Premier Mark McGowan announced Sunday that parts of Western Australia will have to enter a five-day lockdown period. Why? Because a security guard at a hotel in the region tested positive for COVID-19.
McGowan ordered the Perth metropolitan area and neighboring areas to go into “full lockdown.”
“This is a very serious situation and each and every one of us has to do everything we personally can to help stop the spread in the community,” he said, according to the report. 7News.com.au reported the security guard who tested positive is believed to have attended more than a dozen venues while he was infected with the virus.
The report said the two million people affected by the lockdown are expected to stay home unless they have to shop for essential items. The report said schools that were supposed to open on Monday will have to stay closed another week.
For report identified the security guard as a man in his 20s who worked at the Sheraton Four Points hotel in Perth.
Peter Dutton, the Home Affairs Minister, said McGowan overreacted with his order. Dutton told Sky News there is a “political dynamic at play.”
Dutton said, “As we saw in Queensland, there was a bit of panic in the lead-up to an election. Western Australia’s going into an election in March and premiers don’t want this virus getting away,” according to the Daily Mail. The report pointed out that McGowan is considered a heavy favorite to be elected to another four years in office.
TRENDPOST: Essentially all of the major media applauded the Premier’s lockdown order, never once questioning the lunacy of locking up two million people and closing down business when just one person tested positive for the virus.
Never questioned is, as we have been reporting with hard data and scientific facts, despite the completely inconclusive value of the PCR test, it remains the “gold standard” for confirming the anxiety-producing reports of infection used to justify the destruction of economies around the world.
As Dr. Michael Mina, a leading epidemiologist at the Harvard School of Public Health described the PCR test,
“The threshold is so high that it detects people with the live virus as well as those with a few genetic fragments left over from a past infection that no longer poses a risk. It’s like finding a hair in a room after a person left it.”

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