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COVID-19: A Fatal Lack of Foresight
Posted by Yotam Eren · September 22, 2020 6:00 AM
The Science Party is calling for the establishment of an Australian CDC. Read the policy here.
If you've watched Steven Soderbergh's 2011 film Contagion, you could almost imagine it as a trailer for 2020. Our heroes at the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) struggle to contain a deadly virus ravaging the US and the world, wreaking havoc and sparking civil unrest in its path. Using contact tracing and widespread quarantine, and fighting wild conspiracy theories along the way, they develop a vaccine to halt the devastation.
Masks to be made legally required under Science Party Eden-Monaro candidate plan
Posted by James Jansson · June 22, 2020 3:56 PM
Dr James Jansson has PhD in mathematical modelling of HIV epidemiology from UNSW and is the Science Party candidate for Eden-Monaro.
Today I make public my call for masks to be made a legal requirement as part of the social distancing rules in situations where many people congregate together. This move is to save lives and save the economy. It will greatly increase most freedoms through prevention of spread of COVID-19.
The #BLM protesters can teach Australians about COVID-19 safety
Posted by James Jansson · June 08, 2020 7:39 PM
Mask use was high, making COVID-19 transmission risk low
There's been a lot of outrage about attending a protest during an epidemic. While it is tempting to simply point out that shopping centres, parks and beaches were similarly packed on that day, there is something that the #BlackLivesMatter protesters did better than average Australians.
They overwhelmingly wore masks.
You should too, because they work, and could help us eliminate COVID-19.
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