Coronacast
Coronacast
Aug 18, 2020
Are hotels the best way of managing quarantine?
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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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