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31st May  2020,  Min: 11 C,  Max: 16 C. Showers increasing.
Latest update of COVID-restrictions 1 June 2020
SA Government announces ‘The South Australian road map for easing COVID-19 restrictions’ was released 8 May 2020, with Step 1 coming into effect on Monday 11 May 2020.

SA Health reported ‘There have been no new cases of COVID-19 notified in South Australia. The total number of cases notified in SA remains at 439.
There are just two active cases in SA, and 433 people have been cleared of COVID-19. Two people remain in hospital recovering from the effects of COVID-19, however they are no longer infectious.’

Only 5 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 5 May  2020

To date 5 May 2020, 429 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19, with only two COVID-19 patients remain in hospital, source SA Health. Which means that three patients are elsewhere say  in home isolation.

Only 7 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 2 May  2020

To date 2 May 2020, 427 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

Only 12 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 1 May  2020

To date 1 May 2020, 422 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

Only 14 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 29 April 2020

To date 29 April 2020, 420 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

Only 14 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 28 April 2020

To date 28 April 2020, 420 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

Only 20 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 27 April 2020

To date 27 April 2020, 414 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health

A new era for the Anzac Day Dawn service 25th April 2020 has connected many Australian communities.

The current restrictions due to the Corona virus has helped communities around Australia and Adelaide pay their respects to the sacrifices  Anzacs made.

Currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 25 April 2020 continue to fall.

To date 25 April 2020, 402 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia, with only 32 active cases in SA from COVID-19, source SA Health

Only 40 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 23 April 2020

To date 23 April 2020, 394 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health

Only 46 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 22 April 2020

To date 22 April 2020, 388 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

Only 57 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 21 April 2020

To date 21 April 2020, 376 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 437 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

SA Health COVID-19 Update 20 April 2020

A total of 435 COVID-19 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in South Australia from COVID-19. To date, 369 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There are only 62 active cases in South Australia, source SA Health.

SA Health COVID-19 Update 18 April 2020

A total of 435 COVID-19 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in South Australia from COVID-19. To date, 346 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There are only 89 active cases in South Australia, source SA Health.

Australians are still waiting for their government’s directive which  ‘took 35 days for governor of New York Andrew Cuomo to make’.
Nassim Nickolas Taleb tweets ’35 days too late on 16 April 2020 in response to the tweet :  16 April 2020 Andrew Cuomo #BREAKING: I am issuing an Executive Order today that all people MUST wear a mask or face covering in public in situations where social distancing is not possible.’ 
SA Health COVID-19 Update 17 April 2020

A total of 435 COVID-19 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in South Australia from COVID-19. To date, 331 people have been cleared of COVID-19. Source SA Health

Press Freedom

Today 15 April 2020 a story  by High Court reporter Elizabeth Byrne and political reporter Matthew Doran of the ABC  inform us that the High Court threw out AFP warrant used against News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst. AFP informed they will be placing Annika Smethurst’s mobile phone in quarantine, that is they have kept it.

Privacy rights

The Australian government already uses a Corona virus Australia app to supply information to individuals. The next step the Government is proposing is that it tracks your movements, to assist with Corona virus tracing.

SA Health COVID-19 Update 14 April 2020

A total of 433 COVID-19 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in South Australia from COVID-19. To date, 253 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There are 89 cases in SA linked to the Ruby Princess cruise ship, which is the biggest cluster in cases. Source SA Health

There are 6,359 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3:00pm on 13 April 2020,  (this includes 431 from SA), Health Dept.

There are 6,313 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3:00pm on 12 April 2020,  (this includes 429 from SA), Health Dept.

There are 6,292 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3:00pm on 11 April 2020,  (this includes 429 from SA), Health Dept.

There are 6,203 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3:00pm on 10 April 2020,  (this includes 428 from SA), Health Dept.

State Coordinator, Commissioner Grant Stevens, enacts  directions that apply to everyone living in and entering, South Australia (SA). Here are links to some of the latest directions.

Emergency Management (Non-Essential Business and Other Activities No 3) (COVID-19) Direction 2020.

Gatherings

There are 6,052 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 6:00am on 9 April 2020,  (this includes 420 from SA), Health Dept.

There are 5,956 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 6:00am on 8 April 2020,  (this includes 415 from SA of which 2 have died), Health Dept.

The recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a glance infographic by the Australian Government  Department of Heath lists how many individuals are in hospital and how many in ICU and how many have died from the virus in each state. What’s obvious is that all cases that have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) are not in hospital. There are in South Australia, Victoria and NSW ,  391, 1113 and 2370 cases respectively in self isolation with the virus. NSW is hospitalizing just over 10 % of cases, while SA ~5 % and VIC ~4% (these percentages assume that those individuals that have passed away did so in hospital) It’s not clear why the hospitalization percentages differ in the Eastern states VIC and NSW.

It’s WAR !

Why wear a mask?

Possible housing shortage in the aftermath of the corona virus.

There are 5,844 confirmed Australian cases of COVID-19 which have been reported as at 6:00am on 7 April 2020,  this includes 42 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 5,635 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 6:00am on 5 April 2020,  this includes 34 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 5,224 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 6:00am on 3 April 2020,  this includes 385 from SA, Health Dept.

There are 5,133 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3:00pm on 2 April 2020,  this includes 385 from SA, Health Dept.

Two maps have been produced showing location in Adelaide and SA of cases of COVID-19, source SA Health.

SA Health update: Elective surgery, Tanunda COVID 19  testing, additional contact tracing capacity in SA Health and emergency supply of medications, source SA Health update 1 April 2020.

There are 4,976 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 6:00am on 2 April 2020,  this includes 21 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 4,860 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported As at 3:00pm on 1 April 2020,  this includes 20 deaths, Health Dept.

Over 75% of cases of confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 in South Australia as of 4pm, 30 March 2020 were acquired from O/S list .

There are 4,557 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported 3:00pm on 31 March 2020,  this includes 19 deaths, Health Dept.

The Australian government has referred its latest stimulus package of 130 billion dollars today 30th March 2020 as ‘Uniquely Australian’. How far this and previous two stimulus packages go in steering Australia away from  ‘Corporate Socialism’ (source Taleb and Spitznagel) it’s not clear.

In a recent article by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Mark Spitznagel titled ‘Corporate Socialism: The Government is Bailing Out Investors & Managers Not You‘, Taleb and Spitznagel remind us

SA Health list of 299 infected individuals in South Australia, which include 6 in ICU and no deaths.
There are 3966 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported 3:00pm on 29 March 2020,  this includes 16 deaths, Health Dept.
There are 3635 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported 3:00pm on 28 March 2020,  this includes 14 deaths, Health Dept.
SA Health list of 257 infected individuals in South Australia, which include 6 in ICU and no deaths.
There are 3166 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported 3:00pm on 27 March 2020, with 257 cases in South Australia, Health Dept.
There are 2985 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as 6:30am on 27 March 2020, with 235 cases in South Australia, Health Dept.
SA’s  health workforce will be boosted with highly skilled nurses and midwives in the health workforce as part of the COVID-19 pandemic
response, source SA Health.

There are 197 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia as of 25 March 2020 in South Australia, source SA Health.

There are 2423 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as 3:00pm on 25 March 2020. There have been 8 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 2423 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as 6:00am on 25 March 2020. There have been 8 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 2136 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as 3:00pm on 24 March 2020. There have been 8 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 170 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia as of 24 March 2020 in South Australia. SAHealth

There are 1709 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3pm on 23 March 2020, Health Dept.

There are 134 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia as of 23 March 2020 in South Australia. SAHealth

There are 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia as of 22 March 2020 in South Australia.SAHealth

URGENT: Travel Advice

SA State Government (recommended by Chief Public Health Officer , Associate Professor Nicola Spurrier), takes action to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. From Tuesday 24 March 2020 at 4pm, everyone entering South Australia will be required to self-isolate for 14-days from their arrival, source.This will apply to South Australians, other Australians and other travelers entering the state.

With 1098 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported, including 7 deaths as at  22 March 2020, source: Health Dept.

Australian government announces a second set of economic responses of $66 billion dollars which, combined with previous actions, total $189 billion across the forward estimates, representing 9.7 per cent of annual GDP. Source

17 people in South Australia have today 21 March 2020 tested positive for COVID-19. There have now been a total of 67 confirmed cases in South Australia.  source:

With 874 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at  21 March 2020. Health Dept

Is the prior air pollution in China, Italy and Australia a contributing factor in the speed of the coronavirus COVID-19 spreading?

With 709 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (42 in South Australia), 46 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 6 deaths,  as at 6.30am 20 March 2020. Health Dept

Australian Government 20 March 2020 announces 444.6 million dollar assistance packaged for the Australian Age Care sector to counter the effects of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia.

RBA on 19 March 2020 reduces interest rate to 0.25%.

Australian Government stimulus packaged for Australian business to counter the effects of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia has introduced a 15 billion dollar stimulus package, which mainly consists of low interest loans.

Australian Government on 19 March 2020 introduces travel bans for non Australian entering Australia to stop further cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 entering Australia.

ABS Preliminary retail turnover increases by 0.4% for February 2020, mainly driven by food sales as a result of individuals buying more than usual as a result of hoarding due to the out break of coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia .

There are 42 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia as of 5pm on 19th March 2020, source SAHealth

With 565 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (32 in South Australia), 46 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 6 deaths,  as at 6.30am on 19 March 2020, source:  Health Dept

There are 37 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia.

With 454 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (32 in South Australia), 43 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 5 deaths,  as at 6.30am on 18 March 2020, source:  Health Dept

With 375 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (29 in South Australia), 27 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 5 deaths,  as at 6.00am on 17 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

The South Australian Health department has set up numerous COVID-19 Clinics and Testing Centres. For the Drive-through Testing at the Repat and home testing all patients need a referral from their GP to access these services. Nine people in South Australia have today tested positive for COVID-19. There have now been a total of 29 confirmed cases in South Australia. Source: SA Health Covid-19 Update 16 March 2020

With 298 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (20 in South Australia), 27 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 5 deaths, its the inter-community cross infection  is now exponential which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, at 1.00pm on 16 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

ABS outlines additional products to help measure the economic impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia. Source ABS 16 March 2020

With 249 Australian cases  of  COVID-19 reported, its the inter-community cross infection  which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, acknowledged by Australia’s PM  today 15 March 2020, except from media release ‘the rate of community transmission starts to pick up, then new measures are put in place’.

With Australia’s boarders still open the Australian COVID-19 cases increased with over 50 more cases as at 10:30 hrs on 15 March 2020 from the previous day bringing the total to 249 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). This is including the three deaths and  27 reported to have recovered. The majority of cases are in NSW with 111, and Victoria with 49 and South Australia third highest with 19.

With 197 Australian cases reported, 27 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 3 deaths, at 06:30 hrs on 14 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

The Australian Government implements restrictions on public gatherings. ‘Australian Government has advised, effective from Monday 16 March, that organised, non-essential gatherings should be limited to 500 people.’

With 156 Australian cases reported, 26 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 3 deaths, its the inter-community cross infection  which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, at 11:00 hrs on 13 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

Australians 65 years and older are working longer, and this is occurring in mainly in regional Australia, source ABS.

The Australian Government $17.6 billion Economic Stimulus Package an economic response to protect some Australians  and Australian businesses as outlined 12 March 2020.

The package consists of 1. Supporting business investment. 2. Providing cash flow assistance to help small and medium sized business to stay in business and keep their employees in jobs. 3. Targeted support for the most severely affected sectors, regions and communities. 4. Household stimulus payments that will benefit the wider economy, source: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/economic-stimulus-package.

With 126 Australian cases reported, 24 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 3 deaths, its the inter-community cross infection  which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, as at 11:00 hrs on 12 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

The Australian Government’s latest health response to protect Australians,  including vulnerable groups such as the elderly, those with chronic conditions and Indigenous communities, from the coronavirus (COVID-19) via a comprehensive $2.4 billion health package.

With 112 Australian cases reported, 24 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 3 deaths, its the inter-community cross infection  which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, as at 11:00 hrs on 11 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

Billions of  value has been wiped off the stock markets world wide, some capital assets like certain collector cars in one recent auction (RM/Sotheby’s at Amelia Island USA 6-7 March 2020), were just not as sought after as a result of the ‘White Swan’ event Corona virus (COVID-19) plus the recent oil surplus supply shock.

With an increase in inter community transmissions has raised the confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) has As at 11:00 hrs on 9 March 2020 to 80 in Australia.

Still only 22 of  cases have recovered, with 74 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), including 3 deaths, in Australia as at 11:30 hrs on 8 March 2020 source: Health Dept.

With 63 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), including 2 deaths, in Australia at 09:00 hrs on 7 March 2020. Of the total cases reported 22 of these cases the individuals have recovered.

Retail  turnover fall 0.3% in January 2020.

Seasonally adjusted Australian retail turnover fell 0.3 per cent in January 2020,  source (ABS). Reasons put forward are listed as recent events.

