Victoria Covid-19

2020 Aug 06

Victoria has recorded 466 new coronavirus infections and 12 deaths.

Active case numbers by occupation:

Health Care Workers 998

Health Care Recipients ???

Child Care Workers ???

Child Care Recipients ???

There appears to be a news blackout on outbreaks. This may mean very bad news. Many age cares have been closed down.

The Pharmaceutical Narrative is Failing | Aletho News

https://alethonews.com/2020/08/07/the-pharmaceutical-narrative-is-failing/

…What follows is a brief summary of the key points made by the group America’s Frontline Doctors at their press conference last week. I will not comment on the validity of their claims, however founder Dr. Simone Gold has provided support for much of what the group said, in a white paper that can be found here.

1. They believe that hydroxychloroquine is an effective treatment for Covid-19…. Many of those studies are listed here, and here.

2. State licensing boards are using their power to forcibly prevent people from having access to this drug….

3. There is a coordinated campaign to discredit and suppress information about the drug hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment for Covid-19:…

4. The World Health Organization (the authority upon which YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has said she bases her company’s policy on “misinformation”) halted its trials of hydroxychloroquine based on a blatantly fraudulent study that relied on data that it appears never even existed. The WHO later resumed trials after independent investigators discovered the problems and the study’s authors retracted it.

5. We should be able to have a free and open discussion about this….

WHY THE ALL-OUT MEDIA ASSAULT ON THE FRONTLINE DOCTORS?:…

This is not only about hydroxychloroquine. Every time media outlets or social-media platforms engage in outright censorship of content, in a way that happens to benefit pharmaceutical companies, both parties lose just a little more credibility. The actions we are witnessing now are not the actions of an industry confident in the value of what it provides to the world. They are the actions of a desperate, threatened creature. They are the actions of an entity that is not strengthened by the truth, but weakened by it. That is what these (increasingly obvious) acts of censorship tell us. What we are witnessing are the pangs of a lumbering, wounded, behemoth.

Russian Virologist Questions Safety of Country’s Coronavirus Vaccine | Ukraine Today .org

https://ukrainetoday.org/2020/08/07/russian-virologist-questions-safety-of-countrys-coronavirus-vaccine/

…“With some diseases —and for the coronavirus, this is already known — the infection can intensify with the presence of certain antibodies,” he said. “So it should be known which antibodies the vaccine forms.”

He pointed to the lack of available information and data about the vaccine’s clinical trials as a red flag.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Situation Reports|WHO

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports

Situation in numbers (by WHO Region)
Total (new cases in last 24 hours)
Globally 18 614 177 cases (259 344) 702 642 deaths (6 488) Africa 848 053 cases (13 906) 15 252 deaths (502) Americas 9 981 204 cases (139 362) 372 008 deaths (4 074) Eastern Mediterranean 1 598 640 cases (13 182) 42 052 deaths (451) Europe 3 477 225 cases (25 178) 215 168 deaths (430) South-East Asia 2 360 721 cases (61 288) 49 572 deaths (1 003) Western Pacific 347 593 cases (6 428) 8 577 deaths (28)

Countries, territories or areas with reported laboratory-confirmed* COVID-19 cases and deaths, by WHO region. Data as of 10 AM CEST, 6 August 2020**

Reporting Country/Territory/Area Total confirmed* cases
Total confirmed* new cases
Total deaths Total new deaths Transmission classificationi
Days since last reported case

Africa

South Africa 529 877 8 559 9 298 414 Community transmission 0

Nigeria 44 890 457 927 17 Community transmission 0

Ghana 39 075 1 263 199 8 Community transmission 0

Algeria 33 055 551 1 261 13 Community transmission 0 Kenya 23 873 671 391 3 Community transmission 0 Ethiopia 20 336 461 356 13 Community transmission 0 Cameroon 17 718 0 391 0 Community transmission 2 Côte d’Ivoire 16 349 56 103 0 Community transmission 0 Madagascar 12 222 327 127 4 Community transmission 0 Senegal 10 538 106 218 4 Community transmission 0 Democratic Republic of the Congo 9 252 75 214 0 Community transmission 0 Gabon 7 787 141 51 0 Community transmission 0 Guinea 7 575 86 49 1 Community transmission 0 Zambia 7 022 442 176 5 Community transmission 0 Mauritania 6 444 26 157 0 Community transmission 0 Equatorial Guinea 4 821 0 83 0 Community transmission 5 Central African Republic 4 618 0 59 0 Community transmission 1 Malawi 4 426 65 136 8 Community transmission 0 Zimbabwe 4 339 118 84 3 Clusters of cases 0 Congo 3 546 0 58 0 Community transmission 1 Eswatini 2 909 53 53 4 Community transmission 0

Reporting Country/Territory/Area Total confirmed* cases
Total confirmed* new cases
Total deaths Total new deaths Transmission classificationi
Days since last reported case
Cabo Verde 2 689 58 27 1 Clusters of cases 0 Mali 2 546 3 124 0 Community transmission 0 Namibia 2 540 70 12 0 Clusters of cases 0 South Sudan 2 450 13 47 0 Community transmission 0 Rwanda 2 104 5 5 0 Clusters of cases 0 Mozambique 2 079 50 15 0 Community transmission 0 Guinea-Bissau 2 032 10 27 0 Community transmission 0 Benin 1 936 0 38 0 Community transmission 1 Sierra Leone 1 860 5 67 0 Community transmission 0 Angola 1 395 51 62 3 Clusters of cases 0 Liberia 1 221 5 78 0 Community transmission 0 Uganda 1 213 10 5 0 Clusters of cases 0 Burkina Faso 1 156 3 54 0 Community transmission 0 Niger 1 152 0 69 0 Community transmission 1 Togo 988 12 19 0 Community transmission 0 Chad 939 1 75 0 Community transmission 0 Gambia 935 136 16 0 Sporadic cases 0 Sao Tome and Principe 878 3 15 0 Clusters of cases 0 Botswana 804 0 2 0 Clusters of cases 7 Lesotho 726 0 21 0 Clusters of cases 1 United Republic of Tanzania 509 0 21 0 Community transmission 90 Burundi 400 5 1 0 Clusters of cases 0 Comoros 388 0 7 0 Community transmission 1

