I'm just adding the Australian story into the mix on info to think about, we over here in oz actually have heavy contact tracing that rings around at least 5 layers of possible exposure connections, and every persons location and time of exposure during infected period are recorded as tear 1, tear 2 etc so that every potentially infected person can be in 2 weeks isolation asap.
We even know which geonome strain a positive is connected to, creating important traceable links to connect areas of communities that may need additional help through education, language, econnomics etc etc We are even doing suerage testing and notifiying communities when its picked up in their community, hot spots are updated daily.
Each state/teritorie has a daily update of all covid information down to as minute detail as possible, including deaths, no individual is identified eg 1 male died of covid today - age 20 - underlying health issues - unvaccinated - west sydney
Our states and territories are all in various lock downs and stay at home order so our communities are living under state of emergency restrictions, boarder crossing permits and curfews to limit the chances of community exposures but we have had protests from the anti groups, small numbers joining forcess to become bigger and these people are typically unapologetic spreaders. We are talking about covid becoming a disease of the unvaccinated, and unfortunately our most vunerable are with the anti what ever polulous who are most at risk of death or serious complications that impact the remainder of their lives.
Delta is a game changer, we have people who passed on the street, both wearing masks, both social distancing, no close contact or no connection other than being in the same post code / area code / state on the same day at a similar time frame. ventilation is an identified issue with Delta so we are discovering this as another potential super spreader to focus on, schools are currently looking into ventilation options to limit spreading...every positive person by the time they find out has so far infected their entire household, the majority are following all the rules but remember the masks come off when you walk through the door.
My state of victoria has beat Delta back to zero cases twice now but not this wave its too late, we are having to accept another states 'live with covid and vaccinate out of trouble' policy has and will impacted ours eg Victoria = 223 positive 0 dealths / Sydney = 1480 positive and 9 deaths and 85% of possitive cases are aged under 50
I just found out i was at a listed tear 1 hot spot on the day a covid positive was, even had one of our most at risk family members with me and they've hardly been out of the house, thankfully we were there 2 hours prior so we've not been exposed but it was way too close. Every single person that was in the shop at the time frame of exposure, plus their entire household, plus their work place etc etc are now isolating under our quarateen laws so 1 infected person can put a few thousand into isolation and testing for 2 weeks.....we definitely dont have masks or 10 second rules over here, if you were at that exposure site in the time frame, you are likely to test positive in the next 2 weeks, even on day 13
food for thought..........JJ
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No, you didn't expose anyone. The masks and the ten-second contact were both protective.
Hello, from what we have been told , in order to actually catch the virus you need to have been with the person for at least 15mins, or if you have had the infection on your hands and then someone else takes something off you and doesn’t proceed to sanitise or wash their hands afterwards. My country right now is going through the pandemic while every other countries have seen the worse , we are currently seening it now. I’m yet to get vaccinated as I have heard so much misinformation regarding the mRNA, and my depression Ann’s anxiety has stopped me from getting the vaccine, can I please ask if your symptoms to covid were really bad? We currently have the delta strain here circulating, and also have you had the vaccine.