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Offline madbugger

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Re: COVID-19 discussion
« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2021, 06:04:49 AM »
yup, Melbourne, the banned... maybe they should remake that old Kurt Russell movie to... "Escape from Melbourne"

what a croc!

It is crazy times mate.....not sure what to think of it TBH
We are all aussies and we shouldn’t ban people based on their location...then again, if it stops the spread ?
But living on the border I do feel for my Mexican mates

I live in Victoria and work in NSW. The border lockdowns were an absolute shemozzle. I think Victoria learned from the NSW one, because it was far less painful and the police were much friendlier than their NSW counterparts.

It was a difficult period for everyone, however the NSW closure lost a lot of respect for their police due to petty fines and penalties that they chose to enforce as vehicles were going thru checkpoints.

people not being able to attend work because they lived more than 5 km’s from the border, all in an area that still hasn’t had 1 confirmed case throughout this whole pandemic.

Hopefully it doesn’t get back to that again
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Re: COVID-19 discussion
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2021, 02:25:19 PM »
Looks like I can get the jab now. Will do so as soon as I can.

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Re: COVID-19 discussion
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2021, 02:31:44 PM »
Was flying to Melbourne from NZ on the 8th June to meet my first grandchild, skype just doesn't do it anymore, but looks like that will now be on hold.

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Re: COVID-19 discussion
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2021, 07:58:37 PM »
Similar dilemma with my niece in Melbourne, but my parents decided it's more sensible to wait until they get vaccinations before flying over to meet their first grandchild. I can't expect to get the vaccine at the same time as them. I need to get my health sorted out a bit if I'm to feel up to tagging along on the trip though. Hours wearing a mask wouldn't go well with sinus troubles.

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Re: COVID-19 discussion
« Reply #34 on: May 28, 2021, 04:02:11 AM »
My wife used to suffer badly from sinus issues. But flying never seemed to be an issue. The drying effect on a plane nay have helped her.

But for some, dry air is bad so keeping in some moist air from breathing in a mask might help.
https://www.news24.com/health24/medical/sinusitis/about-sinusitis/is-flying-with-sinusitis-dangerous-20170724

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Re: COVID-19 discussion
« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2021, 07:34:27 PM »
I'd defeat the benefits of a mask by having to sneak a wipe of my nose every 15 minutes at the moment and I don't think dry air would lessen it much. In the past, other issues I've had from flying due to my sinus include sharp pains when they start to ease the cabin pressure towards the end of a flight, and nausea as a kid (severely excessive post-nasal drip traps burps).

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Re: COVID-19 discussion
« Reply #36 on: June 11, 2021, 07:00:32 AM »
It’s about time they extended the mandatory quarantine period to 3 or 4 weeks for all returning travellers. Most states would have avoided the last couple of lockdowns and it would be cheaper for the government to cover these costs then shut down entire states or cities.

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Re: COVID-19 discussion
« Reply #37 on: June 11, 2021, 07:49:06 AM »
It’s about time they extended the mandatory quarantine period to 3 or 4 weeks for all returning travellers. Most states would have avoided the last couple of lockdowns and it would be cheaper for the government to cover these costs then shut down entire states or cities.

good idea mate...not real sure that some state governments want this to stop tho
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Re: COVID-19 discussion
« Reply #38 on: June 11, 2021, 10:29:19 AM »
It’s about time they extended the mandatory quarantine period to 3 or 4 weeks for all returning travellers. Most states would have avoided the last couple of lockdowns and it would be cheaper for the government to cover these costs then shut down entire states or cities.

Extending the isolation period doesn't stop an infected person passing it on to an isolation hotel worker. Nor does it stop a new returnee in week 1 from passing it onto someone about to be released at the end of week 3 or 4. In fact extending isolation periods just increases the number of people in these facilities that can pass it to each other or workers.

As for the suggestion that governments wouldn't want this to stop - that's just bizzare. Or trolling.

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Re: COVID-19 discussion
« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2021, 01:45:55 PM »
It’s about time they extended the mandatory quarantine period to 3 or 4 weeks for all returning travellers. Most states would have avoided the last couple of lockdowns and it would be cheaper for the government to cover these costs then shut down entire states or cities.

Extending the isolation period doesn't stop an infected person passing it on to an isolation hotel worker. Nor does it stop a new returnee in week 1 from passing it onto someone about to be released at the end of week 3 or 4. In fact extending isolation periods just increases the number of people in these facilities that can pass it to each other or workers.

As for the suggestion that governments wouldn't want this to stop - that's just bizzare. Or trolling.

You don’t think state governments aren’t milking this for all it’s worth ?…..of course they are
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Re: COVID-19 discussion
« Reply #40 on: June 11, 2021, 01:58:08 PM »
It’s about time they extended the mandatory quarantine period to 3 or 4 weeks for all returning travellers. Most states would have avoided the last couple of lockdowns and it would be cheaper for the government to cover these costs then shut down entire states or cities.

good idea mate...not real sure that some state governments want this to stop tho

I'm damn sure the Victorian Govt are milking it for all it's worth . . . and then some
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Re: COVID-19 discussion
« Reply #41 on: June 11, 2021, 04:00:22 PM »
It’s about time they extended the mandatory quarantine period to 3 or 4 weeks for all returning travellers. Most states would have avoided the last couple of lockdowns and it would be cheaper for the government to cover these costs then shut down entire states or cities.

Extending the isolation period doesn't stop an infected person passing it on to an isolation hotel worker. Nor does it stop a new returnee in week 1 from passing it onto someone about to be released at the end of week 3 or 4. In fact extending isolation periods just increases the number of people in these facilities that can pass it to each other or workers.

As for the suggestion that governments wouldn't want this to stop - that's just bizzare. Or trolling.

With the right PPE and a decent location it would be pretty damn simple

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Re: COVID-19 discussion
« Reply #42 on: June 11, 2021, 06:44:13 PM »
It’s about time they extended the mandatory quarantine period to 3 or 4 weeks for all returning travellers. Most states would have avoided the last couple of lockdowns and it would be cheaper for the government to cover these costs then shut down entire states or cities.

Extending the isolation period doesn't stop an infected person passing it on to an isolation hotel worker. Nor does it stop a new returnee in week 1 from passing it onto someone about to be released at the end of week 3 or 4. In fact extending isolation periods just increases the number of people in these facilities that can pass it to each other or workers.

As for the suggestion that governments wouldn't want this to stop - that's just bizzare. Or trolling.

With the right PPE and a decent location it would be pretty damn simple

With those things in place, and testing, and ensuring inmates are kept apart, - 2 weeks is enough.

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Re: COVID-19 discussion
« Reply #43 on: June 11, 2021, 06:46:45 PM »
It’s about time they extended the mandatory quarantine period to 3 or 4 weeks for all returning travellers. Most states would have avoided the last couple of lockdowns and it would be cheaper for the government to cover these costs then shut down entire states or cities.

good idea mate...not real sure that some state governments want this to stop tho

I'm damn sure the Victorian Govt are milking it for all it's worth . . . and then some

What is it worth? What would the Govt gain by extending it?

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Re: COVID-19 discussion
« Reply #44 on: June 11, 2021, 07:05:02 PM »
It’s about time they extended the mandatory quarantine period to 3 or 4 weeks for all returning travellers. Most states would have avoided the last couple of lockdowns and it would be cheaper for the government to cover these costs then shut down entire states or cities.

good idea mate...not real sure that some state governments want this to stop tho

I'm damn sure the Victorian Govt are milking it for all it's worth . . . and then some

What is it worth? What would the Govt gain by extending it?

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