When the global disaster broke out, the best place for people to hide was Australia!
The results of this research were published in the international journal "Risk Analysis" in October 2019.
Researchers from Otago University in New Zealand ranked 20 island countries to explore which countries can be the best hiding places for people in the event of a global disaster.
The results showed that Australia topped the list, New Zealand second and Iceland third.
Their paper "The Prioritization of Island Nations as Refuges from Extreme Pandemics" was published in the international journal "Risk Analysis" in October 2019.
Professor Nick Wilson from Otago University is one of the co-authors of the research report.
He said that with the advancement of technology, the risk of human extinction may have reached an unprecedented level.
In order to find the most suitable island as a refuge, the researchers designed a scoring system that takes into account the population, geographical location, resources and social characteristics of each island country.
It is worth noting! This study did not use COVID-19 as a model because the new coronavirus was not known at the time the study was published.
The results show that Australia is the best refuge for mankind because of the country's oversupply of energy and food.
In this study, scientists rated 20 island countries (0-1 points) based on whether they have the conditions to become a doomsday refuge, such as good geographic location, natural resources, and political harmony.
The results show that “Australia (0.71), followed by New Zealand (0.68) and Iceland (0.64), are most likely to have the characteristics needed as a refuge in the event of a global disaster, and a large-scale technological society can be successfully rebuilt ."
Professor Nick Wilson, a public health doctor from Otago University in New Zealand, explained: “The discovery of biotechnology may lead to an epidemic caused by genetic engineering, thereby threatening the survival of our species.
"Although disease carriers can easily bypass land borders, a closed, self-sufficient island can shelter an isolated, skilled population, who can repopulate the planet after a disaster."
In addition to being named the safest country in the world, it has to be said that Australia has performed very well in the COVID-19 crisis. After a series of measures such as strict government control and economic stimulus to promote employment, Australia is now fighting the epidemic. One of the most successful western countries!
As the growth rate continues to decline, resumption of work may be just around the corner!
Recently, Morrison convened a cabinet meeting to focus on the issue of resumption of work. If the resolution is passed, millions of workers will be able to leave their homes and return to work.
However, at this moment, we still need to continue to be vigilant, and cannot relax, to give the virus a chance!
Fully liberalize the scope of new coronavirus detection
At the end of March, the Australian government announced that it would relax the testing standards for the virus and provide more Australians with testing, in an effort to "smooth" the curve of virus transmission, and everyone is doing nucleic acid testing in Australia, all for free!
1. Returned to Australia from overseas within the past 14 days with symptoms of respiratory tract disease. Tests can be accepted regardless of fever. In the past 14 days, you have had close contact with a confirmed patient, and you can be tested whether you have fever or not.
2. Suffering from severe community-acquired pneumonia with unknown etiology.
3. Medical workers include nursing home workers and residential medical workers, who deal directly with patients and have symptoms of respiratory tract and fever.
4. Have stayed in high-risk areas, including areas defined by the government as high-risk for community transmission and places where at least two confirmed cases have occurred, such as nursing homes, boarding schools, detention centers, etc.
At present, 72 people in Australia have been tested for the virus, and the average number of tests has been ahead of the world.
Australia has a complete medical system. All Australians see a doctor through the public medical system for free, and the government pays for it.
Therefore, the government has great control over the medical system, whether it is testing, treatment, or mobilizing various medical resources.
This is also one of Australia's advantages in the fight against the epidemic.
Strong medical facilities
The Australian Federal Government has reached an agreement with 657 private hospitals across the country to add 3.4 beds to receive and treat confirmed or suspected cases of the new crown.
Australia’s private medical institutions also have about one-third of the country’s critical care capacity and equipment, and the Australian government will ensure that these hospitals maintain operations during the new crown epidemic. This means that more than 10.5 medical staff, including 5.7 nurses and other medical workers can keep working during the epidemic.
The government keeps "spending money" to help
During this epidemic, Australia, as a high-welfare society, has an economic policy of "spending a lot of money" is really enviable!
