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Re: Life under social isolation or mandatory "stay home orde

Postby kingofnobbys » Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:50 pm

27 Feb Update
NZ B1117 quarantine breach in Auckland , resulting Auckland going back into a 7 day FLASH LOCKDOWN with restrictions at Lev 3. Rest of NZ moves to Lev 2 restrictions.

28 Feb Update
NSW has achieved 7 weeks local covid transmission free.
First shipment of Astra Zenica vaccine arrives at Sydney Airport.
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EWSs : , Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Gutzy (F) rescued 27Sep19 - RIP 3Aug20 (est 12 yo), Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: Life under social isolation or mandatory "stay home orde

Postby CooperDragon » Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:13 am

I read about Auckland going back into lockdown. That's too bad. Hopefully it won't be for too long. It has been good to read about their success over the past year and I wish them all well.

Over here the latest news is that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been approved by the FDA. It will take a couple of months to ramp up production, but the single dose combined with the ability to transport and store it without super cold requirements should help increase vaccination numbers quite a bit by summer.
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Re: Life under social isolation or mandatory "stay home orde

Postby kingofnobbys » Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:14 pm

CooperDragon wrote:I read about Auckland going back into lockdown. That's too bad. Hopefully it won't be for too long. It has been good to read about their success over the past year and I wish them all well.



The latest Auckland Lockdown ( 7 days ) is because a stupid / selfish young man ( in his early 20s ) decided to ignore the health order he was issued with on testing positive for covid19 to self quarantine ( at home for 2 weeks ) , was out gallivanting about instead all over Auckland exposing lots of people to the B1117 variant he has ( his exposure is connected to the quarantine leakage last month that resulted in a Flash 3 day HARD (Level 4) Lockdown that was imposed from 14 February in Auckland and moved all NZ to Lev 3 restrictions ).

I hope the NZ cops throw the book at him and lock him up , a huge fine will be good too. He needs to serve his two weeks quarantine in one of the Auckland quarantine hotels locked in a room with a GPS leg bracelet on and under 24 hour police guard , would charged for the costs like he is a returnee from o/seas.

Of cause the Murdock mob ( SKYE News ) are being very derisive of the Kiwi's for doing a snap lockdown of Auckland over on local case ( ignoring how dangerous the B1117 variant is ) making it look like the Kiwis are overreacting over someone who just has a cold .

The latests NZ cluster is not getting much news coverage here , have to look very hard to find anything in the news feeds , it's all vaccine rollouts and political BS here ( rapes & sexual assaults in Parliament house by members of national cabinet and their staffers , ScoMo has not shown much leadership on this).

Yep NZ also has their share of covidiots .

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WA has achieved local covid elimination again ( 28 days local covid transmission free ).

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EWSs : , Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Gutzy (F) rescued 27Sep19 - RIP 3Aug20 (est 12 yo), Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: Life under social isolation or mandatory "stay home orde

Postby kingofnobbys » Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:28 pm

CooperDragon wrote:Over here the latest news is that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been approved by the FDA. It will take a couple of months to ramp up production, but the single dose combined with the ability to transport and store it without super cold requirements should help increase vaccination numbers quite a bit by summer.



Pfizer's vaccine can also be stored at regular freezer temperatures too , apparently no one read the instructions ( in any country ) and everyone zeroed in on the LONG TERM storage requirements ( -70 to -80 degC ) and made life hard for themselves.
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
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EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : , Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Gutzy (F) rescued 27Sep19 - RIP 3Aug20 (est 12 yo), Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: Life under social isolation or mandatory "stay home orde

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:21 am

Update 5 March
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DAYS LOCAL COVID FREE
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Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : , Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Gutzy (F) rescued 27Sep19 - RIP 3Aug20 (est 12 yo), Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: Life under social isolation or mandatory "stay home orde

Postby kingofnobbys » Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:22 am

6 MAR UPDATE
ACT - Hotel quarantine reports ACT's 1st 2 cases of B1351 variant in returnees.
NSW - Sydney's Royal Easter Show given go ahead in a covidSafe manner ( wishful thinking IMO ).
2021 LGBTQI+ Sydney Mardi Gras parade held inside the Sydney Cricket Ground for the first time in a covidSafe manner..
Astra-zenica phase 1A rollout starts in SA.

