Yeah you can put pretty much any flag there! It's one big sh!t sandwich and we're all taking a bite!At this stage I've got a 4 day weekend coming up to recharge the batteries after many long work days since this whole thing began. Concord and Stafford have already updated you on our little neck of the woods but even in a location like ours which has dealt with the medical problem probably in the best way seen anywhere in the world, yeah dealing with the 'true second wave' so to speak has been tiring. Not really dealing... more planning and reporting on (sadly) inevitable.
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Yeah I copied in an Australian flag over the Canadian one.
Across Australia there's currently an estimated 927,600 unemployed people (7.1% unemployment rate) plus a further 3.5 million people who are employed but their job is currently linked to the Government paying them (via their employer) $1,500 per fortnight. Going to be scary when that Government support is withdrawn. Either we'll sink or somehow keep floating... but I won't call it swimming as that suggests we'll be moving forward.
Yeah, I agree, which means it will cost the American taxpayer 3X the amount I saw. You know the rule when going after Federal contracts.I would make the assumption that the US Government would use Taxpayer dollars to distribute the vaccine. I can’t imagine a scenario where the average US citizen would pay out of pocket for a dose. I don’t remember citizens paying for the polio vaccine.
The WHO can't mandate or force countries to undertake activities. All they can do is report and suggest. How individual governments respond to health crisis' is purely up to them. Some countries like Australia went a bit earlier rather than wait for any announcement while others like the USA and UK effectively ignored them (and there own epidemiologists...). Public health policy is always the remit of the individual Governments with their own health bureaucracies. WHO are designed to be an international coordination group of information and international programs, nothing more.I don't believe anything WHO has to say about the virus given its blatant shilling for China in the past.
Including their "suggestions."
Just my opinion.