Australia is doing a good job to cop with the coronavirus crisis


By April 17, there have been 64 coronavirus deaths in Australia and at least 6,508 cases. A surge in more deaths is likely in the coming days.

University of Melbourne Professor James McCaw said the next few weeks would be ‘absolutely crucial’, reported.

‘We will inevitably see an increased caseload from the last few weeks, we are going to see an increase in hospitalisations, admissions to ICU and deaths,’ he said.

Professor McCaw said the increase was ‘inevitable’ and didn’t mean health services or the government had lost control of the outbreak.

Signs have showed that cases in Australia have flattened and the spread is slowing down. This is great news for Australians.

Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy told reporters it was “quite possible” Australia could eradicate COVID-19 in parts of the country.

Compared to other developed countries in the world, Australia is doing a much better job to cop with the coronavirus crisis.

The country’s Prime Minister has outlined his first steps for road out of coronavirus. Scott Morrison said that eliminating the virus could be a “by-product” of the suppression approach the government was taking.

“Australia needs a more comprehensive coronavirus testing regime before restrictions can be lifted,” Morrison told reporters during a press conference on Thursday.

Mr Morrison said Australia’s suppression strategy “sat well” with Australia’s ethos and how people lived. He noted that the current restrictions were already “rubbing at the edges” of some in the community.

“We like our freedoms, we like to be able to do what we want to do. We like having a barbecue, we like going out and we really miss it and we miss our kids being able to get together and go to school and be with their friends,” he said.

“The suppression path is the best Australian path. The solutions we are putting in place are the right solutions for Australia. We are not looking to copy anyone. We have the right plan for Australia.”

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has been critical of Morrison’s responses to the pandemic. “We need to accustom ourselves to the idea that we are not going to be as prosperous as we were before until the virus is behind us.”He said to ABC News, saying that Australian economy is taking a huge battering because of coronavirus restrictions and cuts of exports to China.

Kevin Rudd also criticised US President Donald Trump for his decision to cut funding to the World Health Organisation.

‘Frankly I just shake my head. The reason is the President is seeking to find any opportunity any day to make a new media statement to take attention away from his appalling lack of domestic preparedness within the United States itself,’ Mr Rudd told ABC News.

‘When you’re looking at culpability for the coronavirus around the world that culpability is shared by multiple institutions starting from the internalities of the Chinese state with the late notification of the disease outbreak in Wuhan, through to the internal politics of the WHO, through to the poor and late responses by governments around the world to the public warnings issue in January by the WHO.’ Rudd said.

Kevin Rudd has been kissing the ass of the Chinese Communist Party. Having spent many years working in China and fluent in Mandarin, the former Prime Minister is always proud of his knowledge of Chinese culture. In fact, he is very much naive when it comes to differentiating traditional Chinese culture from Communist ideology.

Speaking to ABC News about WHO’s kowtowing to the CCP regime, Kevin Rudd said, “They themselves (WHO) were not aided by the internal politics within the Chinese system.” He affirmed the correctness of the reporting system from China’s local health authorities to Central health authorities in Beijing onto the WHO in Geneva.

Rudd showed his greater concerns for the world economy being affected by the pandemic rather than the many lives lost in this pandemic. He blasted the “danger” of Trump’s presidency in favor of nationalism and protectionism against globalism in trade and other areas.

“So, the compounding effect of other countries and economies in the world suppressing their own imports from China, for the simple reason that they themselves are experiencing demand-side crises as well,” is affecting the Chinese economy, according to Rudd, who’s currently the president at think tank, Asia Society Policy Institute.

“I think the Chinese right now are examining carefully their toolbox about what they do next because, frankly, until consumers begin behaving more normally in China, there’s always going to be a constraint on their ability to economically return to where they were before,” he added.

In addition to criticizing Trump’s “appalling lack of preparedness” in coronavirus response, Kevin Rudd went on to warn the US of the effects in angering China.

“The worst thing that can happen in America is for that to happen prematurely and for there to be a genuine second wave effect in terms of the virus breaking out of the box again,” Rudd said.

Luckily, Kevin Rudd is old-dated in Australia. The Morrison government will follow the US to trace the origin of coronavirus and hold the CCP regime accountable.

While US intelligence and national security officials say the US government is looking into the possibility COVID-19 spread from a Chinese laboratory rather than a market, Australia’s Home Affairs Minister says China should answer questions over where the deadly coronavirus originated.

Peter Dutton was asked by Today host Karl Stefanovic if he was telling China to “be transparent and tell us what happened”, Mr Dutton replied: “So I think it is incumbent upon China to answer those questions and provide the information so that people can have clarity about exactly what happened because we don’t want it to be repeated and we know this is not the first instance of a virus being spread from the wildlife wet markets and we need to be honest about that.”

Mr Dutton said he thinks once the US releases its findings into where it believes coronavirus originated, the world will change the way it acts with China.

“I do think there will be a reset about the way in which the world interacts with China. We do want more transparency,” Mr Dutton said.

By Cloudy Seagail


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