7 MAR UPDATE
NSW achieves 7 full weeks with zero local covid infections.
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Adelaide on Covid Alert as very high levels of ACTIVE covid19 have been detected in sewerage suggesting someone or cluster of infected people who have not been detected by sentinel testing are actively spreading the virus , very disturbing only a week following the AO tennis tournament in Melbourne.

Astra-zenica vaccine rollout officially launched Australia wide with start of Stage 1B.
WA launched Astra-Zenica vaccine Stage 1A rollout.
GP Clinics signing up to to be trained to administer Astra-Zenica vaccine.


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EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : , Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Gutzy (F) rescued 27Sep19 - RIP 3Aug20 (est 12 yo), Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: Life under social isolation or mandatory "stay home orde

Postby kingofnobbys » Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:12 am

13 Mar Update.

QLD hospital quarantine breach @ Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital, a doctor has been infected with B1117 strain while treating a quarantined infected returnee , as a result the hospital she works at is in lockdown , and QLD & NSW are on covid alert .
This is the first local covid infection in Australia for 15 days.

Brisbane hospital locked down after doctor tests positive for COVID-19
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is due to hold a press conference at 10:30am (AEST) today to reveal possible exposure sites after a doctor at Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.

The female doctor had contact with COVID-19-positive patients at the hospital in Brisbane's south, which was placed into lockdown on Friday night, in the early hours of Wednesday.

The doctor was infectious while in the community the following day and contact tracing is underway to identify and contact all patients, staff and families who may have been exposed.

The case marks the end of Queensland's 59-day run without a locally-spread infection.

In a statement, the hospital said "tests indicate low levels of the virus, which means the staff member may have only been infectious in the community for around one day on the 11th".

A statement on the Queensland Health website said: "Due to the early stage of this, Queensland Health is in the process of contact tracing the positive case's movements. If there is a risk to the public from the hospital or any other location this person has visited, we will issue a public health alert."

Queensland Health said further details would be provided on Saturday morning.

All non-essential visits to patients in the hospital will no longer be allowed.

Anyone who must attend the hospital will be required to wear a mask.

The Emergency Department will remain open, but the public is encouraged to seek care at a nearby hospital or at a GP if possible.

Hospital staff will wear masks at all times and patients will be required to do the same unless it is not clinically appropriate.

Non-urgent outpatient bookings and elective surgery will be postponed.

Unclear if doctor received vaccine
Director of Infectious Diseases at the Mater Hospital, Paul Griffin, said the case demonstrated the need for a rapid vaccine rollout.

"I think it makes perfect sense that people that are likely to come in contact with COVID cases are vaccinated and that's certainly the intention of that 1A rollout. I'm not sure that everyone in that 1A group has been vaccinated at PA yet because we know we've had some challenges getting the vaccine out there," he said.

"I think this may serve as a timely reminder that the virus hasn't gone away despite our excellent control in this state and this country, and that's why we need to really get on with that vaccination program to further reduce the risks of events like this happening."

It is not known if the doctor had received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, with the rollout in the Princess Alexandra hospital beginning late last month.

The hospital has administered 3,477 doses of coronavirus vaccines since the rollout began.

"We know the vaccine starts to really kick in after a week or two at least, so if this person had been vaccinated, they would have been less likely to be infected — still possible though — and they'll be less likely to pass it on, most likely, although we have little data to support that yet," Dr Griffin said.

He said it was possible other staff would be deemed close contacts and would not be able to work while isolating.

"Our hospital system is you know, usually fairly stretched at baseline, we have some other viruses putting some strain on their hospitals and we heard about some code yellows during the week so I guess to take a hospital offline in that system and to have some staff not able to attend will mean that the system will be a little extra stretched for that period of time," he said.

Earlier this week, Cairns Hospital and Brisbane's Metro North Hospital and Health Service issued a code yellow, indicating an internal emergency due to a large number of patients.

A spokesperson for Metro North said there was no reason for alarm in the community, explaining that it was an internal code that allows hospitals to "distribute resources accordingly".

"This can include additional surgery hours, extending medical imaging services, bringing in additional staff, and creating additional bed space, if required, to improve timeliness of patient access to services," the spokesperson said.

The Princess Alexandra hospital said it was "actively working to ensure the safety of staff and patients on campus while contact tracing is undertaken".

Anyone with any COVID-19 symptoms should get tested immediately and isolate until receiving a negative result.

Located in the inner-city suburb of Woolloongabba, the hospital is one of Brisbane's largest, with a capacity of more than 1,000 beds.

