Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus - Patent US-2006257852-A1. Tony Abbott says Victoria's coronavirus lockdown is the most severe tried in the world outside Wuhan. Is he correct? - ABC News. The claim Critics of Victoria's COVID-19 lockdown have argued the rules are too strict, reaping benefits insufficient to justify the freedoms lost.
On September 1, 2020, during a speech in London, former prime minister Tony Abbott labelled Victoria a "health dictatorship" and called for restrictions to be eased to afford people more personal responsibility. Mr Abbott then said the Victorian Government's "extraordinary ineptitude" in managing its hotel quarantine system had produced the biggest outbreak in Australia so far, "responded to with the most severe lockdown tried anywhere in the world outside of Wuhan itself".
So, barring Wuhan, China, is Victoria's lockdown the toughest attempted anywhere in the world? The verdict Mr Abbott's claim is wrong. Many governments adopted individual policies similar to Victoria's such as curfews and stay-home orders. Some rules were even stricter. Facts about Covid-19 – Swiss Policy Research. Updated: August 2020; Share on: Twitter / FacebookL: CN, CZ, DE, EN, EO, ES, FR, FI, HBS, HE, HU, IT, JP, KO, MS, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RU, SE, SI, SK, TR Fully referenced facts about Covid-19, provided by experts in the field, to help our readers make a realistic risk assessment.
(Regular updates below) “The only means to fight the plague is honesty.” (Albert Camus, 1947) Overview See also Overview diagrams August 2020 A. Pre-existing immunity against the new coronavirus At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was assumed that no immunity against the new coronavirus existed in the population. Further important studies on this topic were published in July: A new study from Germany came to the conclusion that up to 81% of people who have not yet had contact with the new coronavirus already have cross-reactive T-cells and thus a certain background immunity. See also: Immunological studies on the new coronavirus Other medical updates Non-infectious virus fragments: The U.S. Misinformation related to the COVID-19 pandemic. False information about the pandemic caused by coronavirus disease 2019 The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in misinformation and conspiracy theories about the scale of the pandemic and the origin, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease. False information, including intentional disinformation, has been spread through social media, text messaging, and mass media, including the tabloid media, conservative media, and state media of countries such as China, Russia, Iran, and Turkmenistan. It has also been reportedly spread by covert operations backed by states such as Saudi Arabia, Russia and China to generate panic and sow distrust in other countries. In some countries, such as India, Bangladesh, and Ethiopia, journalists have been arrested for allegedly spreading fake news about the pandemic. Types, origin, and effect Accidental leakage theories Conspiracy theories Bio-engineered virus.
Why you shouldn't believe those social media posts about the 'true' COVID-19 death rate - ABC News. CoronaCheck is RMIT ABC Fact Check's weekly email newsletter dedicated to fighting the misinformation infodemic surrounding the coronavirus outbreak.
You can read the latest edition below, and subscribe to have the next newsletter delivered straight to your inbox. CoronaCheck #41 In this week's newsletter, we return to an example of what Fact Check calls "zombie claims": that is, claims that refuse to die. In this case, it's the suggestion that the "true" COVID-19 death rate is far lower than reported, with most casualties supposedly dying of other causes. We've also debunked a photo purporting to show Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews flouting his own rules, and have checked a claim from former prime minister Tony Abbott, who suggested Melbourne's lockdown was the strictest in the world outside of Wuhan. Another week, another claim about the 'true' COVID-19 death rate "The true COVID deaths are only 54!
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