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Issue 070

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What’s on Issue 070?

 

Living with Omicron

 

 

Rethink the needs of RATs and PCR testings

 

 

Impacts still going on Australia’s economic recovery

 

 

Weekly COVID news at a glance

  • (Worldwide) China’s Tianjin to test 14M people
  • (Worldwide) UK soldiers to help hospitals
  • (Worldwide) US hospitals cracked down
  • (AUS) RATs accepted for disaster payment
  • (AUS)  New regulations for RATs
  • (AUS)  Calls for translated RAT instructions

 

 

How to respond and avoid panic on supermarket shortages

 

 

5 nutrition tips for what to drink

 

 

Cooking for the loved ones

 

 

Melbourne Eats: The Boatbuilders Yard / The George On Collins

 

 

5 best Aussie getaway beaches (Part B)

 

 

 

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Issue 072

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Omicron waves peak in Australia Live with it or Kill it?

Shortages plague concessional RAT rollout

Twice a week RATs planned for students

Weekly news at a glance

  • (Worldwide) World Bank Grants $750M to South Africa
  • (Worldwide) Fourth dose raises resistance for over-60s
  • (Worldwide) NZ PM cancels her wedding amid new COVID-19 rules
  • (AUS) Vaccines for Children
  • (AUS) Retired teachers asked to assist
  • (AUS) Older Victorians hit hardest by latest wave

Outbreak fuels shortage of disability carers

5 tips to prevent depression

Cooking for the loved ones

Melbourne Eats: Crossley St Cantina/ Nomad

5 thrilling microadventures you can have in Australia (Part A)

 

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Message from the Publisher

We need leaders to show responsibility

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On 17 January 2022, over 1.8 million Australians have infected Covid-19 and 718,052 are still active with 5044 hospitalized and 2699 deaths. More than that, close contacts of the infected are also isolated for 7 days and as a result, more than 1 million Australians are in isolation at home.

Small business owners especially those from the hospitality industries complained that even though the government had not imposed a lockdown, a self-imposed lockdown by workers and customers practically means that more and more hospitality businesses will be closing in the coming weeks. Lots of unused food be disposed of because restaurants were forced to shut down for insufficient workers. Many complained that 1/3 to half of the employees in a restaurant may not come to work on any day. Small businesses cannot simply operate in such this way.

There is simply no way for the restaurateurs or café owners to know whether their staff can come to work on any day, nor any bookings are taken. Close to a hundred thousand people are infected every day and their families put into isolation with RAT tests not available to make sure that people can work safely have pressured small business owners to close without any hope to resume anytime.

Australia is in trouble but the government is not helping.

RATs are not available probably until February. The government is not giving out financial support to small businesses owners. The workers are a bit better that then can apply for disaster relief grants if they cannot get paid by their employers.

The only solution for the society to run smoothly is either to lockdown the society again, or for the government to immediately provide free RATs to the people and change the isolation rules to allow RAT negative people to work instead of letting millions of healthy people be kept at home.

It is time for the leaders to take up responsibility instead to make everybody be in a scared and tense mode.

 

Raymond Chow

Publisher, BlessingCALD

 

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Issue 071

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Weekly news at a glance

  • (Worldwide) COVAX scheme delivers 1B vaccine
  • (Worldwide) France must now be vaccinated
  • (Worldwide) Italian nurse giving fake jabs to anti-vaxxers
  • (AUS) NSW COVID cases expected to plateau
  • (AUS) RAT supply caught up in transport delays
  • (AUS) Temporary widening of telehealth

The tension towards covid rules is growing

 

In 2022, Australians still in self-isolation

 

5 steps to better sleep

 

Cooking for the loved ones

Melbourne Eats: Yakimono/ Robata

5 beautiful free camping sites in Australia

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