How in the Hell can that virus end up in so many countries/places in such a short amount of time?
Australian government allowing school students from China to enter Australia, and next week university students will also be allowed in.
Nobody’s going to want the new vaccine without a coronavirus pandemic. The government has got to do all it can to promote the spread.
Australia’s “international student market” (aka back door immigration) is “incredibly important” too.
“Australia’s chief medical officer, Prof Brendan Murphy, was confident that allowing a small number of additional people from mainland China would not impose any material risk to the Australian population.
“We are already letting in Australian citizens and permanent residents, and the good news in the last few weeks from mainland China has been there have been very very few exported cases of this disease,” he said.
The federal education minister. Dan Tehan, said: “It is incredibly important that we get some normality back to the international student market.
“At this stage we are looking at year 11 and 12 students but the medical advice has said in a week we could look at what would happen with tertiary education students.
The federal health minister, Greg Hunt, said this the Covid-19 virus was in Australia – and infection rates in China are falling – and medical advice was that the Australian border force continues to provide case-by-case exemptions to the travel ban from mainland China.”
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: South Korea confirms huge rise in cases.
‘We’re in a Petri Dish’: How a Coronavirus Ravaged a Cruise Ship. “In all, it took Japanese officials more than 72 hours to impose a lockdown after they were first notified about the case connected to the ship. The delay by the Japanese government, along with slapdash and ineffective containment measures during the two-week isolation period, would help turn the Diamond Princess into a floating epidemiological disaster.”
UPDATE: Trent Telenko: A Biological Chernobyl? I hope so. Chernobyl’s death toll was comparatively tiny.