Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

CaptainCurtis

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I just finished consoling my daughter. She was just part of a Code Blue Team that unfortunately lost a 30 year old to covid. She still has 4 hours of her shift to go... Too short staffed to take more than a brief break.
The trauma among her profession must be unfathomable. I was actually thinking it about the other day - nurses and doctors, particularly in a hospitals setting, can lose a patient and then be expected to return to work, often minutes later. Of course this is all made harder at the moment with increased patient loads, understaffing, PPE etc...
 

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And it is not just the grief from losing a patient. But in an intervention like today it is also the high exposure risk from what was needed to be done, but yes back to work it is. And the next shift too unless you test positive.

I didn’t want to be callous but was going to say exactly this, then you did….people die it’s hard but it happens, I was more sad your daughter was probably exposed at a higher risk level now as a result of it. I certainly hope it wasn’t an unvaccinated person that shouldn’t have been there.
 

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I don't watch much TV, but just saw the Tas Premier do his spiel. Concluded with "Go about your life as normal, but remember Covid is out there, so practice all the hygine things we have been taught over the past 2 years." Sensible?
 
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I don't watch much TV, but just saw the Tas Premier do his spiel. Concluded with "Go about your life as normal, but remember Covid is out there, so practice all the hygine things we have been taught over the past 2 years." Sensible?
I’ll pick you up from the airport then? :)
 

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I didn’t want to be callous but was going to say exactly this, then you did….people die it’s hard but it happens, I was more sad your daughter was probably exposed at a higher risk level now as a result of it. I certainly hope it wasn’t an unvaccinated person that shouldn’t have been there.

My daughter does what she does because she is a very a caring person. Vaccinated or not.

This patient was double vaccinated, but with a breathing disorder, and in the words of my daughter his life mattered.
 

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Data analyst Casey Briggs explains.


Which is my view too. The hospital measures will tell the tale, though these are lag indicators compared to case numbers.
I find it is a vexed question as to how to view infection vs hospitalisation. I know many say hospitalisation is a lag indicator, because infection comes first. But for me hospitalisation is the primary indicator. I guess it will change when Covid is endemic like flu, where we only test and count a small number of cases, and not the much larger unreported cohort in the community.
 

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I just finished consoling my daughter. She was just part of a Code Blue Team that unfortunately lost a 30 year old to covid. She still has 4 hours of her shift to go... Too short staffed to take more than a brief break.
Unfortunately that is part of the job if you work in a hospital....over 30 years working in a hospital I see death very regularly where for better or worse I have developed a mental barrier and try not to get to attached to a patient....otherwise I would not have survived til now...
 

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Unfortunately that is part of the job if you work in a hospital....over 30 years working in a hospital I see death very regularly where for better or worse I have developed a mental barrier and try not to get to attached to a patient....otherwise I would not have survived til now...

Yes, she has only worked in wards where death is regular. Oncology before changing Respiratory and Infectious Diseases well before Covid arrived..

She still has days which are not so good. Pre-pandemic I asked her why she was working in wards where death was so common and her response was that she was making a difference by making their passing as good as it could be. A "good death" as she called it. Covid tends to make that more difficult when as now due to the caseload it interferes with what normally can be done.

Yesterday in a room of 4 patients, all with covid two died. So you can somewhat imagine the the stress on the remaining two patients in the room.
 

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Yes, she has only worked in wards where death is regular. Oncology before changing Respiratory and Infectious Diseases well before Covid arrived..

She still has days which are not so good. Pre-pandemic I asked her why she was working in wards where death was so common and her response was that she was making a difference by making their passing as good as it could be. A "good death" as she called it. Covid tends to make that more difficult when as now due to the caseload it interferes with what normally can be done.

Yesterday in a room of 4 patients, all with covid two died. So you can somewhat imagine the the stress on the remaining two patients in the room.
A friend of my daughter has been working in a Covid ward in London for over 15months and has not yet had an infection. Yes, vaccinated but so was her hubby who caught it in the community. So hopefully your daughter has similar success in avoiding infection in such a fraught environment.
 
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hacked his Service NSW app
Am I perceiving it incorrectly, but it seems that politicians tend to be the ones saying they have been hacked?;)

I would imagine as the person ages, the medical costs to remain living will only increase?
Anecdotal unverified claims by a friend who works in the aged care sector that the turnover in aged care has slowed. Less people in Aged care dying, so delayed vacancies for people entering. There are unintended consequences...

getting the bud on his nose, no thanks again,
Correct, In the end, what difference would it make?
 
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Does that infer the pranksters has his personal mobile number or has hacked his Service NSW app or something else?

No need to hack anything, as you can report postives via a web form on the services NSW page without need to log-in. You can easily enter a bogus phone number or DOB (since it doesnt validate it if not logged in).

The obvious solution is to only allow RAT results to be reported from within app or website if logged in (so your ID and details are validated).

From: Register a positive rapid antigen test result | Service NSW

How to register​

  1. Select the ‘Register a positive result’ button.
  2. Log in to your MyServiceNSW Account or select 'Continue without log in'.
    Note
    : Make sure your personal and contact details are correct in your MyServiceNSW Account before you register.
  3. Choose to register a result for yourself, another adult or a child.
  4. Enter the positive test result date.
  5. Enter details of the person who tested positive.
  6. Enter your phone number or email.
  7. Answer 'yes' or 'no' to the health questions about the person who tested positive.
  8. Complete the declaration.
  9. Submit your details.
 
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