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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #60 on: July 25, 2020, 09:44:40 pm »
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More uplifting news: there have only been 36 deaths due to influenza in Australia this year, compared to 430 at the same time last year! School closures, social distancing and hand hygiene are contributors to the lower numbers of influenza, and the huge thing is 2 million more vaccines have been given than last year already!!
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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #61 on: July 25, 2020, 09:51:22 pm »
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More uplifting news: there have only been 36 deaths due to influenza in Australia this year, compared to 430 at the same time last year! School closures, social distancing and hand hygiene are contributors to the lower numbers of influenza, and the huge thing is 2 million more vaccines have been given than last year already!!
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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #62 on: July 28, 2020, 12:23:11 pm »
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Currently, there are 14.2 million confirmed cases and 600,000 deaths worldwide.
In terms of the world now there are 16.4 million confirmed cases and over 650,000 deaths.

In terms of Victoria, the biggest focus of today that I saw was that now elective surgeries (apart from category 1 and very urgent category 2) are being suspended in order to get medical staff into the private aged care facilities that have not been able to control the spread.

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #63 on: July 28, 2020, 12:57:36 pm »
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In terms of the world now there are 16.4 million confirmed cases and over 650,000 deaths.

In terms of Victoria, the biggest focus of today that I saw was that now elective surgeries (apart from category 1 and very urgent category 2) are being suspended in order to get medical staff into the private aged care facilities that have not been able to control the spread.

Just to clarify, I believe the elective surgery suspension is only happening in Metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire, across public and private hospitals. Surgery is going ahead as planned in regional hospitals.
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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #64 on: August 02, 2020, 04:10:24 pm »
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Going to be interesting how these new Stage 4 (Metro Melbourne + Mitchell Shire) and Stage 3 restrictions (Regional Victoria) play out and how well this will be enforced.

Hopefully the new restrictions will make a dent in positive case numbers after 2-3 weeks. 
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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #65 on: August 02, 2020, 05:25:42 pm »
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Going to be interesting how these new Stage 4 (Metro Melbourne + Mitchell Shire) and Stage 3 restrictions (Regional Victoria) play out and how well this will be enforced.

Hopefully the new restrictions will make a dent in positive case numbers after 2-3 weeks. 
Definitely needed these new restrictions (although would've thought it was warranted a few weeks ago). However, whether the general public actually abides by the rules will be the biggest factor on whether we can drive the numbers down. If everyone follows the rules I think the 6 weeks will be enough.

The problem I had with stage 3 restrictions was that they were always talking about how you can only go out for "essential" things but then you have all these non-essential shops opened. Speaking to a few people who work in retail stores (which they thought were not essential but stayed open) they said they had heaps of people coming in and buying random unnecessary stuff just to "get out of the house".

What are everyone's opinions/thoughts on the new restrictions?

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #66 on: August 02, 2020, 05:55:52 pm »
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Definitely needed these new restrictions (although would've thought it was warranted a few weeks ago). However, whether the general public actually abides by the rules will be the biggest factor on whether we can drive the numbers down. If everyone follows the rules I think the 6 weeks will be enough.

The problem I had with stage 3 restrictions was that they were always talking about how you can only go out for "essential" things but then you have all these non-essential shops opened. Speaking to a few people who work in retail stores (which they thought were not essential but stayed open) they said they had heaps of people coming in and buying random unnecessary stuff just to "get out of the house".

What are everyone's opinions/thoughts on the new restrictions?
Quite happy with these restrictions (as a regional vic resident), I went to officeworks so i could get school supplies and there were SO MANY people just out and about! and on top of that i think I saw one person wearing a mask :/
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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #67 on: August 02, 2020, 06:54:45 pm »
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The problem I had with stage 3 restrictions was that they were always talking about how you can only go out for "essential" things but then you have all these non-essential shops opened. Speaking to a few people who work in retail stores (which they thought were not essential but stayed open) they said they had heaps of people coming in and buying random unnecessary stuff just to "get out of the house".
This was a huge struggle for me. Working in retail, I have hated going in to work because I felt we weren't an essential business (because we're not) so it was very hard for me to serve people when the fact we were open in the first place was so fundamentally wrong to me.
It was really disheartening when my company came out and said they would only shut if the government forced them to. Even tonight they've said we're staying open until further details come out - why can't they just do the responsible thing and shut from now, given they know we'll be shut down over the next few days.
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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #68 on: August 02, 2020, 09:37:35 pm »
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Does anyone know the official rule about this??
My dad was in contact with someone that recently tested positive. I live in the same house, have no symptoms, can I go to school to collect my books and materials for online learning?

Obvs the ideal would be to isolate, but tomorrow is the only day I can get stuff from school so I'm stuck in between a rock and a hard place, if there is no rule about this.

I want to isolate but I need to collect textbooks and stuff out of my locker. Im trying to find if theres a rule for close contacts of close contacts but struggling
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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #69 on: August 02, 2020, 09:59:02 pm »
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Does anyone know the official rule about this??
My dad was in contact with someone that recently tested positive. I live in the same house, have no symptoms, can I go to school to collect my books and materials for online learning?

Obvs the ideal would be to isolate, but tomorrow is the only day I can get stuff from school so I'm stuck in between a rock and a hard place, if there is no rule about this.

I want to isolate but I need to collect textbooks and stuff out of my locker. Im trying to find if theres a rule for close contacts of close contacts but struggling
Hope I can help - the official line is if you're two degrees (or more) removed from a positive case you don't have to self-isolate. If your dad tests positive then you will have to isolate until you get tested and return a negative result. But for now, if you don't have symptoms, you're ok to go to school and collect your books :)

Source: have spoken to the covid hotline & have read statements by the premier that address this
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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #70 on: August 03, 2020, 03:01:58 am »
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Two nights ago, at 3 am, they started blasting club music. I thought I was hearing things, but one of my housemates came out and was like, "yeah no, I hear it, too". We then looked out back, and there was even a light show and we could hear multiple voices. Just as we finished reporting to the police, music turned off - they said they couldn't do anything because we couldn't confirm it was a mass gathering. THEN the neighbours did it again 15 minutes later

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #71 on: August 03, 2020, 06:57:42 am »
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Hope I can help - the official line is if you're two degrees (or more) removed from a positive case you don't have to self-isolate. If your dad tests positive then you will have to isolate until you get tested and return a negative result. But for now, if you don't have symptoms, you're ok to go to school and collect your books :)

Source: have spoken to the covid hotline & have read statements by the premier that address this
Thank you!!

Edit: Mum called the hotline and got a completely different answer! She got told that anyone (regardless if the are not showing symptoms) who lives with someone who had contact with a confirmed positive also needs to isolate.

Now time to work on my accio skills so i can some how collect all my stuff from school
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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #72 on: August 03, 2020, 10:11:29 am »
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Thank you!!

Edit: Mum called the hotline and got a completely different answer! She got told that anyone (regardless if the are not showing symptoms) who lives with someone who had contact with a confirmed positive also needs to isolate.

Now time to work on my accio skills so i can some how collect all my stuff from school
Hmm, how interesting! They must have updated their recommendations since I spoke to them (which was probably 2 weeks ago now, so understandable given the current circumstances). Good thing your mum called the hotline!
Are you able to get someone to do a contactless drop off to yours with your books? Otherwise I guess you'll have to wait to see if your dad returns a negative result.
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« Reply #73 on: August 03, 2020, 03:13:38 pm »
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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #74 on: August 03, 2020, 05:26:04 pm »
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