Anonymous
Years ago

Classics and Swine Flu?

With the majority of swine flu cases recorded in Victoria now over 300, can basketball risk another lot of bad press if the Classics becomes the focus of more outbreaks? Would Vic basketball be better calling the Classics off until the swine flu is over?

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SVD  
Years ago

Is that you "Mass Media causing hysteria?"

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I don't understand why these tournaments haven't been cancelled already.

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HO  
Years ago

the swine flu appears to be a moderate form of flu at this point, although extremely contagious. From what i;ve seen in the online vic press, they are more likely to move away from mass quarantining, to treatment of those close to those who have contracted the disease.

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Sebastian  
Years ago

It was reported in the media yesterday here in Melbourne that there was a high probability of upgrading the status from "contain" which is quarantine (close schools etc) up to the "sustain" level which is only immediate family quarantine. If they change the status all schools will re-open.

If you want the classics to be cancelled what about the AFL??? What about shopping centres??? Currently although contagious it is not anymore debilitating than the normal influenza A virus we see every flu season.

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Bonz  
Years ago

If it looks like a PIG and sneezes like a PIG...

It's probably a PIG!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Sebastian, you clearly know more than most about the swine flu and it's effect. I understood around the world people have died from it, including a number of children.
Putting a thousand kids and their families together during a swine flu epidemic doesn't seem a prudent move and will you cross your heart and hope to die, swear no one going will get it or suffer worse than you suggest?

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LC  
Years ago

Everything is fine in VIC. People get the flu every year and so far the swine flu in australia has not proven to be as bad as the normal flu.

The media has a lot to answer for IMO.

From the VJBL website and how they are tackling the problem: http://linky.com.au/wgiyx

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Astor  
Years ago

Anonymous; NOBODY who currently has swine flu in Australia will die from it.

The only reason there have been deaths caused by swine flu overseas is that people who caught the disease had no access to any medical care whatsoever. Swine flu symptoms are LESS dangerous then normal flu symptoms in terms of severity and potential for casualties.

The whole reason for the quarantine in Victoria is to try and prevent the H1N1 virus from mutating into something that we can't deal with. This may happen if someone with a nasty bout of the normal flu also contracts a strain of swine flu. So if your kid already has some form of the flu, then I wouldn't suggest that you let them come down for the Classics. If not, the worst that can happen will be they contract the disease and are stuck in Victoria for 7 days quarantine.

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Sebastian  
Years ago

Anonymous

Currently as of the this morning only 3 of the 306 confirmed cases of Victoria Swine flu needed hospitalisation. These admissions are far less than normal influenza

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TC2  
Years ago

Kids and aged people are more susceptible to death from flu anyway, so to say that kids have died from it doesn't mean this is any more damaging than a normal flu.

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Sebastian  
Years ago

Really the bottom line is if your worried, dont go!! Simple.

There a 4 million things that can kill you each day. Dont leave your house it safer :)

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HA  
Years ago

There is an email flying around warning that no-one eats canned ham in Victoria, it contains the swine flu bacteria.

Please ignore this email
it is just SPAM

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Anonymous  
Years ago

HA

LOL! Perfect!

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LA Boy  
Years ago

there's over 10,000 confirmed cases in all 50 states with 17reported deaths. And you guys worrying over there because?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Boy, you guys are tough

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LC  
Years ago

I noticed that at least 1 if not more SA teams have pulled out of Nunawading (Woodville 12A Boys for one).

Are the teams pulling out because of the very minimal threat of swine flu or is it something else?

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Gambler  
Years ago

At this late stage it wont be cancelled. As someone said.... cancel the classics, then cancel every major sporting event or concert as well.

This is mass hysteria.

Mexico City, population of approx 20 million and they have a little over 100 people die from swine flu?

Ill take those odds!

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LC  
Years ago

Of course the tournament will not be cancelled, however it would be good to know why certain SA team(s) have pulled out.

