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    DH, DD and I have all come down sick and live near a number of exposure sites.

    DH has gotten tested this morning (I didn’t want to wait in line with a psycho toddler - we figure we all have the same thing).

    Wish us luck!

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    633 new cases in NSW.. why isn’t it going down. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by granny1 View Post
    633 new cases in NSW.. why isn’t it going down. ?
    Because it's mostly being spread through workplaces (I'm guessing essential services) and households, which you can't really minimize further.

    My gosh, the number of people in hospital is huge.

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    70% is household transmission. The rest are mostly workplaces.

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    Default Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Chat #6

    Quote Originally Posted by atomicmama View Post
    Because it's mostly being spread through workplaces (I'm guessing essential services) and households, which you can't really minimize further.

    My gosh, the number of people in hospital is huge.
    Yeah it’s become clear that the cases are not going to go down - I mean the lockdown can’t really get much stricter and the current one isn’t even keeping the case numbers steady. I guess it’s slowing down the exponential growth.

    I just hope that everyone who wants to be vaccinated (including children) can be vaccinated ASAP.
    Last edited by babyno1onboard; 18-08-2021 at 11:59.

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    It is pretty much what happened in Vic last year. It took a looooong time of cases going up and plateauing before they started to drop.

    Essential workers/workplaces can’t really be “locked down” and unless the govt is going to pay tor the workers’ families to live elsewhere you can’t stop the consequential household transmission.

    Wish Gladys would stop spending the bulk of the press conference berating people for breaking the rules as if they are the reason it’s not going down. Sure they shouldn’t be breaking the rules, but most of the transmission is occurring in compliant settings. It’s just easier to scapegoat. But there’s not much else that can be done now - the cats out of the bag and delta is much harder to contain.

    Fortunately, There are a lot less deaths this year than in Vic last year which is a testament to how much we have learnt about treating covid and the benefit of vaccinating the most vulnerable (aged care residents in particular).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beary View Post
    DH, DD and I have all come down sick and live near a number of exposure sites.

    DH has gotten tested this morning (I didn’t want to wait in line with a psycho toddler - we figure we all have the same thing).

    Wish us luck!
    Good luck! I had a pcr this morning too (my 7th? 8th? since this all started). I'm nowhere near the hotspots, or even exposure sites and work in regional. There seem to be 2 winter bugs going around at the moment. One a mild nasally cold that lasts about 2-3 days, the other starts with a sore throat and heads to the chest pretty quickly. That's the one I think I've picked up. Everyone at work (students and teachers) who has had it and been tested was negative, but I still feel obliged to get tested regardless.

    Given they've been circulating at our school for at least 3 weeks, I was hoping I'd managed to miss out! But started feeling a bit off yesterday - right before getting my 1st dose of pfizer! So now I have a sore arm and a cold!

    Hopefully you've just picked up one of those bugs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    Yeah it’s become clear that the cases are not going to go down - I mean the lockdown can’t really get much stricter and the current one isn’t even keeping the case numbers steady. I guess it’s slowing down the exponential growth.

    I just hope that everyone who wants to be vaccinated (including children) can be vaccinated ASAP.
    We've known for a while now that it's a case of slowing the growth in Sydney, which will still see increasing numbers, trying to keep it from spreading to the regions, and putting out the spot fires in regions as they pop up. It is what it is until enough people are vaccinated.

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    The positive (trying to find positives in this mess) is that so far we're seeing quite a low rate of hospitalization, and a very low mortality rate. (Given what's known about covid.)

    I really wish they would ramp up vaccination of high risk groups (obesity, heart issues, lung issues, diabetes, age, etc etc) because keeping the mortality rate down depends in large part on our hospitals having capacity to treat people.


 

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