Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

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So I didn't know, and I'm sure many others don't - the Service NSW app doesn't alert you if you have a casual contact and nor does NSW Health send an email or text.

But if you look in your check in history, if you have a contact it will be marked red. My friend was explaining this to me yesterday and alas, I have a casual contact from a week ago!

No requirement to be tested but as I have some very slight symptoms decided to get the test anyway.
I picked up a notification this morning - I just do a quick scroll through in the morning after I check in at my local cafe and are waiting for my coffee. Not overly concerned given the notification venue was St Vincent Hospital!
 

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I got a call from WA Health ( ie not Police) today, ‘checking’ the time I was in Hobart Airport terminal yesterday. Not sure what they were fishing for, but I just repeated what I told the WA police yesterday, that my Tas check -in app recorded my entry to the terminal a minute after the exposure period. Was asked to call them if “any further information emerged”. WTF?

Sounds like some Heath officials desperately looking for something to be concerned about.
 

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Not sure what they were fishing for, but I just repeated what I told the WA police yesterday, that my Tas check -in app recorded my entry to the terminal a minute after the exposure period. Was asked to call them if “any further information emerged”. WTF? Sounds like some Heath officials desperately looking for something to be concerned about.
We’re you wearing your Boris Johnson hat?
 

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I got a call from WA Health ( ie not Police) today, ‘checking’ the time I was in Hobart Airport terminal yesterday. Not sure what they were fishing for, but I just repeated what I told the WA police yesterday, that my Tas check -in app recorded my entry to the terminal a minute after the exposure period. Was asked to call them if “any further information emerged”. WTF?

Sounds like some Heath officials desperately looking for something to be concerned about.

Maybe Doris from WA Health was just trying to order a pizza for breakfast and accidentally called you. Give her a break ;)
 

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Well, it was always going to happen unfortunately. Thankfully vaccines were there for people who took them.

Unfortunately the anti vaxxers have done a great job in the First Nations communities.

But yes you are correct, there has been plenty of time for people for get vaccinated now, even in remote locations.
 
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But yes you are correct, there has been plenty of time for people for get vaccinated now, even in remote locations.

Of the 9 cases, 7 were eligible to be vaccinated for several months, noting that Aboriginal people were eligible for vaccinations earlier in each age cohort than non indigenous people.

From ABC:

All nine cases are Aboriginal Territorians:
  • A 71-year-old man,
  • A 65-year-old woman who has been admitted to Royal Darwin Hospital,
  • A 62-year-old woman,
  • A 40-year-old woman,
  • A 38-year-old woman,
  • A 22-year-old woman,
  • A 16-year-old girl,
  • Two five-year-old girls, they're twins

5 / 8 States & Territories have indigenous vaccination rates below the national average for all people:

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I got a call from WA Health ( ie not Police) today, ‘checking’ the time I was in Hobart Airport terminal yesterday. Not sure what they were fishing for, but I just repeated what I told the WA police yesterday, that my Tas check -in app recorded my entry to the terminal a minute after the exposure period. Was asked to call them if “any further information emerged”. WTF?

Sounds like some Heath officials desperately looking for something to be concerned about.

Update: un-$%#@!! believable.

Maybe Doris from WA Health was just trying to order a pizza for breakfast and accidentally called you. Give her a break ;)

Doris needed another pizza, as follows:

Another call from WA Heath, contact tracers. Checking my address (I told them it had changed). Checking my times at Hobart airport (hadn't changed). Checking details such as vax status, ( and then which vaccine) residential address. etc. "Oh, you aren't from WA??" At this point I told them that all this was on the G2G pass I laboriously applied for and that I also confirmed with WA health yesterday. I declined to say which I had received, as all in Australia are equally efficient.

Told that "G2G pass is controlled by WA Police and we [WA Health] don't access to that information". Honestly, that's exactly what the health bod said.

Reason for the call was to make sure that I wasn't in hotel quarantine, as Hobart airport had been downgraded to very low risk.

You mean WA Health doesn't know whether I'm in quarrantine or not?

We have a note here saying that you aren't but we are calling to make sure that you aren't and if you were, you could leave.

I expressed just a little bit of surprise at this point. :rolleyes: And gave some feedback about the quality of the WA heath record keeping and their lack of interaction with WA Police. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

I was told that there is no covid in WA and "we have to be careful". Not so careful as to have institutions talking to each other and accurate records kept, is what I didn't reply.

Time for a drink.

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Update: un-$%#@!! believable.



Doris needed another pizza, as follows:

Another call from WA Heath, contact tracers. Checking my address (I told them it had changed). Checking my times at Hobart airport (hadn't changed). Checking details such as vax status, ( which vaccine) residential address. etc. "Oh, you aren't from WA??" At this point I told them that all this was on the G2G pass I laboriously applied for and that I also confirmed with WA health yesterday. I declined to say which I had received, as all in Australia are equally efficient.

Told that "G2G pass is controlled by WA Police and we [WA Health] don't access to that information". Honestly, that's exactly what the health bod said.

Reason for the call was to make sure that I wasn't in hotel quarantine, as Hobart airport had been downgraded to very low risk.

You mean WA Health doesn't know whether I'm in quarrantine or not?

