Signs of our times: Sept 5 by golftragic

Signs of our times: Sept 5

Everyone's into this sign thing.
same here in toronto, signs everywhere on the same thing: mask, sanitizer, social distancing. it's all good for most of us, but the ones who think their freedom is being curtailed. new cases are slowly rising again, and reports are that mostly the new cases are the 25-40 age range that are now being affected. most of the people i know who continue to defy the new rules are in that age category. keep posting those signs, marnie. aces!
September 5th, 2020  
@summerfield Yeah, we've got our quote of covidiots too Vicki, often the same ones who think vaccinating their kids will give them autism and that 5G does something-or-other ghastly - and totally ridiculous. Yesterday the Melbourne cops arrested some of the supposed leaders of a planned protest for today againt covid restrictions. It's all 'fake news'. What planet are that lot on?
September 5th, 2020  
Sign of the times.. 😥
September 5th, 2020  
Quite amazing what you are all finding Marnie, we actually have very few signs. Just the normal mask and sanitiser.
September 5th, 2020  
Definitely a sign of the times.

A friend of ours had to be tested a couple of months ago because he had been close to a Sydney hot spot but all was okay apart from his wallet and bank balance.

Had to make an appointment with the doctor because he didn't feel too well. He told him he had to be tested.
Went along to be tested.
Was told he hadn't got a referral so had to go back to the doctor to get one.
Back again to the hospital to be tested with referral in hand.
Didn't hear back from the testing hospital in 48 hours with the result so rang them
They told him they couldn't tell him over the phone and he had to go back to his doctor.
Another appointment with the doctor to get the results.

All this when he could have been infectious. Luckily he didn't have Covid.

I believe they have changed the rules now though and they send a text direct to your phone and you don't need a referral either
September 5th, 2020  
@julzmaioro so sad, isn't it?
September 5th, 2020  
@ludwigsdiana You could have some of ours Diana, we have rather an over-abundance one way or another.
September 5th, 2020  
@onewing Typical government snafu! Why make something simple when you can complicate it to insanity?
September 5th, 2020  
I am almost at the point where if I hear the word "coronavirus" once more I am going to scream!! I reckon we are all tired of hearing it, seeing it, reading it. You do seem to have an overabundance of signs in Australia. But then we have plenty here too, so I figure you are not alone!
September 5th, 2020  
I wonder if the Covidiots would look at these signs and think "It's all too hard, it's only a cold. I don't need a test".
September 5th, 2020  
My gosh, things are again ramping up here in Italy. Coming back from Sardinia almost resulted in being quarantined...
September 5th, 2020  
Being considerate of others really isn't wrong nor difficult in spite of what some say. Kindness is catchy if one let's it😉
September 5th, 2020  
Wish we had better testing available here
September 5th, 2020  
The Covidiots probably can’t read anyway! All morons! They don’t watch the news or listen to any sensible guidance! There was a young guy on tv saying “we are all fed up with it now so we are ignoring the rules” we are all fed up with it! Makes me so mad at how selfish some people can be!
September 6th, 2020  
@casablanca I'll be right alongside you screaming Casa. I've just about given up listening to the news or reading the papers. I know this plague is important, but there are other things happening in the world too. Signs? Far too many, far too many badly expressed and/or verbose.
September 6th, 2020  
@merrelyn Yeah, nah, they're marching in protests! Not a brain between 'em.
September 6th, 2020  
@domenicododaro This wretched virus is testing us all in ways I thought I'd never live to see. What a pity some other countries don't apply the necessary health/hygiene restrictions to prevent the conditions that create such virii.
September 6th, 2020  
@joysabin I'm with you Joy regarding kindness, manners and good humour. As my late father used to tell us 'kids' 'you catch more flies with honey than vinegar'.
September 6th, 2020  
@jgpittenger I'm constantly horrified at the whole situation in your country Jane. Guns, lies and bombast won't eliminate this virus.
September 6th, 2020  
@pamknowler We've got 'em here too Pam. Google QAnon and you'll see what some of 'em believe. The protesters here are drawn from a handful of genuine idiots plus covid-is-fake-news morons, anti-vaxxers, people who think 5G means 'deep state' surveillance, some who think our state is being infiltrated by aliens (extra-terrestial), a bunch of other even sillier conspiracy theories plus the usual rent-a-crowd. Collective IQ of any given mob of this lot circa 5.
September 6th, 2020  
@jgpittenger I guess one of the other key differences is that we generally accept most interventionist policies by the State, be it federal or state government/s and maybe with lots of grumbling. The state has historically played a very big role in Australian economic/social development. If you're interested I can tell you more.
September 6th, 2020  
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