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COVID-19 - Thread

Will you get the Vaccine?

  • Yes, I plan too

    Votes: 13 8.6%
  • Yes, already 1st dose

    Votes: 18 11.8%
  • Yes, I am 100% vaxxed

    Votes: 92 60.5%
  • No

    Votes: 19 12.5%
  • Indecisive

    Votes: 10 6.6%

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Hacky McAxe

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What's everyone's view on this real life example.

A family friend is in hospital dying from leukemia. He is 18, his mother is double vaxxed and is not allowed to see/stay with her son because of the fkn China virus. His father has passed away and is alone in there.

I personally would be arrested if they didn't let me see my child.
It's pretty stupid. Just give the parent a RAT test then let her in.

I remember a terminally ill dad couldn't see his daughter even though he was going to die in 24 hours. But they wouldn't let her in because she may have the virus and give it to him. Even though he would be dead in less than 24 hours.
 

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What's everyone's view on this real life example.

A family friend is in hospital dying from leukemia. He is 18, his mother is double vaxxed and is not allowed to see/stay with her son because of the fkn China virus. His father has passed away and is alone in there.

I personally would be arrested if they didn't let me see my child.
Heartbreaking and intolerable to have that situation. Condolences to your family friend mate.

There should be provisions for end of life, or extremely ill, or sick children situations.
I guess the hospitals are inadequate with ventilation, or separate infection room status and don't want further C19 introduced. But a special room, or section should be made suitable out of harms way for these situations...even if temporary for a visit at least. Staffing, at the moment, to make this happen is probably an issue but geez how sad.

Yet they are apparently needing to allow doctors and nurses return to work after bare minimum recovery, or close contact from C19, so why a different standard for family visits to the very sick.

If the family are suitably tested and PPE suited up then a more humane approach should be adopted and let them in to comfort sick family. As a mother, father etc if you can't do that, you may as well be dead yourself is how most would feel.

I heard they are doing that now, at least in Qld, for end of life and children. If not, all Govt Health Depts making these terrible decisions, should immediately change their approach.

This is one of the extra psychological scars from this bloody thing that will have long term repercussions...the way the virus separates family who are hospitalised and not saying good bye if that time is near..and now not being able to comfort other seriously ill hospitalised patients.

Blessings to all those caught up in this situation. It must be hell.
 

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Hopefully deaths have peaked and everything is dropping off now
I should put this in the grinds my gears thread and I have said this before but it seems the new cool and I use that as in I will fucking head butt them is to now go oh ohhh oh wow you actually haven’t had it oh right okay wow I’m well you should be fine like I was it’s not that bad. I just can’t believe you haven’t had it… You’ll be fine I’m sure..
 

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Very well presented report.
Concise and to the point.

The hope here is that reinfections are far less chance to result in hospitilisations even if some ppl still do end up in there (most likely oldies)

I think it reinforces the idea that we confidently move forward and live with the virus. Hopefully we have hit peak and can see hospitilisations down to around 500 in next couple of months.

It cant ever be zero nor can deaths be. Just have to acknowledge and compare it to normal flu mortality rates.
 

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On Friday both hospitalisations and ICU admissions went down for the second consecutive day after weeks of slow, unrelenting growth. Both those figures are below NSW Health's best case scenario modelling. A phenomenal result
So all along on the road map out they said it cases would increase but we got to learn to live with it omicron came along a shook it up a bit ,which around the world is unavoidable it something every area in the world will face so what was the major problem ?
 

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On Friday both hospitalisations and ICU admissions went down for the second consecutive day after weeks of slow, unrelenting growth. Both those figures are below NSW Health's best case scenario modelling. A phenomenal result
So all along on the road map out they said it cases would increase but we got to learn to live with it omicron came along a shook it up a bit ,which around the world is unavoidable it something every area in the world will face so what was the major problem ?
No big problem for those that looked at it from a bigger picture. Its only a problem if you are trying to supress the virus and keep deaths to zero (impossible).

The key current problem is the impacts on hospital staff resources- not capacity.

One could say that the true capacity of hospitals is reduced due to staff shortages, but this is now getting under control and staff that have caught the virus will be auto- immune for months.

Looks like we are finally getting on top of even Omikron. The downward trends suggest it anyway.

Next step would be to remove isolation to all but confirmed cases or people with symptoms. Once we get to that, you'll see NSW hospitalisations down to around 300-500 and we can get on with life.

The light at end of tunnel is near folks!
 

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I might need to bring back my egg on face avatar the way things are going. Great news!
 

