Handy Emergency Backup Mode
Don't worry, the Australian Government is fcuking this up nearly as royally thanks to our Trump-wannabe Scummo.Shut the country down except for essential services. Ban all domestic travel both air and land. Do it for four weeks at a minimum. Pay everyone with a net worth less than X or an annual income less than X enough to survive on and guarantee those payments for the next three months. The market will decide which companies survive and which don’t - capitalism at work for you. If it is done now you might, just might get the short term pain option. Wait another week and the only thing left is long term pain.
I find it fascinating that almost every other country represented on this board seems to realize this is the way it is. The US is not an exception. It will, unfortunately soon have the honour of “winning” the race for the most cases per capita. That is not a win I would wish on anyone.
ETA: I realize many in the US do not want to put the economy before lives and totally get that a shut down is necessary. Damn this is all so awful and frustrating.
Scummo's performance at the press conference last was comically bad. Basically, "It's essential, unless it's not. Then it's essentially not essential." Also apparently we can still go clothes shopping, and get our hair done, but only for 30 minutes, but no nail shops, and no food courts, but shopping centres can stay open, and still no school closure.
They reckon half the problem in Australia isn't young people being arrogant about going out, it's about people being bloody confused as hell as to what we're supposed to be doing, because the messaging from the government has been clear as mud. No-one apparently has the balls to come right out and say "STAY. HOME. DO NOT GO OUT. AT ALL."