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Sebastian  
Years ago

As of 12:01 Victoria has up graded its alert level from "contain" to "sustain":

UPDATE 12:01pm: VICTORIA is officially Australia's swine flu capital, with our alert level now higher than the rest of the country.

Health Minister Nicola Roxon announced Victoria's pandemic alert level had been raised to "sustain", meaning the flu response will be kept, but the number of cases is beyond a level that can be contained.

But Ms Roxon said the Government had decided not to cancel sporting events or mass gatherings, which would normally occur under the new stage.

The State of Origin rugby league match between NSW and Queensland on Wednesday night will go ahead, Ms Roxon said.

Victoria has been the state hardest hit by the swine flu, with three quarters of the country's more than 500 confirmed cases

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me3  
Years ago

All players will be required to wear masks and latex gloves while playing

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Sheep Dip stations are being introduced at all Victorian venues to sterilise all players before games.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

all very funny and if some one gets it and dies Im sure you will think that's a joke too

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Anonymous  
Years ago

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,25581498-5006301,00.html

Four days of basketball then a week at home to recover. Does life get any better than that?

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Anonymous  
Years ago


Kids returning from Victoria at risk
Article from: The Advertiser


June 03, 2009 02:46pm

SOUTH Australian children recently returned from Melbourne have been advised to stay at home for seven days because of the swine flu epidemic.

Health Minister John Hill today told State Parliament that the Commonwealth Chief Officer Jim Bishop had recommended this voluntary exclusion because Victoria has updated its swine flu alert to sustain phase.

"Currently this only applies to Melbourne, in addtion to the existing overseas locations", he said,

"We are also recommending that any school, sporting and other events or trips to Melbourne should be postponed for the time being".

Mr Hill also said that the number of confirmed cases in South Australia has increased to eight.

The lastest person involved is not a resident in South Australia but they will remain in home isolation in South Australia for seven days

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Anonymous  
Years ago


Footy kids banned from school over swine flu threat
Article from: The Daily Telegraph


By Kate Sikora and Gemma Jones

June 03, 2009 04:40pm

THOUSANDS of children will be kept away from school for a week if they go to the State of Origin tonight under orders by health authorities who fear a spread of swine flu.
New South Wales Health has advised parents they will have to keep their kids home if they travel to Melbourne for the rugby league match, The Daily Telegraph reports.

NSW Health's Director of Communicable Diseases Branch, Dr Jeremy McAnulty said he had been advised that as many as several hundred NSW children may attend tonight's State of Origin match in Melbourne.

"I want to get the message out to their parents, as quickly as possible, that those children should not attend school when they get back to NSW," he said.

In Victoria, the elevated 'sustain' alert level will mean a more targeted use of isolation and quarantine measures.

There are currently over 500 cases of swine flu in Australia with three quarter of cases coming from Victoria .

Victorian Premier John Brumby has confirmed earlier today that Victoria's swine flu response has been upgraded from contain to a modified sustain phase.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

It will be only a matter of time before our health minister in SA issues the same warning as his NSW counterpart.
The classics should be cancelled - end of story

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The weekend should be cancelled quickly, decisions need to be made at once before people start travelling. End of story.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Decision has been made, all tournaments are going ahead.

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LC  
Years ago

Tournament is going ahead. Decision has been made and communicated to all clubs concerned.

Don't allow the "mass media hysteria" impact on your plans.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

SA state schools have been told to postpone all sporting or other trips to Victoria as of hour ago.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Is it fair to place pressure on parents and players to attend when now we have the government telling us to postpone visits to victoria. If we go we are to keep our kids at home all next week. Great result for parents who both work, and all our Yr 12 students in U18s who can afford to skip a week of school. Tournament organisers need to show responsibility, here and cancel.

