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  • teetertotter
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    Originally posted by jjazznj View Post

    Good for you! Whatever it takes. I wish I had been able to do something like that in 2020 and early 2021 before losing my Dad to COVID in March. I brought it up to him but too late as soon after he caught it and withing 10 days passed away. Myself and my 2 sisters never got to see him for the last 2 years of his life as he already had breathing/lung issues and he was afraid to catch the virus which he somehow did anyway.
    Sorry for your loss. Justifiable fear, sadness and remorse. RIP. And for you and your sister too here on planet Earth.

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  • jjazznj
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    Originally posted by fesstgeek View Post

    My mother lives in her home with one of my sisters. They and I are vaccinated/boostered. Some visits have occurred with me sitting at a distance, masked, or even seated outside talking through a storm door. The restrictions are a function of her anxiety and my conscience, no governmental bogeymen involved.
    Good for you! Whatever it takes. I wish I had been able to do something like that in 2020 and early 2021 before losing my Dad to COVID in March. I brought it up to him but too late as soon after he caught it and withing 10 days passed away. Myself and my 2 sisters never got to see him for the last 2 years of his life as he already had breathing/lung issues and he was afraid to catch the virus which he somehow did anyway.

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  • fesstgeek
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    Originally posted by 20/20 View Post

    That is quite unfortunate about the situation with your mother. I am certain that it is greatly discomforting for all. You have my sympathies.
    out of curiosity is the visiting restrictions facility specific, state specific or federally mandated?
    My mother lives in her home with one of my sisters. They and I are vaccinated/boostered. Some visits have occurred with me sitting at a distance, masked, or even seated outside talking through a storm door. The restrictions are a function of her anxiety and my conscience, no governmental bogeymen involved.

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  • Gards
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    Originally posted by ozzie View Post
    Happy New Year!

    Gards, I was wondering if MamaGards would be relocating to the house with the new healthcare workers don't have to isolate rule (FFS) in place. I'm not across all the new rules but hopefully that doesn't extend to aged care...or to Victoria. Over and down here we're going to every show we can during Fringe Festival and generally having last call get-togethers before borders open 5th Feb and we old folk hunker down for a bit.

    Hope everyone has a safe and happy 2022. Especially hope for a Gards/Lisa reunion and wedding celebration 'cos that will make EVERYONE happy as chit!!
    Gooday and Happy New Year

    They have not greatly changed any rules here yet as far as I am aware.

    I have established a down stairs outside bar at the Club and I serve from out of would normally be the canteen and people are happy with that. Especially some of the people I know who have a few beers whilst they are "walking the dog".

    But I am staying away from any crowded indoor places for the time being and am due for my booster tomorrow, if I can find a spot somewhere to get it

    If I want to go inside at the aged care joint I am meant to book in advance, mask up etc and go straight to Mamma Gards room.

    The place that Mamma Gards is in have been pretty good through all of this crap. With restricting their staff to only working at one place and having proper disinfection routines and so on.

    Most of the time I ride the pushie up to where she is and talk to her from a distance with my mask on through a chain wire back gate, as the place backs on parkland and we often watch the dogs run around when we are having a chat. When cases are really bad I stay away for a while, as last year one moronic Italian family would turn up with 6 of them and get right next to the fence and rave on without masks on, and I would get told off for telling them to fuck off. Management asked us to take a break for a while, so as not to to encourage dropkicks who were not do the right thing which I went along with and understood. But I was not happy with the other turds, whom I have been told often breach other sensible regulations inside the building as well.

    Just waiting on the Moronic Slomo to announce something positive about all types of travel and when flights become available I am booking and we are hoping to get Lisa down here as well pre April

    We also have our staycation accom booked for JazzFest time and certainly have our fingers and everything else crossed.

    Heres bloody hoping.


    Stay safe and well.

    Kind regards Gards

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  • ozzie
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    Happy New Year!

    Gards, I was wondering if MamaGards would be relocating to the house with the new healthcare workers don't have to isolate rule (FFS) in place. I'm not across all the new rules but hopefully that doesn't extend to aged care...or to Victoria. Over and down here we're going to every show we can during Fringe Festival and generally having last call get-togethers before borders open 5th Feb and we old folk hunker down for a bit.

    Hope everyone has a safe and happy 2022. Especially hope for a Gards/Lisa reunion and wedding celebration 'cos that will make EVERYONE happy as chit!!

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  • 20/20
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    Originally posted by fesstgeek View Post

    No, I think the time is coming when almost all will agree that the vaccines make it unlikely that you will die or suffer severe illness; which is demonstrated fact. That's something, eh?

