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  1. quirkywords
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    2 October 2020 in reply to Jaycel.R

    Jayce

    Yes this the time to care for others, support them and no judgmental attitudes.

    How do you support those close to you?

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  2. Mark rhn
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    Hi, Guys

    I have some experience with COVID-19, I'm sorry to say my friend's father died by COVID-19 today. this is my opinion about COVID-19 . Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic can be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what can happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health activities such as social distance can make people feel isolated and lonely and increase stress and anxiety. However, these measures are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, your caregivers, and your community stronger.

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    2 October 2020 in reply to Mark rhn

    Dear Mark rhn

    My deepest condolences for the passing of your friend's father. It's very sad.

    EM

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  4. Pcode3
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    2 October 2020 in reply to Mark rhn

    Hi Mark,

    While you don't know me nor does your friend, I hope that they and their family take comfort in the fact that people do care and that they are genuinely in our thoughts.

    Please pass onto your friend and their loved ones my condolences.

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  5. Alan1
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    I have struggled with the loss of my mum for 6 years now and i am doing ok , but now dealing with this Pandemic and the lock downs in Melbourne is just really .like no other. even though i am grown and have my family and a lot to be grateful for . I have my job i have a great family but this situation causes anxiety. I saw somewhere we are all in the same boat but not the same storm during this time. I know that when my parents were alive , it felt like having them is a buffer to the realities of life . but somehow even though i am lucky i still feel all the sorrow and sadness of the current state of events. I have good days and bad days. I have been working at home now since 18 March , and in this strict stage 4 lowdown for what seems like for ever. I should consider myself lucky but i feel like I have this heavy burden upon me.
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  6. quince
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    Have just heard the news that the medicare rebate for psychology services is being extended to 20 sessions per year for Australians regardless of location. This is such good news, and is going to save me about $90 each week in psychologist fees.

    Though I didn't have to be locked down for very long, COVID has really been a pretty bad time for my mental health; being away from my partner, navigating extra financial stress, and having to stay with family and hiding my struggles from them has not been easy. It's feels really good to have it recognised that access to mental health services is so important during this time, and I hope that others here are finding this welcome news too.

    I assume this will just mean a trip to the GP to renew mental health care plan? Luckily I have an appointment scheduled for next week anyway.

    Take care, all.

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  7. CMF
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    6 October 2020 in reply to Alan1
    I hear you Alan1,

    I've only been home since beginning of August and a little anxious about going back to the office. I have lots to be grateful for but I'm tired. Tired of life or lack of life,tired of same thing every day. Tired of those who think rules don't apply to them I know people think if they don't have it they can break the rules but i keep pointing out if everyone thought like that everyone would be nd about.
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  8. Lauren57r
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    8 October 2020 in reply to CMF
    I have found myself in the situation of moving back in with my parents as I have no lost my house. Along with loosing that I feel as though I have lost my independence amd my place of pure peace and happiness
    But the worse part about it all is i feel hopeless as i dont know what to do
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  9. Sleepy21
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    i'm really frustrated today. I'm in victoria living in an apartment complex. My neighbours keep using our communal backyard to throw massive parties. This is against the law, and also just stressful, I'm at home hearing them all cackling and singing happy birthday. They did this once before, no masks, people from about 10 different households. I understand that some people are over it etc but they have been doing this every second week during lockdown. Initially I was invited but since I've not been attending, i've stopped being invited. They love having parties and spend hours decorating and making cheese platters. Potentially this will be allowed some time soon, but its so frustrating and making me feel like a stickler. I was in hospital for mental health and decided to stay away from these things, because I lived in the hospital with a large group of residents, and I wanted to protect them and be honest with them. Honesty and transperency
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    sorry i mean this is the second time they have had a birthday party in our garden - the last one was about 25 - 30 people from maybe 10 households in our small garden. They have other gatherings very regularly but I dont know how many people go.
    I stopped by once and everyone was crowded around a table and sharing food platters. And I feel like a stickler that I dont go to these things - but I was engaged with a hospital at the time - spending a lot of nights there and some nights at home while in recovery - and in the hospital we live very closely together and dont wear masks, but are regularly checked for temperature or symptoms. i felt that since I was living with such a large group of people it just wouldn't be responsible to socialise at parties and then come back to the hospital. And right now I just hear my neighbours cackling as they are hosting another huge party - very frustrating.
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  11. Elizabeth CP
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    10 October 2020 in reply to Sleepy21

    I feel quite angry hearing your story. You & I are like most Melbournians following the rules waiting desperately for the restrictions to lift. People like your neighbours risk spreading the virus delaying the end of lockdown.

