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  • mockchocmockchoc Member Posts: 6,375 Member Member Posts: 6,375 Member
    mockchoc wrote: »
    Morning all.. :) Well, crap hit the fan in Victoria and I fear Sydney is on its way. Australia was doing so well, a month ago I could almost see things getting back to normalish. Businesses were opening back up, restrictions lifting then "boom" cases have spiralled out of control in Victoria, borders were tightened but too late.
    Hot spots all over Sydney now. 😒
    I shake my head at the unbelievable selfishness of people, these 3 ladies couldn't have cared less about anyone but themselves.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-30/coronavirus-queensland-three-women-charged/12508498

    Stay safe and well everyone ..

    And they were thieves Jo. Not sure about the ladies part still.

    Yes, I did read somewhere that part of the reason for their deception was a shoplifting spree.
    ythannah wrote: »
    Morning all.. :) Well, crap hit the fan in Victoria and I fear Sydney is on its way. Australia was doing so well, a month ago I could almost see things getting back to normalish. Businesses were opening back up, restrictions lifting then "boom" cases have spiralled out of control in Victoria, borders were tightened but too late.
    Hot spots all over Sydney now. 😒
    I shake my head at the unbelievable selfishness of people, these 3 ladies couldn't have cared less about anyone but themselves.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-30/coronavirus-queensland-three-women-charged/12508498

    Stay safe and well everyone ..

    Looking at that map, they could have infected hundreds traipsing around, including a medical facility.

    Sorry to hear things have gone badly in Australia. :( Some parts of Canada have seen increases but my little corner of Nowhere is still doing pretty well. I've never been so grateful to live in a remote sparsely populated place.

    Yes, they have done a great deal of damage and for a while one of them would not even say where she'd been.

    I too am lucky to be in a fairly remote area in a small town. We had 2 cases very early on but none for months now. I'm praying it stays that way.

    I love where you are. We've camped near there all our lives when young and hubby's family is from not far away too. Stay safe beautiful.
  • paperpuddingpaperpudding Member Posts: 5,922 Member Member Posts: 5,922 Member
    Yes I am sorry to read of situation in Victoria - and NSW sounds on same projectory.
    Hopefully nipped in bud better there

    Safe states like SA and WA need to keep tight borders and careful control of any exempted entrants.

    Things are almost normal here in SA and obviously we want to keep it that way.
  • slimgirljo15slimgirljo15 Member Posts: 244,546 Member Member Posts: 244,546 Member
    mockchoc wrote: »
    mockchoc wrote: »
    Morning all.. :) Well, crap hit the fan in Victoria and I fear Sydney is on its way. Australia was doing so well, a month ago I could almost see things getting back to normalish. Businesses were opening back up, restrictions lifting then "boom" cases have spiralled out of control in Victoria, borders were tightened but too late.
    Hot spots all over Sydney now. 😒
    I shake my head at the unbelievable selfishness of people, these 3 ladies couldn't have cared less about anyone but themselves.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-30/coronavirus-queensland-three-women-charged/12508498

    Stay safe and well everyone ..

    And they were thieves Jo. Not sure about the ladies part still.

    Yes, I did read somewhere that part of the reason for their deception was a shoplifting spree.
    ythannah wrote: »
    Morning all.. :) Well, crap hit the fan in Victoria and I fear Sydney is on its way. Australia was doing so well, a month ago I could almost see things getting back to normalish. Businesses were opening back up, restrictions lifting then "boom" cases have spiralled out of control in Victoria, borders were tightened but too late.
    Hot spots all over Sydney now. 😒
    I shake my head at the unbelievable selfishness of people, these 3 ladies couldn't have cared less about anyone but themselves.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-30/coronavirus-queensland-three-women-charged/12508498

    Stay safe and well everyone ..

    Looking at that map, they could have infected hundreds traipsing around, including a medical facility.

    Sorry to hear things have gone badly in Australia. :( Some parts of Canada have seen increases but my little corner of Nowhere is still doing pretty well. I've never been so grateful to live in a remote sparsely populated place.

    Yes, they have done a great deal of damage and for a while one of them would not even say where she'd been.

    I too am lucky to be in a fairly remote area in a small town. We had 2 cases very early on but none for months now. I'm praying it stays that way.

    I love where you are. We've camped near there all our lives when young and hubby's family is from not far away too. Stay safe beautiful.

    Thank you Sue, you too 🙂
    Yes I am sorry to read of situation in Victoria - and NSW sounds on same projectory.
    Hopefully nipped in bud better there

    Safe states like SA and WA need to keep tight borders and careful control of any exempted entrants.

    Things are almost normal here in SA and obviously we want to keep it that way.