Basketball needs to placed in perspective with daily life here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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flinders26  
Years ago

ok what about mildura. Thats in victoria, or is the concern just about melbourne

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Anonymous  
Years ago

BSA needs for once to be proactive instead of sitting on its' hands as usual. Not only will all the kids have to stay way from school but the self imposed exile will also mean no district on the 12th of June because most of the teams will still be in their week of voluntary isolation.
Show some leadership BSA.

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BS...Who  
Years ago

BSA will not make a decision, they have left it to the Clubs to make their mind up, its a State Body that has no "BODY"

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Anonymous  
Years ago

What next.... No Vic Metro at Nationals !!!!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The concern is only Melbourne - Country Vic appears ok

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LC  
Years ago

Appreciate the concern and the issue SA teams, players and parents now appear to be facing.

The tournament will not be cancelled. The thing is now for the SA teams to decide if they still go or not. It would be easier if BSA made a decision for one and all, but let's face it - it 'aint going to happen!

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Grow Some  
Years ago

Rang Mark Hubbards mobile for his opinion considering next weekend i won't allow my kids to take the court against any team who competed there, which will throw the local comp into disaray!
Unfortunately it was turned off so i couldn't get his opinion!
Will be interesting what decision he comes up with when next weekend, when it is fall of forfeits, considering the federal government is recomending anyone who travels to Melbourne put themselves in quarantine for 7 days {sorry not everyone just school aged children}
So for the sake of the Victorians making a few dollars out of us this weekend, what does this state sacrifice for the following several after this debarcle?
Someone should step up and make a decision instead of palming it off

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Ostrich 78  
Years ago

I guess he wont be bothered if your kid doesn't play!!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I understand why schools cancel interstate trips because their boss is the State Government.
But why do you expect the Basketball Body to make a decision that individuals cant participate in a basketball tournament in Victoria.Surely that is up to the individuals.
We dont live in a big brother society yet.
"Grow some" I presume you are an adult and more then capable of making your own decisions, so do so.
If BSA has to deal with forfeits next weekend because John Hill has called for a VOLUNTARY quartining of players going to melbourne, that will be their problem not yours.
Talk about mass hysteria and common sense going out of the window.
Its the flu for christ sake.
Life is about informed choices, not about being dictated to.
I suggest to you that from Monday all people who have stayed home from Melbourne stay home for the next 7 days just incase they COULD catch the flu

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Keliba  
Years ago

As far as Mildura carnival is concerned we have no reported cases of swine flu in the region. I believe all cases are in the Melbourne metro area. Mildura is 2 hours closer to Adelaide than what it is to Melbourne. Mildura is ok

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How ridiculous. 300 cases in a city of 4 million people and now kids can't to Melbourne for the long weekend without a 7 day quarantine when they get home??? Seriously, people.

Yes, people are getting sick. If you have flu-like symptoms, see your doctor. If not, live your life.

In the meantime, all flights should be cancelled while they investigate the cause of the problems on Air France flight 447, and nobody should be allowed to drive until 2010 because the road toll's higher than it has been for the last 4 years.

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Isaac  
Years ago

Coming back from overseas the other week, they had everyone on the plane complete a health declaration. Those with certain symptoms were ushered to the front of the plane, given masks and then removed first. All after they'd already been seated in close proximity to everyone else for 5-6 hours.

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Anon  
Years ago

That being the case the government is not serious about containment they would not have let the plane back into Australia and should have had it sorted out at the other end. So if there was swine flu on that plane how many would have caught it and spread it to the community already. It is out there whether they like it or not - how long will these measures go on for....indefinitely??

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Grow Some  
Years ago

Why quarantine a ship off the coast of Australia then?

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flinders26  
Years ago

Mildura apparently you are not safe, the people that caught swine flu in SA had been holidaying in mildura?? The swine flu hotline I rang them, and they are also advising if you go to mildura, then keep the kids home for 7 days after returning.

So did kids play and have a week off, all getting too hard I think

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Anon  
Years ago

Because it is half measures - their contingency for this is not consistent - quarantine a ship but let planes carrying people with suspected swine flu into the country and the fact that they possibly may have infected dozens on the plane is ignored!!