Last month, the hospital became the second Pfizer vaccine hub in the state

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/brisbane ... d=msedgdhp

QLD Govt LOCKS DOWN Greater Brisbane hospitals & aged care to visitors following new infection
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced all hospitals, aged care, and disability services in Greater Brisbane will be closed to visitors after a doctor tested positive for COVID-19.

he Premier said the Brisbane doctor was treating two patients with the UK strain of the virus.

“She developed symptoms on Thursday and returned a positive test late yesterday,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“The patients she was treating have the UK strain, but we do not yet know if the doctor has that same strain, but we expect that to be the case.

“There is no need for the public, in general, to be wearing masks. We will be assessing this each day - especially over the next 72 hours - to see if we have any further community spread."

Ms Palaszczuk said the doctor had only been out in the community for a short period of time with “limited” contacts and the time between contracting the virus and her diagnosis had been “very quick”.

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/other/pa ... d=msedgdhp

Fears grow of exposure sites after Brisbane doctor gets Covid-19
Authorities are racing to identify potential Covid-19 exposure sites after a doctor tested positive to the virus, plunging a major hospital into lockdown.

The junior medic at Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital was infectious while out in the community on Thursday, though his exact movements are not yet clear.

The doctor had treated a patient with the ultra-infectious UK variant of the virus and returned a positive result on Friday.

Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young will likely provide further details about the case and places he visited on Saturday.

Queensland is just hours away from enjoying a fresh easing of its remaining lockdown restrictions, but this has now been called into question.

The hospital sent an email to staff labelling the incident as a 'moderate risk' and urged anyone who showed symptoms to stay home.

As you may have heard, a positive case with unknown origin has been detected in the Metro South Health catchment,' the email read.

'The case is a medical officer at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.'

The doctor had contact with Covid-infected patients on the morning of March 10 before leaving the hospital and being in the community for the next 24 hours.

The lockdown conditions include banning non-essential visitors and mandatory masks to be worn by those inside the facility.

Non-urgent and elective surgeries will also be delayed until the lockdown lifts.

The Queensland government's contact tracing team is working to track the man's movements and identify people who have been in close proximity with the doctor.

'The hospital is actively working to ensure the safety of staff and patients on campus while contact tracing is undertaken,' a Queensland Health statement said.

'Anyone with any Covid-19 symptoms should get tested immediately and isolate until you receive a negative result.'

The hospital's emergency department will remain open but the hospital is urging the public to seek assistance to other hospitals or GPs if possible.

The Princess Alexandra facility is one of Australia's main teaching hospitals with 1,050 beds and nearly 6,000 staff.

The doctor's case is the first local transmission of coronavirus in Queensland since January 11.

Meanwhile, Queensland Health has issued an urgent coronavirus warning after fragments of the virus were found in two wastewater treatment plants.

More than 60 suburbs have their water treated at the facility sparking concerns the virus might have spread undetected.

The fragments were found at the Bundaberg plant and the Gibson Island plant in south Brisbane with authorities unsure if they are from historical or new cases.

'We are concerned by the new variants that are emerging overseas that are more contagious than previous variants we have seen in Queensland,'chief health officer Dr Jeanette Young said on Friday.

'It's also possible that this detection relates to previous COVID-19 cases that can shed viral fragments for a couple of months after they are no longer infectious.'

A day earlier, authorities discovered fragments of coronavirus at other treatment plants in the state.

Two plants in Cairns, the Marlin Coast and Cairns North facilities, returned the positives results along with the Fairfield plant in Brisbane South and the Mackay South facility.

Dr Young repeated calls for anyone experiencing even mild symptoms to self-isolate and get tested as soon as possible.

'Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, fatigue, diarrhoea, nausea or vomiting, and loss of taste or smell,' she said.

'We can't be complacent, we're still in this pandemic.'

She said detecting new cases quickly and containing any potential spread of the virus was still an urgent priority.