Reporting Country/Territory/Area Total confirmed* cases
Total confirmed* new cases
Total deaths Total new deaths Transmission classificationi
Days since last reported case
Mauritius 344 0 10 0 Sporadic cases 12 Eritrea 282 0 0 0 Sporadic cases 2 Seychelles 114 0 0 0 Sporadic cases 9 Territoriesii
Mayotte 3 031 8 39 0 Clusters of cases 0 Réunion 670 1 5 1 Clusters of cases 0

Americas

United States of America 4 728 239 49 629 156 050 1098 Community transmission 0

Brazil 2 801 921 51 603 95 819 1154 Community transmission 0

Mexico 449 961 6 148 48 869 857 Community transmission 0

Peru 439 890 6 790 20 007 196 Community transmission 0 Chile 364 723 1 761 9 792 47 Community transmission 0 Colombia 334 979 7 129 11 315 298 Community transmission 0 Argentina 213 535 6 792 4 009 146 Community transmission 0 Canada 117 792 761 8 958 11 Community transmission 0 Ecuador 88 866 903 5 847 39 Community transmission 0 Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 83 361 1 515 3 320 92 Community transmission 0 Dominican Republic 75 660 1 365 1 222 9 Community transmission 0 Panama 69 424 968 1 522 25 Community transmission 0 Guatemala 53 509 1 144 2 072 35 Community transmission 0 Honduras 44 299 505 1 400 16 Community transmission 0 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 21 438 684 187 7 Community transmission 0 Costa Rica 19 837 435 181 10 Community transmission 0 El Salvador 18 701 439 498 12 Community transmission 0

Reporting Country/Territory/Area Total confirmed* cases
Total confirmed* new cases
Total deaths Total new deaths Transmission classificationi
Days since last reported case
Haiti 7 532 21 171 5 Community transmission 0 Paraguay 5 852 128 59 4 Community transmission 0 Nicaragua 3 266 0 123 0 Community transmission 1 Cuba 2 726 25 88 0 Clusters of cases 0 Suriname 1 981 88 27 0 Community transmission 0 Uruguay 1 300 9 37 1 Clusters of cases 0 Jamaica 920 15 12 0 Clusters of cases 0 Bahamas 715 36 14 0 Clusters of cases 0 Guyana 497 23 22 1 Clusters of cases 0 Trinidad and Tobago 197 5 8 0 Clusters of cases 0 Barbados 133 1 7 0 Clusters of cases 0 Antigua and Barbuda 92 0 3 0 Clusters of cases 1 Belize 67 10 2 0 Sporadic cases 0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 55 0 0 0 Sporadic cases 2 Saint Lucia 25 0 0 0 Sporadic cases 6 Grenada 24 0 0 0 Clusters of cases 6 Dominica 18 0 0 0 Clusters of cases 54 Saint Kitts and Nevis 17 0 0 0 No cases 26 Territoriesii
Puerto Rico 19 651 327 246 9 Community transmission 0 French Guiana 8 069 71 47 2 Community transmission 0 United States Virgin Islands 481 18 8 0 Community transmission 0 Guadeloupe 272 0 14 0 Clusters of cases 1 Martinique 269 0 15 0 Clusters of cases 12

Reporting Country/Territory/Area Total confirmed* cases
Total confirmed* new cases
Total deaths Total new deaths Transmission classificationi
Days since last reported case
Cayman Islands 203 0 1 0 Sporadic cases 22 Bermuda 157 0 9 0 Sporadic cases 2 Sint Maarten 156 6 16 0 Community transmission 0 Aruba 132 8 3 0 Sporadic cases 0 Turks and Caicos Islands 116 0 2 0 Clusters of cases 1 Saint Martin 53 0 3 0 Sporadic cases 7 Curaçao 29 0 1 0 Sporadic cases 12 Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 13 0 0 0 Sporadic cases 2 Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 13 0 0 0 No cases 102 Montserrat 13 0 1 0 No cases 10 British Virgin Islands 9 0 1 0 No cases 1 Saint Barthélemy 9 0 0 0 No cases 3 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 4 0 0 0 Sporadic cases 20 Anguilla 3 0 0 0 No cases 124

Eastern Mediterranean

Iran (Islamic Republic of) 317 483 2 697 17 802 185 Community transmission 0

Saudi Arabia 282 824 1 389 3 020 36 Clusters of cases 0

Pakistan 281 863 727 6 035 21 Clusters of cases 0

Iraq 137 556 2 834 5 094 77 Community transmission 0 Qatar 111 805 267 178 1 Community transmission 0 Egypt 94 875 123 4 931 19 Clusters of cases 0 Oman 80 286 1 127 488 67 Community transmission 0 Kuwait 69 425 651 468 3 Clusters of cases 0 United Arab Emirates 61 860 508 355 4 Community transmission 0

