Corona Virus Update
Go to ncov2019.live or worldometer.info for your own updates.
Another site (which rips off Avi’s work, but adds really useful graphs of weekly change) is at covid19stats.live
Looking at the factual statistics, I am really glad to see that Australia’s rapid and tough rules have indeed ‘flattened the curve‘.
Although China’s early and complete shutdown also worked, new cases are again rising since they started ‘opening back up’. Not so good.
I am even more concerned that the U.S.A. is talking about ‘re-opening’ things before their measures have yet had the needed results.
Of course, my heart aches for the people of Italy, Spain, and much of Europe. Their burden and personal cost has been so heavy.
We can learn from the mistakes made by these countries. Or we can arrogantly ignore the objective and obvious cause-and-effect results of delay and ‘softer’ isolation of infected people (especially those that have no symptoms and don’t know that they are spreading it). Which approach do YOU think will best protect you, your family, and your community?
The most disappointing thing to me is also the thing that we, the individual people on our shared blue planet can do the most to stop. Of course, that is the effective and simple temporary changes of distancing, sanitising, and self-imposed quarantining versus the ineffective and unhelpful politicising, blaming, and hording of what we all need.
YOU can be a bigger part of the solution than our ‘leaders’ by CHOOSING to act responsibly, rather than wait for some schmuck in government to require and force us to.
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