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COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to...

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Accusations of false dam claims in Cr Cadwallader’s mayoral campaign

Ballina Shire Council candidates against the idea of a new dam in Byron’s hinterland are accusing fellow candidate Sharon Cadwallader of false claims in her electoral campaign.

Grumpy Grandma’s 

There are few in the region who aren’t familiar with Grumpy Grandma’s olives. Tim Stone and his wife Lynne...

CWA has ready for the Christmas (w)rap

The Country Women’s Association (CWA) has been supporting women, children and their communities in NSW for almost a century...

South East Canteen: just the good stuff

Simon Haslam South East Canteen is the new project from Tyler Preston, trained at Melbourne’s cult classic Chin Chin, and...

World record-breaking sailor takes out SCU’s Alumnus of the Year Award

If you’re seeking a bit of inspiration in your life, look no further than Southern Cross University’s Alumnus of the Year, Lisa Blair.

Byron Supper Club

Bryce Hallett The Byron Supper Club is set to return and transport audiences to a magical and exciting realm akin...

I’ve just read an ABC News article re the ‘burn out’ of Australian nurses. For the last two years they’ve been dealing with the testing, tracing, screening, isolating, vaccinating and treating the disease on the COVID-19 front. Not to mention the backlog of existing non-COVID-related work.

Doctors in hospitals have also felt the stress of increased shifts, particularly when relief staff cannot be accessed from over the border. Like shop personnel, medical staff, including paramedics, have to wear masks all day when dealing with the public.

I wonder if anti-vaxxers and those who complain about having to check in and wear masks indoors, ever consider the plight of these workers? Perhaps they would, if confronted with a shortage of hospital beds and medical staff to address their own needs.

Sue McLeod, Myocum


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3 COMMENTS

  1. Imagine if all the covid money spent by Govt’s was funnelled into actual health care instead of health scare!

    How much money has been allocated to funding hospitals, building new hospitals, ensuring more nurses and staff recently?

    Follow the money

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