Move Forward, Together
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The way they have taken the challenge to flatten the curve headon and appear to be succeeding is remarkable. Keep in mind that the United States has about 13 times more people than Australia does so the numbers will be higher but the response to this COVID pandemic from Australia is nevertheless outstanding. So much so that I had to dig a little deeper to find out what they were doing to have such remarkable outcomes in such a short time.
Turns out my answer was something that made perfect sense. They unified. It sounds like a crazy concept in times like these where it does not seem that we Americans can agree on anything at all. The leadership in Australia came together to send out one unified message in order to have members of their community win against Corona's COVID19.
They limited business activities, practice social distancing, and engaged in mass testing. They had a unified bipartisan council that worked with scientists and medical professionals to come up with a plan that they monitored regularly to make sure that it was being put in place and it was working. They worked together to move forward.
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