In case you were wondering after my post the other day, I got my test results back and I do not have Covid-19, as I expected and hoped 😅 Just an ordinary cold. Still feeling completely garbo though. It’s looking likely that Victoria will see lockdown extended , with daily case numbers not really any lower than before the lockdown started, and a number of transmissions from “fleeting” contact (i.e. aerosols). Doesn’t make a huge difference to me when I’m mostly just resting at home anyway, although Viv has to work from home while this continues. Clearly there are a lot of other casual workers in worse positions than us. TBH I think it’s proof that the JobKeeper program was ended way too early – and in general, we need much more of a social safety net than we have.
Jessica Smith is a socialist and a feminist who loves animals, books, gaming, and cooking; she’s also interested in linguistics, history, technology and society.