America is facing CVID-19 in parallel ways to Australia, but differently.
Their assistance to individuals and families is on sliding scale.
The level is 3 to 7 times greater than Morrison's - how did he pick $750?
The cost to budget is 50% Vs Morrison's 13% - how did he pick 13%?
The problem is, the backroom guessing games are continuing and public confidence has been replaced by confusion and BOHICA - bend over, here it comes again.
Morrison says Tourism is one of three targetted recovery industries. Great, labour-intensive and supports cities, coastal and inland regions, and vertically-integrated supply chains.
Dumb - just closed all caravan parks, to add to pubs and clubs.
How can Tourism contribute if there's no one there to maintain and sustain enterprises and communities?
Morrison has no idea of the benefit/cost profiles of Big Business Vs SMEs in terms of (vacuous) targets and priorities.
He is surrounded by people with no idea - also.
On 28-30 March '20 there are two worrying stories in the media, the first from the Sydney Morning Herald, the second from the WashPost.
Sally Betts is a very senior Liberal Party member and office in NSW, formerly long-term mayor of Waverley which takes in Bondi Beach. She long pushed the reintroduction of trams along Bondi Road. I caught those trams from 1952 to 1959 and am their historian, see https://sydneybetrayals.me/cbd-tram-betrayal/. It is physically impossible to reintroduce them.
In addition, I developed the concept of the BONDI BEACH EXPRESSNET" and gave Betts' Council a briefing on it in December 2010.
Betts was dogmatically stubborn and irrational in my view. Separately, she sought to intervene in the daily management of Council workers which is contrary to legislation. When the then General Manager was shifted out, Betts brought a tram nut over from Western Australia.
Now she says we could let swimmers, surfers, runners and gawkers back onto the beach but separated in squares that are marked by red traffic cones. How insane is that.
And that leads to the next item.
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee (D) said Sunday that he would not lift his statewide stay-at-home order if Trump enacts his plan to categorize places by risk levels for covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
“We need to make decisions based on science and reality,” Inslee told CNN’s Jake Tapper.
Washington state has 4,300 confirmed coronavirus cases and was once the country’s epicenter with more than 30 residents dying at a nursing home.
“Unless we continue a very vigorous social distancing program in my state, this is going to spread like wildfire to every single corner of my state,” the governor said. “That is an inevitable scientific fact.”
Inslee said his state has seen a very modest flattening of the curve, but he also anticipates extending his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order.
“I would not want to be responsible for opening the door to this virus to ravage our places that seem okay today but within 10 weeks, within 10 days, can be at full-scale burning through our hospital system,” he said.
By Lateshia Beachum