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Topic: Coping during the Coronavirus outbreak

  1. randomx
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    18 February 2021 in reply to Matchy69

    Really , so they must of been running them Aus wide to boot , my God what a waste of money. Not to mention confusing the issue bc here they were doing pressys all day explaining the new rules for after midnight , meanwhile still running lockdown ads all night.

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    18 February 2021 in reply to randomx
    I suppose their will be a new lot of ads for the new rules.It will be interesting to see if I see any of those.
  3. randomx
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    18 February 2021 in reply to Matchy69

    Well be damn , the tennis has a crowd again , only small but it's a crowd.

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    18 February 2021 in reply to randomx

    Hi Randomx

    Don't get me started!

    How we are supposed to swallow that tennis players are essential workers is beyond me. For a Premier, whose favourite phrase is "with an abundance of caution", to permit and encourage an international event with spectators is mindboggling.

    The hypocrisy drives me crazy.

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    18 February 2021 in reply to Summer Rose

    Hi Summer Rose,

    I hear you, my friend has his own hair salon and he lost $4000 over the lockdown.

    Tennis isn't essential in my eyes and I'm not sure why it even went ahead as our health is paramount.

    Regards,

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  6. randomx
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    18 February 2021 in reply to CalmCat

    Such a shame seeing all the small business restaurants cafes flower shops all kinds setting up and laying out the money for a valentines wkend , only to have it wiped away in seconds.. You could imagine how a wkend like that that would've helped their recovery in all this, just gone. Sounds like Dans gonna hand out some compensation though so lets hope that at least helps .

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    1 March 2021 in reply to randomx

    Hi All

    i'm in victoria and have also seen a lot of shops shutting down

    rental market is still recovering

    and a lot of cafes couldn't make it. Kind of annoying that the most annoying cafe near me with a very rude owner is thriving.. but I guess there it is. And the smaller businesses shut down and packed up....

    I feel a lot of empathy for those who have lost their jobs and businesses. It's kind of sad to see them replaced with flashier, tackier shops.

    Victoria we are going to get through this x

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  8. Gelati
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    2 March 2021 in reply to Sleepy21

    It's tough, for sure. I have constant anxiety that our freedoms and businesses will be taken from us again at the smallest sign of another issue, despite doing our very best in following the rules and having stricter rules than anywhere else in the country. It's deflating when doing our best isn't enough.

    And I feel misunderstood in how I feel because my partner is from NSW and my team at work is based largely interstate. I sometimes long to have a partner who is Melbourne based so we can share the experience and look out for each other. I got in touch with my Perth colleagues to see if they were ok when they had the lockdown but I didn't hear from them when we had our third. Though I was contacted by a gorgeous colleague in Sydney who often looks out for me.

    i'm also finding returning to work (which I did for the first time since last March today) quite challenging and emotionally taxing. Does anyone else feel that way?

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    3 March 2021 in reply to Gelati

    hello gelati

    i know what you mean

    i'm sorry you've had this stress without your partner physically near u

    workng during these times has been hard for me too.

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  10. randomx
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    5 March 2021 in reply to Sleepy21

    God l find Australia just embarrassing these days on so many levels that just seem to go over most Australians heads. But this vac thing just takes the cake. Italy and the EU once again blocked a 250k shipment to Australia . Now Italy is still getting 20k cases a day that's far far worse than their first wave and you remember that back at the start of this all over the news.

    Andddd, they have 60mil people to vac but they've only got 1.5mil vac ready right now and Australia expects them to sell us 250k of that , and this is the same vac that we'll be making right here in melbourne in a few mths. Andddd, we have no cases anyway , only 26mil people andddd, Australian already has well over 100mil vac doses already . l just mean WHAT THE ????????????? And yet they expect italy with 20k cases a day 60mil people and only 1.5 mill of vac doses , to sell us 250k of those.

    Would we be the shallowest most self serving country in the world, or what. rx

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  11. amberlite
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    5 March 2021 in reply to randomx
    GOD I WISH YOU GAVE THE BRAKE DOWN OF THE TOP NEWS STORIES EVERY DAY- that was great bravo.
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    24 March 2021 in reply to amberlite
    My colleague got in late and went to join the dept meeting, which we never do. We have new reforms coming in, she didn't bother to tell me she was going as I would have gone too. Just excluded me yet she's always the victim.
  13. Recycle Bin
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    Yeah...I think this pandemic is getting out of hand right now. With Brisbane having to undergo a 3-day lockdown, masks are completely mandatory no matter where we go; school, store, hair dresser, etc. At this rate, 2021 may just be a trainwreck. 2020 was bad enough, 2021 doesn't need to be the second part of 2020!
     