Active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia continue to rise, with 35 active cases at 09:00 hrs on 6 March 2020 Health Dept, with 2 fatalities. Of the total cases 59 reported 22 of these cases have recovered.

Active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia continue to rise, with 28 active cases at 09:00 hrs on 5 March 2020 Health Dept. Of the total cases 52 reported 22 of these cases are reported to have recovered. Sadly 2 people have died.

Australian economy grew 0.5% in December 2019 quarter, source ABS.

Coronavirus infected cases numbers rise.

There are 19 confirmed active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia as at 12:00 hrs on 4 March 2020, plus one death.Health Dept.

Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) on lowers the cash rate to 0.50 per cent, more details.

There are 11 confirmed active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia as at 06:30 hrs on 3 March 2020, plus one death.

Number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia rose to 29 as at 06:30 hrs on 2 March 2020. For South Australia one has recovered, it’s not clear as to which state the individual was from that died.

First person from dies of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia.

As at 06:30 hrs on 1 March 2020, Australia had 26 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), source: Health Dept.

PM Scott Morrison confirms all 15 of the original cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Australia have recovered.

Australian Government issues Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan For Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Just prior to the 8 cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from the Diamond Princess arriving in Australia of  the original 15 cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) 10 had recovered as at 06:30 hrs on 20 February 2020. This means of the five original cases and the 8 new cases a total of 13 cases, it’s implied that of  the 13 cases, five more cases have recovered. Its not clear which of the original group of 5  or the new group of 8 which have recovered.

Since new things are being discovered about the  Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), including longer incubation periods of ~28 days, double what is currently being implemented in Australia. The documented asymptomatic infection path as mentioned Tony Fauci, the director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases may not be the only infection path.

One thing that has been shown in the past is that some fresh food, fruit, vegetables, seafood and meats which if is consumed raw or not cooked to a high temperatures could carry the viruses. As to the preparation method of food that is processed partly in China by infected individuals could be another path the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) can enter a country, not to mention if other items like retail clothing, foot ware and electronics which have not been disinfected as the disinfectant would damage the fabric or electronics. It may be too late if a pandemic is declared by WHO where world leaders are forced to place world wide bans on all food imported via direct or indirect paths from China.

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health Alert: one of the six confirmed cases of novel coronavirus associated with the Diamond Princess repatriation flight from Japan is in South Australia as of 21 February 2020.

That means there are three confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in South Australia. It’s still not clear if the two original South Australian cases have recovered. The Australian Health Dept has recently listed world wide the fatality rate is ~3% of people infected.

Adult Average Weekly Rise.
Trend estimates: In the twelve months to November 2019, Full-Time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings increased by 3.2% to $1,658.70.
The Full-Time adult average weekly total earnings in November 2019 was $1,720.90, an increase of 3.1% from the same time last year (Source ABS).

Australia’s trend unemployment rate steady.

Australia’s trend unemployment rate remained steady at 5.2 per cent in January 2020, from a revised December 2019 figure (Source ABS).

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health Alert: Two of the 15 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Australia are in South Australia. As at 06:30 hrs on 20 February 2020, ten of the 15 cases  have recovered and the others are in a stable condition.  Source: Health Dept.

The Australian Health department has not explained as to what treatment/s were applied successfully for the ten cases that have recovered. It’s not clear if any of the two South Australian cases are in the group of five which have not recovered. The Australian Health Dept has recently listed world wide 2.7% of people infected have died. With an old figure of ~ 9.7% for the recovery rate (Rr) as reported by CNN a few days ago.

As the coronavirus’ incubation period is probably on average between 5 and 6 days prior to transferring, so a higher than expected infection rate has led Quentin Fotrell to believe this is due to the low fatality rate of the coronavirus  as compared to SARS. An interview of Tony Fauci, the director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases where he talks about a number of aspects of the novel coronavirus, which include the documented asymptomatic infection path interview  WHO

Here is a link of  a collection of resources for the general public, health professionals and industry about novel coronavirus. Here is the link for  parents of school age children and the link for residents of residential care services and family members

Women’s Tour Down under started 16th January 2020. Stage 1: Hahndorf to Macclesfield, 116.3km. With the continuation of the cool conditions into Stage 2: Murray Bridge to Birdwood, 114.9km it will help teams focus on their tactics and the terrain rather than the weather. The National Motor Museum at Birdwood will be putting on a special display of historic vehicles for the 2020 Women’s Tour Down under on Friday 17th January  as part of the museums support for the 2020 Tour Down under.

SA’s severe weather update from BOM

Adelaide’s  Second Highest Maximum Temperature for the month of December.

On 20th December 2019 it reached 44.7 C at 12pm Adelaide (Kent Town weather station). More details.

South Australia’s SES Heat Wave Summary

More details

Adelaide’s  Highest Maximum Temperature for the month of December.

On 19th December 2019 it reached 44.8 C at 5pm Adelaide (Kent Town weather station). More details.

Adelaide’s Heat Waves are Back!

The third day in a row with temperatures over 40C. Here are some warnings and advice from BOM and SES.

BOM Fire Warnings:

SES Heat Wave Warnings:

Tourism: For the last 2 years overseas visitor arrivals to Australia have been trending upwards from ~740,000 in August 2017 to just over 810,000 in August 2019 a  0.9% increase since the previous month of 812,600 trips, source ABS.

Transport:  South Australian passenger vehicles have an average age of 11.6 years, with just over 27% of cars made prior 2003.  Only Tasmania has a higher average of 12.4 years. The national average is 9.9 years. The rest of the states and territories range from 9.4 to 10.7 years, source ABS Motor vehicle census 2019.

Economics: Dwelling approvals continue to trend downwards for 2019.

Environment: Extinction Rebellion (ER) Australia group protests in Australia. A recent  ABC documentary about the Extinction Rebellion (ER) group has given Australians an insight into the group. The Adelaide ER group is holding a week long series of events.

Finance: Lending to households has trended upwards  for the last three months June, July August 2019, while lending for businesses has started to trended downwards in August 2019 (source ABS).

 

Friday 17 May  2019: Australia mourns  Bob Hawke (AC) 89

Thursday 16 May  2019: Bob Hawke leaves us.

Hawke, Robert James Lee AC, (the Hon.), (AC) (1929-) Born 9.12.29 at Bordertown, South Australia . Member for Wills (Vic) 1980-92, Ministerial Appointments:
  • Prime Minister from 11.3.83 to 20.12.91
    source National Library of Australia Trove

3 March 2019 Extreme Heat: Heatwave Advice Reduced Threat for South Australia

2 March 2019 Extreme Heatwave Emergency Warning for South Australia

1 March 2019 Extreme Heatwave Emergency Warning for South Australia

28 February SES Extreme Heatwave media release for South Australia.

27 February SES Extreme Heatwave media release for South Australia.

Even though the SES has not issued an Extreme heat media release, it is worth reminding ourselves of what they wrote in their 21 Jan 2019 Extreme heat media release, as we look at BOMs 7 day forecast of another six days  in a row of maximum temperatures over 36C.

The SES has issued an Heatwave Advice Reduced Threat advice for South Australia.

Adelaide’s highest recorded temperature 47.4C.

Adelaide and South Australian residents have been on a roller coaster of extreme weather conditions for the last few weeks.  Today 24th January 2019 temperatures hovered in the high 40’s for hours, peaking at never seen before  high of 47.4C in the last 42 years of recordings. For more details.

The SES has issued an Extreme Heatwave Emergency Warning for South Australia.

SES Extreme heat media release

Three of the highest December temperatures  have all occurred in the last 5 years.
Adelaide has again reminded residents it’s not a place to live with out some form of cooling.  Hitting 43.1C over two degrees past the predicted maximum of 41C. At 43.1C   it’s the third highest temperature recorded for December at the Kent town weather station over the last 42 years. See more details

SA State election 2018: Update 27 March: The seat of Adelaide with only 89% of votes counted has swung away from Jo Chapley, ALP who is currently trailing  Rachel Sanderson, Liberal party  by 425 votes on two candidate preferred. The seat of Mawson with only 92% of votes counted has Leon Bignell, ALP  currently leading Andy Gilfillan, Liberal party  by 115 votes on two candidate preferred.

SA State election 2018 preliminary results: The Liberal party has secured 20 seats,  ALP 17 seats, the independents 3 seats, and there are  7 seats undecided.  It most likely will be a new Liberal SA government, with a small possibility of some deals with independents. Of course ALP have too much ground to make up needing to get the 3 independents plus another 4 seats from the undecided, which  means making deals with  SAB candidates  if they win. So  Labor minority government may be a possible outcome with independents and SAB!

SA state and Adelaide area: The SES has canceled the Extreme Heat Warning for South Australia. SES Warning details:

Also check the  SES site here for more details

Environment: Adelaide  suffers with a max of 43.6 C on 28 January  2018 at the end of another small heat wave.

Environment: Adelaide  was hit with a  max of 43C on 19 January  2018 at the end of a small heat wave.
For the month of January, Adelaide has endured a maximum daily temperature of 43 degrees C and over  five times in the last 10 years and nine times in the last 41 years.

Economy: The Australian economy grew by 0.8 % in June quarter  at the expense of household savings falling by 4.6%.
Domestic spending increased by 1.0 % for the quarter, driven by growth in household consumption, with expenditure on food, clothing and household furnishings increasing by 0.7%.  The compensation of employees (COE) rose by 0.7% coupled with the strong increase in household spending saw the percentage of income which households are saving fall to 4.6 %. Source ABS
Crime:  Motor vehicle thefts rose 9% in 2016
Motor vehicle thefts rose  9% (or 4561) from  2015 to 56,086 victims in 2016.  For South Australia there was a 10% increase  (or 332 victims) since 2015.  The total increase was made up of a rises  in Victoria  of 25% (or 3,855 victims) and Queensland a rise of 19% (or 1,596), South Australia 10% while there was a decrease in thefts in other states.  (Source ABS)
Economics:
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) or inflation rose by 0.5% in March 2017 quarter.
SA’s employed persons (seasonally adjusted) were less for March 2017. (Source ABS)
The ‘Typical’ South Australian
The latest ABS media release for the 2016 Census has revealed “the ‘typical’ South Australian is a 40 year old female”,  born in Australia, and has English ancestry, and speaks English at home.  She is married and lives in a couple family with two children.  She lives in a home with three bedrooms and two motor vehicles.   She has also completed Year 12, and does between five and 14 hours of unpaid domestic work per week. (Source ABS media release, using mode statistics, [The mode is the most commonly occurring value in a distribution]).

Economics:
SA’s Renewable sector FTE rate  falls in 2015-16.
SA’s unemployment rate rose to 7.8% for February 2017.
There was a 1.0% fall in sales of new motor vehicles in February 2017 as compared to the previous month in SA.  (Source ABS)
Politics:
The South Australian state election is due to be held on 18th March 2016,  just 12 months away!
Economics:
SA’s Premier  announces a new energy plan for  SA, so as to provide SA with a reliable energy supply.
The number of visitor movements to SA rose for Jan 2017
Building:
The Construction industry  had the highest number of working days lost (15,800) by industry, accounting for 43% of total working days lost. (Source: ABS 6321)
Education:
Almost 90%  of  children aged four  and 20% of children aged five  were enrolled in a preschool program in 2016.  (Source  ABS 4240)
Primary industry:
Lamb meat production increased 3% in January 2017 and was up 8% or 3,600 tonnes when compared to January 2016. (Source  ABS 7218)

News

31st May  2020,  Min: 11 C,  Max: 16 C. Showers increasing.
Latest update of COVID-restrictions 1 June 2020
SA Government announces ‘The South Australian road map for easing COVID-19 restrictions’ was released 8 May 2020, with Step 1 coming into effect on Monday 11 May 2020.

SA Health reported ‘There have been no new cases of COVID-19 notified in South Australia. The total number of cases notified in SA remains at 439.
There are just two active cases in SA, and 433 people have been cleared of COVID-19. Two people remain in hospital recovering from the effects of COVID-19, however they are no longer infectious.’

Only 5 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 5 May  2020

To date 5 May 2020, 429 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19, with only two COVID-19 patients remain in hospital, source SA Health. Which means that three patients are elsewhere say  in home isolation.

Only 7 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 2 May  2020

To date 2 May 2020, 427 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

Only 12 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 1 May  2020

To date 1 May 2020, 422 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

Only 14 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 29 April 2020

To date 29 April 2020, 420 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

Only 14 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 28 April 2020

To date 28 April 2020, 420 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

Only 20 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 27 April 2020

To date 27 April 2020, 414 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health

A new era for the Anzac Day Dawn service 25th April 2020 has connected many Australian communities.

The current restrictions due to the Corona virus has helped communities around Australia and Adelaide pay their respects to the sacrifices  Anzacs made.

Currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 25 April 2020 continue to fall.