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Isaac  
Years ago

To be fair, they might have quarantined the plane if any were suspected as carriers once checked, but it was only a voluntary thing: there was one woman who looked like she was about to die who didn't declare any symptoms (didn't want to get held up by checks) and had to be almost pushed forward.

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Sebastian  
Years ago

FFS people. The swine flu that is occuring in Melbourne is no more potent than normal influenza A.

Get a grip.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Thankyou Sebastion

Its not that bad, people.
If you dont want to go, then DON'T.
Some people actually want to go regardless of all this media hysteritiy.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I think at this stage its not so much the sickness everyone is concerned about. Its not that serious and it will slowly spread into SA no matter what. Its the fact that some kids will have to miss a week of school upon their return. THe actions of the the SA State Govt are ridiculous.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Your kids need to stay in voluntary isolation for one week to protect the vulnerable in our social networks. Consequently arrangements should be made to ensure you take time off work for younger kids for the week they are home.
District on Friday will have to be cancelled as a result of the Melbourne classic too.
If your health minister asks you to stay away from melbourne and you go, be responsible enough to heed the voluntary week's isolation but given the scant regard given to this illness by posters here, no doubt from this weekend's classics Adelaide will have an escalation in the disease.
Both the State health dept and the state education dept have asked for kids not to go to Melbourne and the fact that BSA has not directed clubs to follow this advice will come back to bite this inept body. Hope they have good insurance.

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Ostrich 34  
Years ago

#455,

"no doubt from this weekend's classics Adelaide will have an escalation in the disease."

It will go through the population here whether or not we go to the Classics. So What! It is not even as virulent as seasonal flu. In fact if it does go through the population it will give us all a greater immunity to any mutant strain that results.

"Both the State health dept and the state education dept have asked for kids not to go to Melbourne"

Of course they have. We live in a "nanny" state and they are the nannies!

"the fact that BSA has not directed clubs to follow this advice will come back to bite this inept body"

I think this is the best decision that BSA has ever made. Give people the information, let them make their own informed decision. I for one am glad that BSA hasn't joined the nanny brigade. Well done BSA!

You only think they are inept as they have made a decision you disagree with. It sounds like you want somebody else to make the decision for you so you don't have to take any responsibility.

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Will-I-am  
Years ago

Rediculous.

What about siblings who don't go to Melbourne, will they be banned from school.

What about teachers who go to Melbourne, will they be banned from going to work? And if so who will pay their entitlments?

It is a soft response giving people the chance to make their own decisions so the government can not be held financially responsible for peoples decisions.

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Sebastian  
Years ago

#455

"i hope BSA have good insurance" FFS for what reason???

Maybe your government bodies should just govern rather than run scare campaigns!!!

What about the 30 flights a day that are landing in Adelaide from Melbourne carrying 100+ passengers per trip????????

Hell of a lot more chance of contracting the disease that way than 20 teams of 10 traveling to a basketball tournament!!!!!!

My goodness, maybe its time to actually live in the real world.

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Flinders 11  
Years ago

More like 50 teams but I agree.

Classics has 36+ teams from SA by itself.

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GF  
Years ago

True sebastion, if the swine flu is that deadly then stop everything otherwise everyone should just live your normal lives. Make a decision and stop making a fuss

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hangin round  
Years ago

If BSA 'directed' all teams not to go to Victoria, who would be expected to compensate for accomodation, airfares, forfeits etc associated with such a decision. There are numerous calls for BSA to make a decision. If they chose 'no', wait for the squealing and financial claims to begin.
If my team does not travel this weekend,why should they be penalised with no game next weekend?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"It sounds like you want somebody else to make the decision for you so you don't have to take any responsibility."

Nailed it in one Ostrich - you are one smart bird.