    I hope you are OK. The situation wouldn't help your mental health.

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  12. quirkywords
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    10 October 2020 in reply to Lauren57r

    Lauren57r

    So sorry you have lost your house and are now home again with your parents.

    This year has thrown so many changes at us that is hard to know what to feel.

    do you have a paid job .? Do you get on with your parents, maybe this time can be a chance to be supported by your family and spend time with them.
    I understand that you feel helpless .
    keep posting.

    quirky

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  13. Sleepy21
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    thanks so much Elizabeth for being so caring.
    I am trying to keep to the rules so we can all have an ease in restrictions soon.

    I feel sad because its also my communal space and I don't want it to be used like that for parties. I want to feel on the same page as people around me all working towards same goal.
    I hope they won't have a party for a while but they wanted to have them weekly at one stage... so annoying.

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    11 October 2020 in reply to Sleepy21

    Hi Sleepy

    I can understand why you are so upset. There is a covid dob in line in Victoria and you can report the behavior anonymously.

    Having said that, you have to live there and if you're the only person not attending the parties they may put two and two together.

    Stay safe

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    11 October 2020 in reply to Summer Rose

    Hello all

    I have had a shocking week.

    My daughter who has OCD began spiralling down in July under the effects of the second lock down in Vic.

    This week the pandemic came into our lives and home through association with a positive case. This put our family under horrific stress and tipped her over the edge. She is still with us because I got to her in time but very unwell.

    Yesterday was world mental health day and I heard Dr Peter Ryan from WHO talk about the harm caused to the mental health of people living in countries with harsh lockdowns. He said he believes we have to learn to live with the illness and that this can be done.

    Then I heard our Premiere say he won't alter his roadmap or strategy for Vic. Full committment to zero community transmission.

    Confused, angry and sad. I decided this morning that I am going to follow Elizabeth's example and find a way for my daughter's voice to be heard, even if she can't speak right now. I don't know how yet but will figure out a strategy.

    Not sure why I'm writing this. But I feel stronger already.

    Kind thoughts to you

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  16. Bananie1234
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    11 October 2020

    Hi,

    I’m new to this forum here. I too, am also struggling with covid, particularly with border closures as my loved ones (including bf who’s an aussie expat) are all overseas.

    I thought the initial lockdown was to flatten the curve but now that we have achieved it, border restrictions remain tough and it all became political when premiers are going against each other instead of coming together for Australians. It’s obvious except for NSW, all states are going for eradication which in my opinion, is unreasonable as we’ll have to stay shut for years.

    ive seen many people here are stuck in Melbourne and I’ve got to say, i feel so sorry for you all. I can’t imagine being alone, away from family and working from home would feel like. I’m from QLD and I’ve heard stories about how QLDers abuse someone purely cos they have a VIC carplate. And i have seen how some people laugh at victorians which is absolutely disgusting. Even someone coming from sydney would scare some QLDers. I think fear really brings out the worst in people.

    i believe the media + state premiers contributed to the division of Australians. I’m not saying it isn’t serious but given the storm we have, it is more important to remain calm and vigilant. But it’s hard when the media instills fear and false hope into us without giving us a full perspective. I find that When people don’t have the full perspective of the situation and all they see are the negatives, fear kicks in as the rest of the story is made up of our imagination.

    i understand the seriousness of covid-19 but i also understand that it’s not a death sentence. Obviously god forbid me, or anyone in my family catch it but in the end, the majority of people only have mild symptoms which is why we need to remain CAUTIOUS so we can protect those at risk but in a calmly manner.

    This is a tough time for everybody, but i think this is why it’s even more important we need to be more kind to each other and not discriminate.

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  17. randomx
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    11 October 2020 in reply to Bananie1234

    Wouldn't worry too much Southerners have been laughing for yrs at Qlders too and NSW at this one or that and WA at this or that , on a light hearted note l get a bit of a chuckle at it all but l do also hear what your saying and thanks for the considration. TBH though besides , even being Vic myself personally l think it's pretty crook anyway any Vics or Nsw suddenly trying to get to Qld to escape things. Wouldn't bother myself any other state could flare up again anyway just like Vic did but in other ways l don't think it's fair either but on the other hand QLD usually in normal times pushes tourisim so hard too but suddenly they don't want the money yaknow so it's all a mixed bag really l take it all grain of salt. Another 12mths they'll be begging for the southerners again.

