Media Announcement on June 2020: “WA to provide assistance to Victoria’s COVID-19 response”
- Highly experienced WA Public Health official deployed to Victoria
- Professor Tarun Weeramanthri to support the escalating public health response
- Western Australia providing remote contact tracing support
Western Australia is providing support to Victoria as it tackles a concerning increase in COVID-19 cases, deploying one of the State’s most experienced public health physicians, Professor Tarun Weeramanthri.
CBC News, May 15, 2020, where the article is entitled “The coronavirus is mutating — and that can help us track it”
Sequencing the coronavirus’s RNA is providing researchers with valuable information about the strains of the virus in Canada and how to stop its spread. The novel coronavirus has very simple personal goals. Its main purpose in life is to replicate, something it has done with alarming efficiency, causing havoc around the world.
And in this process of replicating itself, it is leaving behind tiny genetic markers of its spread that are being picked up by researchers hot on its trail.
The universe today has been bombarded by medical expertise from every which way pontificating on “solutions” to a covid-pandemic of an extremely complex and varied character. Chandini Liyanagama, a senior Sri Lankan Australian medic, has essayed criticisms of the processes in Sri Lanka on the basis of a webinar broadcast from the island. It is, of course, best to respond to this appraisal on the foundations of the webinar sessions that provoked this assessment. So, I sent it to a few Sri Lankan medicoes within the island for their appraisals.
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Dr Upul Wijayawardhana, in Island, 4 May 2020, where the title is “Which is more dangerous, Covid or Covidiot?”
“Where knowledge is sparse, experts proliferate” is, perhaps, the most important lesson I have learned during this troubled time we all are going through. At times, I wished Sir Tim Berners-Lee patented his invention – the World Wide Web – rather than gifting it to humanity. That would have prevented so many of my friends, and relatives, from forwarding many frivolous items, by e-mail and WhatsApp, as I am a Facebook shunner. Had they been obliged to pay, even the tiniest amount, they would have thought twice before forwarding most of these which, at best, are silly and, at worst, laden with darned lies. Had Sir Tim been selfish, he would have been a multi-billionaire, the richest man in the world, perhaps, and could then be a ‘philanthropist’, like some Americans, doling out millions to help the fight against the unseen-enemy. But that is another story.
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Dr B. J. C. Perera, “Tribute to A Superlative Human Being,” Island, 26 April 2020
I am greatly honoured, and indeed tremendously privileged, to present this homage of remembrance to a great son of Mother Lanka who left this worldly life on the 28th of March 2020.
Deshabandu Doctor C. G. Uragoda MBBS(Ceylon), MD(Ceylon), Honorary D.Sc (Colombo), FRCP (Edinburgh) and FRCP (Glasgow), is portrayed on the Internet as a Physician, an acclaimed expert on occupational respiratory disorders, a renowned author, an unmatched folklorist, a celebrated historian and a dedicated ecologist. That is a superlative description; one that has reached the pinnacle of excellence. Continue reading
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Hi Guys, This modelling by Unis Sydney shows why we need to exercise our social distancing now. This sort of modelling is a powerful tool in the fight against the virus and modelling becomes more powerful when supported by observation. Wuhan and China in general have provided that supporting observation.
And what does the orange fwit in America want to do....the exact bloody opposite.
If we’re to keep Saturday tennis, I’ll bring some hand sanitiser for use between sets.
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Herman Tiu Laurel, in Phillipine News Agency, 4 March 2020,where the title runs “Covid-19 should unify the world”
AS the Covid-19 virus jumps vast distances and oceans to other continents, we see how other countries are adopting lessons from China’s responses, including mass “lockdowns” and other preemptive moves. The effectiveness of China’s response has resulted in a reduction of the Covid-19 crisis after just three short months, unlike past epidemics that took almost a year before subsiding.
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A ….. WHO updates are the most reliable
This website contains daily updates on the coranavirus in the form of daily situation reports published by WHO – and for those interested in reliable data, it is a better source than from governments or the media.
How you can self-check about the Corona infection: Taiwanese experts suggest doing a simple check that we can do on our own every morning:
* Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds. If you successfully complete it without coughing, without discomfort, a sense of oppression, etc., this shows that there is no fibrosis in the lungs, indicating essentially no infection.
- In such critical times, do this check every morning in a clean air environment!
- Also ensure that you disinfect the PC keyboard and mobile phones.