Yep, have heard the same from a friend in Emergency Services. They've been informed to prepare for significant stress on the system from now till Feb-Mar. It would have been a whole lot worse without (1) the vaccines; and (2) the public health and safety measures implemented.Short insight into the effectiveness of the vaccine...
My Uncle works as Head of an emergency department at a decently sized hospital. His very recent commentary to me was without the vaccine the death count would be 'scary'. There are people going into emergency in a bad way with the vaccine and without would never have made it to the hospital.
Hospital systems still stretched by the virus.
Were there a couple of pissheads at the bar in the Holgate? One or both on the phone to their boss explaining how they couldn't make it in to work because they were sick?It was a beautiful day. We had a counter meal and a couple of locally brewed drinks at the Holgate.
Reminds me when I was a Murdoch drone at Blackburn around ‘95.I was there a few years ago and this tradie was in, blind off his nut at 3PM on the phone with "oh mate I couldn't make it in because... "
I reckon we need a vaccination anthem to the tune of Village People's YMCA.If you're part of that group, and haven't yet been vaccinated, please consider doing it ASAP - not just for yourself, but for your friends and family. And if you are vaccinated, please consider having this conversation with your mates.