COVID-19 Round 19 - Stick a Forklift in it

A few Adelaide hospitals have brought back mandatory masks this week and some individual medical practices have aswell.
Had a cruise ship dock here yesterday that is riddled with Covid and gastro


So just your average cruise ship then.


We’ve had a bit of an uptick in community acquired cases presenting at the hospital (as opposed to hospital acquired).
A couple of COVID related deaths (both that I know of were pneumonia), a couple of people in their 30s and a couple of people from those bloody cruise ships!


And the cruise ship season is just ramping up.


We so need a better vaccine that’s more effective.

I wanna do a BBBBQ dammit!

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My wife caught Covid on a cruise ship early this year. I followed with the virus a few days later.
We were not allowed to leave the ship in Melbourne with other passengers.
On leaving the ship with quite a lot of other sufferers we were taken to a Queue for a special bus.
There were a big number of passengers in this line-up.
In fairness to the cruise line they did supply my wife with anti-virals which must have cost them almost as much as we paid for the passage.


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Son went to Perth to see Coldplay. Came home with Covid. Sigh…. Would have been happy for him to just bring back a t-shirt.


just have the BBQ mate.

Life’s too short not to enjoy some of it.