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Discussion in 'Your Front Porch' started by Bittersweetvenom, Jan 13, 2016.
The Circle of Life
Gotta stop all this stress eating
I’m heartsick and tired.
I am sad so sad...
I will carry you both on my shoulders for 10,000 miles.
You are a very dear friend Nathan. Tell me how are things progressing in Australia? I hope you are doing well.
As of mid- to late July, roughly the 20th if I remember correctly, metropolitan Melbourne reimposed a stricter variant of stage 4 epidemiological public health measures—including an 8pm - 5am curfew & mandatory mask wearing in public—in response to a second wave of infection.
A state of disaster was announced on August 2nd.
A summary of Victoria's stage 4 restrictions, which ranked among the toughest & longest in the world, can be found here.
Metropolitan Melbourne remained in stage 4 until the 26th - 27th of October. It was during this time in late October that Melbourne recorded 0 new cases & 0 deaths statewide for the first time since early June.
Ultimately, & thus far, Australia has seen a total case number of 27,784 (Victoria 20,345), total deaths 907 (Victoria 819), & as of yesterday 94 active cases (Victoria 3)
Stepping back so to obtain perspective, Australia has a population of 25 million, & Victoria 6.4 million.
From a societal point of view tensions remain high, many households are divided, & public opinion remains polarised, though ebbs & flows ever so slightly from one day to another when concerning the arguments for & against the duration & the degree of implemented public health measures.
The opposing pro-lockdown & anti-lockdown sides (which more often than not map onto political affiliation) resent one another, & have had their hands wrapped tightly around the other's throat for almost 6 months, & they continue to slowly squeeze.
Some of the ICUs in Alabama are already at 100% capacity, but they’ve loosened restrictions. Hard to believe, but true.
Red, Sending you a bear hug. We’ll get through this. Afterall, we ARE getting through this.
I’m not adjusting to the seasons changing. Well,that’s what I’m blaming my insomnia on. If I sleep to 3:00am it’s a win.