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Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD
2020-08-05 14:38:13 UTC
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http://reason.com/2020/08/03/australia-imposes-curfews-closes-internal-borders-to-slow-covid-19-pandemic/
Australia Imposes Curfews, Closes Internal Borders To Slow COVID-19
Pandemic.
Will the U.S. be next?
CHRISTIAN BRITSCHGI | 8.3.2020 4:20 PM
The Australian state of Victoria has imposed draconian new lockdown measures
to combat a surge in COVID-19 cases. Some American policymakers are calling
for similar actions here.
The new "Stage 4" emergency measures, ordered by Victoria Premier Daniel
Andrews, impose an 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew on everyone in the Melbourne
Metro area, which contains about 75 percent of the state's population.
During curfew hours, only one person per household is allowed to leave the
home, and only for grocery shopping, work, health care, or exercise. The
rules specify that people cannot travel more than 5 kilometers from their
house.
"Where you slept last night is where you'll need to stay for the next six
weeks," said Andrews, according to CNN.
Victoria is responsible for more than half of Australia's COVID-19 cases,
and the vast majority of new cases, despite being home to only about a
quarter of the country's population. The state has recorded 11,937 COVID-19
cases, 426 of which were reported in the last 24 hours. That compares to
18,318 cases across the country, 444 of which were reported in the last 24
hours. Countrywide, 221 people have died of COVID-19 in Australia.
All pubs and clubs in the Melbourne metro area are being forced to close,
according to a fact sheet put out by the state government. So are most
retail businesses in the Melbourne area, though there are exceptions for
grocery stores, liquor stores, pharmacies, post offices, gas stations, and a
few other explicitly exempted businesses. Restaurants can remain open for
takeout or delivery only. People who can work at home are being ordered to
do so.
Funerals of 10 or fewer people are permitted. Weddings are not. All
Victorians will have to wear a mask when not at home. Other Australian
states have largely banned travelers from Victoria.
Between the virus and the virus-inspired shutdown, economists are warning
that Australia's recession will last for at least the rest of the year.
"If we don't do this now, if this doesn't work, then we'll need a much
longer list of complete shutdowns," Andrews said. "It's hard to imagine what
a Stage 5 might look like. But it would radically change the way people
live. Not just rules on when and where you can go shopping—but restrictions
on going shopping at all."
Victoria's imposition of new lockdown measures at this stage in the pandemic
raises the unsettling possibility that U.S. officials might embrace tighter
lockdowns as well.
Early reopening states such as Texas and Florida have already backtracked by
closing bars and other businesses at the end of June. California Gov. Gavin
Newsom has embraced a "dimmer switch" approach to lockdowns, whereby the
state eases or tightens restrictions based on the direction the COVID-19
numbers are going.
Some officials are demanding yet tighter restrictions. Neel Kashkari,
president of the Minneapolis Fed, suggested over the weekend that the
country impose a "really hard" lockdown for four to six weeks so that
testing and contact tracing can be scaled up. Whether American states and
cities will go as far as Victoria remains to be seen.
The only healthy way to stop the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is by
rapidly finding out at any given moment, including especially while
on-line even if just via smartphone, who among us are unwittingly
contagious (i.e. pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic) in order to convince
them to call their doctor and self-quarantine per their doctor.

In the interim, I am indeed wonderfully hungry (
http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 ) and hope you, Michael, also have a
healthy appetite too.

So how are you ?










...because we mindfully choose to openly care with our heart,

HeartDoc Andrew <><
--
Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD
Cardiologist with an http://bit.ly/EternalMedicalLicense
2016 & upwards non-partisan candidate for U.S. President:
http://bit.ly/WonderfullyHungryPresident
and author of the 2PD-OMER Approach:
http://bit.ly/HeartDocAndrewCare
which is the only **healthy** cure for the U.S. healthcare crisis
Michael Ejercito
2020-08-06 13:50:42 UTC
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On Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 7:39:14 AM UTC-7, Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD
Post by Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD
http://reason.com/2020/08/03/australia-imposes-curfews-closes-internal-borders-to-slow-covid-19-pandemic/
Australia Imposes Curfews, Closes Internal Borders To Slow COVID-19
Pandemic.
Will the U.S. be next?
CHRISTIAN BRITSCHGI | 8.3.2020 4:20 PM
The Australian state of Victoria has imposed draconian new lockdown measures
to combat a surge in COVID-19 cases. Some American policymakers are calling
for similar actions here.
The new "Stage 4" emergency measures, ordered by Victoria Premier Daniel
Andrews, impose an 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew on everyone in the Melbourne
Metro area, which contains about 75 percent of the state's population.
During curfew hours, only one person per household is allowed to leave the
home, and only for grocery shopping, work, health care, or exercise. The
rules specify that people cannot travel more than 5 kilometers from their
house.
"Where you slept last night is where you'll need to stay for the next six
weeks," said Andrews, according to CNN.
Victoria is responsible for more than half of Australia's COVID-19 cases,
and the vast majority of new cases, despite being home to only about a
quarter of the country's population. The state has recorded 11,937 COVID-19
cases, 426 of which were reported in the last 24 hours. That compares to
18,318 cases across the country, 444 of which were reported in the last 24
hours. Countrywide, 221 people have died of COVID-19 in Australia.
All pubs and clubs in the Melbourne metro area are being forced to close,
according to a fact sheet put out by the state government. So are most
retail businesses in the Melbourne area, though there are exceptions for
grocery stores, liquor stores, pharmacies, post offices, gas stations, and a
few other explicitly exempted businesses. Restaurants can remain open for
takeout or delivery only. People who can work at home are being ordered to
do so.
Funerals of 10 or fewer people are permitted. Weddings are not. All
Victorians will have to wear a mask when not at home. Other Australian
states have largely banned travelers from Victoria.
Between the virus and the virus-inspired shutdown, economists are warning
that Australia's recession will last for at least the rest of the year.
"If we don't do this now, if this doesn't work, then we'll need a much
longer list of complete shutdowns," Andrews said. "It's hard to imagine what
a Stage 5 might look like. But it would radically change the way people
live. Not just rules on when and where you can go shopping—but
restrictions
on going shopping at all."
Victoria's imposition of new lockdown measures at this stage in the pandemic
raises the unsettling possibility that U.S. officials might embrace tighter
lockdowns as well.
Early reopening states such as Texas and Florida have already backtracked by
closing bars and other businesses at the end of June. California Gov. Gavin
Newsom has embraced a "dimmer switch" approach to lockdowns, whereby the
state eases or tightens restrictions based on the direction the COVID-19
numbers are going.
Some officials are demanding yet tighter restrictions. Neel Kashkari,
president of the Minneapolis Fed, suggested over the weekend that the
country impose a "really hard" lockdown for four to six weeks so that
testing and contact tracing can be scaled up. Whether American states and
cities will go as far as Victoria remains to be seen.
The only healthy way to stop the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is by
rapidly finding out at any given moment, including especially while
on-line even if just via smartphone, who among us are unwittingly
contagious (i.e. pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic) in order to convince
them to call their doctor and self-quarantine per their doctor.
There is no current test that is reliable enough.