    But I came into this thread to wish all a HAPPIER New Year, and to sympathize with Gards: I too have an elderly mother and have been prevented from visiting with her as I would like. Peace and hope.
    That is quite unfortunate about the situation with your mother. I am certain that it is greatly discomforting for all. You have my sympathies.
    out of curiosity is the visiting restrictions facility specific, state specific or federally mandated?

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  • fesstgeek
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    Originally posted by 20/20 View Post

    Am I the only one who cannot help but notice the irony that the majority of those coming down with the variety of viral conditions have all been vaccinated and "boosted", what is it up to 18 times now or something. Used be a popular phrase that "an apple a day keeps the doctor away", I guess that the time is coming when the phrase will become "a shot a day---does something we suppose".
    No, I think the time is coming when almost all will agree that the vaccines make it unlikely that you will die or suffer severe illness; which is demonstrated fact. That's something, eh?

    But I came into this thread to wish all a HAPPIER New Year, and to sympathize with Gards: I too have an elderly mother and have been prevented from visiting with her as I would like. Peace and hope.

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  • teetertotter
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    Gards, I hope your 22 is filled with health and happiness. Hope to see you this spring!

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  • jjazznj
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    Originally posted by Marignygregg View Post
    I'm not a big fan of the shots and will probably stop taking them as soon as restrictions ease. I've never even gotten a flu shot. That being said, we will probably get our booster this week. Do whatcha ya gotta, then do whatcha wanna !!
    Same here. I too have never gotten a flu shot but as crazy as it sounds I've now gotten all 3 vaccines. Started with J&J in March, got a Pfizer shot in July as I was doing a lot of traveling and just got a Moderna booster last week as I plan of doing more traveling in a few weeks. No adverse reaction from the last 2 at all. I'm really hoping that is it!

    Anyway Happy New Year!

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  • Marignygregg
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    I'm not a big fan of the shots and will probably stop taking them as soon as restrictions ease. I've never even gotten a flu shot. That being said, we will probably get our booster this week. Do whatcha ya gotta, then do whatcha wanna !!

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  • The Krewe of Chew
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    Happy New year, y'all. I'm trying to have positive thoughts and hope to see y'all in April/May. Miss you all!

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  • Gards
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    I am eligible for a booster shot from the 4th of Jan and will get it as soon as I can.

    Anything that helps reduce the risk of serious illness from catching Covid is worthwhile as far as I am concerned and keeping hospital admissions down is greatly required.

    So I do not know why anyone would not want to take every precautionary measure possible .

    Lets us hope that the New Year means better times ahead.

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  • fichadelphia
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    Originally posted by HankAndLeeStamper View Post

    I think it's more math than irony. The majority of Americans are vaccinated. EVERYONE will catch omicron. That means the majority of Americans who catch omicron will be vaccinated. I have to say this has me feeling somewhat foolish and extremely conflicted. A very BIG part of me thinks: there is no avoiding this, go live life, you'll probably catch it, isolate a few days, get over it and get on with living. About an equally large part thinks: stay safe, wear a mask, avoid crowds, you don't have to get sick, and if you do there's still a small chance of severe sickness, death, long covid, so don't be crazy.
    I said it in another thread, but this is how I feel also. Like, for instance tonight we decided to go our friends' house for NYE. It will be the two of us, the two of them and their 1 yr old baby. The four of us decided to say no to a larger party we had been invited to where the hosts weren't interested in testing beforehand. So the four of us have tested and are all negative and planning to enjoy dinner and drinks. I probably wouldn't have insisted on the testing for the adults if it weren't for their little one. But after this, well, as of right now, we decided that we will resume living and if we get it we get it. We'll see if we change our tune- what, almost two years of this has our Covid avoidance behaviors ingrained now. But I really don't want to deal with this when the timing is poor.

    Anyhow, everyone stay safe, have fun, do what ya wanna, and hope to see you guys in April

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  • Fred (Texas JF Fanatic)
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    Israel on Friday started giving fourth Covid vaccine shots to people with weakened immunity, becoming one of the first countries to do so in hopes of countering a case surge driven by the Omicron variant.

    The effort comes almost exactly one year after Israel began a massive vaccination drive on the back of a data-sharing accord with US pharmaceutical firm Pfizer.

    Israel's health ministry on Thursday approved giving a fourth shot for immunocompromised people, the same day that authorities reported more than 4,000 new cases of the disease, a high not seen since September.

    Heart transplant patients were among the first to receive the additional shots at Sheba hospital in Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv, where health workers received test injections this week.

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  • Fred (Texas JF Fanatic)
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    Originally posted by Fred (Texas JF Fanatic) View Post

    Go ahead and throw rocks at me again as I took my 2nd booster last week.

    Israel announced that it will offer a fourth dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to people older than 60, amid concern about the spread of the omicron variant.
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