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 left-wing feminist who loves animals, books, gaming, and cooking; she’s also very interested in linguistics, history, technology and society.