“The reality is we are not out of the woods yet, not by a long way. The risk to the community has grown in the past 24 hours. We are now in an extremely critical period. We must stay locked down while we keep this virus traped.”
Micheal Gunner- Northern Territory Chief Minister Of Australia
A New Hot Zone; Australia: Leaders are conducting an emergency meeting due to the rapid emergence of COVID’s newest Delta variant. A handful of cities have already imposed lockdowns. This is the worst outbreak Australia has seen since the pandemic began experts are saying.
Spooky imagery of a dreary Opera House, empty streets, and filling hospital beds reminds us of what New York City was looking like back in 2020. A virus that’s been rearing its ugly head and transforming for over two years shows no signs of giving up anytime soon.
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