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lovetravellingoz

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Because the advice is, no matter how mild the symptoms are, go and get tested. And it been hammered home.

VIC has had very strong testing rates, the message has been very strong and clear around this for a long time now.


Plus the third ring testing at present means that more tests are being done at present as well.

Also it would not surprise me that with the restrictions easing that some people returning to work may have gone and got tested as preparation for this as they would have known that they were about to start being around many more people.
 

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Plus the third ring testing at present means that more tests are being done at present as well.

Also it would not surprise me that with the restrictions easing that some people returning to work may have gone and got tested as preparation for this as they would have known that they were about to start being around many more people.
With the way things are going for office workers, we probably won't go back until Jan! So that's like 11 months working from home the whole time.
 

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Well with all the kidlets back in daycare, yes.

More people in workplaces and more people moving around so more people picking up minor cold bugs.

But definitely the daycare thing
I hear ya. I've taken the grand-tadpole twice for a Covid test (at request of parents of course). Children seem to have constant "noses" from the day they start child care.
 

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I hear ya. I've taken the grand-tadpole twice for a Covid test (at request of parents of course). Children seem to have constant "noses" from the day they start child care.

That was my favourite part of restrictions. Miss Tomcat's room at daycare had at most 25% of the normal kids there and she didn't bring home a single sniffle the whole time.

And then within the first week of all the kids being allowed back I noticed multiple kids with very runny noses just in her room :rolleyes:
 

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That was my favourite part of restrictions. Miss Tomcat's room at daycare had at most 25% of the normal kids there and she didn't bring home a single sniffle the whole time.

And then within the first week of all the kids being allowed back I noticed multiple kids with very runny noses just in her room :rolleyes:
Yep. Exactly the same in SA and until very recently. I'm hoping it means when they hit school the bugs will all be done with. Maybe that's why they don't get ill from Covid? (Bringing it back on topic 😂)
 
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With the way things are going for office workers, we probably won't go back until Jan! So that's like 11 months working from home the whole time.
Master FM, in San Francisco, has been working from home since March. They were told months ago they would be working from home until at least June next year. So that will be 16 months and could be extended again. Australia is still the lucky country.
 

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Yep. Exactly the same in SA and until very recently. I'm hoping it means when they hit school the bugs will all be done with. Maybe that's why they don't get ill from Covid? (Bringing it back on topic 😂)
I've been told that kids that go to daycare get less bugs in primary school.
 

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In my experience standing if often more a by product of there not being any seats/tables available (in pre-COVID times).
Actually I am loving the COVID Normal spaced seating in cafes and other venues here in Canberra. I’d happily pay a bit more for my coffee so that I didn’t have to sit cheek by jowl with complete strangers all the time. It’s really pleasant.

Edit — DYAC.
 
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On the new additional mystery case in Victoria:

From the data tables this would seem to be from the 24th October. So that is slightly good news in terms of it being slightly older that it will have been contained for at least an extra two days, and also that contacts with it will have been substantially contact traced with people placed into quarantine most like. ie They most likely will have been swabbed on the 23rd and should have been isolating since the 23rd, 6 days ago.


The Vic presser today will we would assume have more on this new mystery case.

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Plus as of early today 1 of the 3 new cases has already been linked. 2 are as yet not linked. Note that cases are often quite rapidly linked and so this may not mean any new mystery cases, though it could. Often by the time of presser more cases will have been linked.

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With the way things are going for office workers, we probably won't go back until Jan! So that's like 11 months working from home the whole time.

Though at least you are working, but working from home has its problems (and advantages). One daughter is "working at home" at our home for a major insurance company while also being a Uni Student and she really misses the social contact with workmates as she is a very social person.

One of my nieces is an opera singer, and so unknown when when she gets to work again in her preferred area. Though she is doing some work in a non-related area.
 

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Looking back at the VIC DHHS Report for the 24th October and the newly classified mystery case which would seem to have been for the 24th October.


