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Re: CV and mad panic behaviour

Reply #7110
Sure do relate to this, Principal LODS.

Recently I wrote here, like any self-respecting smarty pants, that I'd had Covid a while back and the symptoms were pretty mild, which was true. Then I got the seasonal flu, which floored me for about 5 days. Red hot razor blades in the throat when coughing. Then a week later (last week)... Covid struck again, obviously due to lowered immunity due to flu, this time nothing mild about it. Not bad enough to go to the doc or hospital, but debilitating and still, mmm... how do I put this without being gross... clearing unpleasantly coloured debris from the shnozzle. Like a bad cold now.... stuffy head, mild temperature etc. So my thoughts are with you esteemed friend, I haven't ventured for a long walk as yet! I hope your recovery speeds up and is complete.

Same to you Baggers.
I guess the moral to the story is with Covid...it's not over until it's over.


Re: CV and mad panic behaviour

Reply #7112
https://theconversation.com/cutting-covid-isolation-and-mask-mandates-will-mean-more-damage-to-business-and-health-in-the-long-run-189862
Unfortunately, there is now a very high likelihood we are all going to pay a high price for politically servicing the complaints of minority interests.

I can tell you unequivocally, the effects of opening up and the increasing COVID case count, are far wider and far more damaging to industry and commercial enterprise than the original restrictions, Actually, our restrictions were almost Clayton's restrictions compared to some international regions, and COVID is not even peaked in some foreign locations yet, the chance of it returning here is very very high.

All this "freedom" so some very very small minority can head back to the pub for a smoke and piss up, cast a marginal vote, and have their high risk ways expose them to COVID!
The Force Awakens!

Re: CV and mad panic behaviour

Reply #7113
I can categorically state that the only time the wider communitu of people are worried about covid is when its time to go to work.

Beyond that, if there is a social event, a footy game, a dinner, a theatre production, a shopping trip, a holiday, a plane ride, they are happy to get out and about, but they're not pleased to attend the workplace.

I dont blame anyone for this, but the majority of people are well and truly done with the pandemic and most people aren't worried about catching it aside from the inconvenience to their social life.

One of the guys I work with has been socialising happily, but is not keen to come to the rather empty office more than once a fortnight.

Im not judging people for this.  Its perfectly natural but I think you can't really be worried about covid if you're going out and about but not really concerned about it, and I think that despite what the statistics state about covid, no one is really worried about it now.
"everything you know is wrong"

Paul Hewson

Re: CV and mad panic behaviour

Reply #7114
It's news like the following that drives me to continue warning against complacency, history is littered with similar effects, just because you can't see something happening immediately like Polio or Rubella, doesn't mean you shouldn't take it seriously.

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Now a report published in Nature Medicine and led by researchers from Washington University suggests whether we’ve had COVID – even a mild case – could be added to that checklist. Expert authors Clare Arnott, Jamie Cham and Bruce Neal from the George Institute for Global Health and University of Sydney note the large-scale study highlights our limited understanding of the full consequences of COVID infection.

The big concern is that medium- to long-term harm to the body’s blood vessel network (the vascular system) appear more common than previously thought. Between 30 days and a year after recovery from COVID, survivors studied were 52% more likely to have a stroke, 63% more likely to have a heart attack, and 72% more likely to develop heart failure. When scaled to 600 million COVID infections worldwide, the implications are enormous.
Potentially, there may be many naysayers who can have "It was only mild!" etched on their headstones, and many more of their "involuntary associates" who can write "Thanks Mate"!
 
 
 
The Force Awakens!

Re: CV and mad panic behaviour

Reply #7115
Just been to SIngapore.  Interesting that:
 - masks are compulsary on public transport - 100% of people wear them. (you wouldn't know that in Melbourne)
 - masks optional in Taxis - some drivers asked us to wear them, others didn't care
 - masks were optional on the flight home - it seemed that most non-caucasians wore them, not many caucasians did
 
Mainly cultural/regime differences, but interesting.

Re: CV and mad panic behaviour

Reply #7116
Just been to SIngapore.  Interesting that:
 - masks are compulsary on public transport - 100% of people wear them. (you wouldn't know that in Melbourne)
 - masks optional in Taxis - some drivers asked us to wear them, others didn't care
 - masks were optional on the flight home - it seemed that most non-caucasians wore them, not many caucasians did
 
Mainly cultural/regime differences, but interesting.


Interesting. Thanks for that.

Re: CV and mad panic behaviour

Reply #7117
Just been to SIngapore.  Interesting that:
 - masks are compulsary on public transport - 100% of people wear them. (you wouldn't know that in Melbourne)
 - masks optional in Taxis - some drivers asked us to wear them, others didn't care
 - masks were optional on the flight home - it seemed that most non-caucasians wore them, not many caucasians did
 
Mainly cultural/regime differences, but interesting.

Didnt they have SARS first and adopted the mask regime then and were very quick to implement them for CoVid too....
I still see plenty of folk from Asian backgrounds wearing masks today and they still seem very concerned about CoVid.

Re: CV and mad panic behaviour

Reply #7118
I think many Asians wear masks to mitigate the air pollution or at least feel better about it.
They also dont seem to mind a minor inconvenience to help others

Re: CV and mad panic behaviour

Reply #7119
Just returned from Manila, masks are still mandatory everywhere (even outside), not long ago you also had to wear a face shield with the mask as well. Apparently it was heavily enforced.

Re: CV and mad panic behaviour

Reply #7120
Iso being kiboshed shortly
"everything you know is wrong"

Paul Hewson



Re: CV and mad panic behaviour

Reply #7123
I Still haven't tested positive.

I dont think I ever will either.
"everything you know is wrong"

Paul Hewson