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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Cases rising was predicted and expected. We have no restrictions now so it was always going to be the case. Hopefully herd immunity is on the way. I agree, we must all be very thankful for the fantastic vaccines that have saved so many and continue to do so.
  2. They do need to be warned that the timeline isn’t correct (it’s wrong that it’s misleading on the website) but that’s not what you asked. You asked if people would still apply if they knew it would be 10 years.
  3. You think it’s better to never get what you want when you have an option of getting it one day? The best option for most I’d say is lodge the application, forget about it and get on with your life. The bad thing is many live their lives around waiting for the visa, they almost put their lives on hold. Bad idea. Lodge it, forget it.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    I’d normally say if they chose to risk dying then on their heads be it. The problem is their ‘ways’ means that they risk others too. Nothing we can do about that though. It’s a tad selfish but it is their choice. Their decisions may come back to bite them but they know the consequence of not being protected so up to them.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Surely the younger generation in their families grasp English though. I know of a young Asian guy who says the older generation speak little English. They all know about Covid and know how to behave to help stop the spread and they know about the vaccine programme. If not from 16 months of it all over the tv/news then from the younger ones. The guy I know says getting the olds to have the jabs is hard work as many believe in potions and gods to save them. Whilst I’m sure there are some that don’t grasp any of it I’m sure many chose not to. The guy I know said his sister pretty much forced their grandparents to the vaccination centre. They were quite happy to mingle among dozens of other families and not ever get tested or get the vaccine and it wasn’t because they didn’t understand. For some reason I can’t understand they deem it as less important. Even more strange as ethnic minorities tend to get worst hit with Covid.
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    Your one word that separates the UK from Australia

    They do add an r in it for some reason but in fairness those like me who are from the south of England are guilty of doing that with some words. It’s grarse not grass in my garden and windows are glarse not glass. We all have some funny ways.
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    Partner visa trouble

    Suggest you contact Paul above.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Many ladies wouldn’t see that as a benefit. Men might though.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Few that have had enough of something actually demonstrate about it like those at the protests. People don’t often risk getting arrested/lose their jobs/embarrass their family if seen protesting. It’s not a true reflection of how many people may be fed up.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    I read it was over 5000. That’s just the ones that protested. It’s reasonable to assume far more are fed up but didn’t join the protest.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    You could try although I’m sure it doesn’t make too much difference. They are finding out new things all the time and this is just one of them. If you can change the date and want to why not. We all want the best protection so no harm in thinking about it. If the latest finding says best to wait a bit longer why not if you can. The only problem with that is you are only partly protected now and will be delaying full protection. You only have a handful of cases there so not exactly a big issue right now.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    This was published a few days ago. An eight-week gap between the first and second doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is a “sweet spot” when it comes to generating strong immune response while protecting the UK population against the Delta variant of coronavirus, scientists have said. In a study funded by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), researchers have found that when compared with a four-week gap, a 10-week interval between the doses produces higher antibody levels, as well as a higher proportion of a group of infection-fighting cells in the body known as “helper” T-cells.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    It’s a good point and one many of us have been saying for ages. I read the other day re Pfizer that whilst you can have the doses four weeks apart, waiting eight weeks gives a higher protection. I can’t remember what the difference was but certainly enough to wait if possible. Pretty sure it’s the same for AZ too. Of course most won’t want to wait months if they have Covid in the community. It’s good the vaccine programme is going faster now but sadly for some it will be too late.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    That would be a good response. It’s what I feel these days. Last winter was the first time I bothered getting the flu jab. I always thought I didn’t need it as I am healthy and well. They were wrong thoughts really as I could have easily passed it onto someone who wouldn’t have done so well. I’d honestly never thought of it that way and Covid has made me think more like that. I will get it every year now as much to protect others as myself.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    It is lower but death from flu is still quite high. The average flu deaths a year over a 10 year period in the U.K. is 7000. That’s a lot of dead people and certainly not insignificant. I think it’s reasonable to expect people to get a flu jab to help protect others, especially those working in the health industry.
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