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Code Brown
Oh dear, obviously those who declared "Code Brown" have never worked at the Health system coalface.
Code Brown is the unofficial but universally known Code for... (any takers?)

A "good death"
Yes, this is so important for all concerned - the person dying, the family, and also the HCW. It assists in the grieving process and provides meaning for all the people caring the the dying. Lockdowns have been particularly harsh in this regard. Another example of a directive from "on high" devoid of any connection to the humanity of the situation.
 

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Julia Roberts, George Clooney’s Ticket to Paradise put on hold amid Qld Covid outbreak​

Hollywood heavyweights Julia Roberts and George Clooney have quietly flown home from Queensland to wait out the Covid-19 outbreak.


After stunning locals with their low-key presence in Queensland, megastars George Clooney and Julia Roberts have quietly fled the state amid a spike in Covid cases as the Omicron variant continues to run rampant across the country.

The rom-com they were filming, Ticket To Paradise, has subsequently been put on hiatus just two weeks before it was due to wrap, the Daily Mail reported.

According to the publication, filming will remain on pause for at least three months. Universal confirmed the delay to Deadline but declined to disclose a time frame.

According to the Courier Mail, Clooney and Roberts left Queensland late last week after the set recorded a number of positive cases that caused lengthy filming delays. Filming across Hamilton Island, the Gold Coast and Brisbane had begun in November.

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Oh dear, obviously those who declared "Code Brown" have never worked at the Health system coalface.
Code Brown is the unofficial but universally known Code for... (any takers?)
Actually not universally known. Tasmania has no idea of a Code Brown meaning so when a locum medivac doctor on an incoming flight called Code Brown the place was in a state of panic. The fellow was from NSW and to the Medivac team it meant a casualty who suffered massive loss of blood and unable to be resuscitated by usual means so have a surgeon and theatre available as soon as we arrive.
Back in the good old days when I had volunteered to be available for OS Medical aid teams it meant a disaster with many casualties.

But back in the wards it usually meant something associated with incontinence.
 

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WA: two local COVID-19 cases and three travel-related cases

One local case is linked.
One local case is a mystery case.
 
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But back in the wards it usually meant something associated with incontinence.
Well, number #2 rather than Number #1. 🤣
We had one last week. About to go for surgery when unfortunately it happened in the lift. In the same category as "let it rip". N95 would not have blocked the olfactory component. (Though Covid might have...) Lift shut for the morning....
 

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Well, number #2 rather than Number #1. 🤣
We had one last week. About to go for surgery when unfortunately it happened in the lift. In the same category as "let it rip". N95 would not have blocked the olfactory component. (Though Covid might have...) Lift shut for the morning....
😂😂
I cannot stop laughing
 

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WA: two local COVID-19 cases and three travel-related cases

One local case is linked.
One local case is a mystery case.
My understanding is 1 definitively linked to coughburn cluster, mystery positive suspected to be linked to same cluster. So local spread is Omicron still.
 
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The Victorian govt declaration of "Code Brown " is actually quite apt.
Basically they are saying that the "number #2 has hit the fan"
It’s just a matter of the size of the projectiles now.. fan was hit long ago !
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My understanding is 1 definitively linked to coughburn cluster, mystery positive suspected to be linked to same cluster. So local spread is Omicron still.
Is coughburn the name of the massage parlor
 

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NSW (302,453 active – 21,000 public hospital beds, 884 public/private ICU beds)
[previous peak hospital/ICU: 1268/242 - September 2021]
Certain elective surgery suspended/paused - announced 7/1

12/1 34,759 positives, 134k tests, 2242 hospital, 175 ICU
13/1 30,541* PCR+, 88k tests, 61,387 RAT+, 2383 hospital, 182 ICU *NSW Health media release
14/1 25,080 PCR+, 109k tests, 37,938 RAT+, 2525 hospital, 184 ICU
15/1 27,020 PCR+, 82k tests, 21,748 RAT+, 2576 hospital, 193 ICU
16/1 20,978 PCR+, 122k tests, 13,682 RAT+, 2650 hospital, 191 ICU
17/1 17,646 PCR+, 85k tests, 11,858 RAT+, 2776 hospital, 203 ICU
18/1 16,067 PCR+, 67k tests, 13,763 RAT+, 2850 hospital, 209 ICU
19/1 19,847 PCR+, 84k tests, 12,450 RAT+, 2863 hospital, 217 ICU