COVID WASTEWATER DETECTIONS
BUNDABERG PLANT:
Ashfield
Avenell Heights
Avoca
Bargara
Branyan
Bundaberg Central
Bundaberg East
Bundaberg North
Bundaberg South
Bundaberg West
Kalkie
Kensington
Kepnock
Millbank
Mon Repos
Norville
Svensson Heights
Walkervale


GIBSON ISLAND PLANT:
Belmont
Berrinba
Burbank
Calamvale
Camp Hill
Cannon Hill
Carina
Carina Heights
Carindale
Chandler
Coorparoo
Drewvale
Eight Mile Plains
Gumdale
Hemmant
Holland Park
Karawatha
Kuraby
Lota
MacGregor
Mackenzie
Manly West
Mansfield
Mount Gravatt
Mount Gravatt East
Murarrie
Nathan
Priestdale
Ransome
Robertson
Rochedale
Runcorn
Seven Hills
Stretton
Sunnybank
Sunnybank Hills
Thorneside
Tingalpa
Upper Mount Gravatt
Wakerley
Wishart
Wynnum
Wynnum West

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australi ... d=msedgdhp

Despite this quarantine breech , QLD relaxed social distancing across the rest of the state
Coronavirus restrictions ease in Queensland despite new COVID-19 case, with no limits to camping ahead of Easter break
Queensland is easing some coronavirus restrictions today as planned, despite the detection of a new case of community transmission.

Limits have been imposed on some facilities in the city, but otherwise the state is moving closer to life as normal.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she wanted the relaxed changes to be in place ahead of the Easter school holidays.

This is what Queenslanders can now do.

Bigger parties at home and outdoors
From 1:00am today, you can have up to 100 people at your house, doubling the allowable number from 50 people yesterday.

Outdoor events can now have 500 people, which is a five-fold increase from previous restrictions.

But, if you're planning to carve up the dance floor … be sure to take it easy.

The one-dancer-per-2-square-metre rule still applies.

What about camping?
Camping is obviously a popular Easter long weekend activity, so the Premier made sure there was no limit to the number of people allowed at camping sites from today.

Previously, there was a limit of one camper for every 2 square metres.

"It means Easter camping holidays with more friends, more business for our tourism operators and … much more money for our tourism towns," Ms Palaszczuk said on Thursday.

What's the hoo-ha about lifts?
The Premier made a big deal about elevator restrictions in parliament this week.

The number of people in lifts had been restricted to just four people at any one time — until now.

rom today, that goes up to six people.

That means — in theory — an office block could fill up 33 per cent faster.

"That means more money into our sandwich bars, our coffee shops," Ms Palaszczuk said.

She touted the benefit for holidaymakers too.

"That makes holidays in beach-front high rises a bit more enjoyable," she said.

What restrictions remain?
It's important to remember the social distancing rules still apply.

This includes keeping your 1.5 metre distance, or two big steps, between people in restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs, museums and art galleries.

All of those venues are all still under the one-person-per-2-square-metre rule.

There are also still some restrictions in place for weddings and funerals.

Weddings and funerals can have up to 200 people in any sized venue, or more if the venue is big enough to meet the one-person-per-2-square-metre ratio.

Seated ticketed venues can have 100 per cent capacity with patrons encouraged to wear masks on entry and exit.

Stadiums can have 100 per cent capacity with a COVID Safe Plan — again with masks encouraged on arrival and departure.

The state government also encourages everyone to have a mask on you when you leave home and wear it if you can't maintain distance, like on buses and trains.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-13/ ... e/13225688

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CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : , Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Gutzy (F) rescued 27Sep19 - RIP 3Aug20 (est 12 yo), Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: Life under social isolation or mandatory "stay home orde

Postby kingofnobbys » Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:12 am

15 March Update.
1 local case of covid in Sydney is a covid leakage from a CBD based quarantine hotel , in this case a quarantine renta-cop who was working at 2 quarantine hotels and also at other sites was infected and has caused the Covid Alert Status to be increased in Sydney.

16 March Update.
No further cases of locally transmitted covid in QLD and NSW.
The Brisbane outbreak is linked back to a metro Brisbane quarantine hotel , and has been confirmed to be the B1117 strain.
QLD's roll back of covid restrictions is suspended.

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CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : , Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Gutzy (F) rescued 27Sep19 - RIP 3Aug20 (est 12 yo), Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Postby kingofnobbys » Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:45 am

17 MARCH

NSW update
1 new local case of covid19 linked to the a Sydney Quarantine Hotel Leakage.
Covid19 restrictions in NSW to be relaxed to covidNormal.

QLD Update
No new local covid19 cases overnight.

