NSW records pandemic high 1542 COVID cases

Just when we hoped that NSW’s daily COVID cases may have peaked, NSW Health has recorded a pandemic high 1542 new locally acquired COVID cases over the past 24 hours:

Nine more people have died with COVID:

  • A man in his 30s
  • A women in her 40s
  • Two people in their 50s
  • Two people in their 60s
  • Two people in their 70s
  • A women in her 80s

There have been 162 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021.

There are currently 1,156 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 207 people in intensive care, 89 of whom require ventilation.

The next chart shows today’s record high daily COVID cases:

NSW daily cases

NSW’s active COVID cases have now climbed to around 29,000:

NSW active cases

Depressing news heading into another lockdown weekend.

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    • Yeah, I think that’s what I might do. Natural immunity is so much better than anything else it seems like the way to do go. It will be like getting chicken pox as a get, get it out if the way when you can handle it.

      • You can’t even go to a restaurant without a vaccine passport from October. Don’t worry about trying to get infected, if you’re in NSW, you’ll be infected before the year has ended.

      • SoCalSurfCreeperMEMBER

        Vax + infection = bullet proof. Interesting to see the current delta wave in places like Florida peak and start to decline despite not just zero mandates but government and half the population fully opposed to any kind of precautions at all. I was there in August and had beers with large groups of people, some of whom had tested positive as few as 8 days prior. Only one data point of course… but I did everything reckless in the book at a time when 20,000 cases a day were being reported with a 28% positivity rate. I did not get covid. Double Moderna in February 2021. Suspected but not confirmed infection in May 2021. Your vaccine mileage may vary. I’ll get Moderna as a booster in September because why not? Or I may just get crazy and try JnJ. I’ll bet there will be branded vax ads on TV in this country within a year.

        • Those jabbed people who are interested in getting covid could be put up in the inner city hotels that are not appropriate for quarantine. These experimental people could then be exposed to various levels of the virus and monitored for symptoms and to measure the effectiveness of the vaccine they took.

          We could get a lot of data and answers from this experiment.

          After getting covid and tested negative, the people could be given a gold immunity passport – valid for life.


          • Those jabbed people who are interested in getting covid could be put up in the inner city hotels that are not appropriate for quarantine

            If we fill all the hotels that aren’t appropriate for hotel quarantine with those people, where are we going to put people flying into Australia who are supposed to quarantine for two weeks?

          • ” valid for life.”
            Not going to happen. The virus mutates too much. Surely the emergence of Delta demonstrated this (the fourth variation known). You may need to accept the new normal wont be like the old one and that C19 is not your typical virus. At least that will be the case for some time until we learn enough about it.
            You are also not considering the impacts on the health system. There is a lot of funding needed to support normal health services and the extra load incurred from your plan. Any idea how much?

        • Well, the theory is that peak immunity is 2 weeks after the second shot. I said 3 to leave a buffer.

          So if everyone’s at their peak immunity and then infected, the rate of hospitalisation should be much, much lower than a random infection possibly months later as the efficacy declines – and they’ll produce whatever additional antibodies/responses a natural infection stimulates.

          I would assume that under those circumstances only those people who are in the very high risk category in the first place would be hospitalised, with everyone else ranging from none to moderate flu symptoms without hospitalisation.

    • Probably not.

      Even the WHO is open that Covid will infect between 40-80 percent of the globe. Four in ten people certainly isn’t everyone. I’ve personally never had a flu of any kind and nor have quite a few people I know. The concept that everyone on Earth will get Covid is just more spin.

  1. She is stopping press conferences from Monday……..all we are hearing about is opening pubs etc……….nothing about getting schools ready for opening…..US experience going off scale

    https://www.covkidproject.org/hospitalizations

    The central EU countries seem to be doing O.K. with kids masking from 6 years old, good distancing and ventilation in schools and 12 years and up vaccinating. This is what we need, not getting AirBnB back on line.

    • Stopping the conferences is pure spin. The sole aim seems to be to avoid associating Bin Chicken with the coming spike in cases and deaths over the next several months. Appalling “leadership” from Glad Wrap.

    • I am very worried for 12 year old girls getting these jabs.

      The lipid nanoparticles used for mRNA vaccine delivery were found to concentrate in the ovaries.