To date 25 April 2020, 402 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia, with only 32 active cases in SA from COVID-19, source SA Health

Only 40 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 23 April 2020

To date 23 April 2020, 394 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health

Only 46 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 22 April 2020

To date 22 April 2020, 388 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

Only 57 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 21 April 2020

To date 21 April 2020, 376 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 437 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

SA Health COVID-19 Update 20 April 2020

A total of 435 COVID-19 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in South Australia from COVID-19. To date, 369 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There are only 62 active cases in South Australia, source SA Health.

SA Health COVID-19 Update 18 April 2020

A total of 435 COVID-19 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in South Australia from COVID-19. To date, 346 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There are only 89 active cases in South Australia, source SA Health.

Australians are still waiting for their government’s directive which  ‘took 35 days for governor of New York Andrew Cuomo to make’.
Nassim Nickolas Taleb tweets ’35 days too late on 16 April 2020 in response to the tweet :  16 April 2020 Andrew Cuomo #BREAKING: I am issuing an Executive Order today that all people MUST wear a mask or face covering in public in situations where social distancing is not possible.’ 
SA Health COVID-19 Update 17 April 2020

A total of 435 COVID-19 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in South Australia from COVID-19. To date, 331 people have been cleared of COVID-19. Source SA Health

Press Freedom

Today 15 April 2020 a story  by High Court reporter Elizabeth Byrne and political reporter Matthew Doran of the ABC  inform us that the High Court threw out AFP warrant used against News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst. AFP informed they will be placing Annika Smethurst’s mobile phone in quarantine, that is they have kept it.

Privacy rights

The Australian government already uses a Corona virus Australia app to supply information to individuals. The next step the Government is proposing is that it tracks your movements, to assist with Corona virus tracing.

SA Health COVID-19 Update 14 April 2020

A total of 433 COVID-19 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in South Australia from COVID-19. To date, 253 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There are 89 cases in SA linked to the Ruby Princess cruise ship, which is the biggest cluster in cases. Source SA Health

There are 6,359 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3:00pm on 13 April 2020,  (this includes 431 from SA), Health Dept.

There are 6,313 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3:00pm on 12 April 2020,  (this includes 429 from SA), Health Dept.

There are 6,292 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3:00pm on 11 April 2020,  (this includes 429 from SA), Health Dept.

There are 6,203 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3:00pm on 10 April 2020,  (this includes 428 from SA), Health Dept.

State Coordinator, Commissioner Grant Stevens, enacts  directions that apply to everyone living in and entering, South Australia (SA). Here are links to some of the latest directions.

Emergency Management (Non-Essential Business and Other Activities No 3) (COVID-19) Direction 2020.

Gatherings

There are 6,052 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 6:00am on 9 April 2020,  (this includes 420 from SA), Health Dept.

There are 5,956 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 6:00am on 8 April 2020,  (this includes 415 from SA of which 2 have died), Health Dept.

The recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a glance infographic by the Australian Government  Department of Heath lists how many individuals are in hospital and how many in ICU and how many have died from the virus in each state. What’s obvious is that all cases that have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) are not in hospital. There are in South Australia, Victoria and NSW ,  391, 1113 and 2370 cases respectively in self isolation with the virus. NSW is hospitalizing just over 10 % of cases, while SA ~5 % and VIC ~4% (these percentages assume that those individuals that have passed away did so in hospital) It’s not clear why the hospitalization percentages differ in the Eastern states VIC and NSW.

It’s WAR !

Why wear a mask?

Possible housing shortage in the aftermath of the corona virus.

There are 5,844 confirmed Australian cases of COVID-19 which have been reported as at 6:00am on 7 April 2020,  this includes 42 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 5,635 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 6:00am on 5 April 2020,  this includes 34 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 5,224 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 6:00am on 3 April 2020,  this includes 385 from SA, Health Dept.

There are 5,133 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3:00pm on 2 April 2020,  this includes 385 from SA, Health Dept.

Two maps have been produced showing location in Adelaide and SA of cases of COVID-19, source SA Health.

SA Health update: Elective surgery, Tanunda COVID 19  testing, additional contact tracing capacity in SA Health and emergency supply of medications, source SA Health update 1 April 2020.

There are 4,976 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 6:00am on 2 April 2020,  this includes 21 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 4,860 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported As at 3:00pm on 1 April 2020,  this includes 20 deaths, Health Dept.

Over 75% of cases of confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 in South Australia as of 4pm, 30 March 2020 were acquired from O/S list .

There are 4,557 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported 3:00pm on 31 March 2020,  this includes 19 deaths, Health Dept.

The Australian government has referred its latest stimulus package of 130 billion dollars today 30th March 2020 as ‘Uniquely Australian’. How far this and previous two stimulus packages go in steering Australia away from  ‘Corporate Socialism’ (source Taleb and Spitznagel) it’s not clear.

In a recent article by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Mark Spitznagel titled ‘Corporate Socialism: The Government is Bailing Out Investors & Managers Not You‘, Taleb and Spitznagel remind us

SA Health list of 299 infected individuals in South Australia, which include 6 in ICU and no deaths.
There are 3966 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported 3:00pm on 29 March 2020,  this includes 16 deaths, Health Dept.
There are 3635 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported 3:00pm on 28 March 2020,  this includes 14 deaths, Health Dept.
SA Health list of 257 infected individuals in South Australia, which include 6 in ICU and no deaths.
There are 3166 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported 3:00pm on 27 March 2020, with 257 cases in South Australia, Health Dept.
There are 2985 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as 6:30am on 27 March 2020, with 235 cases in South Australia, Health Dept.
SA’s  health workforce will be boosted with highly skilled nurses and midwives in the health workforce as part of the COVID-19 pandemic
response, source SA Health.

There are 197 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia as of 25 March 2020 in South Australia, source SA Health.

There are 2423 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as 3:00pm on 25 March 2020. There have been 8 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 2423 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as 6:00am on 25 March 2020. There have been 8 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 2136 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as 3:00pm on 24 March 2020. There have been 8 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 170 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia as of 24 March 2020 in South Australia. SAHealth

There are 1709 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3pm on 23 March 2020, Health Dept.

There are 134 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia as of 23 March 2020 in South Australia. SAHealth

There are 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia as of 22 March 2020 in South Australia.SAHealth

URGENT: Travel Advice

SA State Government (recommended by Chief Public Health Officer , Associate Professor Nicola Spurrier), takes action to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. From Tuesday 24 March 2020 at 4pm, everyone entering South Australia will be required to self-isolate for 14-days from their arrival, source.This will apply to South Australians, other Australians and other travelers entering the state.

With 1098 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported, including 7 deaths as at  22 March 2020, source: Health Dept.

Australian government announces a second set of economic responses of $66 billion dollars which, combined with previous actions, total $189 billion across the forward estimates, representing 9.7 per cent of annual GDP. Source

17 people in South Australia have today 21 March 2020 tested positive for COVID-19. There have now been a total of 67 confirmed cases in South Australia.  source:

With 874 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at  21 March 2020. Health Dept

Is the prior air pollution in China, Italy and Australia a contributing factor in the speed of the coronavirus COVID-19 spreading?

With 709 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (42 in South Australia), 46 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 6 deaths,  as at 6.30am 20 March 2020. Health Dept

Australian Government 20 March 2020 announces 444.6 million dollar assistance packaged for the Australian Age Care sector to counter the effects of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia.

RBA on 19 March 2020 reduces interest rate to 0.25%.

Australian Government stimulus packaged for Australian business to counter the effects of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia has introduced a 15 billion dollar stimulus package, which mainly consists of low interest loans.

Australian Government on 19 March 2020 introduces travel bans for non Australian entering Australia to stop further cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 entering Australia.

ABS Preliminary retail turnover increases by 0.4% for February 2020, mainly driven by food sales as a result of individuals buying more than usual as a result of hoarding due to the out break of coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia .

There are 42 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia as of 5pm on 19th March 2020, source SAHealth

With 565 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (32 in South Australia), 46 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 6 deaths,  as at 6.30am on 19 March 2020, source:  Health Dept

There are 37 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia.

With 454 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (32 in South Australia), 43 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 5 deaths,  as at 6.30am on 18 March 2020, source:  Health Dept

With 375 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (29 in South Australia), 27 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 5 deaths,  as at 6.00am on 17 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

The South Australian Health department has set up numerous COVID-19 Clinics and Testing Centres. For the Drive-through Testing at the Repat and home testing all patients need a referral from their GP to access these services. Nine people in South Australia have today tested positive for COVID-19. There have now been a total of 29 confirmed cases in South Australia. Source: SA Health Covid-19 Update 16 March 2020

With 298 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (20 in South Australia), 27 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 5 deaths, its the inter-community cross infection  is now exponential which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, at 1.00pm on 16 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

ABS outlines additional products to help measure the economic impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia. Source ABS 16 March 2020

With 249 Australian cases  of  COVID-19 reported, its the inter-community cross infection  which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, acknowledged by Australia’s PM  today 15 March 2020, except from media release ‘the rate of community transmission starts to pick up, then new measures are put in place’.

With Australia’s boarders still open the Australian COVID-19 cases increased with over 50 more cases as at 10:30 hrs on 15 March 2020 from the previous day bringing the total to 249 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). This is including the three deaths and  27 reported to have recovered. The majority of cases are in NSW with 111, and Victoria with 49 and South Australia third highest with 19.

With 197 Australian cases reported, 27 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 3 deaths, at 06:30 hrs on 14 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

The Australian Government implements restrictions on public gatherings. ‘Australian Government has advised, effective from Monday 16 March, that organised, non-essential gatherings should be limited to 500 people.’

With 156 Australian cases reported, 26 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 3 deaths, its the inter-community cross infection  which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, at 11:00 hrs on 13 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

Australians 65 years and older are working longer, and this is occurring in mainly in regional Australia, source ABS.

The Australian Government $17.6 billion Economic Stimulus Package an economic response to protect some Australians  and Australian businesses as outlined 12 March 2020.

The package consists of 1. Supporting business investment. 2. Providing cash flow assistance to help small and medium sized business to stay in business and keep their employees in jobs. 3. Targeted support for the most severely affected sectors, regions and communities. 4. Household stimulus payments that will benefit the wider economy, source: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/economic-stimulus-package.

With 126 Australian cases reported, 24 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 3 deaths, its the inter-community cross infection  which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, as at 11:00 hrs on 12 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

The Australian Government’s latest health response to protect Australians,  including vulnerable groups such as the elderly, those with chronic conditions and Indigenous communities, from the coronavirus (COVID-19) via a comprehensive $2.4 billion health package.

With 112 Australian cases reported, 24 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 3 deaths, its the inter-community cross infection  which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, as at 11:00 hrs on 11 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

Billions of  value has been wiped off the stock markets world wide, some capital assets like certain collector cars in one recent auction (RM/Sotheby’s at Amelia Island USA 6-7 March 2020), were just not as sought after as a result of the ‘White Swan’ event Corona virus (COVID-19) plus the recent oil surplus supply shock.

With an increase in inter community transmissions has raised the confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) has As at 11:00 hrs on 9 March 2020 to 80 in Australia.

Still only 22 of  cases have recovered, with 74 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), including 3 deaths, in Australia as at 11:30 hrs on 8 March 2020 source: Health Dept.

With 63 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), including 2 deaths, in Australia at 09:00 hrs on 7 March 2020. Of the total cases reported 22 of these cases the individuals have recovered.

Retail  turnover fall 0.3% in January 2020.

Seasonally adjusted Australian retail turnover fell 0.3 per cent in January 2020,  source (ABS). Reasons put forward are listed as recent events.

Active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia continue to rise, with 35 active cases at 09:00 hrs on 6 March 2020 Health Dept, with 2 fatalities. Of the total cases 59 reported 22 of these cases have recovered.

Active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia continue to rise, with 28 active cases at 09:00 hrs on 5 March 2020 Health Dept. Of the total cases 52 reported 22 of these cases are reported to have recovered. Sadly 2 people have died.

Australian economy grew 0.5% in December 2019 quarter, source ABS.

Coronavirus infected cases numbers rise.

There are 19 confirmed active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia as at 12:00 hrs on 4 March 2020, plus one death.Health Dept.

Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) on lowers the cash rate to 0.50 per cent, more details.

There are 11 confirmed active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia as at 06:30 hrs on 3 March 2020, plus one death.

Number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia rose to 29 as at 06:30 hrs on 2 March 2020. For South Australia one has recovered, it’s not clear as to which state the individual was from that died.

First person from dies of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia.

As at 06:30 hrs on 1 March 2020, Australia had 26 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), source: Health Dept.

PM Scott Morrison confirms all 15 of the original cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Australia have recovered.

Australian Government issues Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan For Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Just prior to the 8 cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from the Diamond Princess arriving in Australia of  the original 15 cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) 10 had recovered as at 06:30 hrs on 20 February 2020. This means of the five original cases and the 8 new cases a total of 13 cases, it’s implied that of  the 13 cases, five more cases have recovered. Its not clear which of the original group of 5  or the new group of 8 which have recovered.

