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Post by glenshena » Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:17 pm

Yes Meg. The Mr. is out of danger now, and has become a local hero. When the doctor was putting on his oxygen mask, he took his hand and said ' Doctor, I've done everything that I wanted in my life, I'm 90 years old, just let me go.' But his smile and dignity touched the heart of the doctor who replied, ' You are the same age as my father, just one week older, and you will both soon be 91'. Day after day he and the nursing staff continued to fight. 'They were difficult days' says the doctor, 'we all fought together and after 15 days in intensive care he was back in a normal ward and is now receiving phisiotherapy.' 'You thanked us many many times, but it is we who have to thank you. You gave us hope and the will to continue every day to fight this horrible virus. We saved you and you saved us. When I caressed your head to give you courage I saw my father and grandfather smile' The story reached our local newspaper and TV channel.
Thankfully this time a happy ending. The Mrs. is still not so good, seemingly has some neurological problems, but she is still fighting at home. They were both very healthy adults, walking lots and eating healthily, no underlying health problems, so they are able to combat the virus despite their age.
In Milan yesterday two pensioners who had been married for 63 years both died with covid on the same day. He in the morning and she in the afternoon.
There are so many sad stories everywhere. Today however there is a slight optimism in the air, fewer cases after two weeks of ever rising figures.

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Post by Meg » Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:33 pm

Thanks for keeping us updated Jean - the old man is certainly inspiring.

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Post by Hughie » Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:13 am

Today is being touted as Elimination Day here in Victoria, Australia. This means there has been no new corona virus infections or deaths attributed to it here in our state for the last twenty-eight days. But we are aware it's still out there as traces have been found in the sewage. Not withstanding that, this will stand us in good stead until the vaccine is available.

We had a few very bad missteps along the way, but I'm so pleased we didn't take advice from those with the loudest voices, but followed the advice of the health and scientific experts. 700+ infections a day to zero is unbelievable. A big thank you to all those who worked tirelessly to achieve this stunning result.
It can be done!

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Post by Meg » Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:09 pm

That is such great news Hughie - it’s amazing what a competent government can do. Do you know which vaccine the Australian government is going with? Here in south Ayrshire, we are again under strict lock down - this image is from a daily app I complete with details of how we are feeling/if we’ve had a test etc. The graph doesn’t make for easy reading...


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Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Post by Hughie » Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:11 pm

Hi Meg,

Our federal government as you can see has locked in four vaccines:
Experts say the Government's move to lock in four different COVID-19 vaccines is "clever", but warn of significant hurdles to overcome before they can be distributed across the country.
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Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Post by glenshena » Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:37 am

Our shops have been allowed to re-open since Sunday so yesterday decided to go to the City Centre to do a bit of Christmas Shopping, but what desolation. Empty Car Parks, empty streets and empty shops. At this time of year when the city should be buzzing. When we did enter a shop the owners looked so surprised that at last they actually had a customer. Not a bar or Cafe open to have a hot chocolate, only doing take away. No thanks. Even the Christmas lights couldn't brighten up the atmosphere. I don't now how shop owners can survive these terrible restrictions. If they are not busy now they never will be. Will it become like Glasgow where all the High Street shops are closing down?
And the Government now want to block all Italian ski resorts over the Christmas / New Year period against Major objections. And will be closing the borders into Switzerland and Austria so that Italians cannot take their money into these countries. Just half an hour over the border in Switzerland all ski lifts are open, also bars and restaurants. The Swiss economy is based on the Sking season and could never close. Quite unjust. Ours is a very unpopular Government at the moment.

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