Six of today’s seven new cases are linked to known outbreaks and cases. One is a close contact already identified as part of the Hoppers Crossing community outbreak and was already in quarantine and one is a staff member from Estia Keilor. One is a student from East Preston Islamic College, one is a student from Croxton Special School, also linked to East Preston Islamic College through family and two are parents from East Preston Islamic College.
The remaining case is a previously positive case that is currently under investigation.

So it may well be that this previous positive case is the latest mystery case. It may not be of course. If so it may mean that they have been infected a second time (ie recent transmission), or it may also be that results are inconclusive to rule them out from being an old case that has remained positive. (ie older transmission).
 
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And more surprised collecting details is optional at pubs and restaurants in Tas.

The Tas Chief Health guy, Dr Veitch was asked recently in a press conference why it wasn't mandatory, so there could have been a 'standard sheet' and/or specifications on the use of info collected. Reply was that in hindsight, it probably should have been mandatory and if circumstances change, it might be. Given his conservatism all along, I'm amazed that it hasn't been made mandatory.

Even at the Uni cafe, where there is a sheet for names & phone numbers on entry, no one is checking if its filled out, and most people swan past it.
 

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The Tas Chief Health guy, Dr Veitch was asked recently in a press conference why it wasn't mandatory, so there could have been a 'standard sheet' and/or specifications on the use of info collected. Reply was that in hindsight, it probably should have been mandatory and if circumstances change, it might be. Given his conservatism all along, I'm amazed that it hasn't been made mandatory.

Even at the Uni cafe, where there is a sheet for names & phone numbers on entry, no one is checking if its filled out, and most people swan past it.

You would think there could be an easy national system now most borders are open/opening, that all contract tracing teams across the country could leap on if required....
 

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Testing crucial as NSW virus cases keep 'rumbling along': Deputy CHO
By Mary Ward

NSW Deputy Chief Health Officer Jeremy McAnulty says the state should be prepared for virus cases to keep "rumbling along" for a number of weeks.
On Thursday, NSW is expected to announce at least one person has tested positive for coronavirus while not in self-isolation after a number of venue alerts were announced and Malek Fahd Islamic School confirmed one of their students had tested positive.


 

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In the early 90's it wasn't uncommon for me to hop around a few bars/pubs with some friends on a Friday or Saturday night., in Oxford St in Sydney. Always busy and almost always standing. I wouldn't have necessarily described the crowd as bogan. ;)🤣

Generally I've viewed the people standing at the bar are not there just for a drink. More to have a better view of the occupants and ready to "make the move" quickly. Those who are just there to eat and drink without an ulterior motive tend to sit. ;)
 

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Victoria's three new coronavirus cases were already in isolation when they tested positive, Health Minister Martin Foley says.

Further details about the cases have not yet been made public, but Mr Foley said the people were not interacting with others outside their home in the days before testing positive.

No further COVID-related deaths have been reported as Melbourne emerges from its months-long lockdown.

But an additional mystery case has also been identified, taking the tally of infections with no known source to four for the fortnight to October 28.


 

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From the Vic Presser.

2 of the cases may be older cases where the virus has lingered and are subject to expert panel review. ie They may not be new cases,

The other case is a young child from an early learning centre. Mother originally tested positive . Daughter tested originally negative but second follow up test yesterday has returned positive. So case has been isolating for almost a week.



That centre is the Goodstart Early Learning Centre in Bundoora.

Dr Wallace said the Department of Education has the learning centre already on its website as an exposure site.

The child attended between October 20-22.



"Her mother was identified as a case on the 25th and the child was quarantined from that day onwards," Dr Wallace said.
"The early learning centre was closed from the 25th and has already undergone some cycles of deep cleaning and will reopen when the outbreak squad is happy that the deep cleaning is satisfactory.
"The child herself tested negative on October 26 but was retested on the 28th and tested positive.
"There are about a dozen close contacts - eight children and four staff."



Dr Wallace said results from six of those eight children and three of the four staff were negative.

There is testing under way by Austin Health.






All close contacts are so far negative. Secondary contacts (90 odd) are now being asked to test.


No detail on the mystery case.
 
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