Since new things are being discovered about the  Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), including longer incubation periods of ~28 days, double what is currently being implemented in Australia. The documented asymptomatic infection path as mentioned Tony Fauci, the director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases may not be the only infection path.

One thing that has been shown in the past is that some fresh food, fruit, vegetables, seafood and meats which if is consumed raw or not cooked to a high temperatures could carry the viruses. As to the preparation method of food that is processed partly in China by infected individuals could be another path the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) can enter a country, not to mention if other items like retail clothing, foot ware and electronics which have not been disinfected as the disinfectant would damage the fabric or electronics. It may be too late if a pandemic is declared by WHO where world leaders are forced to place world wide bans on all food imported via direct or indirect paths from China.

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health Alert: one of the six confirmed cases of novel coronavirus associated with the Diamond Princess repatriation flight from Japan is in South Australia as of 21 February 2020.

That means there are three confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in South Australia. It’s still not clear if the two original South Australian cases have recovered. The Australian Health Dept has recently listed world wide the fatality rate is ~3% of people infected.

Adult Average Weekly Rise.
Trend estimates: In the twelve months to November 2019, Full-Time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings increased by 3.2% to $1,658.70.
The Full-Time adult average weekly total earnings in November 2019 was $1,720.90, an increase of 3.1% from the same time last year (Source ABS).

Australia’s trend unemployment rate steady.

Australia’s trend unemployment rate remained steady at 5.2 per cent in January 2020, from a revised December 2019 figure (Source ABS).

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health Alert: Two of the 15 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Australia are in South Australia. As at 06:30 hrs on 20 February 2020, ten of the 15 cases  have recovered and the others are in a stable condition.  Source: Health Dept.

The Australian Health department has not explained as to what treatment/s were applied successfully for the ten cases that have recovered. It’s not clear if any of the two South Australian cases are in the group of five which have not recovered. The Australian Health Dept has recently listed world wide 2.7% of people infected have died. With an old figure of ~ 9.7% for the recovery rate (Rr) as reported by CNN a few days ago.

As the coronavirus’ incubation period is probably on average between 5 and 6 days prior to transferring, so a higher than expected infection rate has led Quentin Fotrell to believe this is due to the low fatality rate of the coronavirus  as compared to SARS. An interview of Tony Fauci, the director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases where he talks about a number of aspects of the novel coronavirus, which include the documented asymptomatic infection path interview  WHO

Here is a link of  a collection of resources for the general public, health professionals and industry about novel coronavirus. Here is the link for  parents of school age children and the link for residents of residential care services and family members

Women’s Tour Down under started 16th January 2020. Stage 1: Hahndorf to Macclesfield, 116.3km. With the continuation of the cool conditions into Stage 2: Murray Bridge to Birdwood, 114.9km it will help teams focus on their tactics and the terrain rather than the weather. The National Motor Museum at Birdwood will be putting on a special display of historic vehicles for the 2020 Women’s Tour Down under on Friday 17th January  as part of the museums support for the 2020 Tour Down under.

SA’s severe weather update from BOM

Adelaide’s  Second Highest Maximum Temperature for the month of December.

On 20th December 2019 it reached 44.7 C at 12pm Adelaide (Kent Town weather station). More details.

South Australia’s SES Heat Wave Summary

More details

Adelaide’s  Highest Maximum Temperature for the month of December.

On 19th December 2019 it reached 44.8 C at 5pm Adelaide (Kent Town weather station). More details.

Adelaide’s Heat Waves are Back!

The third day in a row with temperatures over 40C. Here are some warnings and advice from BOM and SES.

BOM Fire Warnings:

SES Heat Wave Warnings:

Tourism: For the last 2 years overseas visitor arrivals to Australia have been trending upwards from ~740,000 in August 2017 to just over 810,000 in August 2019 a  0.9% increase since the previous month of 812,600 trips, source ABS.

Transport:  South Australian passenger vehicles have an average age of 11.6 years, with just over 27% of cars made prior 2003.  Only Tasmania has a higher average of 12.4 years. The national average is 9.9 years. The rest of the states and territories range from 9.4 to 10.7 years, source ABS Motor vehicle census 2019.

Economics: Dwelling approvals continue to trend downwards for 2019.

Environment: Extinction Rebellion (ER) Australia group protests in Australia. A recent  ABC documentary about the Extinction Rebellion (ER) group has given Australians an insight into the group. The Adelaide ER group is holding a week long series of events.

Finance: Lending to households has trended upwards  for the last three months June, July August 2019, while lending for businesses has started to trended downwards in August 2019 (source ABS).

 

Friday 17 May  2019: Australia mourns  Bob Hawke (AC) 89

Thursday 16 May  2019: Bob Hawke leaves us.

Hawke, Robert James Lee AC, (the Hon.), (AC) (1929-) Born 9.12.29 at Bordertown, South Australia . Member for Wills (Vic) 1980-92, Ministerial Appointments:
  • Prime Minister from 11.3.83 to 20.12.91
    source National Library of Australia Trove

3 March 2019 Extreme Heat: Heatwave Advice Reduced Threat for South Australia

2 March 2019 Extreme Heatwave Emergency Warning for South Australia

1 March 2019 Extreme Heatwave Emergency Warning for South Australia

28 February SES Extreme Heatwave media release for South Australia.

27 February SES Extreme Heatwave media release for South Australia.

Even though the SES has not issued an Extreme heat media release, it is worth reminding ourselves of what they wrote in their 21 Jan 2019 Extreme heat media release, as we look at BOMs 7 day forecast of another six days  in a row of maximum temperatures over 36C.

The SES has issued an Heatwave Advice Reduced Threat advice for South Australia.

Adelaide’s highest recorded temperature 47.4C.

Adelaide and South Australian residents have been on a roller coaster of extreme weather conditions for the last few weeks.  Today 24th January 2019 temperatures hovered in the high 40’s for hours, peaking at never seen before  high of 47.4C in the last 42 years of recordings. For more details.

The SES has issued an Extreme Heatwave Emergency Warning for South Australia.

SES Extreme heat media release

Three of the highest December temperatures  have all occurred in the last 5 years.
Adelaide has again reminded residents it’s not a place to live with out some form of cooling.  Hitting 43.1C over two degrees past the predicted maximum of 41C. At 43.1C   it’s the third highest temperature recorded for December at the Kent town weather station over the last 42 years. See more details

SA State election 2018: Update 27 March: The seat of Adelaide with only 89% of votes counted has swung away from Jo Chapley, ALP who is currently trailing  Rachel Sanderson, Liberal party  by 425 votes on two candidate preferred. The seat of Mawson with only 92% of votes counted has Leon Bignell, ALP  currently leading Andy Gilfillan, Liberal party  by 115 votes on two candidate preferred.

SA State election 2018 preliminary results: The Liberal party has secured 20 seats,  ALP 17 seats, the independents 3 seats, and there are  7 seats undecided.  It most likely will be a new Liberal SA government, with a small possibility of some deals with independents. Of course ALP have too much ground to make up needing to get the 3 independents plus another 4 seats from the undecided, which  means making deals with  SAB candidates  if they win. So  Labor minority government may be a possible outcome with independents and SAB!

SA state and Adelaide area: The SES has canceled the Extreme Heat Warning for South Australia. SES Warning details:

Also check the  SES site here for more details

Environment: Adelaide  suffers with a max of 43.6 C on 28 January  2018 at the end of another small heat wave.

Environment: Adelaide  was hit with a  max of 43C on 19 January  2018 at the end of a small heat wave.
For the month of January, Adelaide has endured a maximum daily temperature of 43 degrees C and over  five times in the last 10 years and nine times in the last 41 years.

Economy: The Australian economy grew by 0.8 % in June quarter  at the expense of household savings falling by 4.6%.
Domestic spending increased by 1.0 % for the quarter, driven by growth in household consumption, with expenditure on food, clothing and household furnishings increasing by 0.7%.  The compensation of employees (COE) rose by 0.7% coupled with the strong increase in household spending saw the percentage of income which households are saving fall to 4.6 %. Source ABS
Crime:  Motor vehicle thefts rose 9% in 2016
Motor vehicle thefts rose  9% (or 4561) from  2015 to 56,086 victims in 2016.  For South Australia there was a 10% increase  (or 332 victims) since 2015.  The total increase was made up of a rises  in Victoria  of 25% (or 3,855 victims) and Queensland a rise of 19% (or 1,596), South Australia 10% while there was a decrease in thefts in other states.  (Source ABS)
Economics:
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) or inflation rose by 0.5% in March 2017 quarter.
SA’s employed persons (seasonally adjusted) were less for March 2017. (Source ABS)
The ‘Typical’ South Australian
The latest ABS media release for the 2016 Census has revealed “the ‘typical’ South Australian is a 40 year old female”,  born in Australia, and has English ancestry, and speaks English at home.  She is married and lives in a couple family with two children.  She lives in a home with three bedrooms and two motor vehicles.   She has also completed Year 12, and does between five and 14 hours of unpaid domestic work per week. (Source ABS media release, using mode statistics, [The mode is the most commonly occurring value in a distribution]).

Economics:
SA’s Renewable sector FTE rate  falls in 2015-16.
SA’s unemployment rate rose to 7.8% for February 2017.
There was a 1.0% fall in sales of new motor vehicles in February 2017 as compared to the previous month in SA.  (Source ABS)
Politics:
The South Australian state election is due to be held on 18th March 2016,  just 12 months away!
Economics:
SA’s Premier  announces a new energy plan for  SA, so as to provide SA with a reliable energy supply.
The number of visitor movements to SA rose for Jan 2017
Building:
The Construction industry  had the highest number of working days lost (15,800) by industry, accounting for 43% of total working days lost. (Source: ABS 6321)
Education:
Almost 90%  of  children aged four  and 20% of children aged five  were enrolled in a preschool program in 2016.  (Source  ABS 4240)
Primary industry:
Lamb meat production increased 3% in January 2017 and was up 8% or 3,600 tonnes when compared to January 2016. (Source  ABS 7218)

News

31st May  2020,  Min: 11 C,  Max: 16 C. Showers increasing.
Latest update of COVID-restrictions 1 June 2020
SA Government announces ‘The South Australian road map for easing COVID-19 restrictions’ was released 8 May 2020, with Step 1 coming into effect on Monday 11 May 2020.

SA Health reported ‘There have been no new cases of COVID-19 notified in South Australia. The total number of cases notified in SA remains at 439.
There are just two active cases in SA, and 433 people have been cleared of COVID-19. Two people remain in hospital recovering from the effects of COVID-19, however they are no longer infectious.’

Only 5 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 5 May  2020

To date 5 May 2020, 429 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19, with only two COVID-19 patients remain in hospital, source SA Health. Which means that three patients are elsewhere say  in home isolation.

Only 7 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 2 May  2020

To date 2 May 2020, 427 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

Only 12 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 1 May  2020

To date 1 May 2020, 422 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

Only 14 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 29 April 2020

To date 29 April 2020, 420 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

Only 14 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 28 April 2020

To date 28 April 2020, 420 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

Only 20 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 27 April 2020

To date 27 April 2020, 414 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health

A new era for the Anzac Day Dawn service 25th April 2020 has connected many Australian communities.

The current restrictions due to the Corona virus has helped communities around Australia and Adelaide pay their respects to the sacrifices  Anzacs made.

Currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 25 April 2020 continue to fall.

To date 25 April 2020, 402 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia, with only 32 active cases in SA from COVID-19, source SA Health

Only 40 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 23 April 2020

To date 23 April 2020, 394 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health

Only 46 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 22 April 2020

To date 22 April 2020, 388 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

Only 57 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 21 April 2020

To date 21 April 2020, 376 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 437 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

SA Health COVID-19 Update 20 April 2020

A total of 435 COVID-19 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in South Australia from COVID-19. To date, 369 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There are only 62 active cases in South Australia, source SA Health.

SA Health COVID-19 Update 18 April 2020

A total of 435 COVID-19 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in South Australia from COVID-19. To date, 346 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There are only 89 active cases in South Australia, source SA Health.

Australians are still waiting for their government’s directive which  ‘took 35 days for governor of New York Andrew Cuomo to make’.
Nassim Nickolas Taleb tweets ’35 days too late on 16 April 2020 in response to the tweet :  16 April 2020 Andrew Cuomo #BREAKING: I am issuing an Executive Order today that all people MUST wear a mask or face covering in public in situations where social distancing is not possible.’ 
SA Health COVID-19 Update 17 April 2020

A total of 435 COVID-19 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in South Australia from COVID-19. To date, 331 people have been cleared of COVID-19. Source SA Health

Press Freedom

Today 15 April 2020 a story  by High Court reporter Elizabeth Byrne and political reporter Matthew Doran of the ABC  inform us that the High Court threw out AFP warrant used against News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst. AFP informed they will be placing Annika Smethurst’s mobile phone in quarantine, that is they have kept it.