PNG Update
OK Tedi Opns cancels FIFO OK Tedi Mine <==> Cairns on BF , QLD Health and Federal Health Dept orders to protection FNQLD communities from Covid19 , which has been responsible for a surge in covid19 cases in Hotel Quarantine and QLD Covid19 hospital admissions.
Grave concerns of a flood of covidrefugees crossing the Torres Strait , endangering Torres Strait Islander communities and Far North QLD communities.
Calls are being made for the federal govt to evacuate the remaining refugees held in detention in PNG to an Australian detention / quarantine facility on Manus after a covid19 cluster in the detention centre .

Dangerous weather.
SE QLD & NSW is being effected by developing Tasman Low which is drive by very moist air from the NW and will produce gales, torrential rain, violent supercells, dangerous sea swell for the entire NSW coast and SEQLD coast as far north as the Sunshine Coast , and major flooding event on most coast rivers.
The powerful Tasman Low will form off Coffs Harbour 30S LAT and intensify as is moves along the coast to Newcastle 33S LATITUDE on Saturday.
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Going to be a wild week here.

Federal Update
Australia shuts down all ( including "essential" FIFO worker travel from PNG to Australia, while a team of Australian intensivists , nurses and epidemiologists has been sent to PNG to assess their situation and render assistance.
8k doses of AstraZenica have been diverted to PNG from Australia's stocks.
Australia moves to Stage 1b of the national Covid19 vaccination rollout ( over 70yos, front line workers ( cops, BF, airport workers, aged care workers ) , people with comorbidities , indigenous people over 55yo.
GP clinics activated nationwide ( but instantly overwhelmed ).

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About 1/3 of these QLD cases originated in PNG ( either FIFO workers in the mines in PNG , or PNG nationals medi-evacuated to Cairns Base Hospital with severe covid19).
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CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : , Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Gutzy (F) rescued 27Sep19 - RIP 3Aug20 (est 12 yo), Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Postby kingofnobbys » Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:25 pm

18 MAR UPDATE.

Wow what a night ! wind was howling , Thor was bashing away on his anvil !!! and rain was hammering down !!

140mm since 9pm and still coming , but at least the wind has died .
Was so dark this morning at 9am , my wife thought it must still be night-time.
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : , Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Gutzy (F) rescued 27Sep19 - RIP 3Aug20 (est 12 yo), Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:56 am

19 MARCH UPDATE

Phase 1b ( all over 70yr old ) starts Monday, with GP clinics giving AstraZenica covid vax based on a phone booking system.
My wife and I both have comordities and are eligible despite being < 70 yr old / not indigenious, but will not be rushing to get our jabs right away as there is no local transmission of covid here and I'm hoping we can get the GP to come to our home to do a home visit to give us our jabs rather than our having to show up at the local GP clinic ( or hospital ).
In the meantime we'll continue voluntary self iso and masking up if we need to go where people are.

This will allow us time to see if the AstraZenica vax is safe and effective and protective , and maybe in a month or two the hiccups in the Australian vax rollout will be ironed out by then too.

Progress on Australian Covid Vax Rollout so far.
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PNG in Covid Crisis , reports that over 50% of all arriving at Port Moresby Base Hospital are testing covid positive , and morgues in most settlements / towns are full .
QLD reports that 2/3 of all covid positive in quarantine originated in PNG.
Australia set to send 1 million AstraZenica doses to PNG and an emergency covid vax rollout is underway in Torres Strait Island communities and BF is uping patrols in the Torres Strait.
Hospital lockdown in Brisbane is set to end tonight.
PNG govt is imposing covid ( social distancing restrictions including closing schools ) in the hope of slowing the spread of covid , but face extreme logistics and enforcement issues as most communities are isolated by terrain and poor road access , and conspiracy theories have taken hold .

Victoria has achieved 21days local covid transmission free.
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NSW - Rain Bomb unfolding causing major flooding from Pt Macquarie to the Port Hunter , 10 inches rain in last 24 hrs , deep Tasman low directly over Newcastle is intensifying and expected to dump torrential rain on the Central Coast and Greater Sydney tomorrow , millions advised to stay home , and evaccuations are in progress in flood prone coastal communities from Kempsey to Nelson Bay.
https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/sydney/e ... d=msedgdhp
I think the drought is over.

Gales & rain are building back up as I type this after a calm period that lasted from about 4pm til now ( 10pm ).

SES are warning millions of people in Sydney to be ready to evacuate as the dams are likely fill capacity and spill ways will be opened , this is expected to result in flooding downriver.

