.
AUGUST 6, 20211:06PM
Victorian health Minister Martin Foley has labelled the NSW Covid outbreak a “catastrophe”, saying Victoria would need a tough approach while high numbers continued to plague the neighbouring state.
NSW recorded a concerning 291 locally acquired Covid cases on Friday, and Victoria is now dealing with the fallout of the virus “seeding” across the border.
In response to questions about Victoria being forced into multiple lockdowns as a result of the crisis in NSW, Mr Foley said restrictions would continue to play a huge part in controlling outbreaks.
“Nobody likes lockdowns, but as we have now established – they work,” Mr Foley said.
“At the moment we’re simply focused on getting ahead of this particular outbreak and avoiding the kind of catastrophe that Sydney and NSW are enduring at the moment.”
Reiterating comments from Premier Daniel Andrews a day earlier, Mr Foley said lockdowns were still being driven by the low vaccination rates in Australia.
“(Lockdowns) are one of our major tools in our public health response,” he said.
“Until such time as we have the levels of 70 per cent and 80 per cent vaccinations, they’ll continue to be a part of that tool kit. And we can’t rule out their future use.”
Um, since those vaccinated can and do become “superspreaders” of the India derived Delta Variant, how will vaccinating prevent the spread again? Hmmm?
Sydney Covid-19 cases ‘increasing the most’ in Canterbury-Bankstown local government area
Health officials have revealed the Sydney area where Covid-19 cases are ‘increasing the most’ and warned extra police will be patrolling those suburbs.
AUGUST 6, 20211:18PM
Coronavirus cases are “increasing the most” in the Canterbury-Bankstown local government area in Sydney’s southwest, health officials have warned.
It comes as NSW recorded 291 new local infections on Friday – the state’s worst day of the outbreak so far.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian urged residents in the Canterbury-Bankstown area to stay at home unless it was essential to go out.
“All the suburbs in the Canterbury-Bankstown area really need to be on extra alert,” she said.
“There will be more police on the ground, we are seeing too many people frequent certain shopping areas and perhaps not doing the right thing.
“So police will be more present in the Canterbury-Bankstown local area to ensure compliance and we have to make sure that happens, because we don‘t want to see these case numbers continue to grow into the next few weeks.”
Chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant echoed the Premier’s calls for residents in areas where cases were spreading rapidly to be extra cautious.
“What we are seeing is some flattening of the curve in Fairfield and some of our other local government areas, but we are seeing escalating cases in Campsie, Bankstown, Lakemba, Punchbowl, Wiley Park, Yagoona, Greenacre, Earlwood, Bass Hill and Chester Hill.
“So it is important for anyone going into that area or essential work, working in that area, living in that area, to be very, very vigilant.”
Dr Chant said most transmission was happening around shopping precincts.
“I’ve urged everyone, do not enter shops when there are other people in the shop, wait outside,” she said.
“Keep your social distance, wear your mask correctly at all times and stay safe.”
There are 304 cases in hospital with 50 in intensive care and 22 on a ventilator.
How is being “vigilant” and standing in a group outside the store going to stop a virus? We already know what happens once you have “Community spread”. Folks don’t know they have it, it gets shared with “family and friends” and THEN they get treatment while a dozen new cases develop and spread.
It will be interesting to watch as Australia discovers that a border that is open even a little bit, will let the virus enter the population. Welcome to the club, guys.
I note in passing that there is NO mention of treatment with Hydroxychloroquine, zinc, Quercetin, Ivermectin and what all.
Best of luck to the folks Down Under. Take a look at the published prophylaxis methods of the FLCCC and Dr. Zelenko.
Prevention for high risk individuals
0.2 mg/kg per dose (take with or after meals) — one dose
today, repeat after 48 hours, then one dose weekly*
Post COVID-19 exposure prevention
0.2 mg/kg per dose (take with or after meals) — one dose
today, repeat after 48 hours*
Vitamin D3 1,000–3,000 IU/day
Vitamin C 500–1,000 mg twice a day
Quercetin 250 mg/day
Zinc 30–40 mg/day
Melatonin 6 mg before bedtime (causes drowsiness)
Protocol for Low and Moderate Risk Patients:
Elemental Zinc 25mg 1 time a day Vitamin D3 5000iu 1 time a day Vitamin C 1000mg 1 time a day Quercetin 500mg 1 time a day until a safe and efficacious vaccine becomes available If Quercetin is unavailable, then use Epigallocatechin-gallate (EGCG) 400mg 1 time a day
Protocol for High Risk Patients:
Elemental Zinc 25mg once a day Vitamin D3 5000iu 1 time a day Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) 200mg 1 time a day for 5 days, then 1 time a week until a safe and efficacious vaccine becomes available If HCQ is unavailable, then use the Protocol for Low and Moderate Risk Patients.