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Quarantine doesn’t work. But there’s only one way to control the spread of coronavirus – and it’s a drastic step that goes against Australia’s way of life.
COVID-19 is a highly infectious disease. But we have a pretty good idea of how it works.
Cough droplets. Mucus. Sweat. Perhaps even faeces.
The virus isn’t, fortunately, airborne. But these little packets of contagion can be sprayed about to linger on surfaces for more than a week.
The big complication, however, is it can be contagious even before a sufferer begins to feel unwell. And that makes the only reliable way to stop its spread a problem.
Can we isolate people who aren’t even showing symptoms?
“I understand this whole situation may seem overwhelming, and that disruption to everyday life may be severe. But these are things that people need to start thinking about now,” says Dr Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunisation and Respiratory Diseases.
Last night, Attorney-General Christian Porter warned it may soon become necessary to activate drastic measures under the 2015 Biosecurity Act.
Most notably, the power to ban gatherings and impose lockdowns.
“There are two broad ranges of powers that people may well experience for the first time,” Porter said.
“It could require any Australian to give information about people that they’ve contacted or had contact with so that we can trace transmission pathways. It will also mean that Australians could be directed to remain at a particular place or indeed undergo decontamination.
“Secondly, a very important power that may be experienced for the first time — and that we will be monitoring very carefully — is the declaration of a human health response zone.”
The chief of medicine in Australia has come forward to admit that keeping the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19) out of his country is no longer a possibility, and that it will just have to be dealt with when that time comes.
In a recent press conference, Professor Brendan Murphy explained to reporters that while Australia banned all air travel from virus-struck Iran, it did not ban travel from South Korea, Italy, or other travel hotspots where the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19) is spreading, which is why Australia is now facing the strong possibility of a major outbreak.
“It is no longer possible to absolutely prevent new cases coming in, given the increasing changes in epidemiology around the country,” Murphy is quoted as saying.
Because Iran is considered a “high-risk” area for the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19) with cases spreading all across the regime, the Australian government deemed a full-scale travel ban to be an effective deterrent strategy. Italy and South Korea, on the other hand, have only localized cases that, according to their respective governments, are localized and confined.
“In the case of Iran, it’s such a high risk that a travel ban is worth doing because it will slow down the number of cases,” Murphy added.
“In Italy and South Korea, where they have large outbreaks but they are confined and (have) been localized, the risk, the proportionality of putting in a travel ban was not justified in terms of its benefits to the health protection of the Australian community.”