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Would you take a coronavirus vaccine if it was available to you, and if so which would you prefer?

  • No

    Votes: 17 11.3%
  • Any vaccine

    Votes: 19 12.7%
  • Pfizer

    Votes: 46 30.7%
  • Astra Zeneca

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Already vaccinated with AZ

    Votes: 2 1.3%
  • Already vaccinated with Pfizer

    Votes: 59 39.3%
  • Moderna

    Votes: 2 1.3%
  • Sputnik

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Janssen

    Votes: 2 1.3%
  • Novavax

    Votes: 1 0.7%

  • Total voters
    150

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I think physical distancing, masks, hand & personal hygiene are very important and large crowded events should be avoided, but I was dismayed when they restricted apartment dwellers in ‘LGAs of concern’ to one hour outdoors per day (we live in a semi rural area so it didn’t apply to us) because severe COVID is an aberrant inflammatory response and the baseline cardiometabolic status (ie. obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular risk) is one of the major determining factors for disease severity & likelihood of hospitalisation in an individual infected with SARS-COV-2 (https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/JAHA.120.019259) so people were cooped up and sedentary indoors, eating & gaining weight, instead of exercising outdoors to improve their resilience to the virus. As variants of the SARS-COV-2 virus are likely to be circulating for a long time, I hope any future ‘lockdowns’ involve only closures of indoor places and restriction of large events, but not of the populations’ access to open spaces for exercise.
yeah I remember the one hr outdoors rule in my area it was so overboard, I couldn't even enjoy the hour bcz of privacy-invading cops, anyways I also hope future lockdowns aren't torturous for anyone lga or not since we have to live with the virus there's no point grounding people for months at a time, masks social distancing checkins preventing large social gatherings among other things should help reduce the spread not lockdowns pls 🙏
 

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yeah I remember the one hr outdoors rule in my area it was so overboard, I couldn't even enjoy the hour bcz of privacy-invading cops, anyways I also hope future lockdowns aren't torturous for anyone lga or not since we have to live with the virus there's no point grounding people for months at a time, masks social distancing checkins preventing large social gatherings among other things should help reduce the spread not lockdowns pls 🙏
What's worse is how Randwick and City of Sydney at that time had more cases then Blacktown and even less vaccination rates but weren't concerned LGAs.

That was triggering af.
 

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yeah I remember the one hr outdoors rule in my area it was so overboard, I couldn't even enjoy the hour bcz of privacy-invading cops, anyways I also hope future lockdowns aren't torturous for anyone lga or not since we have to live with the virus there's no point grounding people for months at a time, masks social distancing checkins preventing large social gatherings among other things should help reduce the spread not lockdowns pls 🙏
I’m very sorry you had to live through that.
 

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What's worse is how Randwick and City of Sydney at that time had more cases then Blacktown and even less vaccination rates but weren't concerned LGAs.

That was triggering af.
Yep and there was lots of news stories about people in those areas crowding on beaches and meeting up, while Western Sydney was so heavily restricted in comparison where you couldn't even go outside 5km of your house
 

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Yep and there was lots of news stories about people in those areas crowding on beaches and meeting up, while Western Sydney was so heavily restricted in comparison where you couldn't even go outside 5km of your house
yeah omg I remember the crowding on beaches double standards asf, the policing here was like US military style lmao ppl getting fined for anything, I got my first job during lockdown and lost it bcz of the 5km rule forever sad abt this, complete nonsense it's all or nothing how does shutting down some areas and letting others go wild do anything, this is all in the past though hopefully in future the same lunacy doesn't happen
 

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yeah omg I remember the crowding on beaches double standards asf, the policing here was like US military style lmao ppl getting fined for anything, I got my first job during lockdown and lost it bcz of the 5km rule forever sad abt this, complete nonsense it's all or nothing how does shutting down some areas and letting others go wild do anything, this is all in the past though hopefully in future the same lunacy doesn't happen
Yeah same got screwed by it too since I had my honours research year and I lost 4 months of my lab time because I couldn't go to the uni. It was really annoying when people were allowed to go beaches and stuff while I couldn't just go to get an education and complete my thesis properly
 

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Anyone know if the advice is work from home if you can?
 

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sorta confused on what to do because im immunocompromised and my mom is unvaxxed but im really depressed from staying home all day , im not kidding i havent socialised with anyone in 3 weeks. tbh its more of my mom im worried about but at this point all those dumb conspiracy theories made her scared of the vax :/
 

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sorta confused on what to do because im immunocompromised and my mom is unvaxxed but im really depressed from staying home all day , im not kidding i havent socialised with anyone in 3 weeks. tbh its more of my mom im worried about but at this point all those dumb conspiracy theories made her scared of the vax :/
Try go outside for exercise like walking, jogging or ride a bike if you have one by yourself. There is not much risk to get infected if you are outside and keeping away from a crowd doing that. Although it isn't a socialising based activity with others, it will help to clear your mind and get some health benefits from doing some cardio.

Also, yeah it can be tough to live inside for ages and not have any contact with your friends or other people. I didn't see my friends until early December for like over 7 months due to the earlier lockdown in 2021 because we all lived in a restricted LGA. However, during that time we still made efforts to keep in contact and try to be as positive during that time. One of the ways we did this was by talking daily on messenger or whatsapp in our group chat and also once or twice a week we would hold a games session on Zoom. We just played any random free games like the drawing and guessing ones, codenames, cards games. That way we still kept in contact and it reduced the feeling of just being alone by yourself.

Try to arrange that kind of stuff with your friends. Even if it's not a games session you can just like hold a video chat for an hour and talk about stuff.
 

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Try go outside for exercise like walking, jogging or ride a bike if you have one by yourself. There is not much risk to get infected if you are outside and keeping away from a crowd doing that. Although it isn't a socialising based activity with others, it will help to clear your mind and get some health benefits from doing some cardio.

Also, yeah it can be tough to live inside for ages and not have any contact with your friends or other people. I didn't see my friends until early December for like over 7 months due to the earlier lockdown in 2021 because we all lived in a restricted LGA. However, during that time we still made efforts to keep in contact and try to be as positive during that time. One of the ways we did this was by talking daily on messenger or whatsapp in our group chat and also once or twice a week we would hold a games session on Zoom. We just played any random free games like the drawing and guessing ones, codenames, cards games. That way we still kept in contact and it reduced the feeling of just being alone by yourself.

Try to arrange that kind of stuff with your friends. Even if it's not a games session you can just like hold a video chat for an hour and talk about stuff.
yeah you’re right, i think it’s half because of covid and half because i’ve just been too depressed to go out. i think i’ll also consider arranging some outdoors activities that don’t involve crowded spaces , thank you for the suggestions:)
 

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sorta confused on what to do because im immunocompromised and my mom is unvaxxed but im really depressed from staying home all day , im not kidding i havent socialised with anyone in 3 weeks. tbh its more of my mom im worried about but at this point all those dumb conspiracy theories made her scared of the vax :/
Can you drive? There's a fair few beaches on the central/south coast that aren't crowded.
 

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