- Jul 13, 2006
What spread the virus this time might not be what spreads it next time = exactly.What spread the virus this time might not be what spreads it next time.
But it is head in the sand stuff to ignore demographics, and the demographics of what has driven so far this second spike in Victoria. Indeed our health authorities probably did not early have a good grasp of the demographic and cultural differences of the the second spike, compared to the first spike, and this probably led to the response not being as adequate as it needed to be.
First spike in Australia was mainly spread amongst the more affluent.
Second spike has been more spread by people in lower socioeconomic groups, families and of faith (Catholic and Islamic Schools have been prominent).
"What happened in Melbourne was incredibly unique," she (Professor McLaws ) said.
"We had highly interconnected family clustering. And that clustering was very big, with many people living in high density with close social and family connections.
Any human can catch at spread Covid 19, but for many different reasons different groups can be more prone at times.
Second spike in South Korea was mainly via the youngish in their night club districts.
Second spike in NSW seems to have gained traction via pubs.
In Victoria, Sutton stated yesterday that all, or at least most of the second spike was sourced from the private security guards. These workers then infected their friends and families. This then went through their other contacts including school and religious contacts before then spreading further afield. Initially in the suburbs they lived in, but then rippling out.
The response to any spike or cluster needs to be tailored to the demographics of those in that cluster or spike.