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Corona Virus

A series of write ups on the virus

Dithering

27/01/2021

A comparison with Australia.

The Victoria Lock down started 9th July when cases were around 150 cases per day but at that date they had no deaths.
Cases peaked on August 5th at around 500 new cases per day.
Lock down ended 28th October when the number of new cases was 2.
Total deaths in Victoria to covid is 820
Now Victoria has only 6.4 million inhabitants, so these figures translate to:-
Lock down started at 23 cases per million
Cases peaked at 80 cases per million
Lock down ended at 0.3 cases per million
Total deaths to covid is 128 per million.
Let's compare that with England under Boris Johnson.

  Victoria England
Lock down starts (cases per million population) 23 5,653
Lock down ends 0.3 40 (first lockdown)
Cases peak 80 6,150
Total deaths per million 128 1,795 (to date)

It is obvious that prompt action on the part of Melbourne, Victoria, and Australian government have produced a far better end(?) result than the UK's response.

If we had matched Australia, from the beginning, with total of 35 deaths per million of population, our death toll would have been under 2,500. 
If we had learned from Australia after the disastrous first wave, then our death toll would have been under 45,000.
Our death toll is over 100,000 and will probably end up around 130,000. But Boris Johnson says he take full responsibility. 

What would any normal person do if they really accepted they had been responsible for well over 100,000 avoidable deaths?

So how is Victoria doing now?
The latest Covid number says it all.
covid - victoria
2 new case acquired from abroad and in quarantine, Zero local cases and Zero deaths, but still 13,612 tests per day.

It is worth pointing out, that the UK currently has a death rate per million of population of 1496 and still climbing. 
Australia's is 35 and none since Dec 28th
New Zealand's is 5 and none since September 16th.

 


Covid Articles

29/03/2021
Mortality

15/03/2021
Are we doing well now?

22/02/2021
Are we doing well?

1/02/2021
R is for Rubbish

30/01/2021
UK Lockdowns

27/01/2021
Dithering

24/01/2021
Good News and Bad

17/01/2021
Worst in Class

15/01/2021
There is light

11/01/2021
A new year begins

02/01/2021
A good thing?

31/12/2020
The Year ends in Tiers

21/12/2020
A worrying Trend

13/12/2020
Two weeks of Tiers

30/11/2020
Ending Lockdown

16/11/2020
Mid lock down

26/10/2020
October

8/10/2020
Long Covid

28/9/2020
September3

0/8/2020
August roundup

10/08/2020
Englands data

31/07/2020
July roundup

29/07/2020
Spain Data Manipulation II

20/07/2020
How far are we behind

12/07/2020
It progresses

04/07/2020
The flood gates open  

27/06/2020
State of the Nations

21/06/2020
Exit and Testing1

4/06/2020
Hindsight and Foresight#

07/06/2020
Tracking and general comment

05/06/2020
Spain Data Manipulation

5/06/2020
UK Data Manipulation

24/05/2020
Tracking, school opening and care homes.

17/05/2020
Tracking and comparison with Germany

10/05/2020
Tracking and comparison with other countries

7/05/2020
Tracking

7/05/2020
Clarification

03/5/2020
Exiting Part 1

01/05/2020
Statistics

01/04/2020
First Thoughts

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