      The AZ vaccine is supposed to give you a 1 in 10,000 chance of dying instead of a 1 in 1000 chance of dying from Covid. While it gives you a 1 in 1,000,000 chance of dying from a severe clot and a 1 in 100,000 chance of being hospitalised with a severe clot.

      The mathematician in me says that is a good deal (albeit if I ignore many other factors).

      However think about this. If the vaccine gives 12 year old girls a similar reduction in covid death rates, but creates a 1 in 1,000,000,000 chance of making an entire generation infertile, is this a good deal or a bad one? I don’t see much discussion of this question in elite media circles.

          • Sorry mate – my bad for a rushed reply. The total doses is 19 million of which there are 8 million AZ (all deaths linked to AZ). (https://www.tga.gov.au/periodic/covid-19-vaccine-weekly-safety-report-02-09-2021#section-874)
            Note: I’m a little over 50 so frankly, Id be happy being sterile – lol. Last thing I need is a new born at my age.
            On a serious note though, as I said yesterday:
            “I have a bit more faith in our system. Of course you can have problems with conflict of interest etc but, to keep these sorts of problems quiet requires a worldwide compromise of scientific principles by literally hundreds of different regulatory agencies and expert bodies. In short, it’s so improbable that belief in such a conspiracy borders on silly.
            Could there be longer term problems from C19 vaccine use? Of course there is a chance. Similarly, there are a growing list of long covid issues emerging that we should also worry about. The best I can do is listen to the expert opinion and act based on that advice.”

      • TheLambKingMEMBER

        I am very worried for 12 year old girls getting these jabs.

        The lipid nanoparticles used for mRNA vaccine delivery were found to concentrate in the ovaries.

        You do go down some rabbit holes and blurt them without fact checking. 5 seconds of googling finds your claim is full of anti-vaxx horse manure. Stop scaring people with anti-vaxx propaganda! Vaccines are amongst the safest drugs we currently have. Vaccines are our only safe way out of this (you could let it rip and kill ~50,000 Australians and overrun our hospitals.)

        Inaccurate: The biodistribution study found that the injection site retained the highest concentration of lipid nanoparticles, not the ovaries.
        Misleading: The article wrongly claimed that the absolute risk reduction (ARR) from the COVID-19 vaccines indicates only “minuscule” benefit. While ARR can be a helpful measure of vaccine efficacy, interpreting it correctly requires an understanding of how it is influenced by a study’s design. It is also calculated differently from relative risk reduction, hence its relatively lower value. Real-world evidence shows that the RNA vaccines are highly effective at preventing illness, and death.

        https://healthfeedback.org/claimreview/covid-19-vaccines-dont-affect-ovaries-or-fertility-in-general-the-vaccines-are-highly-effective-at-preventing-illness-and-death/

        • Unvaccinated Treated As Sub-Human

          The only safe way out of this is a complete change to lifestyle and occupation for many people. Vaccines are only going to encourage new mutant versions of the virus and cause the vaccinated to spread their disease and filth with each other, infecting the 40-60% of people who don’t get any protection from the vaccines — not to mention all the children under 12 who are unvaccinated.

          • And of course those with type-1 diabetes; cancer of any kind – especially blood cancer; those who have had an organ transplant; anyone with an auto-immune disease and anyone with a pre-existing chronic respiratory condition need to get down to their GP and get themselves out of their respective risk category as well.

          • Unvaccinated Treated As Sub-Human

            These leaky vaccines only have 40-60% efficacy and that’s short lived requiring another injection every four months otherwise you’re basically unvaccinated.

            They’re not very good and not working particularly well in the UK and Israel despite three months of glorious summer, high vitamin D levels, etc.

            If you’re at the end of your life the medium and long terms effects are of no real concern, so you might as get injections monthly.

            The 737-Max debacle shows that these regulatory agencies in the US are completely captured. You can’t really trust companies like Boeing to self-regulate and disclose faults or issues.

            That a vaccine based on an experimental technology is being injected billions of time into people after a three month stage 3 trial is completely deranged.

        • “Real-world evidence shows that the RNA vaccines are highly effective at preventing illness, and death.”

