Melbourne’s Covid-19 numbers continue to rise to new records as rule-abiding residents finally turn their backs on no-collection laws.
Victoria registered 950 infections on Wednesday as the state recorded the highest number of cases since the start of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, paranoid Melburnians, convinced they are about to die from Covid-19, are hiding the emergency rooms of hospitals across the city.
Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews has lost control of the people, and Covid cases continue to rise despite his repeated threats to their health and back pocket
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The record case number came when Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews slightly took his foot out of Melburnians’ throats by lifting some restrictions.
With the easing of restrictions on Wednesday, incarcerated Victorians can now play golf or tennis, and go fishing and boating, along with other contactless outdoor recreation activities.
The “modest easing” comes when 70 percent of the population finally gets the first vaccine shot.
Across the border, in New South Wales, Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian said on Wednesday she was confident they would reach the 90 percent single dose by next week.
The social distancing reintroduction of catering establishments and hairdressers will begin from October 11, with full 70 percent vaccination coverage.
About two weeks later, the state is expected to reach 80 percent coverage, leading to additional freedoms and the resumption of regional travel.
Victorians face a much grimier prospect as Mr Andrews continues to take a ‘cautious’ approach to releasing Melburnians, who have spent more time in lockdown than any other civilian on the planet.
Health experts are under no illusions as to why the number of active cases in Melbourne continues to rise.
“Everyone is over it,” Tony Blakely, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Melbourne, told the University of Melbourne. ABC on Wednesday.
“What’s happening is people are no longer sticking to their household bubble, and you see the virus spreading, which explains why those numbers keep rising,” he said.
In recent weeks, angry Victorians tired of lockdowns have marched through Melbourne’s CBD in defiant scenes of anarchy.
On Wednesday, the CFMEU headquarters in Melbourne was declared a Tier 1 exposure site, forcing Secretary of State John Setka and his members into two-week isolation.
Victoria Police took in protesters in Melbourne last week
Police came under fire for arresting press photographers and spraying pepper foam in their faces
A Melbourne family was caught openly violating lockdown despite being positive about Covid-19
Melburnians who diligently obeyed all lockdown rules during five previous lockdowns and are now actively violating not one, but many.
Numerous Melburnians have told Daily Mail Australia they met friends and family during the sixth lockdown.
Many living in the Covid-ravaged suburbs have also stopped checking supermarkets for fear they will be put under house arrest for two weeks, despite showing negative results.
“I no longer sit still and watch my children suffer from another lockdown. If they want to go out with their friends, I tell them to go do it,” a Melbourne father told the Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday.
Some Melburnians go out boldly knowing they have the virus.
Just weeks ago, Daily Mail Australia revealed that a Newport family of five with Covid was released with a slap on the wrist despite repeatedly violating home quarantine.
But as Melbourne’s Covid numbers skyrocket, residents trained to believe the worst with just a pinch are now hiding emergency services across the city.
In a video posted to social media Monday night, dozens of ambulances were seen waiting outside Melbourne’s Northern Hospital.
On Wednesday, Mick Stephenson, Ambulance Victoria’s executive director of clinical operations, said paramedics were transporting about 150 Covid patients a day, with many of those people not requiring hospital care.
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Ambulances lined up outside Melbourne’s Northern Hospital on Monday as Covid calls rise
There are currently 375 people hospitalized with Covid in Victoria and 9,890 active cases.
Government insiders have told the Daily Mail Australia that it’s no wonder why Victorians love to call 000.
“They instilled fear and now the system can’t handle it. Of course people call an ambulance. We’ve been brainwashed into believing it’s dangerous to be outside, to walk past people, to see our mothers on Mother’s Day, to talk to our neighbors,” an insider said.
Another told Daily Mail Australia that current pressures on paramedics and hospitals should have been addressed by Prime Minister Daniel Andrews after Victoria’s bizarre thunderstorm asthma event in 2016.
On November 21 of that year, about 14,000 people were taken to hospital and seven men and three women between the ages of 18 and 57 died.
The Victorian Prime Minister pledged to spend millions to “be better able to predict and respond to similar large-scale events in the future.”
‘Remember your thunderstorm asthma? The system then nearly collapsed,” the insider said.
“At some point, when you’ve been in government for almost 30 years, don’t you have any responsibility?”
Meanwhile, Victorians calling 000 are facing “unacceptable delays” as the state’s health system struggles to meet demand.
On Wednesday, an Ambulance Victoria spokesperson told the Daily Mail Australia that it expected their workload to peak between mid-October and mid-November.
“Our employees are working extremely hard to meet increasing demand while prioritizing care for the sickest Victorians,” the spokesperson said.
Victorian residents wait up to 10 minutes to speak to police, firefighters or paramedics during lockdown (stock image)
In another worrying development, we saw dozens of ambulances waiting outside Melbourne’s Northern Hospital on Monday due to strong demand (stock image)
“We ask the community to work with us to save Triple Zero for emergencies and to consider other avenues for less urgent health needs, such as their primary care physician, pharmacist or nurse (1300 60 60 24).”
Opposition health spokesman Georgie Crozier told Daily Mail Australia that the prime minister had failed for years for Victoria’s health system.
“The Andrews Labor government has had 18 months to prepare our health system, but they have not done so.
“Victoria’s health system struggled before COVID hit with record numbers of Victorians on waiting lists,” she said.
“As the crisis worsens, the surgeries of tens of thousands of Victorians will be further delayed as our health system is in crisis.
“The Andrews Labor government has not invested in our health system for years, has not prepared itself in the past 18 months and as a result Victorian lives are being put at risk.
“Despite promises from the Andrews Labor government, the number of ambulances has been increasing for months and delays in response times are getting worse.”