  14. randomx
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    29 March 2021 in reply to Recycle Bin

    Yeah couldn't believe that either , even though l can.

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    29 March 2021
    My son's school term has finished early even though I am not in one of the lockdown areas as half the staff have been to a lockdown area on the weekend.
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    29 March 2021 in reply to Matchy69

    Hi Matchy69

    I’m really sorry to hear about what’s happening at your son’s school. The children just don’t need any more disruption—and either do you or the other parents.

    To all our Brisbane-based community members, hang in there. Hopefully there will be no further transmission and life will return to normal soon.

    Kind thoughts to all

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    30 March 2021 in reply to Summer Rose
    It is just gets frustrating with all the disruption especially when we ant in one of the lock down areas at the moment.It was the last week in term so they are not going to miss much just their Easter activities .Hopefully we get through all of next term.
  18. Bananie1234
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    30 March 2021 in reply to Matchy69

    Hi everyone,

    im in qld and i can feel my anxiety coming back.

    I’m based in GC, which is in an odd position as we are between brisbane and byron bay. I’m so frustrated that half the people out there aren’t wearing face masks. No one in the gym was wearing it when you’re supposed to, unless it’s strenuous exercise. Half the people arent wearing them at the supermarkets.

    People should understand that we’ve been very lucky that gold coast hasn’t been declared a hotspot nor are we in lockdown. We still have our freedom all we need to do is wear a facemask. Yet, people still refuse to follow the rules.

    Nobody likes wearing facemasks but we do it for the sake of it so our freedom doesn’t get stripped away. I’m sure half the people out there who wear facemasks like me aren’t particularly scared of the virus. I think we just rather that than have a few extra cases that may strip away our freedom. We all remembered how brisbane went into lockdown over one case.

    I really don’t want these people to ruin it for the rest of us. Some of us need to go interstate. I work in northern NSW and I’m supposed to be travelling to victoria in a couple of weeks which is now making me really anxious if we get orange zoned or red zoned by the Victorian government. I’m super grateful that gold coast is still green zoned and i really hope it stays that way.

    i do feel kinda selfish that my anxiety is based on not wanting to let go of my freedom rather than the virus but I’ve been soo looking forward to travel interstate. It was a much needed break as 2020 wasn’t a great year. Ive been staying put for so long and finally decided to book the tix and this happened.

    i just wish people can stop resisting so much.

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    31 March 2021 in reply to Bananie1234

    Hi Bananie1234,

    Thank you for your open and honest feelings.

    It's natural to feel how you're feeling, we still live in very uncertain times. Make sure you don't worry about masks to much, all that matters is that you are doing the right thing for yourself in these times.

    Stay strong! Hopefully this will be over soon!

    Regards,

    CC

  20. Rob778
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    meforcats said:

    Sarahbelle thank you. I enjoyed the show last night. It's a series. I felt down again this morning but I had a feet and hands [url=http://reclinerland.com/best-massage-cushion/] massage[/url]. She's still allowed to work because it's called remedial massage.

    I hope your anxiety settles down ok and hope you enjoyed your soup.

    Take care.

    Remedical massage is the best thing, feeling much better afterwards

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    2 April 2021 in reply to Rob778

    Rob

    welcome to the forum. Glad remedial massage helped you.

  22. randomx
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    4 April 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    l can't believe all the carry on with the vaccinations .

    Uk has already vacced a huge part of their population , some other countries have fully vaccinated everyone. Even the mess in the US and then a new president and they've already vacced 100 million l heard a wk ago , a lot more by now.

    Yet our clowns can't even get a few 100k done , they should have at least half the pop don't by now we're only 26million.

    Not that l;m worried about vaccing we don't even have any covid but when it is done it'll help get the place moving again so it'll be great for the country. Just saying though yaknow , pretty bloody hopeless.

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    4 April 2021 in reply to randomx

    Hi Randomx

    Our rollout of the vaccines has been slow, but to be fair to the Federal government it hasn’t entirely been their fault as supplies have been held up by the EU.

    Apparently we have contracts in place to more than vaccinate the nation, but there’s ambiguity and doubt around vaccine arrival dates throughout this year. I don’t believe there’s anything the government can do about this. And I don’t think the Moderna vaccine has even been approved for use in Australia by the TGA yet.

    The pace should pick up with local manufacturing of the Astra Zeneca vaccine. Hopefully the Federal government will also accept more help from the states to deliver the shots.