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Pulteney 40  
Years ago

hangin round, why would they be penalised with no game? If games are postponed they will be played at a later date. My guess is that will be what BSA do for all junior games next weekend.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The classic will survive if SA teams do not come, It will survive if only Vic teams participate, it is an opportunity for the states that keep telling anyone within ear shot, that Victoria has a stronger system, more team and bigger population.

You guys can make your own mind up whether you want to go, but what happens each week at the footy when Vic teams come to SA or SA teams play in Victoria, are the footy players and staff not allowed into the rest of society ?

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LC  
Years ago

And this in today's The Age website:

http://linky.com.au/uu20b

Victorian Premier John Brumby has described a decision to quarantine children returning to most states from Victoria as "bizarre'.

This comes after NSW, Queensland and South Australia announced yesterday that children returning from Victoria would be kept out of school for seven days due to the swine flu outbreak in the state.

"I think that is the most bizarre thing I have ever seen, or heard, or read in my life,' Mr Brumby told Radio 3AW this morning.

"It is completely contrary to all of the advice of the Australian Health Protection Committee.'

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Grote 35  
Years ago

Latest from BSA. No Games next weekend.

Basketball SA District Competition

Following on from the email yesterday informing clubs about the latest news from the South Australian and Victorian governments about the swine flu alerts, Basketball SA would like to inform all that we have made a decision to postpone all junior district basketball games scheduled for next week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (11, 12, 13 June 2009).

Basketball SA is aware that there are a number of teams that are attending the tournaments in Melbourne this weekend and therefore we need to prepare for the likely outcome that a number of people will be under a self imposed 7-day quarantine (as per the Dept of Health recommendation). Given this, there would be a significant number of teams that may not be able to participate in the scheduled district games.

Whilst we recognize that this decision may inconvenience participants that are not visiting Melbourne, we believe that it is a responsible action for the good of the district basketball community.

Our competitions staff will endeavor to inform everyone of the dates and times for the rescheduling of the postponed games as soon as possible.

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LC  
Years ago

Finally...good stuff.

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Answers puleese  
Years ago

Can someone puleese exploin why my kids have to stay home from school and yet I have been told it is ok for me to return to work. I have just been home all day with them as I am on leave for one day. How does this work, my risk of catching the swine flu from them or anyone else in Melbourne if they have it is just as great, my eldest boy who did not go to Melbourne is in close contact with them as well and is ok to go to school?? Is this not ludicrous?

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Answers Puleese  
Years ago

Spotted out and about one of the kids that was in Melbourne on the weekend in full school uniform - obviously her school has not made the ban compulsory,,, but seeing as the kids dad is a Doctor got to question what is the reasoning behind that family's decision to send her to school

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So, did anyone from SA who went to the classics actually get swine flu?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

This whole thing shows insanity of the human condition. It reminds me of Orson Welles War of the Worlds. What makes it worse is that the govt and so many schools bought into this effecting the lives of almost 1000 kids and families.

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Interested  
Years ago

An Under 12 Girl from Sturt who went to Melbourne has been confirmed with swine flu!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yes, so any parent who risked the health of their child for a basketball tournament, should have a decent look in the mirror. Says alot about a club as well doesnt it.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Which club? Just about every club had teams in Melbourne didn't it?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Risked their health? You moron, it is just the flu! She has been treated and will back at school next week. Answers pleease.. if it the girl I think it is, she didn't go!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

#239399 - Many families that went would not consider that they 'risked the health of their child for a basketball tournament' but rather went about their lives as normal. We went to Melbourne and had a wonderful time - fingers crossed, no Swine flu yet! We could have easily stayed in Adelaide and maybe went to the movies - and sat alongside all the Victorians visiting here. Or maybe from other Victorian people visiting here at the moment!

Let's all maintain some perspective - thousands of SA people visited Victoria last weekend, not just basketballers. Wait and see how many people actually contract it (it appears 1 person so far and it's been 3 days already).