    Very sorry your partners stuck , when you say expat do you mean though he moved away to live OS, left Australia ? Because those ones l don't really get why suddenly they wanna move back here agaiin just because things are a bit uncomfortable wherever they moved too , not very loyal to their new home is it , bailing just bc things got a little tough. The others though just stuck , work or study or whatever , l think it's pretty disgusting they can't even come home now far as l've heard we're the only country in the world won't let their own citizens come home .it's bloody ridiculous , beyond mean.

    rx

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  18. quirkywords
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    12 October 2020 in reply to Summer Rose

    Summer Rose

    I was very touched by your post. that is so sad for your daughter and you and your family.

    This years has been hard so many facing mental health issues.
    I am trying to find my voice by writing to others on the forum.
    I can hear your daughter’s voice through your words.
    I wish you and your daughter more strength.

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  19. Bananie1234
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    12 October 2020 in reply to randomx

    Hi Rx,

    Yeah he’s not trying to move back home, he just wanted to come back for a holiday and we also planned to meet overseas and holiday together which we planned before the pandemic and which we had to cancel.

    the border closure just made the LDR much more difficult than it already is. We’re still doing well and I’ve been coping fine but 7 months in I’m really starting to feel drained because I’ve lost hope thinking we’ll open up. If i can at least see my family overseas I’ll be more than content but nope, ain’t happening!

    it’s not worth it if he comes back even if he’s happy to isolate both ways. there’s a cap on how many aussies can come home. he may get bumped nothing worse than to be told you cant come back when you’re already half way there.Apparently, the only way to get around this is to take the business class which will cost him over 10k at least one way.

    If he does make it back home for a holiday, then there’s the travel ban as well, he won’t be allowed to leave for his job without an exemption and we don’t want him to lose his job overseas cos of this and end up in Australia jobless when we are already in a recession. It’s just not worth it.

    i really think it’s ridiculous to limit the number of passengers each day Given we should have many empty hotels/apartments to isolate them in. I saw on the news (not sure how true it is) that they are put in a 5 star hotel so ofc there’s limited rooms. For me personally, I’d be fine if they just put me in a 3 star hotel. but I’m not sure the reasoning behind this, maybe there’s something I’m missing.

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  20. randomx
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    12 October 2020 in reply to Bananie1234

    Heya bananie .

    5 star eh ,. God almighty wt ! no wonder they're short of spots , well if they even are God talk about over kill.

    7mths youch. We've had one stint of 7mths , it was 6 l think when my partner made it back this time. ln Aus l'm only talking though , Sydney Melb. She had to bus n train home last time at the start pf this and flew down this time in a Melb lockdown. Believe it or not airport was empty not even any staff and she just got off the plane and we just walked outa there , was really strange. l live up on the coast nearly 3hrs from Melb we just got in the car and left , drove 40mins then hit the road blocks. But given where l live they let us through and we just headed home. But it was all very surreal none the less.

    Hope you can hold out anyway and somehow catch up soon . rx

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  21. Summer Rose
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    12 October 2020 in reply to quirkywords

    Hi Quirky

    Your kindness and understanding made me cry. Thank you.

    I'm exhausted. I think we all are. I'm not really sure how we claw back some semblance of our lives, yet we must.

    Today my goal was to get outside for a walk and I did. It's a start.

    Kind thoughts to you

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    13 October 2020 in reply to Summer Rose

    I hope you feel better after your walk today Summer Rose.

    The constant uncertainty is so hard to deal with. We can't stay in lockdown forever yet we don't want to open up too fast and lose everything we have gained. It seems to me too easy to blame the government & then use that as an excuse to do as you please which doesn't help. I wish we could get back to the vast majority wanting to beat this pandemic& being prepared to do their part to help.

    We all need to wear masks in public & physically distance & isolate &get tested when sick. . If we all did that consistently we wouldn't need 5km rules & 2hr limits. Iwould love to be able to meet family members even if it had to be in a park or other public place so we could be physically distanced & unlikely to transmit anything.

