Now, in these times of chaos, sadness, loneliness and uncertainty, so many of us have and will continue to have strong opinions, one way or another.
Now, as you all may have gathered from previous posts of mine, I'm all of getting vaccinated to lessen the symptoms that are the nightmares we all called Covid (or Delta).
I would love it if everyone got vaccinated, however, that's never going to happen.
While I may not agree with the anti- vaxers or the people who choose not to get vaccinated (not including those who have medical conditions), I do respect your choice as I would like to think you would respect mine to get vaccinated.
Here in the Pacific region of the Southern Hemisphere, certain parts of Australia have risen in continuous protests on their streets, N.S.W. & Victoria. Sadly the latest rounds in Victoria are against the mandate to force the building sector to get vaccinated otherwise they aren't allowed on site.
I've been thinking of what compromise would there to be to not hinder what is essentially an essential business.
And then it came to me. Italy, just last week, has laid down a new law for these trying times and is due to take effect on 15 October 2021.
It's a great compromise to both sides of the fence of vaccinations.
What the Italian government have done is they've adopted one of the strictest Covid measures in the world last week, requiring all public and private sector workers to have a vaccination certificate, a negative coronavirus test or a certificate that they have recently recovered from the infection.
The goal of the move is to persuade people to get vaccinated and reduce the infection in one of the most affected countries by the coronavirus pandemic.
However, I personally believe that this is a great compromise for those who will not or cannot vaccinate - just provide a negative Covid test.
Apparently, a worker who won't be able to present a valid health certificate will be suspended without pay but cannot be fired.
Those who ignore the ordinance and come to work without any of the required certificates will be fined between 600 and 1,500 euros.
The idea of Covid certification was initially related to travel, but Italy very quickly started to apply it to places like museums, gyms and the interior of restaurants.
Although there have been protests against the measures in recent weeks, most political parties as well as major employers' associations have backed them, hoping there will be no further closures of the economy.
Italy, after Britain, has the most coronavirus-positive deaths in Europe, more than 130,000 since the start of the pandemic.
About 74 percent of 60 million people received at least the first dose, and about 68 percent were fully vaccinated.
As I said, it was just an interesting thought I had spinning around in my head.
Sadly, we've reached a new high of positive Covid results today, absolutely shocking and so very disappointing.
We've all read the posters telling us to wear our mask (and social distance) since way back when all of this Covid stuff started.
We've all heard the various Government departments and media platforms telling us the exact same message, hell even our leader has told us to do this almost on a daily message as so many people just haven't got the message yet.
And yet ... so many people won't because they can't be bothered or they will refuse to do so spouting this, that or the other.
Now, unless they are medically signed off proving that they can't wear a mask for medial reasons, there is absolute no reason whatsoever for them to not be wearing a mask
Also, if they are wearing a mask - there are those who are wearing it incorrectly which is in effect a waste of time wearing one then.
We are all clever enough to know that wearing a mask will not stop the virus, but it sure as hell will slow down the transmission of it between each other.
The masks are to protect each other, your family, my family, everyone's family.
I have included a couple of pics to remind all of us how to wear the mask correctly, even one for the cat lovers - lol
While I'm here, when you dispose of the masks, please, PLEASE dispose of them correctly.
I'm fed up seeing them disposed of all over the place now e.g. gutters, people's gardens, thrown out of the car windows etc ... replacing the takeaways rubbish we used to see before lockdown.
Those poor people who have to come up behind you and pick them up, putting their lives at risk, all because you were too lazy to put your mask in the rubbish bin.
PLEASE dispose of them correctly in the rubbish bins and don't forget to sanitise your hands afterwards.
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UNBELIEVABLE!!. When is this ever going to end? Come November 1st, no doubt there will still be ongoing restrictions to our freedom.
What I resent so much, is that those of us who have been vacccinated for months, played the game, did every thing we were meant to, and still we are locked down.
All these Govt. promises that when Auckland reaches 90% vaccination we will have more freedom. What a joke. 89% vacccinated, how can it take until 1st November to vaccinate 1%.
I am so angry at all these months of being dictated to as to how I can live my life. Or not live it, might be more accurate!
I would argue that if someone is withholding information or is outright refusing to help contain the spread of the infection that they can be held liable for part of the ensuing economic cost.
I guess that would solve the problem …
Any other suggestions?