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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalina View Post
    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.
    Well done staying positive - ACT numbers today... eeek!

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    Shocked yet again to find out from our accountant today that my husband is eligible for at least $7500 for his business and at least $1500 as an individual. We aren’t struggling but there are people who are and the government is chasing them to pay back $1000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalina View Post
    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.
    I think with the 2 week lag between symptoms and escalation, the low hospitalisation and mortality numbers wont hold. Hopefully with the vaccinations already applied in aged care settings, we wont see horrific numbers like in VIC last year.

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    Age groups that are not eligible for vaccine are very high in case numbers. IMG_9166.jpg

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    16-39 can get Pfizer.

    Anyone can get AZ.

    Children under 10 is concerning. Can’t see how schools will go back next term with those numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJ565 View Post
    I think with the 2 week lag between symptoms and escalation, the low hospitalisation and mortality numbers wont hold. Hopefully with the vaccinations already applied in aged care settings, we wont see horrific numbers like in VIC last year.
    I meant as a percentage of cases, not the absolute number. The number will rise as cases rise, very rapidly. So the percentage of C19 positive people who have been hospitalised is quite low.

    Even lower if you consider that the numbers we see every day are detected cases, not all cases. Anyone's guess what the true number of active infections is - but the larger that number, the lower the % hospitalised and % in ICU. Particularly the latter is an extremely low percentage, thankfully.

    Also, hospitalization numbers include all people who are admitted - whether it's for days and days with severe symptoms, or a few hours for a check before they're sent home, and everything in between.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretched View Post
    Well done staying positive - ACT numbers today... eeek!
    I know right. The worst part is that we're pretty much only testing contacts. Masses of symptomatic people are being turned away from testing sites, they just can't cope. Of course contacts are more likely to be positive, but given that we've got mystery cases it's a worry that thousands of symptomatic people can't access testing readily.

    Being a small place with very low population density isn't a bad thing in these circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    16-39 can get Pfizer.

    Anyone can get AZ.

    Children under 10 is concerning. Can’t see how schools will go back next term with those numbers.
    I’m concerned about infections in kids. The focus has mainly been on fatalities from COVID (which is reasonable given we are battling a new disease) but I’m concerned about long term health impacts as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Shocked yet again to find out from our accountant today that my husband is eligible for at least $7500 for his business and at least $1500 as an individual. We aren’t struggling but there are people who are and the government is chasing them to pay back $1000.
    If they speak to centrelink debt department, they go through everything with them and work out payment plans etc to make sure they are obviously going to be ok. They just need to be giving all the info they have so it can be done properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    If they speak to centrelink debt department, they go through everything with them and work out payment plans etc to make sure they are obviously going to be ok. They just need to be giving all the info they have so it can be done properly.
    The point is those people need extra money. We do not yet my husband can get almost $10k. Imagine how many are claiming this when they don’t really need it. But they are chasing pensioners.

    Did you see QandA?

    This is what is making people angry.

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