          So effective that we never used them for anything at all pre covid. Spent all that money on research but didn’t bother selling any vax to make some of the money back.

          • TheLambKingMEMBER

            So effective that we never used them for anything at all pre covid. Spent all that money on research but didn’t bother selling any vax to make some of the money back.

            That is because mRNA vaccines are up to 1000 times more expensive and orders of magnitude harder to transport and store than the existing vaccines we have – with not additional effectiveness. They have known that they work as a vaccine for a long time. mRNA vaccines technology needed to get some economies of scale in manufacturing.

            They are good at being modified quickly – so they will be good for a flu vax and variants. But once we add a covid vaccine for kids at 2 months (like we do for Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)) it won’t be a mRNA vaccine but a cheaper one.

          • “mRNA vaccines technology needed to get some economies of scale in manufacturing.

            They are good at being modified quickly – so they will be good for a flu vax and variants.”

            Hasn’t the flu vax been in widespread use for decades?

          • Unvaccinated Treated As Sub-Human

            ” They have known that they work as a vaccine for a long time.”

            Only 40-60% efficacy (Chinese think Pfizer is about 20%), wears off to the point you’re unvaccinated after four months, not to mention we don’t know anything about these vaccines past the immediate short term. Pfizer haven’t exactly had a great track record at disclosing issues with their products, but I’m sure they had their road to Damascus moment LOL.

            So apart from poor efficacy and short lived protection this Pfizer vaccine works well doesn’t it?

        • @TheLambKing
          Note your failure to specify COVID vaccines, which are certainly not the safest drugs we currently have on a death per dose rate.
          Saying it’s inaccurate that the ovaries have the highest concentration of lipid nanoparticles is irrelevant, because that wasn’t the claim made. The point is that the lipid nanoparticles were never supposed to leave the injection site. In fact the suggestion that the nanoparticles spread throughout the body from the injection site was dismissed as a conspiracy theory prior to that biodistribution study being leaked. The fact that the mRNA lipid nanoparticles are highly concentrated (this is accurate, btw) in the ovaries is highly concerning and the effects on fertility are not understood. Stop trying to shout down legitimate debate about vaccine safety with poorly researched proforma responses, this site deserves better than NPC trash like that.

          • It’s fair to say that the effects on fertility of the vaccines aren’t completely understood, but if the effect of a vaccine is that 100% of women who have it become sterile, it will be extremely obvious within six months of it being given to under 40s, as people who have been trying to get pregnant over that time form queues at fertility specialists that snake around the block. I understand that in the UK it was late April/ early May that they began vaccinating under 40s, so it will be obvious either way pretty soon.

          • TheLambKingMEMBER

            Stop trying to shout down legitimate debate about vaccine safety with poorly researched proforma responses, this site deserves better than NPC trash like that.

            Mr Anti-vaxxer. We are not debating.

            None of us on here are qualified to ‘debate’ the science of vaccine technology! It is just that Anti-vaxxer like you just don’t understand that you are the equivalent of Flat Earthers. I occasionally, like to point out the un-factual claims made by anti-vaxxers (like I do with climate deniers & flat earthers.)

            Mr Claw (like most ant-vaxxers) re-produced some rubbish published from an anti-vaxxer site – I spent a minute googling (because I, like everyone here, had no idea what a lipid nanoparticle is) pointed everyone to the science refuting the ‘claim.’ Being on the side of Science, I don’t have to debate. The anti-vaxxer/climate denier/flat earther, on the side of ‘non-science’ need to perform ‘Scientific Debate’ – i.e. do proper science – hypothesis, experiment, publish, review – but it is easier to post sh!te on youtube and gullible people like you believe it 🙂

            Like all good science, a hypothesis was made about mRNA vaccines and female reproduction, it was investigated and found to be unfounded. If there was evidence they would have investigated further and recommendations would have been made (like it was for AZ.)

          • Lipid nanoparticles are the delivery vehicle for the fragile mRNA molecules, enveloping them and merging with the lipid bilayer of the cells of the body (muscle at the injection site, blood vessel, heart, nerve, brain, joint etc) where the ribosomes produce millions of the coronavirus spike proteins based on the mRNA code. Do the spike proteins get incorporated into the external surfaces of the cells producing them, triggering the body’s defences to respond to injury or threat? Is this the mechanism of the known blood clots? How about pericarditis/myocarditis? How about in future, damage to fertility? You don’t know and ‘faith in science’ is not the answer.