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Final Update

Copped the rona.

below is how it’s going so far

I’ve thrown up a couple of times as well
Appetite is none existent and I have a weird taste in my mouth

Day 1 sore throat
Day 2 - aches and pains slight cough - did a rat- negative
Day 2 night - 40 temps shivering uncontrollably
Day 3 - fever still and tired slight cough did a rat- positive
Day 4 - slight fever and tired and cough
Day 4 night I didn’t sleep one bit I feel asleep about 5.50am and woke up 9
Day 5 - slight fever and tired and cough
Day 5 arvo - 4 hour sleep feel like shit
Day 5 went to sleep at 4am not sure why I can’t sleep but fk it’s annoying
Day 6 feeling heaps better slight cough and not as tired. I’m going to miss my covid arvo nana naps
Day 7 - feeling ok still a bit tired cough is worse then previously and I got shortness of breath maybe because I’m did more today
Day 8 - felt ok still tired but cough is worse
Day 9 - same as above cough is fking annoying
Day 10 - tested negative for the rona I still have the rona cough
Day 11 / 12 - we moved into our house so I’ve been moving boxes and a few van loads of stuff. Had to sit down at some stages I was just exhausted and out of breath. I’ve still got the rona cough which comes on at random times.

I give the virus a solid 7 out of 10 for how bad I felt and after effects.
If I copped the other variants it would of been an 8/9

stay safe everyone and if you do get It I pray you’re ok
 
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Will wait for @Mr 95% to post the data but third day in a row infections, hospitalisations and ICU numbers are down. Looks like we’ve peaked :-).
You’re being a bit too positive mate pardon the pun. Maybe watch the ABC and re-tweet a few tweets from bed wetters :tearsofjoy:
 

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Final Update

Copped the rona.

below is how it’s going so far

I’ve thrown up a couple of times as well
Appetite is none existent and I have a weird taste in my mouth

Day 1 sore throat
Day 2 - aches and pains slight cough - did a rat- negative
Day 2 night - 40 temps shivering uncontrollably
Day 3 - fever still and tired slight cough did a rat- positive
Day 4 - slight fever and tired and cough
Day 4 night I didn’t sleep one bit I feel asleep about 5.50am and woke up 9
Day 5 - slight fever and tired and cough
Day 5 arvo - 4 hour sleep feel like shit
Day 5 went to sleep at 4am not sure why I can’t sleep but fk it’s annoying
Day 6 feeling heaps better slight cough and not as tired. I’m going to miss my covid arvo nana naps
Day 7 - feeling ok still a bit tired cough is worse then previously and I got shortness of breath maybe because I’m did more today
Day 8 - felt ok still tired but cough is worse
Day 9 - same as above cough is fking annoying
Day 10 - tested negative for the rona I still have the rona cough
Day 11 / 12 - we moved into our house so I’ve been moving boxes and a few van loads of stuff. Had to sit down at some stages I was just exhausted and out of breath. I’ve still got the rona cough which comes on at random times.

I give the virus a solid 7 out of 10 for how bad I felt and after effects.
If I copped the other variants it would of been an 8/9

stay safe everyone and if you do get It I pray you’re ok
Were you triple vaxxed?
 

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You’re being a bit too positive mate pardon the pun. Maybe watch the ABC and re-tweet a few tweets from bed wetters :tearsofjoy:
Sorry, sorry.
What I should’ve said was that the numbers are trending down but not fast enough and that’s somehow Morrison’s fault.

You gotta wonder though - if (and yes it’s an if) the numbers fall off a cliff in the next 2 weeks that McGowan delaying WA’s re-opening to April was a tad premature and the wrong call?

Better keep that egg on face avatar handy mate :-).
 

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Sorry, sorry.
What I should’ve said was that the numbers are trending down but not fast enough and that’s somehow Morrison’s fault.

You gotta wonder though - if (and yes it’s an if) the numbers fall off a cliff in the next 2 weeks that McGowan delaying WA’s re-opening to April was a tad premature and the wrong call?

Better keep that egg on face avatar handy mate :-).
I actually think what McGowan has done is not too bad.... a soft re-opening is best for them. Not sure what their hospital capacities are but with such a low covid infection rate previously, they are actually in a bad spot to have an outbreak.

Some people dont realise this, but actually having many people already infected with covid is actually less risk for future hospitalisations.

WA needs to allow in people on compassionate grounds as well as covid controlled sportspersons to get a feel and progressively open up.

In fact if they can start infecting their hospital staff now, theyll be better for it once they fully open up.
 
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