Victoria (253,827 active – 15,000 public hospital beds, 476 public/private ICU beds)
[previous peak hospital/ICU: 851/163 - October 2021]
Certain elective surgery suspended/paused - announced 6/1

12/1 21,693 PCR+, 61k tests, 50% of 18,434 RAT+, 946 hospital, 112 ICU
13/1 20,326 PCR+, 62k tests, 55% of 16,843 RAT+, 953 hospital, 111 ICU
14/1 19,396 PCR+, 62k tests, 56% of 15,440 RAT+, 976 hospital, 112 ICU
15/1 12,669 PCR+, 59k tests, 60% of 12,857 RAT+, 1054 hospital, 115 ICU
16/1 17,791 PCR+, 59k tests, 60% of 10,337 RAT+, 1114 hospital, 122 ICU
17/1 12,059 PCR+, 89k tests, 63% of 10,370 RAT+, 1229 hospital, 129 ICU
18/1 8433 PCR+, 39k tests, 62% of 11,747 RAT+, 1152 hospital, 127 ICU
19/1 10,725 PCR+, 49k tests, 62% of 10,043 RAT+, 1173 hospital, 125 ICU

Qld (89,638 active – 13,000 public hospital beds, 408 public/private ICU beds)
Certain elective surgery suspended/paused - announced 8/1

12/1 18,084 PCR+, 57k tests, 3985 RAT+, 525 hospital, 30 ICU
13/1 12,102 PCR+, 33k tests, 2812 RAT+, 530 hospital, 26 ICU
14/1 13,448 PCR+, 43k tests, 10,182 RAT+, 589 hospital, 41 ICU
15/1 13,622 PCR+, 42k tests, 6087 RAT+, 649 hospital, 46 ICU
16/1 12,830 PCR+, 42k tests, 4615 RAT+, 670 hospital, 49 ICU
17/1 10,547 PCR+, 30k tests, 4575 RAT+, 702 hospital, 47 ICU
18/1 9978 PCR+, 32k tests, 5984 RAT+, 819 hospital, 50 ICU
19/1 13,992 PCR+, 41k tests, 5940 RAT+, 835 hospital, 52 ICU

SA (32,366 active – 4500 public hospital beds, 161 public/private ICU beds)
Certain elective surgery suspended/paused - announced 28/12

12/1 2978 PCR+, 19k tests, 737 RAT+, 190 hospital, 27 ICU
13/1 3669 positives, 20k tests, 225 hospital, 26 ICU
14/1 3932 PCR+, 24k tests, 1747 RAT+, 246 hospital, 20 ICU
15/1 3107 PCR+, 18k tests, 1242 RAT+, 236 hospital, 26 ICU
16/1 3450 positives, 17k tests, 220 hospital, 26 ICU
17/1 3829 positives, 14k tests, 227 hospital, 26 ICU
18/1 3079 positives, 13k tests, 285 hospital, 24 ICU
19/1 3482 positives, 15k tests, 294 hospital, 23 ICU

Tasmania (6323 active – 1500 public hospital beds, 38 public/private ICU beds)

12/1 736 PCR+, 2.6k tests, 847 RAT+, 8/22 hospital
13/1 253 PCR+, 2.4k tests, 847 RAT+, 10/23 hospital
14/1 349 PCR+, 2.0k tests, 852 RAT+, 10/24 hospital
15/1 255 PCR+, 2.1k tests, 884 RAT+, 10/22 hospital, 1 ICU
16/1 245 PCR+, 1.9k tests, 580 RAT+, 8/22 hospital, 1 ICU
17/1 310 PCR+, 2.0k tests, 727 RAT+, 7/21 hospital, 1 ICU
18/1 360 PCR+, 2.2k tests, 950 RAT+, 12/25 hospital, 2 ICU
19/1 471 PCR+, 2.6k tests, 714 RAT+, 12/29 hospital, 2 ICU

ACT (6655 active – 1200 public hospital beds, 37 public/private ICU beds)
Certain elective surgery suspended/paused at 1 hospital - announced 7/1

12/1 1078 positives, 3.6k tests, 23 hospital, 3 ICU
13/1 1020 positives, 4.7k tests, 24 hospital, 3 ICU *RAT+ will be reported from Friday
14/1 885 positives, 240/1178 RAT+, 27 hospital, 3 ICU
15/1 629 PCR+, 691 RAT+, 30 hospital, 3 ICU
16/1 716 PCR+, 600 RAT+, 41 hospital, 3 ICU
17/1 878 PCR+, 723 RAT+, 52 hospital, 4 ICU
18/1 976 PCR+, 884 RAT+, 63 hospital, 6 ICU
19/1 654 PCR+, 813 RAT+, 60 hospital, 5 ICU