        • TheLambKing,

          My statement

          If the vaccine .. 12 year old girls .. but creates a 1 in 1,000,000,000 chance of making an entire generation infertile, is this a good deal

          Your response

          You do go down some rabbit holes and blurt them without fact checking … your claim is full of anti-vaxx horse manure.

          I’m not interested in your irrational religious anger. I mentioned a 1 in 1 billion chance of disaster. This is the type of risk that aircraft engineers have to consider, and design to alleviate. And I am not allowed to discuss this risk, because you have googled some corrupt elite funded fact checker.

        • Huh? What about Australia?

          0-9 age bracket : 6678 cases / 0 deaths
          10-19 age: 1 death per 8652 cases.
          20-29 : 1 death per 5039 cases
          30-39: 1 death per 1993 cases
          40-49 : 1 death per 1061 cases.

          That’s the real time actual numbers and those fatalities are so broadly determined that they include people who were literally in palliative care when they tested positive as a Covid death. If you’re a healthy person under fifty you’ve got extreme low risk of dying with Covid.

          • Because we locked down and crushed the curve for much of the last 18 months, our health system has not melted down and we’ve had time to get some vaccinated. That’s the main reason our death rate is lower at this time than other countries. The health system in NSW is buckling now as case loads increase so whatever you’re saying is not addressing the challenges we need to confront now.

          • Those figures, apart from giving too low an estimate due to the high proportion of cases that have occurred recently, so the mortality outcome is still unknown, assume you only catch it once. That appears to be extremely unlikely – a few weeks ago a UK based infectious diseases expert was saying that pretty much everyone will catch it once every four or five years forever. So without vaccination your lifetime chances of dying of covid are at least a couple of times higher than the chance that an unvaxxed 80 year old dies of it.


          • Those figures were this morning

            Yes – that was my point. Look at the graph of active cases – go back a couple of weeks to day 65. About half of the cases have occurred since then. Including those cases in your mortality calc gives a misleadingly small view of the chance of dying because there’s two to three weeks on average between infection and death if people die. Doubling the chances in each of your age brackets would be a more accurate indication.

          • About 2% is the current accepted worldwide death rate although given they estimate around 3 million deaths in India were not counted (among others), it is likely to be higher.

        • Personally I’d have put the likelihood that 100% of the females born after 2009 and before about 2039 will be vaccinated with one of the existing vaccines – a necessary pre-condition for this assertion – at less than 1 in a million.

    • Diogenes the CynicMEMBER

      Yes pathetic from Gladys. It is not only about disassociating her from the daily death count but also they will try to throttle the health information flow. I’m expecting technical difficulties for the health videos to start occurring, limiting real information on how the hospitals are not coping. From what I can understand COVID is now a quarter of ICU capacity. No doubt the pressers she does do will be all about distraction – look over there!

        • darklydrawlMEMBER

          I can totally understand that. It’s sad as people like her are need and highly skilled, but getting paid bugger all, whilst coping abuse from patients (or more likely their families) whilst getting gaslight by your own Government would be largely insufferable. I wish her well and thank her for the care she has already given.

          • She has picked up a new gig which is more flexible and doesn’t involve the hospital.
            Being around the hospital now is a risky thing.

            All Glad’s spin about NSW Heath planning for 18 months and being prepared is just bs. NSW Health has been scrambling in a mad panic.

          • FUDINTHENUDMEMBER

            True that. At some point a massive proportion of Covid hospital patients are gonna be anti-vaxxers, or their families trying to see them will be. Screw dealing with that sort or insane rabble while they’re in crisis.

  2. FUDINTHENUDMEMBER

    Lol Gladys has been wrong/lying every step of this outbreak and now reckons cases gonna peak next week (spoiler:they ain’t).

    Also they’re done doing the daily pressers from this weekend because they fIXED TEH THING! (even though they predict the worst of the crisis will be October/November..)

    • The daily presser was simply propaganda pushing their agenda, and their objective is met.
      Ie. they have got all the people likely too to get the vax and they know there isn’t anything else to push on the population. There is nothing more to do.