I assume now that swine flu is alive and well in SA you will be 'looking in the mirror' and keeping your children at home just in case they catch it here! Oh by the way, don't drive anywhere in your car either - everyday there are people who have accidents!

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Doh  
Years ago

Just out of curiosity Interested (who appears to be in the know) - did she play at MSAC or Nunawading tourny??

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Intersted is not "In the Know"

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Not a moron, are you a doctor? Its just the flu?????? If it was "just the flu,not a worry" why did the government step in and sound out the warnings and restrictions. You obviously put your childs health behind your ego as a parent perhaps??????
Or a maybe your a coach???? Perhaps Ego coach?
MMMMmmmmmmmmmmmm......Duty of care??????

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Not a moron, are you a doctor? Its just the flu?????? If it was "just the flu,not a worry" why did the government step in and sound out the warnings and restrictions. You obviously put your childs health behind your ego as a parent perhaps??????
Or a maybe your a coach???? Perhaps Ego coach?
MMMMmmmmmmmmmmmm......Duty of care??????

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yes you are a moron. Duty of Care? From now on everyone that has a cold should not play sport.The Victorian government do not have any reatrictions in any of their schools or sporting events, as mentioned earlier it is a media beat up and a government over reaction. Funny with the new cases and the whole flu thing you hardly hear anything about it on the media? Perhaps they think other things are more important to worry about?

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Doh  
Years ago

Come on Interested - you make a statement then dont back it up with facts or are you just a stirrer - stirring the pot???

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Whooper  
Years ago

There have been more people with whooping cough in Adelaide including those that play basektball in the past. And trust me that is way worse than swine flu

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239441:
From the Health Dept (5 June):
"118 cases of influenza were reported this week, compared to 35 last week. This activity is consistent with a marked increase in laboratory testing for influenza."

That means that there aren't more people with flu than last year around this time, but people get themselves tested rather than staying in bed and sweating it out for a couple of days.

Swine flu: Big media/govt hype.
Laughing their butt off: Hoffmann-La Roche.

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Interested  
Years ago

Doh

I suggest you ask someone from Sturt and I am sure they will confirm.

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PK Mum  
Years ago

SA has had first case hospitalised but of more concern is that Melbourne has five cases in intensive care - that is LIFE SUPPORT, not just high dependency nursing. Tamiflu anyone?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Gee, Im glad my sons coach had the sense to refuse going. And one of our players fathers is a doctor, and he said he was worried the strain could change again, ie. strong to weak back to strong. Some people unfortunately didnt think a great deal did they.

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Grote 35  
Years ago

Hope that your not going anywhere the 1000+ people who are getting of the aeroplanes from Melbourne each day are going. You might get the flu as well.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

if player are playing senior and were away in melbourne while are they playing on wednesday night. Norwood girls

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Fairdinkum, Coaches have to make the decisions to go or not ???? Talk about passing the buck, how many of you fly interstate for work or has there been no Victorians allowed into SA, stopped at the border.

Get a grip, take control of your own life and stop making the coaches or clubs responsible for your decisions !!!!

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tnt  
Years ago

(Mod: "Allegedly been confirmed"? Please wait while I seek confirmation or denial of this.)

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Anonymous  
Years ago

(Mod: Getting confirmation.)

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Isaac  
Years ago

One club with a confirmed swine flu case (quarantined and OK) and another club yet to confirm but believed to have a player or players in a similar situation. As I understand it, BSA has been notified and, in the case of the first club, their members have been alerted.

Any person naming players in relation to this will cop an immediate ban. Please trust that clubs are taking this seriously and dealing with it appropriately.

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Anon  
Years ago

Anyone know if the Yr 12 westminster boy went to school after Melbourne??

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Confirmed on BA website that the AIS has refused to allow the victorian contingent to attend the U17 camp because of the fear of spreading swine flu to elite athletes. Its a pity that BSA didn't have the same concern for SA athletes instead of sending them to the classics. Just another example of BSA asking VIc basketball how high do you want us to jump!