We have a note here saying that you aren't but we are calling to make sure that you aren't and if you were, you could leave.

I expressed just a little bit of surprise at this point. :rolleyes: And gave some feedback about the quality of the WA heath record keeping and their lack of interaction with WA Police. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

I was told that there is no covid in WA and "we have to be careful". Not so careful as to have institutions talking to each other and accurate records kept, is what I didn't reply.

Time for a drink.
Which really means there are so many loopholes for many to jump through. Which will also happen in SA when tracers get so many cases they will lose control. This morning they said that business owners, if they had a positive contact, had to provide a spreadsheet to SA Health evaluating the three pages of risk factors for those customers and workers. It's quite laughable their complete lack of knowledge of how this is going to play out.
 

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@RooFlyer unfortunately that doesn't surprise me.Like the time Tas Health decided to switch to electronic prescribing.no one told the doctors. And the change came on a day when It cancelled everyone's password again without telling anyone.I still remember the shambles. Though I think it was just at the hospital I was working in at the time.
 

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Another call from WA Heath, contact tracers. Checking my address (I told them it had changed). Checking my times at Hobart airport (hadn't changed). Checking details such as vax status, ( and then which vaccine) residential address. etc. "Oh, you aren't from WA??" At this point I told them that all this was on the G2G pass I laboriously applied for and that I also confirmed with WA health yesterday. I declined to say which I had received, as all in Australia are equally efficient.

Told that "G2G pass is controlled by WA Police and we [WA Health] don't access to that information". Honestly, that's exactly what the health bod said.

Reason for the call was to make sure that I wasn't in hotel quarantine, as Hobart airport had been downgraded to very low risk.

You mean WA Health doesn't know whether I'm in quarrantine or not?

We have a note here saying that you aren't but we are calling to make sure that you aren't and if you were, you could leave.

I expressed just a little bit of surprise at this point. :rolleyes: And gave some feedback about the quality of the WA heath record keeping and their lack of interaction with WA Police. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

I was told that there is no covid in WA and "we have to be careful". Not so careful as to have institutions talking to each other and accurate records kept, is what I didn't reply.

Time for a drink.
Actually, this sounds just like what happened to me in Tasmania earlier this year when there was one case in Perth as I flew out. I received several text messages over a few days in case things had changed. That is, had my temperature increased or new symptoms. I just shrugged it off as being extremely careful.
 

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Actually, this sounds just like what happened to me in Tasmania earlier this year when there was one case in Perth as I flew out. I received several text messages over a few days in case things had changed. That is, had my temperature increased or new symptoms. I just shrugged it off as being extremely careful.
Yep, I'm getting texts from Tas as I was in the same venue on the same day etc etc .... But not phone calls every day asking the same info as was originally provided and provided again the day before, and in addition this time, what vaccine I had!
 

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Actually, this sounds just like what happened to me in Tasmania earlier this year when there was one case in Perth as I flew out. I received several text messages over a few days in case things had changed. That is, had my temperature increased or new symptoms. I just shrugged it off as being extremely careful.

I got them for 4 weeks straight and had to raise a formal legal complaint to get them to stop 😂 (ages ago)
 

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Actually, this sounds just like what happened to me in Tasmania earlier this year when there was one case in Perth as I flew out. I received several text messages over a few days in case things had changed. That is, had my temperature increased or new symptoms. I just shrugged it off as being extremely careful.
I get those on such a regular basis that it's caused problems, in that I simply ignore text messages first up in the morning. Sometimes it's actually not a message telling me I arrived in Tasmania and I ignore a relevant message.
I've had times where I'm getting messages from three States. All stupid and pointless, but they keep coming!
 

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Update: un-$%#@!! believable.



Doris needed another pizza, as follows:

Another call from WA Heath, contact tracers. Checking my address (I told them it had changed). Checking my times at Hobart airport (hadn't changed). Checking details such as vax status, ( and then which vaccine) residential address. etc. "Oh, you aren't from WA??" At this point I told them that all this was on the G2G pass I laboriously applied for and that I also confirmed with WA health yesterday. I declined to say which I had received, as all in Australia are equally efficient.

Told that "G2G pass is controlled by WA Police and we [WA Health] don't access to that information". Honestly, that's exactly what the health bod said.

Reason for the call was to make sure that I wasn't in hotel quarantine, as Hobart airport had been downgraded to very low risk.

You mean WA Health doesn't know whether I'm in quarrantine or not?

We have a note here saying that you aren't but we are calling to make sure that you aren't and if you were, you could leave.

I expressed just a little bit of surprise at this point. :rolleyes: And gave some feedback about the quality of the WA heath record keeping and their lack of interaction with WA Police. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

I was told that there is no covid in WA and "we have to be careful". Not so careful as to have institutions talking to each other and accurate records kept, is what I didn't reply.

Time for a drink.

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I had the same drama with Queensland a few months ago. Was on an exception and, even after leaving, was receiving twice daily calls from nurses to “make sure I’m feeling ok and now showing symptoms”.

I know many nurses have been stood down during the pandemic due to empty hospitals, but the thought of a registered nurse working in a call centre making pointless phone calls to suit a government agenda during a global pandemic just doesn’t sit right.
 

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