Australia had their biggest rise in COVID-19 cases yesterday.
On March 12, we had zero new cases in Australia. Before that date we had small cases from travellers coming home.
And then it started.
Between March 13 and March 18, we started getting between 50-100 new cases. Then from March 19 to March 21, we started getting cases between 100-150 new cases. And then our big one yesterday, over 250 new cases.
This increase, was expected because on Friday, we had a hot day on the east coast of Australia and the “invincible” Aussies all congregated to the beaches with no social distancing in place.
And the pubs and nightclubs kept operating with no social distancing in place over the weekend.
And a cruise ship docked in Sydney, with people who tested positive for COVID-19 and everyone was allowed off, to catch trains, buses and interstate planes home.
As the cases kept increasing, the government constantly made announcements about stimulus packages and bailouts to corporations, like the airlines.
More like panic announcements.
And in the recent update from our government last night, the PM said the most important tool in our fight against the virus is social distancing. So pubs, clubs and casinos are all closed now.
But schools remain open however parents are allowed to keep their kids home. And State Premiers are saying to keep your kids at home.
Because no one knows what is happening.
We are in uncharted waters, without a compass, and people are making decisions based on what history has taught us.
And for some reason the lyrics to “Sailing Ships” from Whitesnake come to mind.
About how the wind was with us when we left on the morning tide and we set our sails for an island in the sun. But on the horizon, dark clouds are up ahead, for the storm has just begun.
And the storm has just begun.
As a parent, I go with what I read.
I will read the government circulars, I will read what academics say and scientists say and doctors on the front line say. And I will analyze all of the information and make decisions based on that.
Because we are all strangers right now living in a strange world.
9 thoughts on “COVID-19 – Day 10”
I’m very on edge. My nerves are frayed.
I’m with ya on that. I have my parents who are in their 70s with past health issues which they take medication for. And a lot of people don’t take this seriously in Australia. Even now.
People need to smarten the hell up. My family is in lockdown as I work in healthcare so its out the door I go whether I like it or not.
Our hospital has great leadership in this so I’m hoping for the best.
Stay safe. I am working from home for my main job but I have a cleaning night gig at medical centers and private hospitals.
Did you know that the virus can live on steel surfaces for up to 9 days?
That’s why it’s so contagious
I did not realize 9 days. YIKES!
Stay safe Pete especially when cleaning buildings.
Not good! I hope they lock you guys down soon. They have only fully done it in a handful of states, but where I live, no schools or any activities. You can only get out to restaurants, grocery stores, gas, pharmacy and doctors. Everything else is pretty much closed. Stay safe.
Stage 1 has started which is Non essential services. Let’s see if people get the message and start to abide.
Let’s hope, but I doubt it.
I know. Stay safe.