Australians - Is it as bad as the media is making it out to be?

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I'm not in contact with the few friends I have in Australia, so I'm relying on media coverage of the situation and it's pretty shocking how bad they're making it out to be. I know there as some members here from Australia so I was wondering if it really is that bad or are they exaggerating for views/clicks. Maybe it's even worse than they are showing?

I find articles like this one pretty troubling to read https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-59486285 and the whole idea of Covid Camps sounds awful in itself.
 

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No, they make you quarantine for 2 weeks if you're returning from a country of interest. The media has made us look insane over the last few months with our lockdowns but the results have spoke for themselves (but our next wave is starting because of omicron and masks and check ins are ment to be scrapped in a few days.. but hopefully not)
 
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No, they make you quarantine for 2 weeks if you're returning from a country of interest. The media has made us look insane over the last few months with our lockdowns but the results have spoke for themselves (but our next wave is starting because of omicron and masks and check ins are ment to be scrapped in a few days.. but hopefully not)
Thanks, it's nice to hear a more grounded view of things. As you said, the media are making you look really ridiculous and it's hard to find what the reality is actually like.

The type of words they use seems to be designed to evoke a particular response.. like "checkpoints" and "manhunt". I had images in my head of people being dragged back to camps like fugitives.
 

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I'm not in contact with the few friends I have in Australia, so I'm relying on media coverage of the situation and it's pretty shocking how bad they're making it out to be. I know there as some members here from Australia so I was wondering if it really is that bad or are they exaggerating for views/clicks. Maybe it's even worse than they are showing?

I find articles like this one pretty troubling to read https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-59486285 and the whole idea of Covid Camps sounds awful in itself.
Those things aren't concentration camps, from what little I've seen online they're basically just regular camping grounds fenced in with a bunch of huts in hotel room quality and furnishing, not prison cells.

For example one testimonial would https://www.scmp.com/economy/global...s-what-life-inside-australian-quarantine-camp

Thanks, it's nice to hear a more grounded view of things. As you said, the media are making you look really ridiculous and it's hard to find what the reality is actually like.

The type of words they use seems to be designed to evoke a particular response.. like "checkpoints" and "manhunt". I had images in my head of people being dragged back to camps like fugitives.
If they escape mandatory quarantine they will be hunted down and put back in, that is kind of the definition of a mandatory quarantine, you can't just skip it if you don't feel like it.
 
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If they escape mandatory quarantine they will be hunted down and put back in, that is kind of the definition of a mandatory quarantine, you can't just skip it if you don't feel like it.
Right, but the type of wording can evoke very different emotions.. like "they were escorted back" versus "they were hunted down".
 
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oh trust me it's worse. first we hve a fucktard of an idiot PM in charge who only cares about the budget. his banned lock downs now and is allowing ANYONE to travel into australia instead of locking down airports he practically said go ahead covid go and spread i don't care! he deliberatly let in people from south africa and spread omicron which is now spreading like wildfire across every single state and his doing doing a fucking thing to stop it his basically the worst PM in the whole history of the country!! the whole country is going to be infected soon except maybe WA they are the only ones who have the brains to shut their borders. the rest of them don't have a fuckling clue and care only about the tourist season which is spreading omicron 100% more. were all fucking doomed
 

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oh trust me it's worse. first we hve a fucktard of an idiot PM in charge who only cares about the budget. his banned lock downs now and is allowing ANYONE to travel into australia instead of locking down airports he practically said go ahead covid go and spread i don't care! he deliberatly let in people from south africa and spread omicron which is now spreading like wildfire across every single state and his doing doing a fucking thing to stop it his basically the worst PM in the whole history of the country!! the whole country is going to be infected soon except maybe WA they are the only ones who have the brains to shut their borders. the rest of them don't have a fuckling clue and care only about the tourist season which is spreading omicron 100% more. were all fucking doomed
To expand on this, we've had masks as a requirement for indoor locations outside the home for most of the year, and they took that away (as well as QR code check ins for contact tracing) right as Omicron hit. Then a week later they brought it all back, so they basically let it spread for a whole week for no reason. Our cases went from a few hundred a day to thousands all because one guy doesn't like masks, so his week of easing restrictions was pointless and will cost lives.
 
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nope complete opposite it's do whatever the fuck you want now!
That explains this graph then... that's a pretty big spike.

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the whole thing was fabricated so scomo (our fucktard of a PM) could distract everyone from the absolute appalling job his done keeping the pandemic in check! but that still won't save his low polls :lol:
 

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oh it just gets better and better when school goes back now if kids have covid at school they aren't going to bother locking down the school or doing anything about it. it's just another school day! SCOMO continues to get more and more pathetic each week! :gun:
 
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