Never has it been so simple to help save lives. All we have to do is: stay home unless we need something absolutely essential; wash our hands more often and for longer than usual; and not touch our faces. Easy, right? Heroes, the whole lot of us.
Watch: Mamamia’s The Quicky host Claire Murphy delivers the facts on COVID-19.
The problem with answering.
You will have noticed that the folks in charge are reluctant to answer. Because in truth, it would be a guess.
The best academic minds in the country are doing constant analysis and modelling to inform the way authorities respond. But they’re dealing with a whole lot of unknowns.
What is clear, is that Australia is currently at a crucial juncture in our fight against this virus. Now that our borders have closed to all but returning residents and citizens, all eyes are firmly on community transmission — that is, infections that spread between people who have not recently returned from overseas.