NT (4060 active – 1000 public hospital beds, 20 public/private ICU beds)

12/1 352 positives, 2.4k tests, 28 hospital, 1/2 ICU
13/1 550 positives, 2.5k tests, 24 hospital, 1 ICU
14/1 546 positives, 1.6k tests, 27 hospital, 1 ICU
15/1 412 positives, 2.2k tests, 32 hospital, 0 ICU
16/1 327 positives, 1.7k tests, 44 hospital, 0 ICU
17/1 284 positives, 1.3k tests, 39 hospital, 1 ICU
18/1 625 positives, 1.4k tests, 43 hospital, 1 ICU
19/1 418 positives, 1.6k tests, 48 hospital, 0 ICU

WA (82 active – 5900 public hospital beds, 179 public/private ICU bed)

12/1 2 local positives, 4.3k tests
13/1 2 local positives, 4.5k tests
14/1 1 local positive, 3.7k tests
15/1 2 local positive, 1.6k tests
16/1 2 local positives, 1.3k tests
17/1 3 local positives, 3.7k tests, 1 hospital
18/1 2 local positives, 8.4k tests, 1 hospital
19/1 2 local positives, 5.9k tests, 0 hospital
 

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Is it appropriate to declare to deploy an emergency code for an event that the health system has had nearly two years to plan for? They may be over-run but it's hardly unexpected?
 

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TBF, everyone has made errors in planning the different aspects of the pandemic response.
TBF, the primary reason for lockdowns commencing mid 2021 was to allow the health system to prepare? Only those specifically paid not to make errors have consistently made them, even though their personal fortunes have never been under threat. Perhaps the results would have been different if they'd had a bit more skin in the game?
 

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TBF, the primary reason for lockdowns commencing mid 2021 was to allow the health system to prepare? Only those specifically paid not to make errors have consistently made them, even though their personal fortunes have never been under threat. Perhaps the results would have been different if they'd had a bit more skin in the game?
So as an example, everyone's leave in a public hospital in NSW, Vic, Qld, SA and ACT (the ones with current suspension of some surgery) should have been cancelled on day 1 of Omicron???
 

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It’s just a matter of the size of the projectiles now.. fan was hit long ago !
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Is coughburn the name of the massage parlor
Used by some politicians.
So as an example, everyone's leave in a public hospital in NSW, Vic, Qld, SA and ACT (the ones with current suspension of some surgery) should have been cancelled on day 1 of Omicron???
No, not at all. But leave should have been assigned, at maximum levels during the quiet periods. If there were no quiet periods (i.e. they were massively understaffed with front line people) the last two years should have been addressed to fixing that. But, I’m sure that it hasn’t, and that we actually will end up with more tailgunners than people at the pointy end.
 

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No, not at all. But leave should have been assigned, at maximum levels during the quiet periods. If there were no quiet periods (i.e. they were massively understaffed with front line people) the last two years should have been addressed to fixing that. But, I’m sure that it hasn’t, and that we actually will end up with more tailgunners than people at the pointy end.
Leave is assigned in accordance with the relevant awards. If you have seen most public hospitals, is there really a quiet period??? Hospitals in Australia are generally a public good - the bad part is there is a huge bureaucracy, the good part is they are there to deal with all-encompassing health issues other than just covid in 'quiet periods'.

Many leaders (and pundits even on this thread) were downplaying the potential seriousness of Omicron's impact on hospitals. The sheer volume of Omicron even though mild in an overwhelming majority of instances has caught up, not just on actual hospital numbers (to make new peaks) but workforce availability (higher levels of positives, and higher levels of close contacts - until recently exempted).

Some other factors to consider:

In NSW for example, the number of hospitalisation (with covid) has increased 10 times in the past month (30 days) to a new peak. Such an acceleration hasn't been seen before in this country with previous variants.

I believe Australia has been a net importer of healthcare workers.

Omicron in essence 'broke through' vaccination - would you expect at least 5% of your workforce to be out of action if 100% of them are vaccinated???

In another context: most will note some retail places temporarily closing/limited trading - some will be due to workforce issues, are they bad planners as well??? For a lot of business owners its their livelihood with all their skin in the game.
 
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