Reporting Country/Territory/Area Total confirmed* cases
Total confirmed* new cases
Total deaths Total new deaths Transmission classificationi
Days since last reported case
Bahrain 42 514 382 154 2 Clusters of cases 0 Afghanistan 36 896 67 1 298 Clusters of cases 0 Morocco 28 500 1 283 435 18 Clusters of cases 0 Sudan 11 780 0 763 0 Community transmission 1 Lebanon 5 417 355 68 3 Clusters of cases 0 Djibouti 5 330 82 59 0 Clusters of cases 0 Libya 4 475 251 99 3 Clusters of cases 0 Somalia 3 227 7 93 0 Sporadic cases 0 Yemen 1 767 3 509 2 Community transmission 0 Tunisia 1 601 17 51 0 Sporadic cases 0 Jordan 1 231 7 11 0 Clusters of cases 0 Syrian Arab Republic 944 52 48 2 Community transmission 0 Territoriesii
occupied Palestinian territory
16 981 353 93 4
Clusters of cases
0

Europe

Russian Federation 871 894 5 267 14 606 116 Clusters of cases 0

The United Kingdom 307 188 891 46 364 65 Community transmission 0

Spain 305 767 2 953 28 499 1 Clusters of cases 0

Italy 248 803 384 35 181 10 Clusters of cases 0 Turkey 236 112 1 178 5 784 19 Community transmission 0 Germany 213 067 1 045 9 175 7 Clusters of cases 0 France 181 652 1 615 30 182 6 Clusters of cases 0 Kazakhstan 95 942 1 060 1 058 0 Clusters of cases 0 Sweden 81 540 359 5 760 13 Community transmission 0

Reporting Country/Territory/Area Total confirmed* cases
Total confirmed* new cases
Total deaths Total new deaths Transmission classificationi
Days since last reported case
Ukraine 76 808 1 318 1 819 31 Community transmission 0 Israel 76 535 1 719 564 9 Community transmission 0 Belgium 71 065 0 9 859 0 Community transmission 1 Belarus 68 376 126 577 3 Community transmission 0 Romania 56 550 1 309 2 521 41 Community transmission 0 Netherlands 56 381 426 6 153 3 Community transmission 0 Portugal 51 848 167 1 740 1 Clusters of cases 0 Poland 48 789 640 1 756 18 Community transmission 0 Armenia 39 819 233 772 2 Community transmission 0 Kyrgyzstan 38 659 549 1 447 9 Clusters of cases 0 Switzerland 35 838 181 1 705 0 Community transmission 0 Azerbaijan 33 103 193 476 3 Clusters of cases 0 Uzbekistan 28 069 755 173 6 Clusters of cases 0 Serbia 27 033 295 614 9 Community transmission 0 Ireland 26 303 50 1 763 0 Clusters of cases 0 Republic of Moldova 26 222 408 823 13 Community transmission 0 Austria 21 575 103 719 0 Community transmission 0 Czechia 17 529 243 388 5 Clusters of cases 0 Denmark 14 185 112 616 0 Community transmission 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina 13 146 288 374 6 Community transmission 0 Bulgaria 12 414 255 415 11 Clusters of cases 0 North Macedonia 11 289 88 511 6 Clusters of cases 0 Norway 9 362 29 256 0 Clusters of cases 0 Tajikistan 7 625 42 61 0 Pending 0

Reporting Country/Territory/Area Total confirmed* cases
Total confirmed* new cases
Total deaths Total new deaths Transmission classificationi
Days since last reported case
Finland 7 512 29 331 0 Clusters of cases 0 Luxembourg 7 007 90 118 0 Community transmission 0 Albania 5 889 139 182 6 Clusters of cases 0 Croatia 5 376 58 154 0 Clusters of cases 0 Greece 4 973 118 210 1 Clusters of cases 0 Hungary 4 564 11 599 1 Community transmission 0 Montenegro 3 441 55 57 3 Clusters of cases 0 Slovakia 2 417 49 29 0 Clusters of cases 0 Slovenia 2 208 18 118 0 Clusters of cases 0 Lithuania 2 147 10 81 1 Community transmission 0 Estonia 2 113 22 63 0 Clusters of cases 0 Iceland 1 926 8 10 0 Community transmission 0 Latvia 1 257 8 32 0 Clusters of cases 0 Georgia 1 206 9 17 0 Clusters of cases 0 Cyprus 1 180 0 19 0 Clusters of cases 1 Andorra 939 0 52 0 Community transmission 1 Malta 842 36 9 0 Sporadic cases 0 San Marino 716 0 42 0 Community transmission 27 Monaco 99 0 1 0 Sporadic cases 60 Liechtenstein 89 0 1 0 Sporadic cases 6 Holy See 12 0 0 0 Sporadic cases 91 Territoriesii Kosovo[1]
9 449 218 264 5 Community transmission 0

Reporting Country/Territory/Area Total confirmed* cases
Total confirmed* new cases
Total deaths Total new deaths Transmission classificationi
Days since last reported case
Jersey 343 4 31 0 Community transmission 0 Isle of Man 336 0 24 0 No cases 76 Guernsey 252 0 13 0 Community transmission 95 Faroe Islands 241 14 0 0 Sporadic cases 0 Gibraltar 189 1 0 0 Clusters of cases 0 Greenland 14 0 0 0 No cases 8

