COVID-19: Discussion (2022 Onwards)


Lookout WA, masks are back! :grin:

I wouldn’t be surprised if some hospitals, aged care and other medical centres were taking their own steps already which could mean some places in other states may already be doing it.

I already made the decision to start wearing a mask, ans most likely while in Melbourne too. Even though I’m vaccinated. I have never had COVID. But still.

I’ve never caught COVID yet either,

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I think I am prepared to get it, but it would be nice not too. I start summer school next week! (first part - online) :stuck_out_tongue: C

I’ve never had COVID.

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Me either. Not that i know of anyway!


My medical centre has a doctor who refuses to see patients unless they have a mask on. But they don’t tell the patient until he calls them up for their appointment. They don’t even provide masks so imagine their annoyance and surprised they they come in to medical centre without a mask and being told this.

On the other sides to that, perhaps the patients should carry a mask in case in. No doubt that though they will mandate mask to be worn though.

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That’s not right. If a medical centre or doctor wants a patient to wear a mask, they should provide one.

Or at the very least, when the patient makes the appointment, they are asked to bring one with them. A lot of patients will forget though.


From what I understand what you suggested is what they should do at the very least , they tell the patients right at the last minute . Oh sorry I did misspeak they do offer masks but only when the doctor tells you to get one from the reception.

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There was never any Drs that I came across that were like that, especially in a medical centre. Normally if they did have the rule in place at the time it was up to reception to encourage people to wear them. By the time you get to the Dr they are only focused on why you are there. When the mendates were in this is the only time you would see the Drs also asking about masks.
This was my experience anyway. Hospitals and aged care would be diffrent.

Yeah that’s true Jack , hopefully my doctors will change it’s currently Covid policies and ensure they they warn their patients about mask wearing if requested.
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Diving into the data, it’s clear that when it comes to healthcare spending and excess deaths, Australia has fared pretty well compared to other countries included in the AIHW analysis.

Australia also had one of the world’s lowest excess mortality rates.

Australia closing its borders early and putting strict lockdowns in place played a large role in reducing both healthcare spending and excess deaths, Professor Dantas said.