Mega Thread Coronavirus (COVID-19) & the AFL

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Im in central america, coy on the country because of the fact theres no free media at the moment.
I came for the weather and surf. Retired early, I had a great job but found myself going backwards finacially and decided I may as well live on the cheap but doing what i want. I got tired of all the rules and regulations regarding work, life and thought id found the answer. I have sort of. Missing my family and the opportunity to see them.
I worked emergency seevices and so to my partner. When she came home from work, and said she had to unhook a man in his house before work that had hung himself in the shower, got caught on the taps on the way down, i said, do we want this? Ice addicts, chemists and alcohol shops on every street corner? So many pedos that ARGUS didnt know where to start.
We love oz but the wrong things we felt were being enforced. Our town went from weed growers to the kids turning into meth heads and went from hippy love to car crashes and burning houses.
Surf was beautiful but crowded, couldnt afford bricks near the beach.
Over here we know a lady that runs a charity funded womens health clinic. So she gives us the heads up on what is around and what is dangerous. Zika has been a big concern for her in these parts.
We run our house on $40,000 US a year, we are not and cannot afford to be extravagent. Happy to live on beans/rice and garden fruits. This place reminds me of what it must have been like living an adult life in oz in the 70's.
Would I have done this knowing covid was going to shut the world down? Not so sure now but seems we have no chance returning for a year or two now. We probably couldnt afford to live in oz anyway these days. Big gamble, probably have to see it through.
Interestingly, lots of interest from Americans who are wanting to get away from crazy things and move here, Panama and Costa Rica. If they have kids or older parents that need support I advise against it now.
Geez rambled on there😂
Thanks so much for sharing your story with us Abyss. So interesting!
Stay well.
 

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MrsEddieBetts said:
5km in effect until STAGE THREE. I don't know a single person within a 5km radius.

Hmmm
If you have a friend or rellie who is single, they can nominate you as their person and then distance doesn't apply
Only 9pm curfew.
Or you could have a "fight" with HBF, make him sleep on the couch for a night, and claim you are single.

Then nominate someone outside the 5km as "your" person.

Then the next day nominate someone else as your new person. Where there is a will there is a way.

How the bloody hell are they going to enforce that rubbish? Is there a statewide "nominated person" register? FFS.
 

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They can't. And you could be a 'carer'going to visit a friend who is severely depressed. Saw, a lot of 'carers' visiting dads on Fathers Day around here.
And this is why restrictions have been in place for so long, everyone thinks it shouldn't apply to them because of special circumstances and it won't matter if only one person flouts the rules applied to everyone else. It is not a lot different to those who refuse to comply with evacuation orders during bush fires, they divert resources from the overall effort to fix the main problem.

Hard to see this thing ever going away because some people will never follow directions, and are often the most strident critics of the government or emergency services who try to enforce them. Not shy about using said resources when they find themselves in need of them though ...
 

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And this is why restrictions have been in place for so long, everyone thinks it shouldn't apply to them because of special circumstances and it won't matter if only one person flouts the rules applied to everyone else. It is not a lot different to those who refuse to comply with evacuation orders during bush fires, they divert resources from the overall effort to fix the main problem.

Hard to see this thing ever going away because some people will never follow directions, and are often the most strident critics of the government or emergency services who try to enforce them. Not shy about using said resources when they find themselves in need of them though ...
I did feel a tad cross about it...despite understanding why they did it. And they looking at me like a potential nark.
Poor us. What a situation.
 

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Common questions and answers around the First Step of the new restrictions roadmap for Victoria, starting at 11:59 on 13 September 2020.

First Step FAQs ...

 

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myblueroan

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Interesting research from Harvard.
" Young people are now the primary spreaders of covid-19 in many countries, and new research suggests they may not be as safe from the disease as was previously assumed. A Harvard University study of about 3,200 hospitalized patients, ages 18 to 34, found that 20 percent of them required intensive care, 10 percent needed a ventilator, and nearly 3 percent died." Washington Post.

 
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