Privacy rights

The Australian government already uses a Corona virus Australia app to supply information to individuals. The next step the Government is proposing is that it tracks your movements, to assist with Corona virus tracing.

SA Health COVID-19 Update 14 April 2020

A total of 433 COVID-19 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in South Australia from COVID-19. To date, 253 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There are 89 cases in SA linked to the Ruby Princess cruise ship, which is the biggest cluster in cases. Source SA Health

There are 6,359 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3:00pm on 13 April 2020,  (this includes 431 from SA), Health Dept.

There are 6,313 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3:00pm on 12 April 2020,  (this includes 429 from SA), Health Dept.

There are 6,292 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3:00pm on 11 April 2020,  (this includes 429 from SA), Health Dept.

There are 6,203 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3:00pm on 10 April 2020,  (this includes 428 from SA), Health Dept.

State Coordinator, Commissioner Grant Stevens, enacts  directions that apply to everyone living in and entering, South Australia (SA). Here are links to some of the latest directions.

Emergency Management (Non-Essential Business and Other Activities No 3) (COVID-19) Direction 2020.

Gatherings

There are 6,052 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 6:00am on 9 April 2020,  (this includes 420 from SA), Health Dept.

There are 5,956 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 6:00am on 8 April 2020,  (this includes 415 from SA of which 2 have died), Health Dept.

The recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a glance infographic by the Australian Government  Department of Heath lists how many individuals are in hospital and how many in ICU and how many have died from the virus in each state. What’s obvious is that all cases that have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) are not in hospital. There are in South Australia, Victoria and NSW ,  391, 1113 and 2370 cases respectively in self isolation with the virus. NSW is hospitalizing just over 10 % of cases, while SA ~5 % and VIC ~4% (these percentages assume that those individuals that have passed away did so in hospital) It’s not clear why the hospitalization percentages differ in the Eastern states VIC and NSW.

It’s WAR !

Why wear a mask?

Possible housing shortage in the aftermath of the corona virus.

There are 5,844 confirmed Australian cases of COVID-19 which have been reported as at 6:00am on 7 April 2020,  this includes 42 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 5,635 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 6:00am on 5 April 2020,  this includes 34 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 5,224 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 6:00am on 3 April 2020,  this includes 385 from SA, Health Dept.

There are 5,133 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3:00pm on 2 April 2020,  this includes 385 from SA, Health Dept.

Two maps have been produced showing location in Adelaide and SA of cases of COVID-19, source SA Health.

SA Health update: Elective surgery, Tanunda COVID 19  testing, additional contact tracing capacity in SA Health and emergency supply of medications, source SA Health update 1 April 2020.

There are 4,976 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 6:00am on 2 April 2020,  this includes 21 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 4,860 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported As at 3:00pm on 1 April 2020,  this includes 20 deaths, Health Dept.

Over 75% of cases of confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 in South Australia as of 4pm, 30 March 2020 were acquired from O/S list .

There are 4,557 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported 3:00pm on 31 March 2020,  this includes 19 deaths, Health Dept.

The Australian government has referred its latest stimulus package of 130 billion dollars today 30th March 2020 as ‘Uniquely Australian’. How far this and previous two stimulus packages go in steering Australia away from  ‘Corporate Socialism’ (source Taleb and Spitznagel) it’s not clear.

In a recent article by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Mark Spitznagel titled ‘Corporate Socialism: The Government is Bailing Out Investors & Managers Not You‘, Taleb and Spitznagel remind us

SA Health list of 299 infected individuals in South Australia, which include 6 in ICU and no deaths.
There are 3966 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported 3:00pm on 29 March 2020,  this includes 16 deaths, Health Dept.
There are 3635 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported 3:00pm on 28 March 2020,  this includes 14 deaths, Health Dept.
SA Health list of 257 infected individuals in South Australia, which include 6 in ICU and no deaths.
There are 3166 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported 3:00pm on 27 March 2020, with 257 cases in South Australia, Health Dept.
There are 2985 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as 6:30am on 27 March 2020, with 235 cases in South Australia, Health Dept.
SA’s  health workforce will be boosted with highly skilled nurses and midwives in the health workforce as part of the COVID-19 pandemic
response, source SA Health.

There are 197 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia as of 25 March 2020 in South Australia, source SA Health.

There are 2423 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as 3:00pm on 25 March 2020. There have been 8 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 2423 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as 6:00am on 25 March 2020. There have been 8 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 2136 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as 3:00pm on 24 March 2020. There have been 8 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 170 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia as of 24 March 2020 in South Australia. SAHealth

There are 1709 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3pm on 23 March 2020, Health Dept.

There are 134 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia as of 23 March 2020 in South Australia. SAHealth

There are 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia as of 22 March 2020 in South Australia.SAHealth

URGENT: Travel Advice

SA State Government (recommended by Chief Public Health Officer , Associate Professor Nicola Spurrier), takes action to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. From Tuesday 24 March 2020 at 4pm, everyone entering South Australia will be required to self-isolate for 14-days from their arrival, source.This will apply to South Australians, other Australians and other travelers entering the state.

With 1098 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported, including 7 deaths as at  22 March 2020, source: Health Dept.

Australian government announces a second set of economic responses of $66 billion dollars which, combined with previous actions, total $189 billion across the forward estimates, representing 9.7 per cent of annual GDP. Source

17 people in South Australia have today 21 March 2020 tested positive for COVID-19. There have now been a total of 67 confirmed cases in South Australia.  source:

With 874 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at  21 March 2020. Health Dept

Is the prior air pollution in China, Italy and Australia a contributing factor in the speed of the coronavirus COVID-19 spreading?

With 709 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (42 in South Australia), 46 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 6 deaths,  as at 6.30am 20 March 2020. Health Dept

Australian Government 20 March 2020 announces 444.6 million dollar assistance packaged for the Australian Age Care sector to counter the effects of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia.

RBA on 19 March 2020 reduces interest rate to 0.25%.

Australian Government stimulus packaged for Australian business to counter the effects of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia has introduced a 15 billion dollar stimulus package, which mainly consists of low interest loans.

Australian Government on 19 March 2020 introduces travel bans for non Australian entering Australia to stop further cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 entering Australia.

ABS Preliminary retail turnover increases by 0.4% for February 2020, mainly driven by food sales as a result of individuals buying more than usual as a result of hoarding due to the out break of coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia .

There are 42 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia as of 5pm on 19th March 2020, source SAHealth

With 565 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (32 in South Australia), 46 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 6 deaths,  as at 6.30am on 19 March 2020, source:  Health Dept

There are 37 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia.

With 454 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (32 in South Australia), 43 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 5 deaths,  as at 6.30am on 18 March 2020, source:  Health Dept

With 375 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (29 in South Australia), 27 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 5 deaths,  as at 6.00am on 17 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

The South Australian Health department has set up numerous COVID-19 Clinics and Testing Centres. For the Drive-through Testing at the Repat and home testing all patients need a referral from their GP to access these services. Nine people in South Australia have today tested positive for COVID-19. There have now been a total of 29 confirmed cases in South Australia. Source: SA Health Covid-19 Update 16 March 2020

With 298 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (20 in South Australia), 27 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 5 deaths, its the inter-community cross infection  is now exponential which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, at 1.00pm on 16 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

ABS outlines additional products to help measure the economic impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia. Source ABS 16 March 2020

With 249 Australian cases  of  COVID-19 reported, its the inter-community cross infection  which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, acknowledged by Australia’s PM  today 15 March 2020, except from media release ‘the rate of community transmission starts to pick up, then new measures are put in place’.

With Australia’s boarders still open the Australian COVID-19 cases increased with over 50 more cases as at 10:30 hrs on 15 March 2020 from the previous day bringing the total to 249 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). This is including the three deaths and  27 reported to have recovered. The majority of cases are in NSW with 111, and Victoria with 49 and South Australia third highest with 19.

With 197 Australian cases reported, 27 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 3 deaths, at 06:30 hrs on 14 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

The Australian Government implements restrictions on public gatherings. ‘Australian Government has advised, effective from Monday 16 March, that organised, non-essential gatherings should be limited to 500 people.’

With 156 Australian cases reported, 26 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 3 deaths, its the inter-community cross infection  which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, at 11:00 hrs on 13 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

Australians 65 years and older are working longer, and this is occurring in mainly in regional Australia, source ABS.

The Australian Government $17.6 billion Economic Stimulus Package an economic response to protect some Australians  and Australian businesses as outlined 12 March 2020.

The package consists of 1. Supporting business investment. 2. Providing cash flow assistance to help small and medium sized business to stay in business and keep their employees in jobs. 3. Targeted support for the most severely affected sectors, regions and communities. 4. Household stimulus payments that will benefit the wider economy, source: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/economic-stimulus-package.

With 126 Australian cases reported, 24 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 3 deaths, its the inter-community cross infection  which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, as at 11:00 hrs on 12 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

The Australian Government’s latest health response to protect Australians,  including vulnerable groups such as the elderly, those with chronic conditions and Indigenous communities, from the coronavirus (COVID-19) via a comprehensive $2.4 billion health package.

With 112 Australian cases reported, 24 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 3 deaths, its the inter-community cross infection  which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, as at 11:00 hrs on 11 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

Billions of  value has been wiped off the stock markets world wide, some capital assets like certain collector cars in one recent auction (RM/Sotheby’s at Amelia Island USA 6-7 March 2020), were just not as sought after as a result of the ‘White Swan’ event Corona virus (COVID-19) plus the recent oil surplus supply shock.

With an increase in inter community transmissions has raised the confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) has As at 11:00 hrs on 9 March 2020 to 80 in Australia.

Still only 22 of  cases have recovered, with 74 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), including 3 deaths, in Australia as at 11:30 hrs on 8 March 2020 source: Health Dept.

With 63 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), including 2 deaths, in Australia at 09:00 hrs on 7 March 2020. Of the total cases reported 22 of these cases the individuals have recovered.

Retail  turnover fall 0.3% in January 2020.

Seasonally adjusted Australian retail turnover fell 0.3 per cent in January 2020,  source (ABS). Reasons put forward are listed as recent events.

Active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia continue to rise, with 35 active cases at 09:00 hrs on 6 March 2020 Health Dept, with 2 fatalities. Of the total cases 59 reported 22 of these cases have recovered.

Active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia continue to rise, with 28 active cases at 09:00 hrs on 5 March 2020 Health Dept. Of the total cases 52 reported 22 of these cases are reported to have recovered. Sadly 2 people have died.

Australian economy grew 0.5% in December 2019 quarter, source ABS.

Coronavirus infected cases numbers rise.

There are 19 confirmed active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia as at 12:00 hrs on 4 March 2020, plus one death.Health Dept.

Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) on lowers the cash rate to 0.50 per cent, more details.

There are 11 confirmed active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia as at 06:30 hrs on 3 March 2020, plus one death.

Number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia rose to 29 as at 06:30 hrs on 2 March 2020. For South Australia one has recovered, it’s not clear as to which state the individual was from that died.

First person from dies of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia.

As at 06:30 hrs on 1 March 2020, Australia had 26 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), source: Health Dept.

PM Scott Morrison confirms all 15 of the original cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Australia have recovered.

Australian Government issues Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan For Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Just prior to the 8 cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from the Diamond Princess arriving in Australia of  the original 15 cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) 10 had recovered as at 06:30 hrs on 20 February 2020. This means of the five original cases and the 8 new cases a total of 13 cases, it’s implied that of  the 13 cases, five more cases have recovered. Its not clear which of the original group of 5  or the new group of 8 which have recovered.

Since new things are being discovered about the  Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), including longer incubation periods of ~28 days, double what is currently being implemented in Australia. The documented asymptomatic infection path as mentioned Tony Fauci, the director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases may not be the only infection path.

One thing that has been shown in the past is that some fresh food, fruit, vegetables, seafood and meats which if is consumed raw or not cooked to a high temperatures could carry the viruses. As to the preparation method of food that is processed partly in China by infected individuals could be another path the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) can enter a country, not to mention if other items like retail clothing, foot ware and electronics which have not been disinfected as the disinfectant would damage the fabric or electronics. It may be too late if a pandemic is declared by WHO where world leaders are forced to place world wide bans on all food imported via direct or indirect paths from China.

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health Alert: one of the six confirmed cases of novel coronavirus associated with the Diamond Princess repatriation flight from Japan is in South Australia as of 21 February 2020.

That means there are three confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in South Australia. It’s still not clear if the two original South Australian cases have recovered. The Australian Health Dept has recently listed world wide the fatality rate is ~3% of people infected.

Adult Average Weekly Rise.
Trend estimates: In the twelve months to November 2019, Full-Time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings increased by 3.2% to $1,658.70.
The Full-Time adult average weekly total earnings in November 2019 was $1,720.90, an increase of 3.1% from the same time last year (Source ABS).

Australia’s trend unemployment rate steady.

