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    • And this and SARS (and MERS) are coronaviruses. These are viruses that move from other animal species into humans. Here is a link to a sobering article that predicts more could be on their way because of human activity in destroying habitats and ecosystems where such infected animals have traditionally lived - well beyond human life. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/18/tip-of-the-iceberg-is-our-destruction-of-nature-responsible-for-covid-19-aoe?CMP=share_btn_fb&fbclid=IwAR1r0GtIn0Jx3SlHtlgUAidjmwEpq3d_lgehhvtbzzhMWT5RF2LMtI9WuIo
    • Thanks Flytox - that's a distinction that's too technical for me!  Either way for heaven's sake, the advertising needs to knock those with their heads in the sand OUT OF thinking it's just like flu. TBH those early ads made FAR too much of considering the elderly and those with underlying conditions. The first ad that ended with a person on a walking frame really sent out the message that if you're young and healthy, there's no need to worry. Sadly, we aren't such a community minded society as we'd like  to think. The ads haven't cut through enough to a proportion of younger people. 
    • So I had enough of working from home and decided to look into the numbers. I took the number of confirmed cases per day in Australia and then shifted it forward 8 days, using the data from the above article suggesting an average of 8 days from infection to positive test result. Ended up with this chart. This shows that in mid March when we were recording 50ish new cases a day we were actually seeing 350-400 people being infected each day. It also shows the impact of the preventive measures the government implemented. Most of the serious measures were implemented on the 15th and 16th of March (cancellation of large gatherings, promoting social distancing, people beginning to work from home, social distancing measures in schools, multiple states officially declaring an emergency). Up until the 16th it was a pretty smooth and consistent exponential curve. From then on the overall trend has been downwards. There was a small bump a few days later, although the majority were in NSW and many could be attributed to the Ruby Princess cruise passengers. They got off the ship on the 19th and by the 28th had 284 positive tests. There's been a drop of infections from the 20th, which was the day the government shut down all foreigners entering the country. The next interesting point will be this time next week. That will be 8 days after the mandatory quarantine for returning overseas travelers, but also 8 days after Queensland went ahead with their local elections. Wonder whether we'll see an increase there and a drop everywhere else.
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