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  1. Dusty Plains

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    That's more or less the information I received back in mid June when we had our first AZ Jab. Things may have changed since then.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Eleven Local Government Areas in Queensland are in a lockdown which has been extended by 8 days. LGA's include Brisbane, Gold Coast ,Sunshine Coast, Lockyer Valley etc. There are 13 new Covid-19 cases with a total of 31 cases.
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    Tokyo 2020 Olympics thread

    Its working for them though.
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    Tokyo 2020 Olympics thread

    It's supposed to be Green and Gold, of course, but the G&G pairing just does not work well in a uniform.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    My bad as they say. Yes it was paracetamol. She did contact the doctor who advised paracetamol initially but also Aspirin if the fever did not subside after an hour or so.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Quite possibly. I have been told that my second AZ dose is due on 16 September and that could be a Pfizer jab. I was not aware that vaccinations were mix and match but apparently so for the over 60's.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Our other Son-in-Law who is 35 and lives quite close to us had the first jab of AZ a few days ago. He had a horrible reaction. My daughter found him in his underwear laying on the bathroom floor tiles due to a high fever even though we are in the middle of winter. He had weird symptoms such as hearing continuous sounds similar to the sound frogs or crickets. Our daughter gave him a decent dose of Aspirin and that helped to reduce the fever and nausea. He is OK now, thankfully.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    I guess you could probably call it that. Police and military are patrolling the hot spot areas, mostly in South West Sydney. Its not city-wide
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Australia has sent 2.5 million doses of the AZ vaccine to Indonesia earlier this month (July).
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    Tokyo 2020 Olympics thread

    Get over it. They won when and where it counted. Go to the UK Daily Mail and take a look at the absolute pasting the GB team copped in the readers comments especially in relation to the GB team taking the knee and the Aussie girls NOT taking the knee. Very unfair. I thought the GB girls tried their hearts out really. You cannot ask for more than that.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    That's true as well.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Most of those areas have immigrant Members of Parliament as well as local mayors. Radio 2GB in Sydney regularly brings in those representatives who have constituencies in the South West, to announce immunisation and other issues related Covid-19, in Arabic, Vietnamese and Mandarin.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Its obvious. Many either do not speak English or have very little English language skills. Why, because they don't need to. The enclave comes to mind in a lot of those communities. it is a cultural enclave and that, above all commonly creates a language enclave. There are Greek Cypriot people on the in-law side of our family and they are wonderful people. There was a christening held for one of the daughters a while ago and in laws and outlaws alike were invited back to the house for food and drinks. I was a smoker then and I went out into the back yard for puff and a drink and listened to the old men talk in their native language. I attempted to join in and I was getting strange looks. Thanks to one of the young cousins who acted as an interpreter I discovered that these three old men were brothers who came to Australia as adults in the late 60's and they still had no real grasp of English, not even to a degree of reasonable conversation. That is undeniably one of the main factors associated, not just with the slow uptake of vaccinations but also with a broader cultural nonchalance, that it is someone else's problem.
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    I know no one will care but...........

    IKNWC...B The Australian Census will occur on the night of Tuesday 10 August. I received a letter from the Bureau of Statistics today. The letter provides a census number for your household and a temporary password. You can complete the Census now, in most cases. I just completed our household census just to get it out of the way rather than wait around till 10 August. It took me about 15-20 minutes to complete. Done and out of the way.
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