Australia’s trend unemployment rate remained steady at 5.2 per cent in January 2020, from a revised December 2019 figure (Source ABS).

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health Alert: Two of the 15 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Australia are in South Australia. As at 06:30 hrs on 20 February 2020, ten of the 15 cases  have recovered and the others are in a stable condition.  Source: Health Dept.

The Australian Health department has not explained as to what treatment/s were applied successfully for the ten cases that have recovered. It’s not clear if any of the two South Australian cases are in the group of five which have not recovered. The Australian Health Dept has recently listed world wide 2.7% of people infected have died. With an old figure of ~ 9.7% for the recovery rate (Rr) as reported by CNN a few days ago.

As the coronavirus’ incubation period is probably on average between 5 and 6 days prior to transferring, so a higher than expected infection rate has led Quentin Fotrell to believe this is due to the low fatality rate of the coronavirus  as compared to SARS. An interview of Tony Fauci, the director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases where he talks about a number of aspects of the novel coronavirus, which include the documented asymptomatic infection path interview  WHO

Here is a link of  a collection of resources for the general public, health professionals and industry about novel coronavirus. Here is the link for  parents of school age children and the link for residents of residential care services and family members

Women’s Tour Down under started 16th January 2020. Stage 1: Hahndorf to Macclesfield, 116.3km. With the continuation of the cool conditions into Stage 2: Murray Bridge to Birdwood, 114.9km it will help teams focus on their tactics and the terrain rather than the weather. The National Motor Museum at Birdwood will be putting on a special display of historic vehicles for the 2020 Women’s Tour Down under on Friday 17th January  as part of the museums support for the 2020 Tour Down under.

SA’s severe weather update from BOM

Adelaide’s  Second Highest Maximum Temperature for the month of December.

On 20th December 2019 it reached 44.7 C at 12pm Adelaide (Kent Town weather station). More details.

South Australia’s SES Heat Wave Summary

More details

Adelaide’s  Highest Maximum Temperature for the month of December.

On 19th December 2019 it reached 44.8 C at 5pm Adelaide (Kent Town weather station). More details.

Adelaide’s Heat Waves are Back!

The third day in a row with temperatures over 40C. Here are some warnings and advice from BOM and SES.

BOM Fire Warnings:

SES Heat Wave Warnings:

Tourism: For the last 2 years overseas visitor arrivals to Australia have been trending upwards from ~740,000 in August 2017 to just over 810,000 in August 2019 a  0.9% increase since the previous month of 812,600 trips, source ABS.

Transport:  South Australian passenger vehicles have an average age of 11.6 years, with just over 27% of cars made prior 2003.  Only Tasmania has a higher average of 12.4 years. The national average is 9.9 years. The rest of the states and territories range from 9.4 to 10.7 years, source ABS Motor vehicle census 2019.

Economics: Dwelling approvals continue to trend downwards for 2019.

Environment: Extinction Rebellion (ER) Australia group protests in Australia. A recent  ABC documentary about the Extinction Rebellion (ER) group has given Australians an insight into the group. The Adelaide ER group is holding a week long series of events.

Finance: Lending to households has trended upwards  for the last three months June, July August 2019, while lending for businesses has started to trended downwards in August 2019 (source ABS).

 

Friday 17 May  2019: Australia mourns  Bob Hawke (AC) 89

Thursday 16 May  2019: Bob Hawke leaves us.

Hawke, Robert James Lee AC, (the Hon.), (AC) (1929-) Born 9.12.29 at Bordertown, South Australia . Member for Wills (Vic) 1980-92, Ministerial Appointments:
  • Prime Minister from 11.3.83 to 20.12.91
    source National Library of Australia Trove

3 March 2019 Extreme Heat: Heatwave Advice Reduced Threat for South Australia

2 March 2019 Extreme Heatwave Emergency Warning for South Australia

1 March 2019 Extreme Heatwave Emergency Warning for South Australia

28 February SES Extreme Heatwave media release for South Australia.

27 February SES Extreme Heatwave media release for South Australia.

Even though the SES has not issued an Extreme heat media release, it is worth reminding ourselves of what they wrote in their 21 Jan 2019 Extreme heat media release, as we look at BOMs 7 day forecast of another six days  in a row of maximum temperatures over 36C.

The SES has issued an Heatwave Advice Reduced Threat advice for South Australia.

Adelaide’s highest recorded temperature 47.4C.

Adelaide and South Australian residents have been on a roller coaster of extreme weather conditions for the last few weeks.  Today 24th January 2019 temperatures hovered in the high 40’s for hours, peaking at never seen before  high of 47.4C in the last 42 years of recordings. For more details.

The SES has issued an Extreme Heatwave Emergency Warning for South Australia.

SES Extreme heat media release

Three of the highest December temperatures  have all occurred in the last 5 years.
Adelaide has again reminded residents it’s not a place to live with out some form of cooling.  Hitting 43.1C over two degrees past the predicted maximum of 41C. At 43.1C   it’s the third highest temperature recorded for December at the Kent town weather station over the last 42 years. See more details

SA State election 2018: Update 27 March: The seat of Adelaide with only 89% of votes counted has swung away from Jo Chapley, ALP who is currently trailing  Rachel Sanderson, Liberal party  by 425 votes on two candidate preferred. The seat of Mawson with only 92% of votes counted has Leon Bignell, ALP  currently leading Andy Gilfillan, Liberal party  by 115 votes on two candidate preferred.

SA State election 2018 preliminary results: The Liberal party has secured 20 seats,  ALP 17 seats, the independents 3 seats, and there are  7 seats undecided.  It most likely will be a new Liberal SA government, with a small possibility of some deals with independents. Of course ALP have too much ground to make up needing to get the 3 independents plus another 4 seats from the undecided, which  means making deals with  SAB candidates  if they win. So  Labor minority government may be a possible outcome with independents and SAB!

SA state and Adelaide area: The SES has canceled the Extreme Heat Warning for South Australia. SES Warning details:

Also check the  SES site here for more details

Environment: Adelaide  suffers with a max of 43.6 C on 28 January  2018 at the end of another small heat wave.

Environment: Adelaide  was hit with a  max of 43C on 19 January  2018 at the end of a small heat wave.
For the month of January, Adelaide has endured a maximum daily temperature of 43 degrees C and over  five times in the last 10 years and nine times in the last 41 years.

Economy: The Australian economy grew by 0.8 % in June quarter  at the expense of household savings falling by 4.6%.
Domestic spending increased by 1.0 % for the quarter, driven by growth in household consumption, with expenditure on food, clothing and household furnishings increasing by 0.7%.  The compensation of employees (COE) rose by 0.7% coupled with the strong increase in household spending saw the percentage of income which households are saving fall to 4.6 %. Source ABS
Crime:  Motor vehicle thefts rose 9% in 2016
Motor vehicle thefts rose  9% (or 4561) from  2015 to 56,086 victims in 2016.  For South Australia there was a 10% increase  (or 332 victims) since 2015.  The total increase was made up of a rises  in Victoria  of 25% (or 3,855 victims) and Queensland a rise of 19% (or 1,596), South Australia 10% while there was a decrease in thefts in other states.  (Source ABS)
Economics:
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) or inflation rose by 0.5% in March 2017 quarter.
SA’s employed persons (seasonally adjusted) were less for March 2017. (Source ABS)
The ‘Typical’ South Australian
The latest ABS media release for the 2016 Census has revealed “the ‘typical’ South Australian is a 40 year old female”,  born in Australia, and has English ancestry, and speaks English at home.  She is married and lives in a couple family with two children.  She lives in a home with three bedrooms and two motor vehicles.   She has also completed Year 12, and does between five and 14 hours of unpaid domestic work per week. (Source ABS media release, using mode statistics, [The mode is the most commonly occurring value in a distribution]).

Economics:
SA’s Renewable sector FTE rate  falls in 2015-16.
SA’s unemployment rate rose to 7.8% for February 2017.
There was a 1.0% fall in sales of new motor vehicles in February 2017 as compared to the previous month in SA.  (Source ABS)
Politics:
The South Australian state election is due to be held on 18th March 2016,  just 12 months away!
Economics:
SA’s Premier  announces a new energy plan for  SA, so as to provide SA with a reliable energy supply.
The number of visitor movements to SA rose for Jan 2017
Building:
The Construction industry  had the highest number of working days lost (15,800) by industry, accounting for 43% of total working days lost. (Source: ABS 6321)
Education:
Almost 90%  of  children aged four  and 20% of children aged five  were enrolled in a preschool program in 2016.  (Source  ABS 4240)
Primary industry:
Lamb meat production increased 3% in January 2017 and was up 8% or 3,600 tonnes when compared to January 2016. (Source  ABS 7218)

News

31st May  2020,  Min: 11 C,  Max: 16 C. Showers increasing.
Latest update of COVID-restrictions 1 June 2020
SA Government announces ‘The South Australian road map for easing COVID-19 restrictions’ was released 8 May 2020, with Step 1 coming into effect on Monday 11 May 2020.

SA Health reported ‘There have been no new cases of COVID-19 notified in South Australia. The total number of cases notified in SA remains at 439.
There are just two active cases in SA, and 433 people have been cleared of COVID-19. Two people remain in hospital recovering from the effects of COVID-19, however they are no longer infectious.’

Only 5 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 5 May  2020

To date 5 May 2020, 429 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19, with only two COVID-19 patients remain in hospital, source SA Health. Which means that three patients are elsewhere say  in home isolation.

Only 7 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 2 May  2020

To date 2 May 2020, 427 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

Only 12 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 1 May  2020

To date 1 May 2020, 422 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

Only 14 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 29 April 2020

To date 29 April 2020, 420 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

Only 14 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 28 April 2020

To date 28 April 2020, 420 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

Only 20 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 27 April 2020

To date 27 April 2020, 414 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health

A new era for the Anzac Day Dawn service 25th April 2020 has connected many Australian communities.

The current restrictions due to the Corona virus has helped communities around Australia and Adelaide pay their respects to the sacrifices  Anzacs made.

Currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 25 April 2020 continue to fall.

To date 25 April 2020, 402 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia, with only 32 active cases in SA from COVID-19, source SA Health

Only 40 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 23 April 2020

To date 23 April 2020, 394 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health

Only 46 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 22 April 2020

To date 22 April 2020, 388 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

Only 57 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 21 April 2020

To date 21 April 2020, 376 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 437 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

SA Health COVID-19 Update 20 April 2020

A total of 435 COVID-19 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in South Australia from COVID-19. To date, 369 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There are only 62 active cases in South Australia, source SA Health.

SA Health COVID-19 Update 18 April 2020

A total of 435 COVID-19 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in South Australia from COVID-19. To date, 346 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There are only 89 active cases in South Australia, source SA Health.

Australians are still waiting for their government’s directive which  ‘took 35 days for governor of New York Andrew Cuomo to make’.
Nassim Nickolas Taleb tweets ’35 days too late on 16 April 2020 in response to the tweet :  16 April 2020 Andrew Cuomo #BREAKING: I am issuing an Executive Order today that all people MUST wear a mask or face covering in public in situations where social distancing is not possible.’ 
SA Health COVID-19 Update 17 April 2020

A total of 435 COVID-19 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in South Australia from COVID-19. To date, 331 people have been cleared of COVID-19. Source SA Health

Press Freedom

Today 15 April 2020 a story  by High Court reporter Elizabeth Byrne and political reporter Matthew Doran of the ABC  inform us that the High Court threw out AFP warrant used against News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst. AFP informed they will be placing Annika Smethurst’s mobile phone in quarantine, that is they have kept it.

Privacy rights

The Australian government already uses a Corona virus Australia app to supply information to individuals. The next step the Government is proposing is that it tracks your movements, to assist with Corona virus tracing.

SA Health COVID-19 Update 14 April 2020

A total of 433 COVID-19 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in South Australia from COVID-19. To date, 253 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There are 89 cases in SA linked to the Ruby Princess cruise ship, which is the biggest cluster in cases. Source SA Health

There are 6,359 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3:00pm on 13 April 2020,  (this includes 431 from SA), Health Dept.

There are 6,313 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3:00pm on 12 April 2020,  (this includes 429 from SA), Health Dept.

There are 6,292 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3:00pm on 11 April 2020,  (this includes 429 from SA), Health Dept.

There are 6,203 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3:00pm on 10 April 2020,  (this includes 428 from SA), Health Dept.

State Coordinator, Commissioner Grant Stevens, enacts  directions that apply to everyone living in and entering, South Australia (SA). Here are links to some of the latest directions.

Emergency Management (Non-Essential Business and Other Activities No 3) (COVID-19) Direction 2020.

Gatherings

There are 6,052 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 6:00am on 9 April 2020,  (this includes 420 from SA), Health Dept.

There are 5,956 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 6:00am on 8 April 2020,  (this includes 415 from SA of which 2 have died), Health Dept.

The recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a glance infographic by the Australian Government  Department of Heath lists how many individuals are in hospital and how many in ICU and how many have died from the virus in each state. What’s obvious is that all cases that have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) are not in hospital. There are in South Australia, Victoria and NSW ,  391, 1113 and 2370 cases respectively in self isolation with the virus. NSW is hospitalizing just over 10 % of cases, while SA ~5 % and VIC ~4% (these percentages assume that those individuals that have passed away did so in hospital) It’s not clear why the hospitalization percentages differ in the Eastern states VIC and NSW.

It’s WAR !

Why wear a mask?

Possible housing shortage in the aftermath of the corona virus.

There are 5,844 confirmed Australian cases of COVID-19 which have been reported as at 6:00am on 7 April 2020,  this includes 42 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 5,635 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 6:00am on 5 April 2020,  this includes 34 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 5,224 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 6:00am on 3 April 2020,  this includes 385 from SA, Health Dept.

There are 5,133 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3:00pm on 2 April 2020,  this includes 385 from SA, Health Dept.

Two maps have been produced showing location in Adelaide and SA of cases of COVID-19, source SA Health.

SA Health update: Elective surgery, Tanunda COVID 19  testing, additional contact tracing capacity in SA Health and emergency supply of medications, source SA Health update 1 April 2020.

There are 4,976 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 6:00am on 2 April 2020,  this includes 21 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 4,860 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported As at 3:00pm on 1 April 2020,  this includes 20 deaths, Health Dept.

Over 75% of cases of confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 in South Australia as of 4pm, 30 March 2020 were acquired from O/S list .

There are 4,557 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported 3:00pm on 31 March 2020,  this includes 19 deaths, Health Dept.

The Australian government has referred its latest stimulus package of 130 billion dollars today 30th March 2020 as ‘Uniquely Australian’. How far this and previous two stimulus packages go in steering Australia away from  ‘Corporate Socialism’ (source Taleb and Spitznagel) it’s not clear.

In a recent article by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Mark Spitznagel titled ‘Corporate Socialism: The Government is Bailing Out Investors & Managers Not You‘, Taleb and Spitznagel remind us

SA Health list of 299 infected individuals in South Australia, which include 6 in ICU and no deaths.
There are 3966 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported 3:00pm on 29 March 2020,  this includes 16 deaths, Health Dept.
There are 3635 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported 3:00pm on 28 March 2020,  this includes 14 deaths, Health Dept.
SA Health list of 257 infected individuals in South Australia, which include 6 in ICU and no deaths.
There are 3166 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported 3:00pm on 27 March 2020, with 257 cases in South Australia, Health Dept.
There are 2985 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as 6:30am on 27 March 2020, with 235 cases in South Australia, Health Dept.
SA’s  health workforce will be boosted with highly skilled nurses and midwives in the health workforce as part of the COVID-19 pandemic
response, source SA Health.

There are 197 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia as of 25 March 2020 in South Australia, source SA Health.

There are 2423 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as 3:00pm on 25 March 2020. There have been 8 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 2423 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as 6:00am on 25 March 2020. There have been 8 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 2136 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as 3:00pm on 24 March 2020. There have been 8 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 170 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia as of 24 March 2020 in South Australia. SAHealth

There are 1709 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3pm on 23 March 2020, Health Dept.

There are 134 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia as of 23 March 2020 in South Australia. SAHealth

There are 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia as of 22 March 2020 in South Australia.SAHealth

URGENT: Travel Advice

SA State Government (recommended by Chief Public Health Officer , Associate Professor Nicola Spurrier), takes action to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. From Tuesday 24 March 2020 at 4pm, everyone entering South Australia will be required to self-isolate for 14-days from their arrival, source.This will apply to South Australians, other Australians and other travelers entering the state.

With 1098 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported, including 7 deaths as at  22 March 2020, source: Health Dept.

Australian government announces a second set of economic responses of $66 billion dollars which, combined with previous actions, total $189 billion across the forward estimates, representing 9.7 per cent of annual GDP. Source

17 people in South Australia have today 21 March 2020 tested positive for COVID-19. There have now been a total of 67 confirmed cases in South Australia.  source:

With 874 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at  21 March 2020. Health Dept

Is the prior air pollution in China, Italy and Australia a contributing factor in the speed of the coronavirus COVID-19 spreading?

With 709 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (42 in South Australia), 46 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 6 deaths,  as at 6.30am 20 March 2020. Health Dept

Australian Government 20 March 2020 announces 444.6 million dollar assistance packaged for the Australian Age Care sector to counter the effects of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia.

RBA on 19 March 2020 reduces interest rate to 0.25%.

Australian Government stimulus packaged for Australian business to counter the effects of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia has introduced a 15 billion dollar stimulus package, which mainly consists of low interest loans.

Australian Government on 19 March 2020 introduces travel bans for non Australian entering Australia to stop further cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 entering Australia.

ABS Preliminary retail turnover increases by 0.4% for February 2020, mainly driven by food sales as a result of individuals buying more than usual as a result of hoarding due to the out break of coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia .

There are 42 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia as of 5pm on 19th March 2020, source SAHealth

With 565 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (32 in South Australia), 46 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 6 deaths,  as at 6.30am on 19 March 2020, source:  Health Dept

There are 37 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia.

With 454 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (32 in South Australia), 43 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 5 deaths,  as at 6.30am on 18 March 2020, source:  Health Dept

With 375 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (29 in South Australia), 27 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 5 deaths,  as at 6.00am on 17 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

The South Australian Health department has set up numerous COVID-19 Clinics and Testing Centres. For the Drive-through Testing at the Repat and home testing all patients need a referral from their GP to access these services. Nine people in South Australia have today tested positive for COVID-19. There have now been a total of 29 confirmed cases in South Australia. Source: SA Health Covid-19 Update 16 March 2020

With 298 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (20 in South Australia), 27 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 5 deaths, its the inter-community cross infection  is now exponential which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, at 1.00pm on 16 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

ABS outlines additional products to help measure the economic impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia. Source ABS 16 March 2020

With 249 Australian cases  of  COVID-19 reported, its the inter-community cross infection  which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, acknowledged by Australia’s PM  today 15 March 2020, except from media release ‘the rate of community transmission starts to pick up, then new measures are put in place’.

With Australia’s boarders still open the Australian COVID-19 cases increased with over 50 more cases as at 10:30 hrs on 15 March 2020 from the previous day bringing the total to 249 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). This is including the three deaths and  27 reported to have recovered. The majority of cases are in NSW with 111, and Victoria with 49 and South Australia third highest with 19.

With 197 Australian cases reported, 27 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 3 deaths, at 06:30 hrs on 14 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

The Australian Government implements restrictions on public gatherings. ‘Australian Government has advised, effective from Monday 16 March, that organised, non-essential gatherings should be limited to 500 people.’

With 156 Australian cases reported, 26 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 3 deaths, its the inter-community cross infection  which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, at 11:00 hrs on 13 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

Australians 65 years and older are working longer, and this is occurring in mainly in regional Australia, source ABS.

The Australian Government $17.6 billion Economic Stimulus Package an economic response to protect some Australians  and Australian businesses as outlined 12 March 2020.

The package consists of 1. Supporting business investment. 2. Providing cash flow assistance to help small and medium sized business to stay in business and keep their employees in jobs. 3. Targeted support for the most severely affected sectors, regions and communities. 4. Household stimulus payments that will benefit the wider economy, source: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/economic-stimulus-package.

With 126 Australian cases reported, 24 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 3 deaths, its the inter-community cross infection  which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, as at 11:00 hrs on 12 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

The Australian Government’s latest health response to protect Australians,  including vulnerable groups such as the elderly, those with chronic conditions and Indigenous communities, from the coronavirus (COVID-19) via a comprehensive $2.4 billion health package.

With 112 Australian cases reported, 24 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 3 deaths, its the inter-community cross infection  which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, as at 11:00 hrs on 11 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

Billions of  value has been wiped off the stock markets world wide, some capital assets like certain collector cars in one recent auction (RM/Sotheby’s at Amelia Island USA 6-7 March 2020), were just not as sought after as a result of the ‘White Swan’ event Corona virus (COVID-19) plus the recent oil surplus supply shock.

With an increase in inter community transmissions has raised the confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) has As at 11:00 hrs on 9 March 2020 to 80 in Australia.

Still only 22 of  cases have recovered, with 74 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), including 3 deaths, in Australia as at 11:30 hrs on 8 March 2020 source: Health Dept.

With 63 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), including 2 deaths, in Australia at 09:00 hrs on 7 March 2020. Of the total cases reported 22 of these cases the individuals have recovered.

Retail  turnover fall 0.3% in January 2020.

Seasonally adjusted Australian retail turnover fell 0.3 per cent in January 2020,  source (ABS). Reasons put forward are listed as recent events.

Active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia continue to rise, with 35 active cases at 09:00 hrs on 6 March 2020 Health Dept, with 2 fatalities. Of the total cases 59 reported 22 of these cases have recovered.

Active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia continue to rise, with 28 active cases at 09:00 hrs on 5 March 2020 Health Dept. Of the total cases 52 reported 22 of these cases are reported to have recovered. Sadly 2 people have died.

Australian economy grew 0.5% in December 2019 quarter, source ABS.

Coronavirus infected cases numbers rise.

There are 19 confirmed active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia as at 12:00 hrs on 4 March 2020, plus one death.Health Dept.

Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) on lowers the cash rate to 0.50 per cent, more details.

There are 11 confirmed active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia as at 06:30 hrs on 3 March 2020, plus one death.

Number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia rose to 29 as at 06:30 hrs on 2 March 2020. For South Australia one has recovered, it’s not clear as to which state the individual was from that died.

First person from dies of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia.

As at 06:30 hrs on 1 March 2020, Australia had 26 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), source: Health Dept.

PM Scott Morrison confirms all 15 of the original cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Australia have recovered.

Australian Government issues Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan For Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Just prior to the 8 cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from the Diamond Princess arriving in Australia of  the original 15 cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) 10 had recovered as at 06:30 hrs on 20 February 2020. This means of the five original cases and the 8 new cases a total of 13 cases, it’s implied that of  the 13 cases, five more cases have recovered. Its not clear which of the original group of 5  or the new group of 8 which have recovered.

Since new things are being discovered about the  Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), including longer incubation periods of ~28 days, double what is currently being implemented in Australia. The documented asymptomatic infection path as mentioned Tony Fauci, the director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases may not be the only infection path.

One thing that has been shown in the past is that some fresh food, fruit, vegetables, seafood and meats which if is consumed raw or not cooked to a high temperatures could carry the viruses. As to the preparation method of food that is processed partly in China by infected individuals could be another path the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) can enter a country, not to mention if other items like retail clothing, foot ware and electronics which have not been disinfected as the disinfectant would damage the fabric or electronics. It may be too late if a pandemic is declared by WHO where world leaders are forced to place world wide bans on all food imported via direct or indirect paths from China.

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health Alert: one of the six confirmed cases of novel coronavirus associated with the Diamond Princess repatriation flight from Japan is in South Australia as of 21 February 2020.

That means there are three confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in South Australia. It’s still not clear if the two original South Australian cases have recovered. The Australian Health Dept has recently listed world wide the fatality rate is ~3% of people infected.

Adult Average Weekly Rise.
Trend estimates: In the twelve months to November 2019, Full-Time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings increased by 3.2% to $1,658.70.
The Full-Time adult average weekly total earnings in November 2019 was $1,720.90, an increase of 3.1% from the same time last year (Source ABS).

Australia’s trend unemployment rate steady.

Australia’s trend unemployment rate remained steady at 5.2 per cent in January 2020, from a revised December 2019 figure (Source ABS).

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health Alert: Two of the 15 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Australia are in South Australia. As at 06:30 hrs on 20 February 2020, ten of the 15 cases  have recovered and the others are in a stable condition.  Source: Health Dept.

The Australian Health department has not explained as to what treatment/s were applied successfully for the ten cases that have recovered. It’s not clear if any of the two South Australian cases are in the group of five which have not recovered. The Australian Health Dept has recently listed world wide 2.7% of people infected have died. With an old figure of ~ 9.7% for the recovery rate (Rr) as reported by CNN a few days ago.

As the coronavirus’ incubation period is probably on average between 5 and 6 days prior to transferring, so a higher than expected infection rate has led Quentin Fotrell to believe this is due to the low fatality rate of the coronavirus  as compared to SARS. An interview of Tony Fauci, the director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases where he talks about a number of aspects of the novel coronavirus, which include the documented asymptomatic infection path interview  WHO

Here is a link of  a collection of resources for the general public, health professionals and industry about novel coronavirus. Here is the link for  parents of school age children and the link for residents of residential care services and family members

Women’s Tour Down under started 16th January 2020. Stage 1: Hahndorf to Macclesfield, 116.3km. With the continuation of the cool conditions into Stage 2: Murray Bridge to Birdwood, 114.9km it will help teams focus on their tactics and the terrain rather than the weather. The National Motor Museum at Birdwood will be putting on a special display of historic vehicles for the 2020 Women’s Tour Down under on Friday 17th January  as part of the museums support for the 2020 Tour Down under.