SA has achieved 12 wks (3 months) local covid transmission free.
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CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : , Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Gutzy (F) rescued 27Sep19 - RIP 3Aug20 (est 12 yo), Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Postby cliffjackie369 » Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:13 am

I had my birthday yesterday, March 18th, haha. and yesterday I found out that a total lockdown is being introduced again in our city, although there were no special undertakings for this ...
I so wanted to celebrate my birthday, which was scheduled for Saturday, especially since last year it was exactly the same, our city was completely closed on March 17 in the evening ...
sadly, if such measures are necessary, this is normal.
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Re: Life under social isolation or mandatory "stay home orde

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:18 pm

cliffjackie369 wrote:I had my birthday yesterday, March 18th, haha. and yesterday I found out that a total lockdown is being introduced again in our city, although there were no special undertakings for this ...
I so wanted to celebrate my birthday, which was scheduled for Saturday, especially since last year it was exactly the same, our city was completely closed on March 17 in the evening ...
sadly, if such measures are necessary, this is normal.


Wife and I been in voluntary soc iso at home since Feb 2020. So we celebrated our BDs at home just the 2 of us ( by ordering in special foods - mudcake etc ) , missed kid's and grandkids BDs , only relaxed the soc iso just after Xmas to have son and grandson here for a few days ( Northern Beaches Cluster was unfolding and they were in HARD LOCKDOWN, and Greater Sydney & Central Coast were in Orange Alert , too close to here for comfort ) , and then after they left it was back into soc iso .

My wife is much more a social person than me ,so she's been heading off to library ( masked up ) and to do some retail therapy ( masked up ) , me I don't mind soc iso one bit , I have my hobbies , my pet lizards , my research interests to keep me occupied .

If your city is in lockdown , it's being done for good reasons , I'd advise following the rules , as it only takes a few people ignoring lockdown to sabotage it and cause a much much longer or a more draconian lockdown.
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CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : , Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Gutzy (F) rescued 27Sep19 - RIP 3Aug20 (est 12 yo), Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:23 pm

20 Mar NSW Rain Bomb update .

BOM forcast updated - we can expect the total to reach over 1 metre of rain here before this rain bomb is done with us https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australi ... d=msedgdhp

I'm glad my land is elevated and above 20m above the local lowlands.

There have been houses floating down the river ( in the Manning River ) and one my mates gave me a tingle to say the Hunter River / and Port Hunter is literally full of floating trees .
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http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/floo ... iver.shtml

Map of Hunter catchment
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Map of Manning catchment
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Last time my local river was in this state of flood , was way back in the 90s and the monster jewfish were literally biting their head off on Stockton Beach, Stockton B/W and Nobbys B/W ( I caught 3 jew over 60 pound in one trip , and saw many more taken by the other regular snapper / jewy fishos ), too bad the seas are huge and its too dangerous to fish the B/Ws and the beach.
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : , Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Gutzy (F) rescued 27Sep19 - RIP 3Aug20 (est 12 yo), Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Postby kingofnobbys » Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:20 pm

21 Mar Update

Still bucketing down here , but at least the gales have died down here, no long threatening to blow us away .

Situation locally has become a national disaster with a 1 in a 100 yr flood event unfolding from Kempsey to Penrith .
Local situation :
Newcastle and Hunter road closures, landslide hazards and flooding
https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/stor ... g/#slide=0

NSW situation :
Weather chaos in NSW as residents urged to work from home, keep children out of school
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-21/ ... y/13264614
A flood disaster is unfolding in Western Sydney ( Hawkesbury-Nepean River , Penrith River & Paramatta River basins ) with Warragamba Dam spillway overflowing :
NSW floods explained — and why Sydney is at risk when it rains
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-21/ ... /100019728
Sydney weather live: Flood warning for Penrith as Warragamba Dam overflows
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-21/ ... /100019438

SE QLD situation : (same storm)
Severe thunderstorms cause flash flooding in parts of south-east Queensland
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-21/ ... /100019896
Severe thunderstorms cause flash flooding in Gold Coast
https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australi ... d=msedgdhp

This wont end for at least a week . SEQLD and NSW are in for a double whammy of "rain bombs" / Tasman Lows ( cyclones ) .

And …. update on update 3 hrs later , the torrential rain is back , now it's battering the the west side of the house , and the gales are back turned from SE to SW.
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : , Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Gutzy (F) rescued 27Sep19 - RIP 3Aug20 (est 12 yo), Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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