Started by ozbob, February 29, 2020, 10:14:47 AM
QuoteQueensland has recorded 11,600 new Covid cases in the past 24 hours, while 15 people have died, Health Minister Yvette D'Ath has announced.Chief health officer Dr John Gerrard said that of the people who had died there were two people in their 60s, nine in their 80s and four in their 90s.Four were unvaccinated, four had received one dose, five had received two doses and two had received a booster.Mr Gerrard said that there are now only 829 people in state public hospitals which was a "significant fall" from previous weeks."Most of that fall has been on the Gold Coast as expected. Gold Coast had its peak and it's on its way down," Dr Gerrard said.There are now more than 69,000 active cases in the state while 48 people are in intensive care with 15 on ventilators.
QuoteAustralia is an outlier in not yet recommending or providing high-quality face coverings that provide filtration- respirators (N95/P2/KF94/FFP2) to the community. The Covid-19 virus is transmitted through breathing in small particles known as 'aerosols' that contain the virus. These small particles are produced by breathing, talking, and coughing, and they float and linger in the air like cigarette smoke. Unlike respirators where air is only breathed in through the mask material filtering the air, surgical masks do not seal around the face, so unfiltered air is breathed in via the gaps around the mask. Respirators, when sealed to face, are designed to filter out these small particles containing virus. ....
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