It is not a joke. The issue of the Coronavirus …

Comment on Coronavirus strategies in the bush still a work in progress by The Gongoozler.

It is not a joke. The issue of the Coronavirus in Aboriginal communities is a time bomb waiting to go off.
Plainly speaking, anyone who has lived or visited Aboriginal communities know that overpopulation, poor hygiene and diseases such as scabies, lice, sever flus and coughing fits, especially in winter flu months in these areas, would see that the Coronavirus would be devastating.
We are now on the start of the tourist season in Central Australia.
Uluru has had huge numbers of Chinese tourists come in the last few years.
Not just Chinese tourists but caravaners to the average tourist from overseas wanting to see our beautiful Central Australia.
If there are cases of Coronavirus detected in our local area as a result then built up areas such as Alice Springs and surrounding areas will see a danger to the elderly, sickly and infants.
This is a serious issue. We need to be prepared. I wonder if Labor Minister for Territory Families Ms Wakefield is aware?
Therefore, with tourists coming from around Australia and the globe mixing with local Aboriginal people who are very transient could see elderly and sick Aboriginal people suffer deaths en masse.
It maybe a case of lock down in communities that is required to protect Aboriginal people and their health. Babies are also susceptible to the Coronavirus. This may need the NT Police to step in and secure the areas.
On the effect on businesses: I feel very sorry for local Alice Springs businesses that rely on tourism this year. Fiscal mismanagement by the Labor Party has already made the Territory economically bankrupt and the Coronavirus is just devastating to business generally.
The NT Government is borrowing to stay afloat and has no funds to that could make any real difference to local business.
It is time to really think about where you purchase goods and services and make a conscience decision to support local businesses.
If you have disposable income take a local tour and enjoy our beautiful desert areas from a different viewpoint.
Buy local wherever you can and wash your hands regularly as per the Australian Chief Medical Officer advice.

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Coronavirus strategies in the bush still a work in progress
Taking bitter societal medicine.
This is about community safety. We suffer some of the worst influenzas in these areas each winter and it’s from some in the community who rough sleep in our Todd River and other areas.
I have seen suffering from highly virulent influenza that have caused deaths to elderly, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal. We pass it off by saying he or she died from old age or respiratory issues, but not saying how they were infected in the first instance.
From personal experience, I had not had the flu for many years, but being exposed to an Aboriginal fellow who apologised to me and advised me that he slept on the verandah area on concrete at his uncle’s house in the middle of winter. This made him sick with the influenza.
He smelt like smoke from the front yard fire and was continually spitting out green mucous near me as we performed our work.
The next day I became very ill and feverish, it took a month for me to get over this influenza and was the worst I had ever experienced in my life. The fever and painful spasms were horrendous and it would have easily killed a sick elderly person.
I am fit and healthy, do not smoke or drink alcohol and under 60, so what does this mean to the elderly who may have health issues?
I would expect this to have been happening for many years in the NT, but now with the Coronavirus it is clear we need to understand that we need to face the reality of this serious outbreak.
If not we will see something not seen before, funerals by the dozen or more that should not have happened.
Simple fact is Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Katherine in particular, the elderly are at serious risk, meaning death from Aboriginal people who are not educated in following best hygiene practices required to stop the Coronavirus from spreading around the NT.
Take the politics out of the issue and facing the facts will be a challenge for government and the community generally. It is not about panicking or politicking, but either we keep accepting the status quo or we do something to save our sickly, elderly and infants that we would otherwise have had a prolonged life.
Will this Labor NT government be able to face the reality?
I think not.
Aboriginal people will still travel, taking back roads and avoiding advice.
We arrived here because of activists who will do their best to keep Aboriginal people uneducated in the money spin cycle. I blame these insidious people for the plight of both non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal people in this time of a health crisis.
Therefore, let us learn from this when it is over and remember how activists using Aboriginal people as a source of illegitimate income, who indeed falsely politicise Aboriginal education. Common sense needs to be applied to raise Aboriginal people out of abject poverty.
It will be then up to Aboriginal people to enter society educated and with dignity.


Recent Comments by The Gongoozler

COVID-19 infected is Harts Range police officer
On behalf of normal people who abide by the corona virus laws, this attack on a police officer is that of those non compus mentis [not sane or in one’s right mind]. 150 people where you live in Alice Springs congregated and spread the virus amongst themselves which is tantamount to murder.
The police officer did his best to isolate and is now in full isolation.
Commissioner Chalker advised the police officer did not defy the law and throw rocks at police and ambulance officers as well as the taxi driver incident. Indeed acted most responsibly.
But then if you never went to school and live on welfare what type of mentality does this portray, hypocrisy on the lowest order.
This is why police must be supported as anything else will lead to anarchy.
I am appalled but this is not new, if you think Aboriginal people have not acted irresponsibly in regard to the Coronavirus, come back in two weeks when the cool weather comes and the virus really shows how irresponsible Aboriginal people have been in community.
It is there alright and nobody knows how many are already infected by their own.


