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Are hotels the best way of managing quarantine?

Coronacast 18 de agosto de 2020 13

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Governments in Australia and New Zealand are scrambling to find out more about recent coronavirus cases that appear to have escaped from hotel quarantine.

NSW Health is looking into how a security guard became infected with coronavirus while working at a hotel quarantine facility in early August.

And in New Zealand, a maintenance worker at a hotel managed isolation facility has been infected by a returned traveller from the USA, but no obvious person-to-person connection has been identified.

And don’t forget the huge problems in Victoria.

So it raises the question: are hotels the best way of managing COVID quarantine?

On today’s show:

* With new possible hotel quarantine breaches in NSW and New Zealand, are hotels the best way to manage quarantine?

* Isn’t it inevitable that when humans are close together, the virus will find a way eventually?

* Why are we still talking about superspreaders when we should be talking about superspreading environments?

* Why are we still talking a lot about washing hands when it seems the main source of infection is aerosols?

* Can you please clarify about valve masks?

* How does a pandemic end? Everyone gets infected? Vaccine?

* Why don’t we do a lockdown every year for the flu?

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