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Unnecessary divisions

Louise Andrews, Lennox Head Dear Mandy, an excellent article in The Echo (Soapbox, 21 July). It saddens me too to witness...

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning July 28, 2021

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Interview with Felix Riebl from the Cat Empire

One of the most danceable outfits in the lineup, The Cat Empire make a welcome return to Bluesfest 2021 with their infectious, genre-embracing anthems and a world-class, awe-inspiring show. Last week Seven caught up with co-founder, band leader and principal songwriter, Felix Riebl, from his lockdown hidey hole in Melbourne.

Vehicle access to Unicorn Falls to close

President of the recently formed Byron Hikers Club says a ‘controversy is brewing’ around National Parks’ recently announced plans to close vehicle access to Unicorn Falls, located on South Chowan Road behind Upper Main Arm.

Opportunities aplenty for young rugby standout

Ross Kendall Mullumbimby 16-year-old, Raife McKenzie, is a rising star rugby player who has had a big year after winning...

Byron businesses buckle down

The Greater Sydney lockdown has had a direct impact on local businesses who have seen a dramatic fall in customer numbers, particularly in Byron Bay.

Robert Podhajsky, Ocean Shores

I have stopped thinking about the COVID situation and I am rarely feeling good in myself. I feel more alive. The usual pursuits of living are now full of people’s thoughts about this COVID disease. All sorts of restrictions are happening that keep bringing back thoughts of being fearful of the COVID. It causes me to feel very unsettled. The continued conflicting information being given to people have left me with only one way out and that is not to think about it.

I can get worried about the information, because there is not any way that I can get access to the facts that prove what is being said. If I could see the proof of the facts instead of just being told the facts there would be no need for worrying about the statistics and projections.

People have always been dying from illness of some kind, recorded history tells us. People are even saying that if I don’t follow the advice being given, I am contributing to the spread of illness. That’s like me saying it’s someone else’s fault if I am ill, when it’s my body that accepted the illness, that’s my responsibility.

Doctor, can you provide the physical facts that I can access that will prove to me everything being said about the COVID.

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