Monday, September 21, 2020

Please Melburnians

Yesterday there was one new locally acquired COVID infection in our largest state of New South Wales. As far as I know there weren't any other infections aside from quarantined returning overseas travellers. 

My state of five million people had some very serious COVID infection rates, to the point where it was becoming nearly impossible for contact tracers to keep up. When we reached a figure of over 700 we were severely locked down and in the greater Melbourne area we are at least for another week. However the good news is that today's figure was 14 new infections but still a sad number of some five deaths. Nine of yesterday's new infections were from households who broke the law by socialising and travelling further than the five kilometre limit. Shame on them.

The weather has been very pleasant this weekend and as Our Friend in Japan told us, wearing masks in warmer weather can be rather unpleasant and she wasn't wrong. 

It was so disappointing to see so many people out and about with masks lowered below their noses and at times their mouths and even the odd one not wearing one at all. There was a stunning looking young man in our building's foyer when I went out for today's ISO walk and only later I twigged I would not have known that had he been wearing a mask. One resident, the husband of an Owners' Corporation committee member, is a COVID denier and she published on our building's website that she disassociated herself from his views and was not responsible for him not wearing a mask within the building. What a tosser!

I implore the people of my city and state of Victoria, stay the course as directed by our Chief Medical Officer and our state government. We don't want to go through this lock down again and if you don't behave, we will.

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  1. I really, really hope that you ARE on top of the latest increase in numbers. And that it is the last.

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  2. It was a challenge wearing a mask this summer. That was when I switched to the paper surgical masks. Cloth masks were too hot and several times I felt faint. Our numbers are starting to rise again. Poor planning allowed schools to open with PPP. (piss poor planning!) I am glad my daughter chose to keep her children safely at home.

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    1. Maribeth, like the normal surgical masks? We have found them to be best. Your federal leadership has been left wanting.

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  3. Always amazed at the number of people in countries such as Japan and Taiwan who wear masks in public, even when there's no pandemic.

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    1. Cynthia, Asian born wore them here too, and I will do so in the future if I have a cold.

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  4. I hope your city can soon have restrictions lifted. I hope that the selfish ones who don't comply with the rules wake up to themselves.

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    1. Cheryl, unmasked makes me so angry. When out walking some people pull their masks down but back up again if they are about to pass someone.

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  5. Next time you see a stunning young man, I hope it's under healthier circumstances.

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    1. Yes, well, Kirk. The chances of anything more than what I saw are slim.

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  6. And today it’s 11 reported cases here in Victoria- here’s hoping......

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    1. Cathy, Tuesday is usually the highest day. We will wait with bated breath tomorrow.

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  7. I get upset every time I see on the news, people in Melbourne or other parts of Victoria rioting and protesting about the wearing of masks and having to stay home. They'd soon change their tune if one of them or a family member caught the virus. But that is such a hard way to learn. Far better to accept the restrictions now to enjoy the freedom later.

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    1. Agreed River!

      If people don't wear masks outside the house and don't socially isolate, then they must be charged, their details recorded and fined.

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    2. River, I can't even begin to speak about the idiot protestors. One young person of Middle Eastern appearance was asked, what if your grandmother caught COVID from you? He replied, it doesn't matter. She is old. She will die soon anyway.

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    3. Hels, I agree, but it seems things are breaking down.

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  8. I have just heard, overnight, that the UK's current second wave is becoming very serious, and a statement will be made this morning. It doesn't look good.

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    1. No Cro, it does not look at all for Old Blighty.

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    2. Parts of Europe are also exploding with cases numbers. I worry about my neighbour, STILL stuck in Germany since early January. Is she okay? Is she ill? Will she ever come home?

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  9. You are doing well in the city of Melbourne, it certainly has worked with having a lock down. Shame on those that wandered, but they would surly know the error of their ways now.
    Can't understand how someone could not believe in Covid-19, just can't understand them at all or their thinking. People getting sick, dying and yet they still deny - seeking attention my be.
    Masks are hot in warmish weather, in the theatre all day standing still assisting the Dr's for 8 hour shifts and longer when there was no aircon etc. yes, it's hot...but I got by. :)

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    1. Margaret, it didn't enter my head about you and masks, but of course you would know all about them, in hot and cold weather. COVID disbelievers are just amazingly stupid.

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  10. I think Oregon is running now between 100 and 300 new infections daily with anywhere from 2 to 8 deaths each day. The neighboring county, across the river, had a one day increase to 27 cases or something like that that coincided with when the university students returned. We shall see. The US has now surpassed 200k deaths but seems like old news and that nobody cares and many many people don't care at all, only about their little lives and wearing a mask. So stupid to tantrum over something so small.

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    1. Strayer, it wasn't long ago that we had such figures as yours, but the masks, businesses closed and not socialising worked.

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  11. I implore them too Andrew ✨

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    1. Thanks Grace. Looking better each day.

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  12. Well, at least he was stunning-looking!

    Seriously, I agree. I don't understand the opposition to masks at all.

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    1. Steve, while some are careless about wearing them, it is the deniers and refusers who are the real problem.

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