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Tweed residents outraged at destruction of koala habitat on Cobaki Creek

A 'legacy' floodplain development on the tidal estuary of Cobaki Creek, known to have recent koala sightings, was approved in 1996 and is now being cleared.

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Dr Kerry Chant, NSW Chief Health Office.

There have been 1,099 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to 8pm 18 January. These numbers include 663 positive PCR tests and 436 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs).

There are now 55 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in the NNSWHD, with seven of these in ICU. Thirty-two people died in the 24 hours to 8pm 18 January in NSW and there are currently 2,863 in hospital including 217 in intensive care and 66 of whom require ventilation across the state.

‘Twenty-three people have at least two doses one received one dose and eight not vaccinated,’ said Dr Kerry Chant, NSW Chief Health Officer.

Booster shots

‘It is incredibly important for people to come forward for the booster doses… We know that booster will increase that level of protection.

NSW Premier, Dominic Perrottet told the press conference today that eligibility for booster shots have been brought down from four months to three months.

‘They are available in our 40 vaccination hubs across NSW,’ he said.

They will be available from pharmacies from January 31.

Local COVID-19 cases

Tweed local government area (LGA) had 344 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in that 24 hour period and according to COVID-Live Tweed has 3,695 active cases of COVID-19.

Byron LGA has 91 new cases with 1,856 active cases of COVID-19; Ballina LGA has 66 new cases with 1,242 active cases of COVID-19; Clarence Valley LGA comes in next with 64 new cases and 631 active cases of COVID-19 followed by Lismore LGA at 37 new cases and 866 active cases, Richmond Valley LGA at 52 new cases and 440 active cases and finally Kyogle LGA has nine new cases and 115 active cases of COVID-19.

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people to get tested for COVID-19 at the first sign of symptoms and isolate until a negative result is received.

Anyone who tests positive using a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) are now required to register their result with Service NSW. Registering your RAT result enables NSW Health to provide advice on self-isolation and managing COVID-19 symptoms at home and connect high risk people to clinical care services.

Everyone who is eligible is encouraged to book into a NSW Health vaccination clinic or another provider without delay through the COVID-19 vaccine clinic finder.

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  1. Clearly the vaccine does not work. 23 of the dead double vaxed, 1 triple vaxed, 8 unvaxed. Much the same with yesterday’s record numbers with 33of the 36 dead, double vaxed. You have been conned Australia. Do not stick this poison in your children, they do not die from the virus. Only 3 deaths on 0 – 9 age group, all with pre existing conditions, out of tens of thousands of infections.

    • Oh how I wish people who know SFA about stuff would stop telling people what to do.

      A burning zeal to be a “truth” warrior, inculcated by recent conversion to the scamdemic cult, is no substitute for some statistical analysis and scientific method.

      Please think about this: the vast majority of the adult population is vaxxed; those in the age group most represented in the deaths are just about 100% vaxxed. Of course some will inevitably succumb to the virus despite vaccination and in the 80+ age group it’s almost impossible that they won’t be vaccinated. 100% vaccinated = 100% of deaths vaccinated.

      What we need to consider is how many HAVENT died because of That’s also statistically relevant is it not? Given that until recently our daily case numbers were conservatively estimated at around 50,000 daily, and there is always a time lag to the death toll, our death rates, though alarming and tragic, are way below what we would have expected pre vaccines.

  2. Thats not the “Truth”. Maths is obviously not your forte. By all means put your points, but cut the illiterate maths propaganda. The unvaxed aprox 7.5% of the population are overwhelmingly dieing and in ICU. While daily tallies of the dead killed by suffocation from the virus vary, the unvaxed 7.5% are providing aprox 50 % of deaths and ICU admissions, while the aprox vaxed 92.5 % are providing the other aprox 50%. Per head of population the unvaxed are overwhelmingly ending up extremely sick and dieing in a greater percentage than the vaxed. You deny the truth and deny that perhaps thousands of Australians have saved their own lives by getting vaccinated.


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