South-East Asia

India 1 964 536 56 282 40 699 904 Clusters of cases 0

Bangladesh 246 674 2 654 3 267 33 Community transmission 0

Indonesia 116 871 1 815 5 452 64 Community transmission 0

4Nepal 21 390 381 60 2 Clusters of cases 0 Maldives 4 594 148 19 0 Clusters of cases 0 Thailand 3 330 2 58 0 Clusters of cases 0 Sri Lanka 2 839 5 11 0 Clusters of cases 0 Myanmar 357 1 6 0 Clusters of cases 0 Bhutan 105 0 0 0 Sporadic cases 1 Timor-Leste 25 0 0 0 No cases 2

Western Pacific

Philippines 115 980 3 387 2 123 8 Community transmission 0 China 88 804 122 4 684 1 Clusters of cases 0 Singapore 54 254 908 27 0 Clusters of cases 0 Japan 42 263 1 134 1 026 4 Clusters of cases 0

Australia 19444 715 247 15 Clusters of cases 0

Republic of Korea 14 499 43 302 0 Clusters of cases 0 Malaysia 9 023 21 125 0 Clusters of cases 0 New Zealand 1 219 0 22 0 Clusters of cases 1

Viet Nam 717 45 8 0 Clusters of cases 0

Mongolia 293 0 0 0 Sporadic cases 3

Cambodia 243 0 0 0 Sporadic cases 1 Papua New Guinea 153 39 2 0 Community transmission 0 Brunei Darussalam 141 0 3 0 No cases 90 Fiji 27 0 1 0 Sporadic cases 16 Lao People’s Democratic Republic 20 0 0 0 Sporadic cases 12 Territoriesii Guam
381 14 5 0 Clusters of cases 0 64 0 0 0 Sporadic cases 1
French Polynesia
Northern Mariana Islands (Commonwealth of the)
46 0 2 0 Pending 2
New Caledonia 22 0 0 0 Sporadic cases 22

Subtotal for all regions 18 613 436 259 344 702 629 6 488

Other† 741 0 13 0 Not applicable –

Grand total 18614177 259344 702642 6488

**See Annex 1 for data, table and figure notes.

COVID-19 serves as major rehearsal operation to prepare for biological war

https://www.pravdareport.com/world/144810-coronavirus_biological_war/

Mankind is “rehearsing” a biological war with the help of coronavirus. Has Russia rehearsed it perfectly?

The world is rehearsing biological warfare

Leonid Roshal, the Director of the Research Institute of Emergent Pediatric Surgery and Traumatology said in an interview with Forbes that
the current crisis around the COVID-19 pandemic is a “rehearsal of biological warfare.”

“When I analyze the current state of affairs, I understand that this is a rehearsal of biological warfare,” he said.

However, according to Roshal, there is insufficient evidence to claim that the virus was created by the hands of man.

According to the specialist, who is a very well-known doctor in Russia, coronavirus could be a creation of nature, but what we are witnessing now is the widespread declaration of a “state of emergency,” alarmist
rhetoric from officials and politicians, administrative and criminal prosecution of “coronavirus deniers” suggest that the authorities of many countries are taking measures to rehearse how to overcome a threat of war.

The world is testing not only the strength of economy, health care and supply systems, but also a response from the general public to stress and quarantine measures.

Biological mysteries of the coronavirus

The origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 is still unknown. We only know that SARS-CoV-2 is similar to Ebola virus – it is not airborne, which means that in order to use it as a biological weapon, one would have to rely on the human-to-human transmission of the virus, which is not a sign of the effectiveness of such weapons.

In addition, SARS-CoV-2, like Ebola, is a very unstable virus prone to mutations. Therefore, it would be extremely difficult and dangerous to use it as a weapon. Therefore, if this virus is a weapon, then this weapon is underdeveloped, and here is what evidences it.

Coronavirus mutates ethnically

It was noted that the type of coronavirus circulating in Iran is different from that in China. In particular, Iranian Health Minister Said Namaki said on March 9 that there is a difference between the
spread of coronavirus in Iran and the virus in Wuhan.

Indian scientists found that their coronavirus was different from those found in China and Iran. Before spreading across Europe, the Chinese virus
also mutated – in Italy.

According to The Office of National Statistics, black men are 4.2 times more likely to die from COVID-19, black women are 4.3 times more likely to die than white men and women.
People of Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian, and mixed ethnicities have a statistically higher risk of death due to COVID-19.

Coronavirus can be a tool in war

The virus mutates from the point of view of ethnic principle. This is an important factor if there is a task to strike strategic opponents who have nuclear weapons or a high level of resistance.

Therefore, we are perhaps dealing with a new biological weapon, which does not have the task to kill in the first place. With its help, it is possible to cause social and economic collapse in the enemy’s camp to occur without making one single shot.

At the same time, when the death rate is inversely proportional to the panic
caused, it is legitimate to think that we are also dealing with a
complex tool of psychological warfare.

How did the rehearsals go?

Leonid Roshal believes that in the low mortality rate from COVID-19 in Russia is due to the low population density and adequate measures of the authorities, such as the closure of borders.

Clearly, the impact of the pandemic on the world is not a routine attack on states or
military forces. Rather, it is an indiscriminate attack on economy and human psyche. The coronavirus outbreak has directly affected the lives
of billions of people, having sent a message to everyone about the most effective model for future terrorist activities and circumvention of
conventions of modern warfare.

Regardless of the cause of the
outbreak, be it natural, accidental or deliberate causes, it is clear that many countries have failed the rehearsal. Well, that is what the rehearsals are for.

