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Dead rats in the Byron bubble?

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Poppa Veet Mayo, Main Arm

Am I the only one who can smell a dead rat in this bubble called the Byron Shire?

I hear it happened that two people came and sprayed their virus from one end of the Shire to the other staring at The Farm, which is now deserted. They went to the Beach Hotel and according to Facebook all over the Shire breathing their mythical virus hither and thither. Did they visit the Main Arm shop? [No] And the ‘authorities’ are freaking out and running a witchhunt probably on overpayments and perks. Guess what folks? This happened four days before the Bluefest starts.

A time when the little people would have had a chance to claw back a little from the past 12 months of lockdown with no gigs etc. .

This looks like another crock of shit being presented on the people of this country. Give us the science. How did these two people get caught and detected with COVID? Let’s all look at the science. How many people smell a rat? Can the health authority be trusted?

Can the people who seem to be running an undisclosed agenda be trusted? Can Murdoch be trusted? Can the prime minister be trusted? Please wake up Australia.

Veet Confucius says: If you keep your head in the sand, your rear end is exposed and extremely vulnerable. And if Parliament House is to be used as an example – watch out!

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  1. Eau de cologne Covid intoxicates masked enthusiasts ……… authorities report trust in authorities has whorled to new highs.

  2. If these 2 people came in contact with hundreds of others in the time they were in Byron Bay why are there not hundreds of more cases by now or 10 or even 5 from close contact with the so called virus carriers and even if these places were deep cleaned wouldn’t it of been too little too late

  3. Australia enjoys a relatively successful response to this threat because we’ve acted upon the advice of those health care professionals whose understanding of the subject is based on a real-life, firsthand experience of actually treating those affected.
    Lock-downs in various Australian locations have proven successful for this reason.
    Sadly, there remain self-appointed, self-opinionated armchair experts who imagine they know better than the world’s combined medical resources. People who imagine the University of Google magically empowers them with a deeper understanding of this subject than those with a lived encounter of the same.
    Please don’t be fooled by these people, but look instead at the troubles in other parts of the world and recognize the advantage we enjoy here because of our willingness to accept a minor inconvenience in place of a runaway problem.
    A problem that is fueled in part by runaway misinformation.


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