      • I find it a bit hard to believe that there is ‘nothing more to do’ – for example, shouldn’t they be implementing the famous public health measures assumed by the Doherty report – but they have probably done everything they are going to do.

        • LOL.
          That is not what this government is all about.
          This government is about profits for the people who really run this country and if your and your family get sick/die then so be it.

          • I’m not sure that it did. I assume they mean restrictions on large scale gatherings, continuing density limits and check-ins, improvements to building ventilation and things on that sort, but haven’t been able to find out.

        • Who knows?
          I think they will do nothing and try to hide information about the resuting cases/hospitalisations/deaths.

          This government has shown what it is like and Gladbags will burn in hell for it.

          • Of course it’s presumably entirely co-incidental that the number of cases ending in that horrible outcome, death, is creeping up to the point when it’s on the verge of being in double figures every other day.

    • Mining BoganMEMBER

      She knows we know she’s lying about everything and she can live with that because she’s not human. But she also knows if she starts lying about deaths then that’s when folk will get upset.

  3. Because pub freedom. Because Morrison saved Australia, by manufacturing A-Z here. Because Hunt saved other countries, by letting them take all the Pfizer. Because anyone who asks any questions is playing politics and hindsight hero.

  4. Diogenes the CynicMEMBER

    For people deliberately infecting to gain immunity there are reports from overseas that you can get Covid repeatedly and that cumulative damage seems to occur. Not sure that is a winning strategy?

    • Have a positive mindset by declaring economic war on China. Getting revenge will help people focus their anger, fear and stress.

      China instructing their Aussie property development companies to send their realestate agent and property managers out to buy up all PPE gear and load up domestic plans to send to China makes the following clear. China knew about the severity of the virus but hid it from the world. The economic decision was made to let it spread so everyone suffered equally rather than China itself as it was on the cusp of a Trump re-election which was putting the boot into them on economic trade.

    • darklydrawlMEMBER

      I am surprised that Chant hasn’t quit (yet). I am sure it’s coming. She must know that Gladys and SloMo will throw *her* under the bus if things get worse.

  5. I am glad the cases did not peak, if they had peaked and started going down the lockdowns would continue until it was eradicated, and then start again at the first sign of a false PCR test. The ongoing increase means that the NSW plans to live with the disease will continue and freedom will come sooner rather than later.

    • The lockdowns are like a golden age here. It’s literally the most enjoyable time to experience where I live. Plus it’s but the hold on the Big Australia scheme.

      I heart lockdown!

    • The lockdowns are a golden age here. It’s literally the most enjoyable time to experience where I live. Plus it’s but the hold on the Big Australia scheme.

      I heart lockdown!

        • Mining BoganMEMBER

          Concur.

          It’s been a real eye-opening as to how much we do every day is somewhat meaningless and mostly to keep someone else’s Facebook status happy.

          There’s a few things I miss, but not much that can’t be replaced by a good book.

          • Diogenes the CynicMEMBER

            Check out The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi. Cracking read and a good look at one possibility for the near future.

  6. Unvaccinated Treated As Sub-Human

    Back in May the UK were having single digit deaths. Now they are close to 200 per day after three months of summer, people spending a lot of time outside, high levels of vitamin D.

    By any measure the vaccines have been a massive failure.

  7. A little “ripper” coming here soon from India to improve our vebrancy

    https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/india-battling-a-potential-outbreak-of-nipah-after-boy-dies-of-rare-virus-in-kerala/news-story/49995dc92428a78a163e21b00fb4f371

    Open the gates to bring joy and gladness to the masses

    “India battling a potential outbreak of Nipah after boy dies of rare virus in Kerala

    The nation is dealing with tens of thousands of Covid cases a day – but is now battling to stop the spread of a different virus, more deadly than Delta.
    Lee Brown
    September 8, 2021 – 12:17PM – news.com.au0:47

    What is Nipah virus?

    Nipah virus is a deadly disease that can cause coma and death within two days. Symptoms include severe headaches, fever and disorientation.

    A 12-year-old boy has died in India of Nipah, a rare virus that is far deadlier than Covid-19 — and one that health officials have long feared could start a global pandemic.

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