If you see the previous pages, I've also been active in pouring cold water on suggestions that revolve around ridiculous levels of remoteness.
Of course Albo’s correct.
Anthony Albanese is normally a smart politician, but today he has come out and slammed the idea of containing people on Xmas Island for 14 days, claiming that the Govt is trying to justify the reopening of the centre, (head banging emoji)!!He's correct.
There are many options that would get the same job done with far simpler logistics.
See my post previous page.
Ambo is trying to make politics out of this and link it to detention asylum seekers, the ongoing need for the detention centre is to help solve a problem they escalated when last in power.
Christmas Island may seem an extreme option, but as the rate of growth of this bug is still near vertical its one of the safest options. The biggest risk isn't the likely hood of the infected getting out, its those who treat getting infected when they go home every day. The govt may also be playing the legal situation of Xmas Island where it get forcefully hold people suspected of being sick easier than if on the mainland.
To date most if not all of the non-Chinese nationals who have caught this off-shore from China have I believe not died. Likely reflecting the reasonable level of health of those who had traveled to China as opposed to many of the Chinese residents of the city, aged, frail, already sick, low standard of hygiene and health care who have been exposed, immune systems failed to defeat the virus and died from the symptoms.
Reading the news story's it would appear that the WHO is not so much concerned at this time of the death rate which is low compared to MERS and SARS (same base virus, but different strains), but by the delayed incubation rate, the ease of transfer and the very slow recovery (only 133 people have been confirmed to have fully recovered). Much of which is still not fully understood.