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DaddyO  
Years ago

Sorry to point out the obvious, but BSA didn't "send" anyone to the Classics, teams nominate themselves through their clubs.


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Anonymous  
Years ago

BSA is an impotent organisation at the best of times and from heat issues to swine flu is way off the pace.

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Victorian  
Years ago

Stop looking to blame others. Any parent that took or allowed their kid to visit Melbourne over the long week end was totally irresponsible. Its about time people put the sport into perspective and thought of kids and their welfare first and not play sport through their kids. BSA are incompetent we all know that but don't blame them this time.

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Random  
Years ago

And it's about time some people put swine flu into perspective. You've got more chance of catching any kind of bug sitting on a bus on the way to school or work.

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In the Know  
Years ago

Perhaps Victorian Melbourne were irresponsible in letting the event go ahead? I have no parents that live their dreams through their kids, so perhaps they are just not as paranoid as others. And if you say these parents are irresponsible what do you call the Victorian government that has said it won't close the schools etc from now on? It is the flu, nothing more!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Victorian, A governing body of a sport should have the welfare of its players as its key charter. BSA did not appear to place highly, the health of its junior basketball players and once again should be criticised for ineptitude.
Both the classics organisers and the state controlling bodies deserve any condemnation they receive in light of more alert sports and sporting associations who have been proactive in this matter and LEAD.

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No Fear  
Years ago

021, By lead you actually mean "be seen to be doing something even if its wrong". In this case BSA and BV did the right thing by not bowing to the hysterics. IT'S THE FLU ONLY NOT AS BAD! JFK said "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself". If you want to live your life in a bubble then fine, but myself and the vast majority of people don't want to be in there with you!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Even the doctors seem to be split on this one. My doctor said provided my son was basically healthy it shouldnt be a problem. In fact he said it might not be a bad thing to get the swine flu, or any other flu, in its currently non virulent form rather than catch it later if it does become more severe. The analgy given was comparing it to chicken pox - soemtimes it might be better to get it over and done with when you are very young rather than wait until you are an adult and complications may arise.

They all went, they all did not get the flu and they all got to have an extended holiday from school.

What I want to know is if any players from a team has the swine flu and we cannot guarantee they have not been in contact with team mates during the contagious phase will that team be allowed to compete this week and if they do what penalties will be given to the opposition team if they or the parents decide yhey don't want to compete??

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Victorian  
Years ago

PERHAPS at the END of the day PARENTS should TAKE RESPONSIBILITY. No wonder you are a backward state.
STOP WHINGINGout what you could have changed. Get over it........Move on............Go cats

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Basketball in adelaide takes away parental authority by having a dictatorial structure that extends from SASI through to the district clubs.
Any parent that bucks the system has his son or daughter filed in the waste basket. SASI runs on fear and punishment and club coaches dictate what will or wont happen.
There never was going to be mass defections over the swine flu, not because it may or may not be dangerous but because players and parents know to succeed here in Adelaide, players and parents have to bow and scrape to coaches and the right parents if they want to have any small chance of success in this sport.
Basketball is such a small, minnow sport and the powers that run it have become so entrenched in their positions that nepotism is not even questioned and is widely accepted as the norm.
So yes, I guess you're right Victorian in saying we are a backward state.

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Isaac  
Years ago

Darren Ng on swine flu:

It's been very busy lately in the hospital, especially with the whole Swine Flu thing. For everyone out there  it is really no different to the normal flu, except that it is more infectious. i.e. more people will catch it. The mortality rate is the same if not less than the average flu that circulates each year.

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Anon  
Years ago

Tonights Late News - Swine flu is now not to be as serious as everyone thought - no more quarantine for those that have it - no more major sporting events will be cancelled. Tamiflu only to be given to those thought to be "at risk".

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Anon  
Years ago

The 2009 Junior Classics to be commonly known as "The Swine Flu Classics" oink oink!!

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