    I’ve got to admit though, the possible side effect of blood clots with the Astra Zeneca vaccine is a disappointment. Particularly as this is the vaccine most Australians will be offered under the current plan.

    I know it’s a very very very remote possibility but I just wish it wasn’t a concern. It may scare a lot of people.

    My heart goes out to the Melbourne man now trying to recover from the blood clots. I hope and pray no others have to endure this side effect.

    Do you really think vaccinations “will get the place moving again”? How?

    Might sound like stupid questions, just struggling to get my head around how the next phase of living with COVID will work. In my mind, I saw the first generation vaccines as primarily a way to prevent serious illness and death. Would love to know what you and others think.

    Kind thoughts to you

  24. randomx
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    5 April 2021 in reply to Summer Rose

    Hi Rose.

    Yeah as l was saying earlier the EU thing is just shameful on our part though they're all in a terrible state and many don't have enough themselves yet here's Australia trying to scam vacs out of them it was just embarrassing .

    As far as what we have l dunno , they've been throwing huge numbers around for mths l didn't take much notice but even today l hear 120million , and yet as l say talk about greed with the whole EU thing, and from ltaly of all places no less, they're in a dire straights 3rd wave the whole country announced a snap lock down just yesterday. And when we can make our own right here in Melbourne anyway l just mean wth .

    But anyway yeah the blood clot thing , they said 1 in 100k and the symptoms were pretty clear now too so hopefully that helps ,tiny bit scary though isn't it.

    But l mean hopefully businesses , people , international , life , everything starts getting back to normal as the vacs kick in. l mean we're 2/3 there now so yeah vacs especially with pretty well not even any covid here anyway , should round confidence in the whole situation off all round really.

    rx

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    5 April 2021 in reply to randomx

    Hi Randomx

    Yes, I think you’re right about confidence. And confidence to travel, go to the theatre, attend sporting events, etc will be so welcome to life and the economy.

    If we get the data to prove the vaccines prevent transmission, not just infection, I think things will really take off. The constant fear of state border closures is really an economic and psychological handbrake.

    Sorry I missed your earlier comments about the importation of vaccines. Hope I didn’t offend you.

    Kind thoughts to you

  26. randomx
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    5 April 2021 in reply to Summer Rose

    Nah no worries at all . But yeah that's a big point about borders, even just the qld thing last wk, what a mess and right on easter. 1000s of people were packed with tickets and bookings , restaurants and cafes all sorts would've spent $1000s preparing .

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    5 April 2021 in reply to randomx

    Hi Randomx

    Border closures are a massive issue for me. I would love a holiday in the sun (live in Vic) as my husband and I are exhausted running our business for well over a year without a break. (We are essential and lucky to have been able to operate but last year was still incredibly tough financially and emotionally.)

    We can’t risk being locked out of the state, as we can’t risk the business and also can’t risk being away from our adult daughter who has a chronic mental health condition. Who would look after her if she fell unwell?

    Took a weekend break in our state and planning more. But nothing beats the flop and drop allure of a beach holiday.

    Even with the vaccines not sure it will mean no quarantine or border closures in the event of a local outbreak while away.

    Fully realise this is a first world issue and we’re incredibly lucky to have the freedoms and normalcy we have. Just tired and venting.

    Kind thoughts to you

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    6 April 2021 in reply to Summer Rose

    Hi Summer Rose,

    So sorry to hear that your daughter is suffering from a mental health condition.

    I think your doing the best thing possible which touring our great state of Victoria.

    I too am worried about leaving Victoria in case there is a lockdown somewhere, I'm just going to hold off on all leave/holidays till everything is back to normal.

    Stay safe.

    Regards,

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  29. blondguy
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    9 April 2021 in reply to Summer Rose

    Hi Summer Rose and everyone!

    just for myself I have been concerned about the AstraZeneca vaccine when Canada stopped vaccinations to people under 55 on March 29 2021..

    as per the ABC press release tonight (Thursday) the federal government has announced Pfizer as the preferred vaccine for adults under 50

    Its good to know

    Paul


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  30. randomx
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    9 April 2021 in reply to blondguy

    Yeah it's a tricky one but it the risk odds sound very very low, hard to say.

    Just holiday in Vic guys , it's amazing what's about. Easter would've been perfect for once too dunno how many times l use to go away at Easter and the weather always turned ugly. First time in yrs to get this run we've just had. My daughter and l planned a trip to sth aus 3times last yr when things looked all good ,they slammed shut borders every one, we gave up.

    Hi Rose yeah l can well appreciate your problem sorry you haven't made it. Still touch and go anywhere really atm isn't it way over kill but they just love their damn lockdowns.

    rx

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