Well you can go to a park packed shoulder to shoulder with people. And plenty are. So perhaps it’s time to revisit the restrictions. I consider sitting in a restaurant, socially distanced tables with QR Code checkin to be far safer than going to Sydney Park at the moment.
6 weeks into this “outbreak”; One single unavoidable death (assuming the person in question was ineligible for a vaccine). Curve is well and truly flat. Hospital system is not overrun. But what have the other costs been?
This was posted earlier today:
Hopefully this counter-balances the open at 50% one-dose theory...courtesy ABC live blog
COVID outbreak takes its toll on Sydney hospital staff, says association
The Nurses and Midwives Association says a coronavirus outbreak at Westmead Hospital in Sydney's west has taken a huge toll on medical staff.
Dozens of staff members from Westmead Hospital have been forced into isolation after a fellow staff member worked three shifts last week while infectious with coronavirus.
There were 207 local cases yesterday, with 54 people in intensive care across Sydney's hospital system.
Association General Secretary Brett Holmes says intensive care nurses are ready to walk out.
"We know that our Westmead ICU has been operating frequently with fifteen staff shortage on a shift and we now understand that they have been hit by a COVID exposure this week which has led to up to twenty nurses and ten doctors who are currently in isolation."
If not 'overrun' the staff are pretty stretched to the limit.