It’s once again an Australia Time Friday! It’s FRIDAY!!!!
Tonight has been Mexican Down Under Night!
Made a Mushroom, Onion & Ground Lamb mix, fried. Salt, peppers, comino / cumin to taste.
Salsa to your liking. Tortilla warmed in an iron skillet, then plop the glop, add a spoon or two of refried beans / refritos, sprinkle on the Mexican cheese mix and “tuck & roll”! (Tuck in the ends and roll ‘er up!) Oh, and some black olive bits in there too ;-)
A simple side salad of American Mix with Buttermilk Ranch dressing and it was all good to go.
A very nice dinner in the Mexican Tradition, made more flavorful with Australian Lamb. Yum!
After last week, I was much more prudent this week. Once again the Dice With Destiny from Samuel Wynn, 2017. But fewer glasses of it… so far ;-0
I heard one report on the news of the Truckers Strike. It basically only said some truckers were doing it and some one building was unhappy. So is the news hiding the actual impact, or has it fizzled?
One other report made it sound like several States were under functional House Arrest. Then there’s this:
Australia Covid news live: NSW to make ‘difficult’ decision around unvaccinated residents
Premier Gladys Berejiklian has said the government is working on a “difficult” decision around when unvaccinated residents can emerge from lockdown.
Welcome to Friday’s live coverage of Australia’s Covid-19 situation.
Victoria recorded 733 new cases and one death on Friday, following on from the record day of 766 infections and four deaths confirmed by the state on Thursday.
NSW recorded a spike in Covid deaths on Friday, with 11 new fatalities. Case numbers remained relatively stable with 1043 new infections.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian has reiterated that unvaccinated residents won’t be freed from lockdown when the state hits its 80 per cent vaccination goal.
She said officials were working on determining when unvaccinated residents can participate in the extra freedoms vaccinated people will enjoy at that 80 per cent mark.
Sutton blasts ‘wacky’ Victorian protesters
Victorian chief health officer Professor Brett Sutton has blasted the “wacky” anti-vaccination protesters who have been attending violent rallies in Melbourne this week.
His comments came after he was asked if Victoria would roll out the restrictions around the construction sector differently given how the industry has reacted.
Professor Sutton started out by noting that the people who have been protesting don’t represent all of the construction sector.
“Let’s not pretend that these are otherwise rational individuals – they’re absolutely wacky,” he said.
He said the majority of construction workers are actually very pro vaccination.
“The vast majority, more than three-quarters declared they’re vaccinated, intended to be vaccinated or have booked in to vaccination. A significant proportion of the remainder haven’t got around to it or declared. There’s one per cent that’s vociferously opposed,” he said.
“I wouldn’t say they’re fervently anti-vaccine at all. It’s unfortunate they’re tarred with a brush that’s radically anti-public health measures.”
Professor Sutton said the rapid spread of Covid-19 across the construction sector was why decisions around vaccines and restrictions had to be made so quickly.
And still no mention of just doing an antibody test to know who’s already immune and doesn’t need nor benefit from a jab?
I guess if y’all are all in lockdown there’s not much room for news anyway… /snark;
Then again, I suppose it could be worse…
Melbourne tradie protests: Brett Sutton says protesters living in ‘a fantasy world’
A former head of the Victoria Police riot squad has suggested law enforcement resort to tougher measures to keep protesters in line.
Victoria’s chief health officer, Professor Brett Sutton, has unloaded on the protesters involved in violent clashes across Melbourne this week, dismissing them as “wacky” people living in “a fantasy world”.
Appearing alongside Health Minister Martin Foley today, Prof Sutton said the protesters were not merely demonstrating against mandatory vaccination in the construction industry, but against all Covid restrictions.
“This is not just about being anti-mandated vaccination. They’re anti-everything. They’re anti-lockdown, the shutdown on international travel, they’re anti-masks, anti-social distancing,” he said.
“They think that everything will be solved by taking a horse deworming tablet, Ivermectin, that gives you the runs and puts some people in hospital.
“They’re literally in a fantasy world. If they have taken mandated vaccination as a hook, so be it. Let’s not pretend these are otherwise rational individuals. They’re absolutely wacky.”
Ostensibly, this week’s protests began in response to the Covid vaccines being mandated for construction workers. They intensified when the Victorian government shut down Melbourne’s construction industry for two weeks, citing alarming infection rates on work sites.
But the government, police and union officials say a large number of the agitators are not genuine tradies, but extremists hijacking their cause for their own purposes.
Mr Foley joined the pile-on, referring to the protesters dismissively as “so-called freedom fighters”.
His information on Ivermectin is exactly wrong, so I suppose his other rants are are stupid.
Maybe it’s time for the construction workers to just quit going to work.