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    Default COVID-19 (Coronavirus) chat #3

    This is from Dan Andrew's FB. He must have a great PR team and once again, as someone else said a few posts back, I don't see how anyone in Vic can feel like the message isn't clear (apart from the fact that Scomo and his team keep making statements that almost contradict themselves).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretched View Post
    This is from Dan Andrew's FB. He must have a great PR team and once again, as someone else said a few posts back, I don't see how anyone in Vic can feel like the message isn't clear (apart from the fact that Scomo and his team keep making statements that almost contradict themselves).
    I usually hate politics and bury my head in the sand, BUT, as far as his handling of covid, and directions for Victorians, I must say I'm impressed. He's made hard calls, that contradicted the big boys (scomo), hasn't been afraid to stand up and say "nope. this is how we are doing it". He's come down hard and fast, and in general, been pretty clear for your average person in normal circumstances.

    Yes there's been a few grey areas (partners visiting eachother for example) but on the whole, I (personally) think he's done well with what we've got infront of us, and I'm thankful, even relieved, to live in Victoria at the moment. I'd be much less at ease in a state where I felt that they were just extensions of scomo arms, sending regular mixed messages.
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    Is anyone else feeling worried that someone vulnerable and dear to them is likely to pass away during this time where funerals will be restricted to just a few people?

    My boss is 80 and has been in isolation at home for weeks, but his health is declining (physically & mentally) and I feel so sad that he could pass away before I get to see him again and that I won’t be able to be at his funeral.

    He’s been like a second father to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    Is anyone else feeling worried that someone vulnerable and dear to them is likely to pass away during this time where funerals will be restricted to just a few people?

    My boss is 80 and has been in isolation at home for weeks, but his health is declining (physically & mentally) and I feel so sad that he could pass away before I get to see him again and that I won’t be able to be at his funeral.

    He’s been like a second father to me
    Not personaly but a dear friend lost her elderly mother 2 weeks ago. It was horrible. This lady had 4 children, 10+ grandkids and was very well know and loved within her community.

    My friend said she’s never felt so lost, it meant she couldn’t sit with her dad and siblings and “remember” her mum. She has been very deeply effected by it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    Is anyone else feeling worried that someone vulnerable and dear to them is likely to pass away during this time where funerals will be restricted to just a few people?

    My boss is 80 and has been in isolation at home for weeks, but his health is declining (physically & mentally) and I feel so sad that he could pass away before I get to see him again and that I won’t be able to be at his funeral.

    He’s been like a second father to me
    Yes, my Uncle passed away this week. The funeral was today. So heartbroken for my mum that she couldn’t attend. She wants to be with her sister at this time, but can’t be there. They will have a memorial that we will go to, but it’s not the same as being there when they need us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-DJ Nette View Post
    Yes, my Uncle passed away this week. The funeral was today. So heartbroken for my mum that she couldn’t attend. She wants to be with her sister at this time, but can’t be there. They will have a memorial that we will go to, but it’s not the same as being there when they need us.
    I’m sorry to hear this hon, it’s just heartbreaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    Is anyone else feeling worried that someone vulnerable and dear to them is likely to pass away during this time where funerals will be restricted to just a few people?

    My boss is 80 and has been in isolation at home for weeks, but his health is declining (physically & mentally) and I feel so sad that he could pass away before I get to see him again and that I won’t be able to be at his funeral.

    He’s been like a second father to me
    Absolutely. My friends Nanna died recently and she was unable to attend the funeral because of the restrictions. Initially they were going to be allowed to go to a viewing at the funeral home, but even that was stopped. So she never got to say her final goodbyes. Last saw her a few weeks back before the state government clamped down on “unnecessary travel”.

    A work colleague lost her daughter too. No one was allowed to attend the funeral apart from immediate family. So many of us would have gone to support her had we been allowed.

    For me, I have one remaining grandparent. My 91yo Nanna. She lives interstate and is currently at my uncles place anyway. I would be devastated if she died during all of this because she is the one I’m closest to out of all my grandparents. I have also been to the funerals of all 3 of my other grandparents, so missing this one would really upset me.

    Also, none of my family (apart from DH and DD) live in Brisbane. If anyone died, I’d not be able to go to funerals. Folks and sister are in Tassie and from what mum and dad have said, the airport is basically closed and there are no flights coming in or out since they closed their borders except for essential workers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    Is anyone else feeling worried that someone vulnerable and dear to them is likely to pass away during this time where funerals will be restricted to just a few people?

    My boss is 80 and has been in isolation at home for weeks, but his health is declining (physically & mentally) and I feel so sad that he could pass away before I get to see him again and that I won’t be able to be at his funeral.

    He’s been like a second father to me
    My dad. He is 78. Only has 1 lung that works properly and the other one is crap. It will be devastating either way and hardest for my sister as I know she won’t be able to get flights to come home from ny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    Is anyone else feeling worried that someone vulnerable and dear to them is likely to pass away during this time where funerals will be restricted to just a few people?

    My boss is 80 and has been in isolation at home for weeks, but his health is declining (physically & mentally) and I feel so sad that he could pass away before I get to see him again and that I won’t be able to be at his funeral.

    He’s been like a second father to me
    Yes.
    Both of my parents. My mum is 68, with a list of complications as long as my arm... My dad is 74 with a few complications. His breathing is terrible lately. He's been a smoker most of his life and I'm honestly worried there's something wrong but he won't bother seeing a Dr because 20yrs ago the anethatist before his neuro surgery said his lungs were great. he's not as healthy as he wants us to believe.

    My niece is high risk due to a transplant, I haven't seen her in almost 12 months. We were supposed to be going there in a few weeks

    I'm terrified of me, df or the kids....

    I'm struggling internally with anxiety over it but putting on a brave face for the kids. I just want to hide away...

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    My bil just lost his gran and I know of at least two other friends who have lost a grandparent unrelated to covid. Hubby and I discussed the fact that if his grandparents were to pass the 10 person limit wouldn’t cover the grandkids, plus I doubt we’d be able to travel anyway as they aren’t local to us.

    My Mum and Dad are trying to self isolate, my Mum is on oral chemo but has only recently switched from immunotherapy so she is having fortnightly bloods and having the nurse access her port to keep it clear so is still going out. Yesterday she complained about a lack of parking at a shopping centre and I told her to go to a different supermarket, and then mentioned being in spotlight to which I questioned her! We are regional with a very small amount of confirmed cases and most have now recovered so I think it’s hard to feel like the risk is still high.

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