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Italy releases first nationwide antibody study: 24% and 19% in Lombardy hot spots had Covid antibodies, similar to fellow hot spot NY City metro with its 23.3% infection rate among 2.8 million samples-Swiss Policy Research | Impeach Obama, McCain and Boeh…

https://impeachobamatoday.wordpress.com/2020/08/06/italy-releases-first-nationwide-antibody-study-24-and-19-in-lombardy-hot-spots-had-covid-antibodies-similar-to-fellow-hot-spot-ny-city-metro-with-its-23-3-infection-rate-among-2-8-million-samples-sw/

In the former coronavirus hotspot provinces of Bergamo and Cremona (both within Lombardy region), IgG antibody prevalence was 24% and 19%, matching other global hotspotslike New York [23.2%, click Rd. 2, see below] and once again confirming a ~20% IgG antibody prevalence threshold….The population-adjusted Covid lethality (IFR) is likely close to 0.1%, as 80% or more of the population may already have come into contact with the new coronavirus.”

Victoria Covid-19

2020 Aug 06

Victoria has recorded 397 new coronavirus infections and 3 deaths.

There appears to be a news blackout on outbreaks. This may mean very bad news. Many age cares have been closed down.

UK: ‘Inexplicable’ decision to lift quarantine at height of pandemic: MPs’ damning report condemns ‘serious mistake’ that allowed 10,000 infected people into the UK | The Wentworth Report

https://wentworthreport.com/2020/08/06/uk-inexplicable-decision-to-lift-quarantine-at-height-of-pandemic-mps-damning-report-condemns-serious-mistake-that-allowed-10000-infected-people-into-the-uk/

UK: ‘Inexplicable’ decision to lift quarantine at height of pandemic: MPs’ damning report condemns ‘serious mistake’ that allowed 10,000 infected people into the UK. By David Barrett.

Delaying quarantine measures at the border was a ‘serious mistake’ that allowed 10,000 infected people into the UK accelerated the virus spread, a major report by MPs says.

The cross-party inquiry is highly critical of the Government’s ‘inexplicable’ decision to lift its initial quarantine measures in mid-March, ten days before lockdown.

Experts from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine calculated that up to 10,000 infected people, largely from Spain, France and Italy, imported the virus into the UK.

It concluded many more Britons were infected in the 12 weeks after that decision before compulsory self-isolation was re-introduced for international passengers on June 8.

However, it stopped short of saying lives had been lost as a result.

The home affairs select committee report, published today, says: ‘The decision to lift all Covid-19 related guidance for international arrivals on March 13, just as other countries were expanding their border measures, is inexplicable. …

MPs asked the Government nine times for scientific evidence behind the decision to end travel restrictions – but nothing was provided. …

Committee chairman Yvette Cooper added: ‘The Government’s failure to have proper quarantine measures in place in March as the infection was spreading fast was a grave error and meant Covid spread faster and reached more people. The UK was almost unique in having no border checks or quarantine arrangements at that time. …

The other country that didn’t close it’s border properly while locking down was the USA. But the USA’s media and bureaucracy s dominated by open-border fanatics. The US President, who was elected on a mandate of “build the wall”, was not permitted to close the southern border in peacetime or during a pandemic.

The lockdowns in the US and UK were notable ineffective, unlike everywhere else in the developed world. Eventually the UK closed its borders, and has now mostly eliminated covid as its lockdown became effective. The US is sicker than ever.

The report goes on: ‘Evidence shows it is highly likely uncontrolled importations of the virus from European countries contributed to the rapid increase in the spread in mid-March. The failure to properly consider stricter requirements on those arriving was a serious error.‘ …

The report concludes that border measures will have to remain in place for ‘some time to come’.

The report also stops short of saying that the pain of the early lockdown was mostly wasted, because the borders were still open. Bit too painful to admit that, yet.

This blog has been pointing out for months that the US and UK lockdowns were ineffective and mostly wasted because they did not effectively close their borders. Nice to be vindicated by a UK report, but it’s a shame that the wold didn’t pay more attention to us. The point is obvious, yet was not made publicly anywhere else I’ve seen until now.

This blog also recommended the closing of borders by mid February. It was obvious by then what was coming, and the cheapest course by far would be to accept the cost of border closure immediately. If that had been done, most of the pain would simply have been avoided. Too bad the world didn’t pay attention to us then, either. (Yes, that’s two “I told you so”s in a row.)

The story of the West’s response to covid has consistently been one of tardiness. Covid is only a dumb, predictable virus, yet it has outsmarted our dimwitted and overpaid bureaucrats at every turn. Too slow to see the danger, too slow to close the borders, too slow to figure out that the herd immunity path could be avoided and that crushing the curve was probably cheaper, and too slow to apply lockdown properly. The western leadership class have caused a great deal of avoidable health and economic damage by their tardiness.

Let’s leave aside the trainwreck that is the US for now, except to note hat it has the added problem of a corrupt, leftist media/bureaucratic/academic complex that wants more damage as part of its attempt to regain power in November.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Situation Reports|WHO

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports

Situation in numbers(byWHO Region)
Total(new casesinlast 24 hours)
Globally 18 142 718 cases (219 862) 691013deaths(4278) Africa 825 272 cases (9 276) 14139deaths(77) Americas 9741727cases(111129) 365334deaths(2172) Eastern Mediterranean 1 574551cases (9715) 41202deaths(420) Europe 3425017cases(28964) 214238deaths(647) South-East Asia 2242656cases(55641) 47574deaths(899) Western Pacific 332754cases(5137)

Countries,territoriesorareaswithreportedlaboratory-confirmed*COVID-19casesanddeaths,byWHOregion.Dataasof 10 AMCEST,4 August2020**

