Wednesday 26th of February 2020

the scientific panic guarantee... not the coalonavirus...

not the coalonavirus

A second plane load of Australian coronavirus evacuees from Wuhan will be quarantined at an unused mining camp near Darwin.

Key points:
  • Australian evacuees from Wuhan will be quarantined at a disused Inpex workers village on Darwin's outskirts
  • The village once housed 3,500 workers employed on the construction of a multi-million dollar gas plant
  • NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner says he has been assured there will be no risk to the general public


Australia's chief medical officer Brendan Murphy issued a guarantee for the safety of the Howard Springs community. 

"There is no way that I, or any of my medical colleagues in Territory health or nationally, will even pose the slightest risk to anyone in the community," he said. 

"Even someone who is unwell cannot pass on this infection unless you are in close contact, less than a metre with droplets spread."

Professor Murphy said anyone who became unwell at the site would be "immediately quarantined" and taken to Royal Darwin Hospital. 

"I personally will guarantee the safety of the community around Howard Springs," he said.


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Two Scomo sciences: Evident cartoon above from the Sydney Morning Herald cartoonist extraordinaire Alan Moir...

hope the locals will be compensated...

Christmas Island: Tropical destination, quarantine zone

The Federal Government have decided to use the offshore territory of Christmas Island as a quarantine zone for Australians affected by the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China.


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preparing for it before it...

Approximately six weeks before the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic, in early December 2019 in Wuhan (China), an exercise was organized by the Davos World Economic Forum in cooperation with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The exercise was held in New York City on 18 October 2019, for the specific purpose of mapping the response of transnational corporations and governments to a coronavirus epidemic.

15 world leaders took part in this exercise, including the two Chinese and American officials in charge of fighting epidemics.


Latoya Abbott, Risk Management Director, US-based Marriott International Hotel Chain.

Sofia Borges, Vice President of the United Nations Foundation

Brad Connett, President, US Medical Group at Henry Schein Inc. (world leading producer of medical equipment)

Christopher Elias, Global Development Manager, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Tim Evans, former director, World Bank Health Department.

George Gao, Director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Avril Haines, former CIA deputy director and former national security adviser to President Barack Obama.

Jane Halton, former head of the Australian Department of Health, Board member of ANZ (Bank of Australia and New Zealand).

Matthew Harrington, director of Edelman, the world’s largest public relations firm.

Martin Knuchel, Director and Head of Crisis and Emergency Management for Lufthansa Group Airlines.

Eduardo Martinez, legal counsel to the world’s largest postal logistics company, UPS, and director of the UPS Foundation.

Stephen Redd, Deputy Director, US Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hasti Taghi, vice-president, NBCUniversal communications group.

Adrian Thomas, vice president of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson

Lavan Thiru, Governor of the Central Bank of Singapore


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