COVID-19 ‘ignorance’ as large crowd attacks police
Those who went through the 1982 and 1990 recession remember the long queues out of the CES Commonwealth Employment Service.
It was a hard time for Australians but I remember when I was a kid those jolly old Aussie timers from the depression who always were happy and helped each other. “Howya goin” is now a greeting, it came from those great Australians in the depression travelling the nation looking for work.
“By foot or I might jump a goods train going to Adelaide.”
So did the sack, which was a hessian bag with some food and provisions given to employees that could not be kept on or employed due to the depression. You were given the sack and gently told to go on your way. The land of milk and honey had turned very sour.
I feel some have not grasped reality, the nation of Australia and most of the world has closed down.
We have a new world now, the 27-year run of positive growth, that being not enduring a recession are well and truly gone.
A tragedy yes, especially for the younger people in society who will now most probably be unemployed for some time. Something not experienced by economic constrain however, it’s now reality and we must get used to it.
So, we are all in it together and it would be nice if those Aboriginal people who endanger lives especially the sickly and elderly either conform as we all do or leave.
Reality is police will be the front line and we must support them, as some become recalcitrant to the laws that keep a civilised society.
We need to move on, yesterday is gone, let us revive Australia which we will, in the meantime act like our forefathers did and smile and help each other where we can.
A smile does not cost anything.


COVID-19 ‘ignorance’ as large crowd attacks police
It is hard to comprehend as a civilised person in western culture that gathering in a public place with a deadly virus pervading Alice Springs after being directed not to congregate; that a group of Aboriginal people revolt against the Northern Territory Police who are simply protecting everybody in the community.
Let’s get it straight, some Aboriginal people are so uneducated they still believe in superstition as real. Therefore, their ability to act as a civilised group is diminished to the point whereby force is required to disperse them.
The end result is that you may die from a virus in Alice Springs because [some] Aboriginal people cannot act in a civilised manner. The days of Aboriginal people being able to act contrary to the good of the broader community is over.
The Australian People, its economy severely damaged, will no longer fund Aboriginal activists and the Aboriginal industry generally.
Australia as a result of its economic stimulus of now $200 billion and going up will take decades to reduce [its debt]. We will from this moment on face fiscal constraints not seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s. It’s bad economically and will take decades to repair.
We may enter a depression as the economy is now closed and may continue for month’s or possibly years.
That means organisations like Congress and others will not be funded and will disappear as something from a long-gone era.
We as a community must realise that whatever happens in the Northern Territory, the NT Police must be fully funded and given extra powers to remove recalcitrant people, in particular Aboriginal people, who are anti-social are placed in prisons in desert camps under heavy guard as in Texas and other places in the United States.
The principle is simple, cut the cancer out of society and society is healthy.
We have got to this point because some Aboriginal people ignore education, live off the efforts of hard-working mainstream and Aboriginal Australians and we have had enough.
The recession and or depression we face will bring about change and Aboriginal people better get to school and start working, that is if it is not too late.
Circumstances may become so bad that Alice Springs may be reduced to an Elliot size town with its former inhabitants dispersed to more civilised areas of Australia.
So, get behind the NT Police, welcome them wherever they maybe and appreciate their lot in life.
Without police protecting us our town becomes unliveable.
God bless our NT police officers, we stand with you at all times.


Youth curfew no longer an option, a necessity: Lambley
Well done to the Member for Araluen. She has the finger on the pulse.
We all know that there is a group within our community that is simply dysfunctional.
Would you allow your kids to roam the streets at night causing damage to property and people’s lifestyle as well as becoming prey for pedophiles?
The parents must be penalised and these children made wards of the state.
We have been too soft for too long and now some Aboriginal people think this is normal parenting. There is no money now for theses foolish so called programs.
Times achanging, some for the better.


NT may face total COVID-19 lockdown
The Coronavirus was always going to be a job killer. However, the obvious decision to put people in front of business is humane and sound.
We will recover in time but many people will not.
The average percentage of deaths from Coronavirus is 5% to 10% depending on the demographic, country and ability to isolate.
That means when you see numbers real human beings will die. This is real.


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