I've found the us vs them thing throughout COVID to reflect the worst in our society. I'm in TAS and even when we had the N/West outbreak, the attitude about protecting the "south" from the N/west was terrible. We are one nation, in a pandemic. Yes States should take measures to protect themselves but that doesn't mean we should be smug or treating other areas with cases badly. It only takes 1-2 people anywhere doing the wrong thing and this will be off and racing across the whole nation again.
That seems a little harsh...at the end of the day it's not the government or health department spreading the virus...it's individuals not doing what they need to do.
I attended a wedding once where ALL people who knew each other were separated. It was bloody horrendous. All these groups of people stuck with people they didn't know, as soon as formalities were over everyone left there "assigned" tables and went and found their friends. People didn't even go back to their tables to eat the dessert, it was all just abandoned. At the end of the day....your wedding...your choice..... but I'm still referring to this as the worst wedding I've ever been to 10 years later.
Such a tragic story :( I am finding these stories really powerful. For me personally they make me consider the issue of racism and bias more than rallies or people screaming at the tv.
My puppy tips:
Heaven forbid a husband or wife did something nice for each other!!!
At the end of the day, this pandemic has meant policies have needed to be done on the run, anyone who expects perfection from any government during this time is kidding themselves. Ultimately it was businesses who made this error (perhaps because it was too complicated or unclear, who knows). I think if this is our biggest economic issues during the pandemic, I don't think we are doing too bad.
Gladys needs to respect the states and the different positions they are in. NSW has community transimission. From an economic position i'd LOVE to see Tassie over run by cashed by Sydney siders looking for a holiday, but is it worth the health and economic risk if it lead to a huge outbreak? In a state with the oldest and some of the unhealthiest population? That's just Tassie, but ALL the states are trying to protect there people as best they can, from a health and economic stand point.
We have had to cancel our 2020 O/S adventure :( but I have already decided we will visit the Great Barrier Reef....before all the overseas tourists get back to it.
We certainly do. I'm at the stage where I worry we will loose more lives to the economic fallout than the virus :(
I'm becoming increasingly frustrated. My kids can't go to school for face to face learning, but I have just come back from the shops and countless parents are rooming around the supermaket with their teenage kids. My kids haven't left the house (except for a walk/ride) in 6 weeks. I just find the constant frustration at my fellow humans bloody exhauating!!!! The second biggest cohort out and about over 75s again all chatting right on top of each other like they havent a care in the world. Meanwhile people are going to kill themselves from the economic fallout and some people couldn't give a shit. Yes....mental health in a problem!!