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General Corona Virus chit chat thread - non-travel specific

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...If you are after proof, ask me, I'm on the frontline....
This is a genuine question and I mean no disrespect and appreciate you going to work when you could be exposed to it.

Can you explain the front line for me?
 

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This is a genuine question and I mean no disrespect and appreciate you going to work when you could be exposed to it.

Can you explain the front line for me?
I'm a healthcare professional working in a major tertiary hospital. We are the ones who are tackling this virus aka the frontline. We are often briefed on the current situation and any measures in place to prevent spread.

I'm mindful of trying to keep this thread on topic, if you have any further questions I'm happy to answer as best I can via DM
 

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The swedes continue to pay a high price for their relaxed Covid arrangements.
When the lockdown inevitably comes the infection explosion will probably continue along with the death rate.

One must now feel optimistic about a treatment sooner rather than later ; in that case the flatter the curve the better.
 
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Apparently adopting or fostering dogs (and cats), is very popular at the moment with people being at home. I would like to think that those dogs are now in happy homes and would stay there when people return to work.
But, I think some of them will end up at least as badly off from where they started. We probably need a few people to hold off so they can take those dogs when that happens.
 
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Apparently adopting or fostering dogs (and cats), is very popular at the moment with people being at home. I would like to think that those dogs are now in happy homes and would stay there when people return to work.
But, I think some of them will end up at least as badly off from where they started. We probably need a few people to hold off so they can take those dogs when that happens.
Good point, we'll be ready, we wanted older cats as well, as we aren't getting any younger either!
 
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Reading some US forums/news, are the CDD now advocating non sick people wearing masks?
I think that it is most important to understand the context of what the situation is in the USA though.

I posted this in another thread.

Why? Perhaps review the logic. The logic of the use of masks here in Australia was sound then and it is still sound now. Wearing masks several weeks ago with the small number of infections about would have been a pretty pointless exercise, and if you had limited stock you may have used them up rather than saving them for a time when they may actually be of some real use to you. Masks were in short supply then, but are more available now.

What has changed is in the USA that infection is widespread and so there are people who are now spreaders walking the streets. In addition in the USA they have no idea who may have it as contact tracing basically does not exist. The advice weeks ago was that those that spread should wear masks. This is just acting on that advice. The USA needs their spreaders to wear home made masks. Ditto in the UK where CV19 is now more widespread and testing and contact tracing have been minimal as well.

Both countries are seeking to try and stop their abundant number of unknown spreaders from spreading.

Dr Fauci also again reinforced to not take masks that health workers need.

The advice weeks ago here in Australia was that there was a shortage of PPE, and so N95 masks should be left for health workers and the like. This advice has not changed, N95s should still be left to health workers. Social distancing is working here and the need to wear a mask in public has changed little. What has also changed though is that mask production and sourcing has been ramping up. So masks are not as rare as they were. Supply has increased. So as long as your are not using PPE for health workers you can wear it if you wish, though in Australia with our current infection rate it will do little.



Now if you have comorbities or are in a high risk group it pays to be more cautious. But if so, then as now you should be Staying at home and have others do your shopping etc for you.
 
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Apparently adopting or fostering dogs (and cats), is very popular at the moment with people being at home. I would like to think that those dogs are now in happy homes and would stay there when people return to work.
But, I think some of them will end up at least as badly off from where they started. We probably need a few people to hold off so they can take those dogs when that happens.
I've been wanting to adopt a dog for a while, but have held off due to my travelling, so when I knew I was going to be grounded for a while I thought (like everyone else it seems!) that this would be a good time. Virtually no availability of the small dog I would need (small property), so now looking at cats as well. The advice to 'hold off' is excellent, however if I do that, I'll (hopefully) be travelling again soon afterwards :(
 

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Apparently adopting or fostering dogs (and cats), is very popular at the moment with people being at home. I would like to think that those dogs are now in happy homes and would stay there when people return to work.
But, I think some of them will end up at least as badly off from where they started. We probably need a few people to hold off so they can take those dogs when that happens.
I got two cats last week. I am not going anywhere for a while so plenty of time for them to settle in. And two of them so they are not reliant on me for company when the world returns to "normal".
 

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I've been wanting to adopt a dog for a while, but have held off due to my travelling, so when I knew I was going to be grounded for a while I thought (like everyone else it seems!) that this would be a good time. Virtually no availability of the small dog I would need (small property), so now looking at cats as well. The advice to 'hold off' is excellent, however if I do that, I'll (hopefully) be travelling again soon afterwards :(
If you can give them an outside run and it sounds like you have good neighbours then once the cat is settled it would be OK for people to feed for a few days and if you were away longer then they can go to a cattery. It's going to be hard to get one at the moment because everyone is just snapping them up
 

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Ruby Pax lauch legal action.
Well, besides the boiler plate contract saying travel insurance, excluding pan epidemics, legally unable to disgorge sooner - I don't like their odds on legal merit alone.
Meanwhile NSW health ministers tried defending his decision by obliquely saying based on four experts in their fields. Well if they really are experts, they wont be gagged, and a peer review should be possible. In my professional opinion, experts under political pressure always say yes, with qualifications to protect their asses.No doubt these will never see the light of day.

The Bolt report. Chances of Australians dying is less than one in a million presently. The numbers are simply not being reported . Just like some 2000 malaria drugs sent to hospitalised cases. What drug? More dumbed down PR for sheeple. Turn that around to 'Covid patients denied medication'. I believe the USA line in resisting this has caused their death spiral and patient's passing shed matter to health workers. This is groupthink at its worst.
 

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