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  1. Misrabelle

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    I think taking away any accountability, like needing a negative RAT to exit quarantine (since you have to report a positive RAT now), and relying on people to 'do the right thing' is just asking for trouble, because if anything, the last 2 years have shown, people don't give a rats (pun...
  2. Misrabelle

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    Yeah they're doing the same here. If you're asymptomatic, even as a close contact - go to work, it's fine. If you're symptomatic, stay home for 7 days. If you're asymptomatic on day 6, you're allowed out after 7 days, and no test required. Mum had friends here for her birthday, and they've all...
  3. Misrabelle

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    To be fair, he's always been an asshole.
  4. Misrabelle

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    Oh we do. They're quite vocal on social media, and at protests. Like Vegans, and Crossfitters. (That's a joke, don't come after me) But most of the population is pretty laid back, and willing to look at the bigger picture. Like when tougher firearm laws were brought in after the Port Arthur...
  5. Misrabelle

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    Sorry, I knew that would be the bit you'd highlight, and I pondered how to word it as a factoid, without it coming across as that way, which was not my intention. I understand how the numbers game works, and I'm obviously not anti-vax or a Covid-denier. It was just that I found it interesting...
  6. Misrabelle

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    They’ve changed their graphic. Now that they figured out in NSW how to let people report their positive RATs, and told everyone they MUST do it, *surprised Pikachu* the numbers have blown out. Also, most deaths reported today are among the vaccinated; from the press conference I believe it was...
  7. Misrabelle

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    Still can't get a RAT. Still no obvious symptoms, so off to work I go. Gotta drive a bus for the next 3 days, because the driver that has the positive, can't work for the rest of the week.
  8. Misrabelle

    2021 New Year's Resolution Thread

    It's good brain exercise! (I've taken to having Finnish radio streaming in the office while I'm there alone, and had some, "Hey! I know what they're talking about!" moments, which, considering I havent had formal classes since 2019 (and I miss that), isn't bad going. I wish I could...
  9. Misrabelle

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    We have the vax rate, and yet our hospitals are overwhelmed. Both from people going in with Covid, on top of the usual medical emergencies, and because so many workers in the sector are isolating with Covid themselves, that patient ratios are too high to receive the care in emergency and ICU...
  10. Misrabelle

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    NSW has a 95% double dose rate in 16+ age groups, and I still won't be going anywhere for quite a while yet.
  11. Misrabelle

    Monthly Virtual Meets - 2nd Saturday of the Month

    Meet concluded at 6.27PM Sydney time. Good turn out this month, was good to catch up with everyone. Next meet to be updated in opening post!
  12. Misrabelle

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    We’re still climbing. 45k new infections in 24 hours. Asymptomatic people told not to test, symptomatic people are waiting hours only to be turned away from tests, rapid antigen Tests are rarer than rocking horse poop, so there are plenty of people who think they have it, but can’t confirm. And...
  13. Misrabelle

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    38,625 new cases in NSW today! Now the “COVID Economic Recovery” group of the NSW government, are expected to sign off today on reinstating some “safety precautions” (not calling them restrictions, because the optics look bad). Closing nightclubs, density limits in food places. Elective...
  14. Misrabelle

    The great FG postcard swap!

    Dug out half-a-dozen postcards the other dayyyyyyy..... There is already one en-route to it's intended destination, but if anyone else is interested, lemme know!
  15. Misrabelle

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    Modelling said 25,000 daily cases by end of January. What do we get for meeting the stretch goal early?
  16. Misrabelle

    20 for 2021 - Your post(ish)-lockdown year top tracks

    Most of mine is the same/similar to last the year before last year I've noticed, so I've tried to find some new songs that made it into my playlist this last year. Evanescence - The Chain A cover that has more energy than the original. Amy Lee has always been my girl crush. Nothing has changed...
  17. Misrabelle

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    Based on the testing numbers and positive test rate from yestreday, it's now 1 in 5 people seeking PCR tests are positive. Which is completely ignoring those who were turned away from the queue to ease traffic congestion around testing sites, and those who got RATs to self test and avoid the...
  18. Misrabelle

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    Sure. None of us are advocating for lockdowns again, but the bare minimum that should have stayed in place - being masks indoors in public venues, and QR code check-ins. Literally a week after Omicron was declared a concern, our government just decided YOLO and scrapped the lot, against the...
  19. Misrabelle

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    They stopped sequencing most cases a few weeks ago, and I think they're only batch sampling a small number, but I think it's safe to say it's Omicron.
  20. Misrabelle

    Covid 19 CRISIS

    Modeling showed NSW was expecting 20,000 cases per day sometime in January, when the restrictions were dropped and reintroduced. With 14 hours to go in 2021, we made it to 21,000+ new infections announced yesterday. 69 people in ICU, 6 deaths overnight, and 70% of those are unvaccinated. People...
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