There are also many items of money issued by the Australian epidemic. Living in such a country is full of security. Australia's rescue plan ranks second in the world, and developed countries rank first
A new analysis found that in response to the new crown epidemic, Australia's fiscal expenditure reached 2140 billion Australian dollars, second only to Qatar.
It is understood that the BIS Oxford Economics has ranked the anti-epidemic stimulus measures in 46 countries around the world.
The results showed that 46 countries spent over 8 trillion U.S. dollars ($13 trillion) in total fiscal expenditures in response to the epidemic. Among them, Qatar ranks first with fiscal expenditure accounting for 13% of GDP.
Australia ranked second with fiscal stimulus measures that accounted for 10.6% of GDP, and ranked first among developed countries, including the JobKeeper, household and business cash payments.
Thailand ranks third, with fiscal stimulus spending as a percentage of GDP at 8.9%. Singapore ranks fourth, accounting for 7% of GDP, followed by the United States, accounting for 6.9% of GDP.
Gabriel Sterne, global head of macro research at the Oxford Economics Institute of the Bank for International Settlements, said that Australia is a global leader in response measures and financial conditions before the epidemic.
1. Give a one-time subsidy of $650 to 1500 million Australians who receive various Centrelink benefits, in two payments of $750 each, tax-free.
2. An additional Coronavirus Supplyment (Coronavirus Supplyment) is provided to those receiving unemployment allowance, childcare allowance and other benefits, at least $550 every two weeks for at least 6 months.
3. Additional subsidies are provided to people who are unemployed due to the epidemic but do not qualify for JobSeeker benefits, $1100 every two weeks.
4. People who are currently experiencing financial difficulties are allowed to receive pensions for this year or next year in advance, up to a maximum of $20,000, tax-free.
5. A subsidy of a minimum of 69 Australian dollars and a maximum of 2 Australian dollars to 10 eligible small and medium-sized enterprises affected by the epidemic.
6. The government provides funds to help companies pay their employees. Each employee pays $1500 every two weeks for 6 consecutive months.
7. For small businesses with less than 20 employees and employing apprentices, the government provides a salary subsidy of up to $7000 per apprentice per quarter for a period of 9 months.
8. All companies with an annual turnover of less than A$5 million can get an immediate asset deduction of up to $15.
9. Provide a loan guarantee of 50% of the total loan amount and a maximum of A$25 for enterprises in need of loans. After the loan, the loan may not be repaid for the first 6 months.
10. The Commonwealth Bank contributed 900 billion yuan and the government contributed 150 billion yuan to banks to provide low-interest loans for enterprises.
12. After diagnosis, if you need to be admitted to the hospital, regardless of whether you have Medicare or insurance, whether you are a local resident or a foreign tourist, the treatment fee is free.
13. The Australian government provides free childcare services to all parents who are still working or looking for a job, no matter what kind of work they are engaged in, whether they are full-time or part-time, whether they work from home or not. Childcare center employees can also receive a Jobseeker subsidy of $1500 every two weeks. The second semester of Kindergarten in Victoria is also free.
14. During the epidemic, all Australians with Medicare can enjoy telehealth services, and the government will bear all costs.
15. After entering Australia, everyone will be quarantined in a hotel for 14 days. The government will bear all room and board expenses, and a daily room service allowance of $90 will be returned.
16. The government has invested $6000 million to deliver free meals to people over 70 years old.
17. The Victorian government has invested 1 million Australian dollars to speed up the completion of various surgeries that are in line to free up more beds and medical resources.
18. The Victorian government invested 4.37 million Australian dollars to increase hospital beds and purchase ventilators, oxygen machines and other equipment.
19. The Australian government invested $2 million to open 100 fever clinics.
20. The Australian government invested $11 billion to purchase medical supplies such as masks, protective clothing, and goggles.
21. The Australian government invested $3000 million in the development of vaccines and antiviral drugs.
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