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The Australian Government has given the chief medical officer special powers to detain and quarantine people suspected of having the potentially fatal swine flu. With little information on how the new virus acts or how it transmits, scientists are now working overtime to develop a vaccine
Originally posted by Disclosure Agent
Id just like to see them try and drag me off under their 'new powers'
I work in a major shopping center chain here in Newcastle and they have just implemented major evac plans for the event of flu outbreak as stated by the head office....
So seems people are getting sucked into it.....
Originally posted by CherryDuck
I live on the gold coast and honestly, nothing has changed. No one is wearing mask's, everyone is fine and healthy. Just remember, we have a free health care system, unlike america, so it really is as big a threat to us as we all have free help available. Meh, not really too concerned. Not that i don't care, but i'd rather spend my day doing stuff i want rather than staying at home incase on some off chance i get this Flu.
The australian government? They are just trying to protect us. They have been told by the WHO to do this screening and so they are, to prevent this disease from coming into Aus and blocking up our hospitals.
Remember the flu scare we had a couple of years back around ekka time? I was more worried about that than this.