ReportingCountry/Territory/Area Totalconfirmed* cases
Totalconfirmed* newcases
Totaldeaths Totalnewdeaths Transmission classificationi
Days sincelast reported case

Africa

SouthAfrica 516862 5377 8366 0 Communitytransmission 0

Nigeria 44129 288 896 8 Communitytransmission 0

Ghana 37014 0 182 0 Communitytransmission 1 Algeria 31972 507 1229 – 2 Communitytransmission 0 Kenya 22597 544 382 13 Communitytransmission 0 Ethiopia 19289 583 336 26 Communitytransmission 0 Cameroon 17718 463 391 0 Communitytransmission 0 Côte d’Ivoire 16220 38 102 0 Communitytransmission 0 Madagascar 11660 132 118 4 Communitytransmission 0 Senegal 10386 42 211 2 Communitytransmission 0 Democratic Republic ofthe Congo 9132 18 214 0 Communitytransmission 0 Gabon 7646 115 51 1 Communitytransmission 0 Guinea 7418 54 46 0 Communitytransmission 0 Zambia 6580 233 171 1 Communitytransmission 0 Mauritania 6382 59 157 0 Communitytransmission 0 EquatorialGuinea 4821 0 83 0 Communitytransmission 3 CentralAfricanRepublic 4614 0 59 0 Communitytransmission 2 Malawi 4273 42 123 0 Communitytransmission 0 Zimbabwe 4075 154 80 10 Clustersofcases 0 Congo 3387 0 57 1 Communitytransmission 2 Eswatini 2838 63 42 0 Communitytransmission 0

ReportingCountry/Territory/Area Totalconfirmed* cases
Totalconfirmed* newcases
Totaldeaths Totalnewdeaths Transmission classificationi
Days sincelast reported case
CaboVerde 2583 36 25 1 Clustersofcases 0 Mali 2543 8 124 0 Communitytransmission 0 SouthSudan 2437 8 47 1 Communitytransmission 0 Namibia 2406 112 12 1 Clustersofcases 0 Rwanda 2092 30 5 0 Clustersofcases 0 Guinea-Bissau 1981 0 27 0 Communitytransmission 5 Mozambique 1973 27 14 1 Communitytransmission 0 Benin 1914 109 38 2 Communitytransmission 0 Sierra Leone 1848 5 67 0 Communitytransmission 0 Angola 1280 116 58 4 Clustersofcases 0 Liberia 1214 7 78 1 Communitytransmission 0 Uganda 1195 13 5 1 Clustersofcases 0 Burkina Faso 1150 1 53 0 Communitytransmission 0 Niger 1147 9 69 0 Communitytransmission 0 Togo 961 34 19 1 Communitytransmission 0 Chad 936 0 75 0 Communitytransmission 3 SaoTome andPrincipe 874 0 15 0 Clustersofcases 2 Botswana 804 0 2 0 Clustersofcases 5 Lesotho 718 0 19 0 Clustersofcases 1 UnitedRepublic ofTanzania 509 0 21 0 Communitytransmission 88 Gambia 498 0 9 0 Sporadic cases 3 Burundi 395 0 1 0 Clustersofcases 1 Comoros 386 0 7 0 Communitytransmission 1

ReportingCountry/Territory/Area Totalconfirmed* cases
Totalconfirmed* newcases
Totaldeaths Totalnewdeaths Transmission classificationi
Days sincelast reported case
Mauritius 344 0 10 0 Sporadic cases 10 Eritrea 282 3 0 0 Sporadic cases 0 Seychelles 114 0 0 0 Sporadic cases 7 Territoriesii
Mayotte 3008 46 39 0 Clustersofcases 0 Réunion 667 0 4 0 Clustersofcases 1

Americas

UnitedStatesofAmerica 4629459 47183 154226 469 Communitytransmission 0

Brazil 2 733677 25800 94104 541 Communitytransmission 0

Mexico 439046 4853 47746 274 Communitytransmission 0 Peru 428850 6667 19614 206 Communitytransmission 0 Chile 361493 1762 9707 99 Communitytransmission 0 Colombia 317651 11470 10650 320 Communitytransmission 0 Argentina 201919 5376 3667 55 Communitytransmission 0 Canada 116884 285 8945 4 Communitytransmission 0 Ecuador 87041 809 5767 31 Communitytransmission 0 Bolivia (PlurinationalState of) 80153 1360 3153 89 Communitytransmission 0 DominicanRepublic 73117 874 1183 5 Communitytransmission 0 Panama 67453 1070 1471 22 Communitytransmission 0 Guatemala 51542 236 2013 18 Communitytransmission 0 Honduras 43197 512 1377 9 Communitytransmission 0 Venezuela (BolivarianRepublic of) 20206 763 174 5 Communitytransmission 0 Costa Rica 18975 788 162 8 Communitytransmission 0 ElSalvador 17843 395 477 10 Communitytransmission 0

