4x4 Earth Contributer
Thanks to someone who is at the face of this pandemic. Good to hear the truth and reality. Not like people who quote rubbish by so called experts who have no real idea or personal experience. Pity some on here think only of themselves and their people but have no thought for others.Basically this is it. The time of internet arguing is rapidly coming to an end and there is no point trying to convince people to help themselves, man up and don't be afraid of a needle. 80% vaccinated and the restrictions are let off and it's let it rip time, and not with basically 0 cases around like when the modelling and plans were made on. It really will be let it rip time.
It's sucks for all my family members in the health system. They are already overloaded whist we are in severe lockdowns to manage the patient numbers so everyone gets the best possible treatment for the best possible outcome. Not just those with the virus, but those that get sick from other things, have a heat attack, get injured in a car accident etc. This is about to end once the virus starts running free through the 20% unvacced (and don't forget kids under 16 aren't counted in this and under 12 aren't even eligible to be protected yet). You only need to look at what's happening in the US at the moments especially in places with lower vac rates such as Florida.
Currently my wife gets probably on average 2 calls a week from her sister who is an ambo in western Melbourne in tears about how bad her day was dealing with covid patients and the stress about how just 1 small ppe slipup could mean you could get it if you were unlucky enough to get a breakthrough infection or have to spend 14 days in a seperate room in her house not able to hug her kids or just bring it home unknowingly. Like imagine walking into a household where there are 6 or more family members all positive to treat one who is showing low oxygen levels, and their kids are walking in as they are excited to see Ambos and tugging at your gowns and masks and wanting hugs and stuff. On top of that being delayed to cardiac arrest patients by more than 20 or 30 minutes due to workload and ppe requirements which is basically a death sentence for those people. Those numbers never get reported. Cardiac arrest saves are at an all time low due to response times. Would hate to know about others such as asthma, critical injuries and such.
I'd imagine those phone calls are going to increase a little in the months to come.
Is what it is I guess. No one's changing their minds 18 months in.