    May we all stop the blame game & relying on the government to fix it. Instead let us do everything in our power to reduce the spread by embracing the proven methods to stop the spread & set an example to encourage others to do the same. Not to avoid a fine but to help all of us get back to normal. At the same time perhaps we can be creative in finding ways to lift each other even if it is a wave or a hello as you pass someone.

    On Sunday my son invited us to go for a walk nearby so complied with the law & we wore masks & stayed physically distant throughout. It was lovely to have time to spend time with him& laugh at the grandkids antics. They arrived clean & dry but certainly didn't stay that way. Can we reach out to someone like my son did to help both of you.

    I was talking to someone who lives on his own. He collects Oshies from Woolworths & secretly puts them in the neighbours letterbox for their son. He then found a note from the boy thanking the secret person. A simple thing which cheers both people up.

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  23. Summer Rose
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    13 October 2020 in reply to Elizabeth CP

    Hi Elizabeth

    Thank you for your kind thoughts. I am less stressed today and better able to support my daughter--and that's a good thing. She is doing better too, which is a real blessing.

    The Vic lockdown has undoubtedly been harsh for those of us following the rules. I'm so pleased that you were able to enjoy some quality time with your family whilst abiding by our new restrictions.

    My personal view is that it's now time to have a sensible public discussion about the appropriate use of all available control measures and review the strategy. My view is based on the need to balance our Covid-fight measures with other health issues, mental health and the economy.

    I also think there is a lot more work to be done to communicate with the public about the virus. I actually know otherwise sensible people who believe the virus is fake. I also know there are a lot of people suspicious of government messages and afraid of government measures (eg testing). More effort is required to cut through and try to encourage compliance with restrictions.

    I do feel angry at the government. Not because they can't "fix it" but because of their role in creating the second wave in Victoria. Like many people, I am awaiting the report of the Board of Inquiry into the hotel quarantine fiasco to help make sense of it all and plan my next steps to advocate on behalf of my daughter who suffered personal injury as a result of the second lockdown.

    Kind thoughts to you

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  24. Bananie1234
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    13 October 2020 in reply to randomx

    hi Rx,

    im super happy for you that you’ve re-united with your gf. :) I think i saw on your earlier posts that you barely spent much time with her this year cos of restrictions. That’s a silver lining right there!

    Thank You for your kind words.
    i really hope i can hold this out. I can feel myself starting to overthink and imagine scenarios in my head. I don’t want this to end and I don’t want to add stress to the relationship due to my irrational feath. I had to remind myself constantly, if we can get through this, we can get through anything. But when you’re trapped alone, sometimes it’s hard not to drown in your own thoughts.

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  25. Sleepy21
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    13 October 2020 in reply to Summer Rose

    Hi Summer Rose

    Hope you are well

    Yes this lockdown is dragging on... you could definitely be understood for feeling anger at the government!

    I feel slighlty traumatised but their response - so avoid all news and focus on it - but really, I think it is healthy and okay to be pretty darn angry.

    Sometimes I feel like my brain just can't process all that is happening - every few days a news conference, new rules but really the same rules, it's like holding your breath for 6 months. When can we exhale?

    Today I went to a coffee shop and there was a real sense of community, the barista was complaining that some customers don't wear masks and how she puts a sign up to alert them that its a requirement of the shop =- some people walk right past the sign without a mask (lol, people) so now she's put a little stand at the entry of the shop. One that can't be walked around. With sanitiser and a friendly request to wear masks.

    All the customers were saying supportive things to her and each other. We left saying goodbye and wishing each other a good day. I guess that didn't happen as frequently before lockdowns. Some people with kind hearts are even kinder. I hope I can emulate this kind spirit and try and somehow help others too.

    These times are so difficult but I guess those smile kindnesses can take the edge off :) Hope all are safe, calm and warm.

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  26. randomx
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    13 October 2020 in reply to Bananie1234

    Oh yeah it sure is Bananie isn't it. She gt stuck OS for awhile last yr visiting home which dragged out 5mths with family problems thankfully no Covid though on top of it at the time.

    You know with the wandering imagination ,thoughts and worries , as long as the commitment is solid then you can get through it. l know the missing is tortureress , and the thoughts can be too but you know, remember back in the day of grand parents and further, wars and things, different countries, being apart yrs wasn't uncommon , you can do it , hang in there.

    rx

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    14 October 2020 in reply to Sleepy21

    Hi Sleepy21

    Thanks for hearing how I've been feeling and being supportive. It means a lot.