    I hope you stay safe and the tight border restrictions save you from ending where we are right now. I think our borders with Victoria should have been much tighter , earlier than it was.. I just knew it wouldn't go well. 😔
    I feel New South Wales is on the edge of a precipice and we are about to fall.
  • mockchocmockchoc Member Posts: 6,375 Member Member Posts: 6,375 Member
    Yes I am sorry to read of situation in Victoria - and NSW sounds on same projectory.
    Hopefully nipped in bud better there

    Safe states like SA and WA need to keep tight borders and careful control of any exempted entrants.

    Things are almost normal here in SA and obviously we want to keep it that way.

    So do I so you are welcome to have the men kicking balls instead of us lol. Ok joking now but jez they can stay home. Make their millions down south somewhere.
  • GaleHawkinsGaleHawkins Member Posts: 7,888 Member Member Posts: 7,888 Member
    debtay123 wrote: »
    GaleHawkins-Oh No- and can't they see how we in the USA are sick and dying-- the Germans nor any other country -they do not need to "follow" us esp. in rebelling at health officials trying to keep us safe- no sir- not at all!!!!


    https://apnews.com/ef70c1af702b89c23e71fcd843e63293--your link

    How did you break my link. :)

    https://apnews.com/ef70c1af702b89c23e71fcd843e63293

    Thousands protest in Berlin against coronavirus restrictions
    By GEIR MOULSON
    yesterday
    edited August 2
  • paperpuddingpaperpudding Member Posts: 5,922 Member Member Posts: 5,922 Member
    mockchoc wrote: »
    Yes I am sorry to read of situation in Victoria - and NSW sounds on same projectory.
    Hopefully nipped in bud better there

    Safe states like SA and WA need to keep tight borders and careful control of any exempted entrants.

    Things are almost normal here in SA and obviously we want to keep it that way.

    So do I so you are welcome to have the men kicking balls instead of us lol. Ok joking now but jez they can stay home. Make their millions down south somewhere.
    mockchoc wrote: »
    Yes I am sorry to read of situation in Victoria - and NSW sounds on same projectory.
    Hopefully nipped in bud better there

    Safe states like SA and WA need to keep tight borders and careful control of any exempted entrants.

    Things are almost normal here in SA and obviously we want to keep it that way.

    So do I so you are welcome to have the men kicking balls instead of us lol. Ok joking now but jez they can stay home. Make their millions down south somewhere.

    Haha. :D

    I'd love to get to an AFL match again, I usually go to a couple a year.

    Won't be happening this year with limited crowd numbers - and my team isn't worth watching this year anyway. :o;):*

  • ReenieHJReenieHJ Member Posts: 1,784 Member Member Posts: 1,784 Member
    kimny72 wrote: »
    When Virginia's guidelines said no group gatherings over 10 people, my family said having a family dinner would be fine because it's 9 people. I tried to explain that I didn't care what the state guidelines were, there wasn't room for all 9 of us to sit and eat far enough apart indoors. I'm shocked by how much most people (Americans, at least) want to grasp onto any out-of-context detail that just makes everything ok. As someone who lives alone and is working from home, I know how the loneliness can weigh on you. I'm afraid I'm missing important time with my little nephews, and my parents. But we are making this so much worse than it needs to be by not just swallowing our medicine and getting it over with!

    Exactly. And I'm afraid we're simply going to limp along until the day when everyone can get a vaccine, which IMO will be quite awhile. :(
  • GaleHawkinsGaleHawkins Member Posts: 7,888 Member Member Posts: 7,888 Member
  • T1DCarnivoreRunnerT1DCarnivoreRunner Member Posts: 10,810 Member Member Posts: 10,810 Member
    baconslave wrote: »
    ReenieHJ wrote: »
    kimny72 wrote: »
    When Virginia's guidelines said no group gatherings over 10 people, my family said having a family dinner would be fine because it's 9 people. I tried to explain that I didn't care what the state guidelines were, there wasn't room for all 9 of us to sit and eat far enough apart indoors. I'm shocked by how much most people (Americans, at least) want to grasp onto any out-of-context detail that just makes everything ok. As someone who lives alone and is working from home, I know how the loneliness can weigh on you. I'm afraid I'm missing important time with my little nephews, and my parents. But we are making this so much worse than it needs to be by not just swallowing our medicine and getting it over with!

    Exactly. And I'm afraid we're simply going to limp along until the day when everyone can get a vaccine, which IMO will be quite awhile. :(

    That is exactly what is going to happen. It will be a long, slow, agonizing burn.
    And it didn't need to be this way.




    Agreed.

    As to a vaccine, it's going to take time, but there is an ethical argument made to support reducing the amount of time it takes.

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