ReportingCountry/Territory/Area Totalconfirmed* cases
Totalconfirmed* newcases
Totaldeaths Totalnewdeaths Transmission classificationi
Days sincelast reported case
Haiti 7476 8 165 0 Communitytransmission 0 Paraguay 5644 159 52 0 Communitytransmission 0 Nicaragua 3080 0 116 0 Communitytransmission 6 Cuba 2670 24 87 0 Clustersofcases 0 Suriname 1849 89 27 1 Clustersofcases 0 Uruguay 1286 8 36 1 Clustersofcases 0 Jamaica 894 11 12 2 Clustersofcases 0 Bahamas 648 74 14 0 Clustersofcases 0 Guyana 474 44 21 1 Clustersofcases 0 TrinidadandTobago 182 2 8 0 Sporadic cases 0 Barbados 132 10 7 0 Clustersofcases 0 Antigua andBarbuda 91 0 3 0 Clustersofcases 4 Belize 57 1 2 0 Sporadic cases 0 Saint Vincent andthe Grenadines 55 1 0 0 Sporadic cases 0 Saint Lucia 25 0 0 0 Sporadic cases 4 Grenada 24 0 0 0 Clustersofcases 4 Dominica 18 0 0 0 Clustersofcases 52 Saint KittsandNevis 17 0 0 0 Nocases 24 Territoriesii
PuertoRico 18791 380 230 0 Communitytransmission 0 FrenchGuiana 7948 91 44 1 Communitytransmission 0 UnitedStatesVirginIslands 439 1 8 0 Communitytransmission 0 Martinique 269 0 15 0 Clustersofcases 10 Guadeloupe 265 0 14 0 Clustersofcases 2

ReportingCountry/Territory/Area Totalconfirmed* cases
Totalconfirmed* newcases
Totaldeaths Totalnewdeaths Transmission classificationi
Days sincelast reported case
CaymanIslands 203 0 1 0 Sporadic cases 20 Bermuda 157 1 9 0 Sporadic cases 0 Sint Maarten 146 18 16 1 Communitytransmission 0 Aruba 122 2 3 0 Sporadic cases 0 TurksandCaicosIslands 114 0 2 0 Clustersofcases 2 Saint Martin 53 0 3 0 Sporadic cases 5 Curaçao 29 0 1 0 Sporadic cases 10 Bonaire, Sint EustatiusandSaba 13 2 0 0 Sporadic cases 0 FalklandIslands(Malvinas) 13 0 0 0 Nocases 100 Montserrat 13 0 1 0 Nocases 8 Saint Barthélemy 9 0 0 0 Nocases 1 BritishVirginIslands 8 0 1 0 Nocases 80 Saint Pierre andMiquelon 4 0 0 0 Sporadic cases 18 Anguilla 3 0 0 0 Nocases 122

EasternMediterranean

Iran(IslamicRepublic of) 312035 2598 17405 215 Communitytransmission 0

Pakistan 280461 432 5999 15 Clustersofcases 0

SaudiArabia 280093 1258 2949 32 Clustersofcases 0 Iraq 131886 2735 4934 66 Communitytransmission 0 Qatar 111322 215 177 0 Communitytransmission 0 Egypt 94640 157 4888 23 Clustersofcases 0 Oman 79159 0 421 0 Communitytransmission 4 Kuwait 68299 388 461 4 Clustersofcases 0 UnitedArabEmirates 61163 164 351 0 Communitytransmission 0

ReportingCountry/Territory/Area Totalconfirmed* cases
Totalconfirmed* newcases
Totaldeaths Totalnewdeaths Transmission classificationi
Days sincelast reported case
Bahrain 41835 299 150 3 Clustersofcases 0 Afghanistan 36747 37 1288 5 Clustersofcases 0 Morocco 26196 659 401 19 Clustersofcases 0 Sudan 11738 0 752 0 Communitytransmission 2 Djibouti 5240 79 59 0 Clustersofcases 0 Lebanon 5062 177 65 3 Clustersofcases 0 Libya 4063 226 93 10 Clustersofcases 0 Somalia 3220 0 93 0 Sporadic cases 1 Yemen 1738 0 500 2 Communitytransmission 1 Tunisia 1565 4 51 0 Sporadic cases 0 Jordan 1218 5 22 11 Clustersofcases 0 SyrianArabRepublic 847 38 56 12 Communitytransmission 0 Territoriesii
occupiedPalestinianterritory 16024 244 87 0
Clusters of cases
0

Europe

RussianFederation 861423 5159 14351 144 Clustersofcases 0 The UnitedKingdom 305627 928 46210 9 Communitytransmission 0 Spain 297054 8532 28472 27 Clustersofcases 0 Italy 248229 159 35166 12 Clustersofcases 0 Turkey 233851 995 5747 19 Communitytransmission 0 Germany 211281 879 9156 8 Clustersofcases 0 France 179072 3152 30175 28 Clustersofcases 0 Kazakhstan 93820 1158 1058 265 Clustersofcases 0 Sweden 81012 590 5744 1 Communitytransmission 0

ReportingCountry/Territory/Area Totalconfirmed* cases
Totalconfirmed* newcases
Totaldeaths Totalnewdeaths Transmission classificationi
Days sincelast reported case
Ukraine 74219 1061 1764 26 Communitytransmission 0 Israel 73012 711 541 9 Communitytransmission 0 Belgium 70221 0 9850 0 Communitytransmission 1 Belarus 68166 99 571 4 Communitytransmission 0 Netherlands 55415 372 6140 0 Communitytransmission 0 Romania 54009 823 2432 19 Communitytransmission 0 Portugal 51569 106 1738 0 Clustersofcases 0 Poland 47469 575 1732 1 Communitytransmission 0 Armenia 39298 196 762 0 Communitytransmission 0 Kyrgyzstan 37541 412 1427 7 Clustersofcases 0 Switzerland 35527 66 1706 0 Communitytransmission 0 Azerbaijan 32684 241 468 6 Clustersofcases 0 Uzbekistan 26550 722 161 6 Clustersofcases 0 Serbia 26451 258 598 8 Communitytransmission 0 Ireland 26208 46 1763 0 Clustersofcases 0 Republic ofMoldova 25482 120 800 8 Communitytransmission 0 Austria 21341 32 718 0 Communitytransmission 0 Czechia 17008 208 386 2 Clustersofcases 0 Denmark 13996 207 616 1 Communitytransmission 0 Bosnia andHerzegovina 12477 181 358 11 Communitytransmission 0 Bulgaria 11955 0 388 0 Clustersofcases 1 NorthMacedonia 11140 74 500 3 Clustersofcases 0 Norway 9268 60 256 1 Clustersofcases 0 Tajikistan 7538 87 61 1 Pending 0