    Not so angry any more, just flat. Your story about the coffee shop was lovely though and helpful to me. You are definately channelling the kindness and spreading it!

    Must be hard monitoring face mask useage in public business, particularly as some people may have exemptions. If a person has a legitimate condition, for example breathing difficulties (or asthma), a serious skin condition or even a mental health condition, they don't have to wear one. And they are not expected to carry or show proof. Makes it challenging for business owners.

    Hope the neighbors are behaving.

    Kind thoughts to you

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  28. Pcode3
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    Hello all... How are you?
    Is anyone in Melbourne else feeling anger today? I have spent the last 2 days almost totally plugged into guided meditations and podcasts trying to tame the deep and, sadly, very toxic anger I’m feeling. I’m angry that I see borders opening for everyone else, but never a mention of us. I’m angry at the well-intentioned but beyond patronising messages I’ve been getting from interstate – “you’re lucky you’re not in France and UK”, sent with an accompanying photo of them at a restaurant. I’m angry that regional Victoria has jumped on the “Keep the disease-ridden Melbourne filth” away from us, but “We want metro Melbourne’s money”. I’m angry that DHHS has once again screwed up by not letting schools know that a kid shouldn’t be going to school. I’m angry at the humiliation of seeing the MCG looking pathetically empty last night while Queenslanders had a grand old time at the Gabba... I’m angry that people interstate NEVER NEVER NEVER acknowledge, let alone express gratitude, that we’ve been in lockdown so that they don’t have to be. We now know that Victoria’s second wave wasn’t caused by our behaviour, but by the hotel quarantine debacle, yet I’ve never ONCE heard an apology from interstate for the blaming and shaming, the “if only you’d followed the rules” narrative... I’ve never heard an apology for the smart ar*e memes and mockery people interstate tool great joy in throwing our way – kick-a-vic seems to be the nation’s favourite sport. I’m angry that interstaters send me photos of themselves with friends having a night out at a restaurant, in the same breath asking me how I am. Am I supposed to send them a photo of me on the sofa?
    In case it isn’t obvious, I’m one very very bitter and angry Melburnian, and sentiments from friends here aren’t much different. Time for the rest of Australia to not only express their gratitude to us, but to also reflect on how you’ve treated us. We’re not the nation’s disease-ridden filth. You owe us not only a HUGE debt of gratitude, but also a HUGE, GROVELLING apology. But I’m not holding my breath.
    Otherwise, I’m fine! I hope you are all too!
    Signed “One very angry, very bitter Melburnian”

     I don't need to be convinced that all at Beyond Blue are going into bat for us here in Melbourne - it's very much appreciated. But I'd like you to spend some time looking online to read and therefore understand why I'm ashamed to call myself Australian. Disgusted even
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  29. Bananie1234
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    25 October 2020 in reply to Pcode3

    Hi Pcode,

    im based in QLD and honestly, i feel so sorry for you all and i hated how everyone’s in instant fear because someone is from Melbourne or sydney.

    COVID is definitely a health hazard but it is NOT a death sentence.

    People being fearful, shaming each other does not help the situation at all. In situations like this, it is more important to come together as a country yet i feel we are divided into separate countries of NSW, QLD, VIC etc. all i see are just states “countries” fighting against each other. It’s appalling behaviour.

    I think you guys did a great job in flattening the curve. It was amazing how you guys went from like 700+ cases a day to single digits.

    im sorry y’all are still pretty much in isolation. I know how stressful it can get in the end. I’m based in QLD but all my loved ones are overseas so the international border closures are hitting hard on me right now. 7 months in and im feeling disconnected, isolated and just as frustrated as you. when I complain about it, i get the same response that you got as well so i decided to keep my mouth shut.

    I’m glad you managed to vent. I hope you feel better soon. :)

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  30. Pcode3
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    26 October 2020 in reply to Bananie1234
    Hi Bananie1234,
    I so hear you! Like you, I’ve tended to shut my mouth as well... I wish I didn’t, because the anger that subsequently bubbles away inside me becomes really toxic.
    It’s funny. After doing some really useful guided meditation sessions this morning, I looked at my “rant” from yesterday and my first reaction was “Geez, you really have lost the plot”... I wonder if losing the plot every now and then is a part of the new “COVID normal”! What do you think?
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