We’ve done quite a few posts on the draconian measures Australia has taken to fight the spread of COVID-19. The country locked down hard, and fenced-in quarantine camps were built to contain anyone who might have been exposed.
At the Munich Security Conference earlier this month, Gates said that the next pandemic could be avoided if every country followed Australia’s example.
Bill Gates: 'If every country does what Australia did,' the world could prevent the next pandemic https://t.co/VXHZFtD93T
— CNBC (@CNBC) February 25, 2022
Megan Sauer reports:
Gates cited Australia’s Covid response as the gold standard to follow. The country reopened its international borders this week for the first time since March 2020. Over the course of the pandemic, returning citizens and approved international travelers have been required to quarantine in hotels guarded by police and military members. Australia’s states even periodically locked down their respective borders.
There’s reason to believe Australia’s blueprint may have been less successful elsewhere: Its population of nearly 26 million is relatively small, and it’s an island without any land borders. But Gates still called it a “true outlier.”
“They orchestrated diagnostics, they executed quarantine policies, and they have a death rate in a different league than other rich countries,” Gates said. “And everybody had the capability to do that.”
The entire continent has a population under 26 million.
I’ll take my chances and my freedom
— The Self Educated Economist (@self_economist) February 25, 2022
Glad that every country is not like Australia and nobody else is like Bill Gates
— Alan Brown (@ABFlorida21) February 25, 2022
If every country had a small population and large amounts of land and never interacted we could prevent everything.
— TradingCaptain (@TradingCaptain) February 25, 2022
Close our borders for 2 years…and arrest people for violating mask mandates…yea sounds like a great idea 💀💀💀
— Mark F (@PSUbossman) February 25, 2022
What’s that? Live on an island with limited ports of entry? Yeah, good plan.
— Blair (@blair8000a) February 25, 2022
Thanks Bill pic.twitter.com/MgVtEdGjpZ
— The Internet Police (@CNK2011) February 25, 2022
Why you need to fight back against COVID restrictions. pic.twitter.com/vNwgN6Tiu1
— Aaron Ginn (@aginnt) February 26, 2022
I’m Australian and until very recently it was impossible to go home.
— Sean (@switterred) February 26, 2022
— Tanya Seda (@tanyaseda) February 26, 2022
In Queensland it was forced upon us to wear a mask in our car even when driving alone.
— Happyalways (@unhappynow) February 26, 2022
1. Be an island
2. Get lucky on timing
3. Have no Bill of Rights
4. Have a submissive population
— Yep (@bazzardhigh) February 26, 2022
This is insane. Authoritarianism is seen as a solution to every problem in the eyes of these sick individuals.
— Prince Hasn (@prhasn) February 26, 2022
For those who cannot see through this I'm am deeply concerned. He wants control, it's that simple.
— Arden Renneberg (@arden_renneberg) February 26, 2022
What exactly did Australia do besides turn into a police state? Or is that what he's advocating?
— RwB 🇺🇲🇺🇦°|||||||°😁 (@rbacom7) February 26, 2022
These genius people are very dangerous. Especially when they lack the morals that most of us could agree on.
— Jay Cleary (@jaycleary) February 26, 2022
Yes. Build internment camps instead of more hospitals or health care capacity.
— Lance Wilkins (@Lance_A_Wilkins) February 26, 2022
Gates is out of touch with reality. Australia destroyed small businesses, destroyed children’s education and childhood, suffered huge job losses in health, education etc due to mandates, demonised the unvaxxed, destroyed voluntary work (fabric of society here). It was great 🙄
— Melissa (@Mel_bekind) February 26, 2022
No, thank you. Matter of fact, how about never suggesting that ever again? Thank you.
— James Curran (@CurranWrites) February 25, 2022
What’s Gates’ opinion on our own southern border? Closing that would go a long way to containing the spread of the virus.
Bill Gates is not a doctor, nor a political scientist, nor anything other than a mouth with money behind it….ignore this assclown. 🤡
— TheHonkler (@minyon_filet) February 26, 2022
But they have free WiFi! Video from Australia’s Howard Springs COVID quarantine camp DEBUNKS the whole ‘it’s a vacation resort’ narrative (watch) https://t.co/WfjvXTYVEc
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 3, 2021