A test with a too-high false negative rate would create flase senses of
security among many who are truly infected.
Post by Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD
In the interim, I am indeed wonderfully hungry (
http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 ) and hope you, Michael, also have a
healthy appetite too.
So how are you ?
I am wonderfully hungry!

Here is Ken's comment.

http://reason.com/2020/08/03/australia-imposes-curfews-closes-internal-borders-to-slow-covid-19-pandemic/#comment-8384516

The story I linked earlier today suggested that a lot of the recent outbreak
appears to be about younger people getting together socially–in Europe it
was all about beaches and bars. Institute a curfew, close the beaches and
the pubs, and younger people will stop passing the virus among them in the
attempt to get drunk and screw.

It’s all based on the weird belief that the law is more powerful than the
desire to get drunk and screw. Having known a number of Australians, I’m
here to tell you that the attempt to use government to make Australians stop
getting drunk and screwing is probably more futile than it would be
elsewhere. I’ve known Australians to come to the beaches of San Diego in the
Australian winter–just to get drunk and screw.

My money’s on the Australians getting drunk and screwing despite the curfew.
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Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD
2020-08-06 14:44:06 UTC
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Post by Michael Ejercito
Post by Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD
http://reason.com/2020/08/03/australia-imposes-curfews-closes-internal-borders-to-slow-covid-19-pandemic/
Australia Imposes Curfews, Closes Internal Borders To Slow COVID-19
Pandemic.
Will the U.S. be next?
CHRISTIAN BRITSCHGI | 8.3.2020 4:20 PM
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Post by Michael Ejercito
Post by Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD
The only healthy way to stop the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is by
rapidly finding out at any given moment, including especially while
on-line even if just via smartphone, who among us are unwittingly
contagious (i.e. pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic) in order to convince
them to call their doctor and self-quarantine per their doctor.
There is no current test that is reliable enough.
Actually, the http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 is "reliable enough"
with all glory ( http://bit.ly/Psalm117_ ) to GOD.

Laus DEO :-)
Post by Michael Ejercito
A test with a too-high false negative rate would create flase senses of
security among many who are truly infected.
The false negative rate for http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 is the
lowest possible at 0% because it is 100% sensitive with thanks to the
Help of "much more" (Luke 11:13) Holy Spirit.

Laus DEO :-)
Post by Michael Ejercito
Post by Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD
In the interim, I am indeed wonderfully hungry (
http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 ) and hope you, Michael, also have a
healthy appetite too.
So how are you ?
I am wonderfully hungry!
While wonderfully hungry in the Holy Spirit, Who causes (Deuteronomy
8:3) us to hunger, I note that you, Michael, not only don't have
COVID-19 but are rapture (Luke 17:37) ready and pray (2 Chronicles
7:14) that our Everlasting (Isaiah 9:6) Father in Heaven continues to
give us "much more" (Luke 11:13) Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) so
that we'd have much more of His Help to always say/write that we're
"wonderfully hungry" in **all** ways including especially caring to
http://bit.ly/ConvinceItForward (John 15:12 as shown by
http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 ) with all glory (
http://bit.ly/Psalm117_ ) to GOD (aka HaShem, Elohim, Abba, DEO), in
the name (John 16:23) of LORD Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen.

Laus DEO !

Be hungrier, which really is wonderfully healthier especially for
diabetics and other heart disease patients:

http://bit.ly/HeartDocAndrewToutsHunger (Luke 6:21a) with all glory to
GOD, Who causes us to hunger (Deuteronomy 8:3) when He blesses us
right now (Luke 6:21a) thereby removing the http://bit.ly/HeartVAT
from around the heart

...because we mindfully choose to openly care with our heart,

HeartDoc Andrew <><
--
Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD
Cardiologist with an http://bit.ly/EternalMedicalLicense
2016 & upwards non-partisan candidate for U.S. President:
http://bit.ly/WonderfullyHungryPresident
and author of the 2PD-OMER Approach:
http://bit.ly/HeartDocAndrewCare
which is the only **healthy** cure for the U.S. healthcare crisis
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