ReportingCountry/Territory/Area Totalconfirmed* cases
Totalconfirmed* newcases
Totaldeaths Totalnewdeaths Transmission classificationi
Days sincelast reported case
Finland 7466 13 329 0 Clustersofcases 0 Luxembourg 6864 169 118 1 Communitytransmission 0 Albania 5620 101 172 6 Clustersofcases 0 Croatia 5296 36 153 4 Clustersofcases 0 Greece 4737 75 209 1 Clustersofcases 0 Hungary 4544 9 597 0 Communitytransmission 0 Montenegro 3326 46 53 2 Clustersofcases 0 Slovakia 2354 10 29 0 Clustersofcases 0 Slovenia 2181 1 117 0 Clustersofcases 0 Lithuania 2120 10 80 0 Communitytransmission 0 Estonia 2080 1 69 0 Sporadic cases 0 Iceland 1915 8 10 0 Communitytransmission 0 Latvia 1246 3 32 0 Clustersofcases 0 Georgia 1182 3 17 0 Sporadic cases 0 Cyprus 1155 5 19 0 Clustersofcases 0 Andorra 937 1 52 0 Communitytransmission 0 Malta 809 14 9 0 Sporadic cases 0 SanMarino 716 0 42 0 Communitytransmission 25 Monaco 99 0 1 0 Sporadic cases 58 Liechtenstein 89 0 1 0 Sporadic cases 4 HolySee 12 0 0 0 Sporadic cases 89 Territoriesii Kosovo[1]
9006 250 246 7 Communitytransmission 0

ReportingCountry/Territory/Area Totalconfirmed* cases
Totalconfirmed* newcases
Totaldeaths Totalnewdeaths Transmission classificationi
Days sincelast reported case
Isle of Man 336 0 24 0 Nocases 74 Jersey 335 0 31 0 Communitytransmission 5 Guernsey 252 0 13 0 Communitytransmission 93 Faroe Islands 225 0 0 0 Sporadic cases 3 Gibraltar 188 0 0 0 Clustersofcases 1 Greenland 14 0 0 0 Nocases 6

South-East Asia

India 1 855745 52050 38938 803 Clustersofcases 0

Bangladesh 242102 1356 3184 30 Communitytransmission 0

Indonesia 113134 1679 5302 66 Communitytransmission 0 Nepal 20750 418 57 0 Clustersofcases 0 Maldives 4293 129 18 0 Clustersofcases 0 Thailand 3321 1 58 0 Clustersofcases 0 SriLanka 2828 5 11 0 Clustersofcases 0 Myanmar 355 2 6 0 Clustersofcases 0 Bhutan 103 0 0 0 Sporadic cases 1 Timor-Leste 25 1 0 0 Nocases 0

WesternPacific

Philippines 106330 3145 2104 45 Communitytransmission 0

China 88574 114 4678 1 Clustersofcases 0

Singapore 53051 226 27 0 Clustersofcases 0 Japan 39858 1171 1016 4 Clustersofcases 0

Australia 18318 395 221 13 Clustersofcases 0

Republic ofKorea 14423 34 301 0 Clustersofcases 0 Malaysia 9001 2 125 0 Clustersofcases 0 New Zealand 1217 0 22 0 Clustersofcases 1 Viet Nam 652 31 6 0 Clustersofcases 0 Mongolia 293 0 0 0 Sporadic cases 1 Cambodia 241 1 0 0 Sporadic cases 0 BruneiDarussalam 141 0 3 0 Nocases 88 Papua New Guinea 111 1 2 0 Sporadic cases 0 Fiji 27 0 1 0 Sporadic cases 14 LaoPeople’sDemocraticRepublic 20 0 0 0 Sporadic cases 10 Territoriesii
Guam 367 16 5 0 Clustersofcases 0
FrenchPolynesia 62 0 0 0 Sporadic cases 37
NorthernMarianaIslands
(Commonwealthofthe) 46 1 2 0 Pending 0
New Caledonia 22 0 0 0 Sporadic cases 20

Subtotalforallregions 18141977 219862 691000 4278

Other† 741 0 13 0 Not applicable –

Grandtotal 18142718 219862 691013 4278

**See Annex 1for data, table andfigurenotes.

Coronavirus: Melbourne police ‘assaulted and baited’ over lockdown rules – BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-53645759

…Chief Commissioner Shane Patton said Victoria Police had seen an “emergence” of “concerning groups of people who classify themselves as
‘sovereign citizens'”.

The sovereign citizen movement – which has
roots in the US – is typically used by those who don’t believe in their government’s legitimacy, often arguing their rights are being suppressed by public orders.


Random checks by police on 3,000 infected people had found more than 800 were not home isolating, as they were supposed to be.

On Tuesday, the state government increased fines for repeated lockdown breaches from A$1,652 (£900; $1,200) to A$5,000.

Under the current “stage four” lockdown, Melburnians can leave home only to
shop, exercise, give essential medical care or do frontline work.

Residents must shop and exercise within 5km (3 miles) of their home, for no longer than one hour at a time.