I know this has been on repeat for some time, but really? She then continued to say to everyone in the regions, there is "still time" to get their first shot and second shot. What Sydney castle is she living in?
The vaccination eligibility for younger age groups only opened up a few weeks ago. It's currently a six-week wait at the vaccination hub between Pfizer vaccinations. For example, my 20-year-old's first dose was September 14 and the first available appointment for the second was October 28. Those in that age bracket lucky enough to secure the first dose of Pfizer can't now turn around and take the readily available Moderna.
My youngest was administered their first dose of Pfizer through a medical centre, as they are an HSC student. Their second dose was cancelled this week and postponed because the NSW government did not deliver supplies as promised. Sorry, but to me this would imply there are still obviously some supply issues - at least in regional areas.
Saying people have to be double dosed to work and participate in activities in the regions when many can not realistically access some vaccines in a reasonable timeframe, and in line with the deadlines of the only just released NSW road map, is pretty Sydney-centric. There's not a Sydney Olympic Park just down the road, after all.
IN OTHER NEWS:
We at Albury Legacy would like to take this opportunity to thank the Albury-Wodonga businesses who supported Legacy by allowing us to place corporate boxes with our badges/merchandise to be sold for Legacy Badge Week.
Due to lockdown our major fundraiser for the year couldn't go ahead but with the help of our local businesses and community we were able to raise something to support our widows and families. Thank you for your support.
Many of us enjoy our piece of salmon which we buy at the supermarket. Recently I have been reading the book, Toxic by Richard Flanagan. The book outlines the struggle which the citizens of that part of Bruny island, Tasmania, have been having since a small salmon farm on the southern pristine coast of Tasmania, was taken over by a global company.
At first the locals were upset by the noise. They met with the company and were told that the operations were within the regulations. They tried getting support from the local environmental bureaucrats and were told that this was a billion-dollar industry creating wealth and jobs.
Gradually it became apparent that the dolphins and penguins were no longer coming to Bruny Island and the shellfish were not so plentiful. There was green slime on the water. It seems that the stocking rate had doubled. The cleansing action of the sea could not cope with the pollution from huge quantities of fish faeces and leftover food pallets.
Research has been undertaken which indicates that even the drinking water of Hobart is being adversely affected by the effluent from salmon farms.
The state needs industry and jobs and the prime objective of industrial organisations is to make money for shareholders, but can we afford to do all this at the expense of safe drinking water and the clean, green credentials of the state of Tasmania?
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