Living in a Bubble

Surrounded by the world’s biggest moat, (the Pacific Ocean), with a government that reacted swiftly to the growing pandemic, and with the participation of all of New Zealand’s “team of five million”, it looks like we’ve beaten back a second potentially devastating wave of COVID-19 infections. But this is no time for complacency. Remember …

  • It took 6 months for worldwide coronavirus cases to reach 10 million people.
  • 43 days after that, worldwide cases reached 20 million people.
  • 20 days on, and the world had another 5 million cases.
  • More than 187,000 people in the United States have died of coronavirus.
  • Projections suggest that figure will reach 410,000 by the New Year.
  • The UK has had more than 40,000 deaths. That figure could reach 70,000 by New Year.
  • Melbourne (population 5 million) has had 26,000 confirmed cases and 762 deaths.
  • New Zealand (population 5 million) has had 1,800 confirmed cases and 24 deaths.
  • Current projections suggest we may suffer no more deaths before the New Year.

All I can say is, “Sing it, Fred!”

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