Learn to live with coronavirus
In my opinion, the people of Greater Bendigo have got through this lockdown by social distancing, mask wearing, and hand hygiene - it's not from following the other rules.
I was pretty sure you could only leave home for work, exercise, emergency, or necessity.
Last Sunday I needed to get a washer (important) but there was not a car park in Bunnings, Epsom. That's a lot of people exercising in Bunnings or getting necessary items. And the line-up to the various jam donut trucks has never shortened.
I think regional Victorians, particularly in Greater Bendigo, are already taking the advice of a lot of disease experts, they are learning to live with the virus and go about their daily lives.
Personally I think it would be very easy to do. Watch your distance, wash your hands, and wear a mask when in close proximity to a lot of people.
It's the one per cent that think it's a conspiracy, or refuse to wear a mask.Let's leave politics out of it and get on with our lives.
James Howden, Ascot
Care for the aged
Is the new aged care facility planned for Castlemaine going to be private or community based? Has the council investigated the providers?
Will the council consider over seeing the running of the nursing home within its borders? What are the ratios of qualified nursing staff to patients?
We do not want a repeat of profit over riding care for our elderly.
Larry Cocks, Chewton
Throughout our lifetimes we are told that we all have to be responsible for our own actions. This seems to have been totally forgotten with the onset of this pandemic, with the burden shifted to the premier and the chief health officer. With some of the commentary being made, you would think that they were travelling around increasing the infection rate of this virus.
Ideas are being bandied about, including locking down and prohibiting travelers from Melbourne visiting Bendigo. The Calder is not the only avenue of travel to Bendigo. As for the comment that there has been a lack of interest and care in Bendigo - since the present government has been in power, the difference in Bendigo's economy and infrastructure has been remarkable.
If the people concerned are not happy with the circumstances as they are, maybe they could put their hand up and be of some assistance, instead of barking on the sidelines. This is no ordinary political barney, but a serious health issue.
A problem we, and only we, can fix.
Ken Price, Eaglehawk
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