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At work with a mask on - Sucks
on: July 06, 2021, 06:13:59 AM
Lockdown last couple of weeks mainly due to idiots and a mess of a government and state government here in Sydney NSW.
Been going in office most days and you got to wear a mask while working. Desk job coding but I can tell you its not fun :(

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Reply #1 on: July 07, 2021, 02:20:12 AM
Another week of Lockdown :(

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Reply #2 on: July 10, 2021, 21:30:03 PM
Meanwhile in NZ I'm getting increasingly nervous for when covid inevitably gets in and stays in. We've been so sheltered from it the world will have moved on when NZ is learning to deal with it. Like most things here, we're years behind heh.

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Reply #3 on: July 11, 2021, 13:38:26 PM
The latest variants are not specifically more dangerous, but due to sheer numbers of people infected the variants have become more infective.

UK government has been particularly ineffective on purpose, bribing friends' companies rather than companies that know what they are doing. The only good thing they have done is buy as many vaccines as possible, but even that was a gamble. Distribution was left down to the NHS and volunteers, nothing to do with Boris and co. Vaccines though are not 100% effective, there is always going to be people who get the disease even if they don't show it. The idea is to reduce that number so it dies out, which the government is not helping with.  Not blocking travel from India means we have a very highly infective variant. Entirely down to government stupidity, or more precisely Boris Johnson and friends.

Wearing a mask might not be pleasant, with fibromyalgia I overheat very quickly during summer anyway without one, but it helps protect you and everyone else. I am fully vaccinated but still wear one whenever I leave the house. This is not a short term item as the Tories claim.

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Reply #4 on: July 12, 2021, 01:09:05 AM
Meanwhile in NZ I'm getting increasingly nervous for when covid inevitably gets in and stays in. We've been so sheltered from it the world will have moved on when NZ is learning to deal with it. Like most things here, we're years behind heh.
Where are you in NZ again?

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Reply #5 on: July 12, 2021, 01:11:00 AM
The latest variants are not specifically more dangerous, but due to sheer numbers of people infected the variants have become more infective.

UK government has been particularly ineffective on purpose, bribing friends' companies rather than companies that know what they are doing. The only good thing they have done is buy as many vaccines as possible, but even that was a gamble. Distribution was left down to the NHS and volunteers, nothing to do with Boris and co. Vaccines though are not 100% effective, there is always going to be people who get the disease even if they don't show it. The idea is to reduce that number so it dies out, which the government is not helping with.  Not blocking travel from India means we have a very highly infective variant. Entirely down to government stupidity, or more precisely Boris Johnson and friends.

Wearing a mask might not be pleasant, with fibromyalgia I overheat very quickly during summer anyway without one, but it helps protect you and everyone else. I am fully vaccinated but still wear one whenever I leave the house. This is not a short term item as the Tories claim.


It will not be long before they stop the work. Big business has kept shops like Harvey Norman open as they really control the state and governments. A lot of the case spread have been...


1. People visiting family when they been told not too and stay at home.
2. People going non essential shopping
3. People going out and about when they know they are sick.


It has been funny as there is the news interviewing people out and about with people saying "We should stay at home..." blabla and they are not wearing a mask and also out and about! lol.

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Reply #6 on: July 12, 2021, 14:34:28 PM
A lot of it is people refusing to wear masks or be vaccinated because of gross misinformation. A lot of that has come from the Republican party in the USA and evangelical Christians. In the UK the Tory government itself has been spreading misinformation by putting out contradictory messages, it seems their business backers would rather have people die of covid than have a profit drop.

The issue though is worldwide and relates to every country that allows effectively unchecked air travel from other countries. What about the next variant? Could they stop a far more fatal version before it gets out of control?

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Reply #7 on: July 14, 2021, 17:10:45 PM
idk why anyone makes a fuss about a mask, doesn't bother me at all, if anything a mask is the least of the problem, better to keeps the masks and relax other stuff

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Reply #8 on: July 15, 2021, 00:34:58 AM
idk why anyone makes a fuss about a mask, doesn't bother me at all, if anything a mask is the least of the problem, better to keeps the masks and relax other stuff

when I was reasonably capable I would fully agree with you. Some people do have health issues wearing masks. Just walking around the shops causes me to overheat at the moment and become exhausted fast, the mask makes it worse. I still wear it.

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Reply #9 on: July 15, 2021, 02:29:25 AM
idk why anyone makes a fuss about a mask, doesn't bother me at all, if anything a mask is the least of the problem, better to keeps the masks and relax other stuff
True but stuck in an office at a desk wearing one for an entire day pretty much for over a week now and for another 2 weeks unless they stage 4 us and we can not even leave our house... Not fun times here in Sydney at the moment.


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Reply #11 on: July 15, 2021, 14:08:09 PM
https://twitter.com/asaelliott/status/1393087186174611458?s=20

Obviously took the Boris alternative 'truth' option. Normally I won't leave the house either but sometimes you just have to go out.

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Reply #12 on: July 20, 2021, 00:26:45 AM
https://twitter.com/asaelliott/status/1393087186174611458?s=20
LOL, and out and about. That is here.


The last few days have been 20+ community transmission so people still visiting others and going shopping etc and not wearing masks to get infected. Over 200 fines issued by police each day to show people not following the rules here. And we are 100 cases a day.
From Tuesday you are SUPPOSED to work from home and business can be fined $10k now if people can work from home so that is us. Boss needs a day to sort but that should be us now, the possible fine has finally triggered him.


The main one is that retail other than essential finally shutting I think it was them and the CEO's pulling strings on the State Gov to keep them open. Although you were initially only allowed essentials lots of people still shopping. Then it was no browsing but people were still doing that.


Main issues are out west as well so they have locked down certain areas from traveling as well.

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Reply #13 on: July 20, 2021, 09:20:12 AM
Meanwhile the UK government insists on almost fully opening up everything and removing restrictions while the infections go up above 50,000 a day.

The Tories are loons, why the people voted for Boris I have no idea.

Signs in supermarkets claiming that empty shelves are due to demand, far more due to no transport due to the EU drivers and farm workers going home. Again Tories to blame with the worst possible Brexit deal and encouraging racist behavior.

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Reply #14 on: July 20, 2021, 09:52:30 AM
I guarantee we will be back in Lockdown in no time.

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