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    I thought it was odd that you could only go by street, not your actual address. There are other apps out there that are more accurate (unless you want to do Oliver's, in which case stick with the Age one).
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    Whereabouts are you Rob? I'm at the top of Olivers. I lose half of my 5km radius to water too, but I don't mind because it means I can still swim. Ballam Park is in range, but Langy F&F reserve is just out of reach. The bottom (far end) of Two Bays is 4.89km from my place 😀
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    So I've spent a few minutes working out a 5km radius from my house, and tbh nothing much will change much for me. I can still swim in the bay, run along the foreshore and do Two Bays hill reps on the bike. The only change will be that I will do my other rides on Zwift instead of along the coast, and my long run is limited to an hour (I wasn't doing much over an hour anyway). I was already doing click and collect for Woolies, Dan's and Bunnings, and I don't need or want to go clothes shopping. My sister and I made a pact last November to not buy any clothes for 12 months, it's working well so far! Not being able to go out makes it easy. I'm glad I live so close to the water. I know other people will be doing it tough but I'm feeling okay about everything. Even if it feels like the whole class has got detention because the naughty kids wouldn't behave!
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    The cases I know of include one CBD law firm and a few meat processing plants. I can understand that meat workers can't work from home, but the law firm is copping some well-deserved flak.
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    I didn't ask for proof, just whether he lived in Melbourne or not. He wasn't commenting on covid, he was commenting on the level of information provided to the community in Melbourne. It was a simple question, it has now been answered. Thanks.
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    Not trying to argue, just wondering whether you actually know what you're talking about re Melbourne or not
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    Why is that funny Peter? He/she is saying the authorities here haven't done enough to spread the message, Turtle asked him/her if he lives in Melbourne and he said he's "from" Melbourne. So I'm just curious.
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    More are you from Melbourne or do you live in Melbourne? They can be different things
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    Most employers would probably prefer not to have more of their workers and customers potentially infected with covid (I understand not all, some would laugh it off and expect sick people to still work) Exactly.
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    I think it's a set amount, so for some people it would be more and for others less (similar to JobKeeper). I would hazard a guess that the low paid workers in aged care would not be out of pocket.
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    Yep, there's a payment while you're waiting for test results and then another, larger payment if you test positive and don't have sick leave available
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    There are ads on telly in Vic, telling people to stay home but also recovered covid patients telling their stories. I don't watch much telly but I've seen them https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-26/faces-behind-emotional-coronavirus-ad-campaign-speak-out/12492936
  13. Yay! The world has returned to normal. 😷😂🤙
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    This is from her Facebook page, surprise surprise
  15. https://cyclingtips.com/2020/07/hackers-demand-10-million-from-garmin-to-release-data/
  16. I've been in my wettie apart from the solstice swim. The water is 11 degrees here. Great tip, thanks Nick!
  17. There were whales at Mornington and Chelsea last week but I was stuck at work and missed them 😔 Swam 2km this morning, it was brisk but still okay with 2 silicon caps, still no booties or gloves. I'm going to try gloves next week as that is the limiting factor at the moment if I want to swim further. Took a while to get my hands working again after this morning 😂
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    I haven't seen my dad in NSW since last year - I was going to go at Christmas but couldn't because of the bushfires, then was going Anzac weekend, which obviously didn't happen either. Now who knows when I'll be able to visit. Even when I was allowed to cross the border, I didn't want to risk giving it to him, or catching it myself (I'm immunocompromised, so disposable according to Peter). Lucky isolation is not too hard for him, as long as he has his Sydney Morning Herald and a Tooheys Old.
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    Saw this on Facebook: Chicken pox is a virus. Lots of people have had it, and probably don't think about it much once the initial illness has passed. But it stays in your body and lives there forever, and maybe when you're older, you have debilitatingly painful outbreaks of shingles. You don't just get over this virus in a few weeks, never to have another health effect. We know this because it's been around for years, and has been studied medically for years. Herpes is also a virus. And once someone has it, it stays in your body and lives there forever, and anytime they get a little run down or stressed-out they're going to have an outbreak. Maybe every time you have a big event coming up (school pictures, job interview, big date) you're going to get a cold sore. For the rest of your life. You don't just get over it in a few weeks. We know this because it's been around for years, and been studied medically for years. HIV is a virus. It attacks the immune system, and makes the carrier far more vulnerable to other illnesses. It has a list of symptoms and negative health impacts that goes on and on. It was decades before viable treatments were developed that allowed people to live with a reasonable quality of life. Once you have it, it lives in your body forever and there is no cure. Over time, that takes a toll on the body, putting people living with HIV at greater risk for health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, diabetes, bone disease, liver disease, cognitive disorders, and some types of cancer. We know this because it has been around for years, and had been studied medically for years. Now with COVID-19, we have a novel virus that spreads rapidly and easily. The full spectrum of symptoms and health effects is only just beginning to be cataloged, much less understood. So far the symptoms may include: Fever Fatigue Coughing Pneumonia Chills/Trembling Acute respiratory distress Lung damage (potentially permanent) Loss of taste (a neurological symptom) Sore throat Headaches Difficulty breathing Mental confusion Diarrhea Nausea or vomiting Loss of appetite Strokes have also been reported in some people who have COVID-19 (even in the relatively young) Swollen eyes Blood clots Seizures Liver damage Kidney damage Rash COVID toes (weird, right?) People testing positive for COVID-19 have been documented to be sick even after 60 days. Many people are sick for weeks, get better, and then experience a rapid and sudden flare up and get sick all over again. A man in Seattle was hospitalized for 62 days, and while well enough to be released, still has a long road of recovery ahead of him. Not to mention a $1.1 million medical bill. Then there is MIS-C. Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. Children with MIS-C may have a fever and various symptoms, including abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes, or feeling extra tired. While rare, it has caused deaths. This disease has not been around for years. It has basically been 6 months. No one knows yet the long-term health effects, or how it may present itself years down the road for people who have been exposed. We literally *do not know* what we do not know. For those in our society who suggest that people being cautious are cowards, for people who refuse to take even the simplest of precautions to protect themselves and those around them, I want to ask, without hyperbole and in all sincerity: How dare you? How dare you risk the lives of others so cavalierly. How dare you decide for others that they should welcome exposure as "getting it over with", when literally no one knows who will be the lucky "mild symptoms" case, and who may fall ill and die. Because while we know that some people are more susceptible to suffering a more serious case, we also know that 20 and 30 year olds have died, marathon runners and fitness nuts have died, children and infants have died. How dare you behave as though you know more than medical experts, when those same experts acknowledge that there is so much we don't yet know, but with what we DO know, are smart enough to be scared of how easily this is spread, and recommend baseline precautions such as: Frequent hand-washing Physical distancing Reduced social/public contact or interaction Mask wearing Covering your cough or sneeze Avoiding touching your face Sanitizing frequently touched surfaces The more things we can all do to mitigate our risk of exposure, the better off we all are, in my opinion. Not only does it flatten the curve and allow health care providers to maintain levels of service that aren't immediately and catastrophically overwhelmed; it also reduces unnecessary suffering and deaths, and buys time for the scientific community to study the virus in order to come to a more full understanding of the breadth of its impacts in both the short and long term. I reject the notion that it's "just a virus" and we'll all get it eventually. What a careless, lazy, heartless stance.
  20. No, where can I follow him? I can't find him on strava.
  21. I just vommed in my mouth 🤢 but it's funny cos it's true
  22. Awesome Nick, well done! I was spewing about missing swimming this week (been stuck in court all week) so had to swim in the pool last night before it shut down. Looking forward to a bay swim this weekend though! It is definitely an acquired taste haha
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