SA’s severe weather update from BOM

Adelaide’s  Second Highest Maximum Temperature for the month of December.

On 20th December 2019 it reached 44.7 C at 12pm Adelaide (Kent Town weather station). More details.

South Australia’s SES Heat Wave Summary

More details

Adelaide’s  Highest Maximum Temperature for the month of December.

On 19th December 2019 it reached 44.8 C at 5pm Adelaide (Kent Town weather station). More details.

Adelaide’s Heat Waves are Back!

The third day in a row with temperatures over 40C. Here are some warnings and advice from BOM and SES.

BOM Fire Warnings:

SES Heat Wave Warnings:

Tourism: For the last 2 years overseas visitor arrivals to Australia have been trending upwards from ~740,000 in August 2017 to just over 810,000 in August 2019 a  0.9% increase since the previous month of 812,600 trips, source ABS.

Transport:  South Australian passenger vehicles have an average age of 11.6 years, with just over 27% of cars made prior 2003.  Only Tasmania has a higher average of 12.4 years. The national average is 9.9 years. The rest of the states and territories range from 9.4 to 10.7 years, source ABS Motor vehicle census 2019.

Economics: Dwelling approvals continue to trend downwards for 2019.

Environment: Extinction Rebellion (ER) Australia group protests in Australia. A recent  ABC documentary about the Extinction Rebellion (ER) group has given Australians an insight into the group. The Adelaide ER group is holding a week long series of events.

Finance: Lending to households has trended upwards  for the last three months June, July August 2019, while lending for businesses has started to trended downwards in August 2019 (source ABS).

 

Friday 17 May  2019: Australia mourns  Bob Hawke (AC) 89

Thursday 16 May  2019: Bob Hawke leaves us.

Hawke, Robert James Lee AC, (the Hon.), (AC) (1929-) Born 9.12.29 at Bordertown, South Australia . Member for Wills (Vic) 1980-92, Ministerial Appointments:
  • Prime Minister from 11.3.83 to 20.12.91
    source National Library of Australia Trove

3 March 2019 Extreme Heat: Heatwave Advice Reduced Threat for South Australia

2 March 2019 Extreme Heatwave Emergency Warning for South Australia

1 March 2019 Extreme Heatwave Emergency Warning for South Australia

28 February SES Extreme Heatwave media release for South Australia.

27 February SES Extreme Heatwave media release for South Australia.

Even though the SES has not issued an Extreme heat media release, it is worth reminding ourselves of what they wrote in their 21 Jan 2019 Extreme heat media release, as we look at BOMs 7 day forecast of another six days  in a row of maximum temperatures over 36C.

The SES has issued an Heatwave Advice Reduced Threat advice for South Australia.

Adelaide’s highest recorded temperature 47.4C.

Adelaide and South Australian residents have been on a roller coaster of extreme weather conditions for the last few weeks.  Today 24th January 2019 temperatures hovered in the high 40’s for hours, peaking at never seen before  high of 47.4C in the last 42 years of recordings. For more details.

The SES has issued an Extreme Heatwave Emergency Warning for South Australia.

SES Extreme heat media release

Three of the highest December temperatures  have all occurred in the last 5 years.
Adelaide has again reminded residents it’s not a place to live with out some form of cooling.  Hitting 43.1C over two degrees past the predicted maximum of 41C. At 43.1C   it’s the third highest temperature recorded for December at the Kent town weather station over the last 42 years. See more details

SA State election 2018: Update 27 March: The seat of Adelaide with only 89% of votes counted has swung away from Jo Chapley, ALP who is currently trailing  Rachel Sanderson, Liberal party  by 425 votes on two candidate preferred. The seat of Mawson with only 92% of votes counted has Leon Bignell, ALP  currently leading Andy Gilfillan, Liberal party  by 115 votes on two candidate preferred.

SA State election 2018 preliminary results: The Liberal party has secured 20 seats,  ALP 17 seats, the independents 3 seats, and there are  7 seats undecided.  It most likely will be a new Liberal SA government, with a small possibility of some deals with independents. Of course ALP have too much ground to make up needing to get the 3 independents plus another 4 seats from the undecided, which  means making deals with  SAB candidates  if they win. So  Labor minority government may be a possible outcome with independents and SAB!

SA state and Adelaide area: The SES has canceled the Extreme Heat Warning for South Australia. SES Warning details:

Also check the  SES site here for more details

Environment: Adelaide  suffers with a max of 43.6 C on 28 January  2018 at the end of another small heat wave.

Environment: Adelaide  was hit with a  max of 43C on 19 January  2018 at the end of a small heat wave.
For the month of January, Adelaide has endured a maximum daily temperature of 43 degrees C and over  five times in the last 10 years and nine times in the last 41 years.

Economy: The Australian economy grew by 0.8 % in June quarter  at the expense of household savings falling by 4.6%.
Domestic spending increased by 1.0 % for the quarter, driven by growth in household consumption, with expenditure on food, clothing and household furnishings increasing by 0.7%.  The compensation of employees (COE) rose by 0.7% coupled with the strong increase in household spending saw the percentage of income which households are saving fall to 4.6 %. Source ABS
Crime:  Motor vehicle thefts rose 9% in 2016
Motor vehicle thefts rose  9% (or 4561) from  2015 to 56,086 victims in 2016.  For South Australia there was a 10% increase  (or 332 victims) since 2015.  The total increase was made up of a rises  in Victoria  of 25% (or 3,855 victims) and Queensland a rise of 19% (or 1,596), South Australia 10% while there was a decrease in thefts in other states.  (Source ABS)
Economics:
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) or inflation rose by 0.5% in March 2017 quarter.
SA’s employed persons (seasonally adjusted) were less for March 2017. (Source ABS)
The ‘Typical’ South Australian
The latest ABS media release for the 2016 Census has revealed “the ‘typical’ South Australian is a 40 year old female”,  born in Australia, and has English ancestry, and speaks English at home.  She is married and lives in a couple family with two children.  She lives in a home with three bedrooms and two motor vehicles.   She has also completed Year 12, and does between five and 14 hours of unpaid domestic work per week. (Source ABS media release, using mode statistics, [The mode is the most commonly occurring value in a distribution]).

Economics:
SA’s Renewable sector FTE rate  falls in 2015-16.
SA’s unemployment rate rose to 7.8% for February 2017.
There was a 1.0% fall in sales of new motor vehicles in February 2017 as compared to the previous month in SA.  (Source ABS)
Politics:
The South Australian state election is due to be held on 18th March 2016,  just 12 months away!
Economics:
SA’s Premier  announces a new energy plan for  SA, so as to provide SA with a reliable energy supply.
The number of visitor movements to SA rose for Jan 2017
Building:
The Construction industry  had the highest number of working days lost (15,800) by industry, accounting for 43% of total working days lost. (Source: ABS 6321)
Education:
Almost 90%  of  children aged four  and 20% of children aged five  were enrolled in a preschool program in 2016.  (Source  ABS 4240)
Primary industry:
Lamb meat production increased 3% in January 2017 and was up 8% or 3,600 tonnes when compared to January 2016. (Source  ABS 7218)

News

31st May  2020,  Min: 11 C,  Max: 16 C. Showers increasing.
Latest update of COVID-restrictions 1 June 2020
SA Government announces ‘The South Australian road map for easing COVID-19 restrictions’ was released 8 May 2020, with Step 1 coming into effect on Monday 11 May 2020.

SA Health reported ‘There have been no new cases of COVID-19 notified in South Australia. The total number of cases notified in SA remains at 439.
There are just two active cases in SA, and 433 people have been cleared of COVID-19. Two people remain in hospital recovering from the effects of COVID-19, however they are no longer infectious.’

Only 5 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 5 May  2020

To date 5 May 2020, 429 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19, with only two COVID-19 patients remain in hospital, source SA Health. Which means that three patients are elsewhere say  in home isolation.

Only 7 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 2 May  2020

To date 2 May 2020, 427 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

Only 12 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 1 May  2020

To date 1 May 2020, 422 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

Only 14 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 29 April 2020

To date 29 April 2020, 420 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

Only 14 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 28 April 2020

To date 28 April 2020, 420 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

Only 20 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 27 April 2020

To date 27 April 2020, 414 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health

A new era for the Anzac Day Dawn service 25th April 2020 has connected many Australian communities.

The current restrictions due to the Corona virus has helped communities around Australia and Adelaide pay their respects to the sacrifices  Anzacs made.

Currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 25 April 2020 continue to fall.

To date 25 April 2020, 402 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia, with only 32 active cases in SA from COVID-19, source SA Health

Only 40 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 23 April 2020

To date 23 April 2020, 394 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health

Only 46 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 22 April 2020

To date 22 April 2020, 388 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 438 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

Only 57 currently known active cases in SA for COVID-19 21 April 2020

To date 21 April 2020, 376 people have been cleared of COVID-19 of the total of 437 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19 Source SA Health.

SA Health COVID-19 Update 20 April 2020

A total of 435 COVID-19 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in South Australia from COVID-19. To date, 369 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There are only 62 active cases in South Australia, source SA Health.

SA Health COVID-19 Update 18 April 2020

A total of 435 COVID-19 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in South Australia from COVID-19. To date, 346 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There are only 89 active cases in South Australia, source SA Health.

Australians are still waiting for their government’s directive which  ‘took 35 days for governor of New York Andrew Cuomo to make’.
Nassim Nickolas Taleb tweets ’35 days too late on 16 April 2020 in response to the tweet :  16 April 2020 Andrew Cuomo #BREAKING: I am issuing an Executive Order today that all people MUST wear a mask or face covering in public in situations where social distancing is not possible.’ 
SA Health COVID-19 Update 17 April 2020

A total of 435 COVID-19 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in South Australia from COVID-19. To date, 331 people have been cleared of COVID-19. Source SA Health

Press Freedom

Today 15 April 2020 a story  by High Court reporter Elizabeth Byrne and political reporter Matthew Doran of the ABC  inform us that the High Court threw out AFP warrant used against News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst. AFP informed they will be placing Annika Smethurst’s mobile phone in quarantine, that is they have kept it.

Privacy rights

The Australian government already uses a Corona virus Australia app to supply information to individuals. The next step the Government is proposing is that it tracks your movements, to assist with Corona virus tracing.

SA Health COVID-19 Update 14 April 2020

A total of 433 COVID-19 cases in South Australia. There have been four reported deaths in South Australia from COVID-19. To date, 253 people have been cleared of COVID-19. There are 89 cases in SA linked to the Ruby Princess cruise ship, which is the biggest cluster in cases. Source SA Health

There are 6,359 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3:00pm on 13 April 2020,  (this includes 431 from SA), Health Dept.

There are 6,313 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3:00pm on 12 April 2020,  (this includes 429 from SA), Health Dept.

There are 6,292 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3:00pm on 11 April 2020,  (this includes 429 from SA), Health Dept.

There are 6,203 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3:00pm on 10 April 2020,  (this includes 428 from SA), Health Dept.

State Coordinator, Commissioner Grant Stevens, enacts  directions that apply to everyone living in and entering, South Australia (SA). Here are links to some of the latest directions.

Emergency Management (Non-Essential Business and Other Activities No 3) (COVID-19) Direction 2020.

Gatherings

There are 6,052 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 6:00am on 9 April 2020,  (this includes 420 from SA), Health Dept.

There are 5,956 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 6:00am on 8 April 2020,  (this includes 415 from SA of which 2 have died), Health Dept.

The recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a glance infographic by the Australian Government  Department of Heath lists how many individuals are in hospital and how many in ICU and how many have died from the virus in each state. What’s obvious is that all cases that have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) are not in hospital. There are in South Australia, Victoria and NSW ,  391, 1113 and 2370 cases respectively in self isolation with the virus. NSW is hospitalizing just over 10 % of cases, while SA ~5 % and VIC ~4% (these percentages assume that those individuals that have passed away did so in hospital) It’s not clear why the hospitalization percentages differ in the Eastern states VIC and NSW.

It’s WAR !

Why wear a mask?

Possible housing shortage in the aftermath of the corona virus.

There are 5,844 confirmed Australian cases of COVID-19 which have been reported as at 6:00am on 7 April 2020,  this includes 42 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 5,635 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 6:00am on 5 April 2020,  this includes 34 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 5,224 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 6:00am on 3 April 2020,  this includes 385 from SA, Health Dept.

There are 5,133 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3:00pm on 2 April 2020,  this includes 385 from SA, Health Dept.

Two maps have been produced showing location in Adelaide and SA of cases of COVID-19, source SA Health.

SA Health update: Elective surgery, Tanunda COVID 19  testing, additional contact tracing capacity in SA Health and emergency supply of medications, source SA Health update 1 April 2020.

There are 4,976 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 6:00am on 2 April 2020,  this includes 21 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 4,860 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported As at 3:00pm on 1 April 2020,  this includes 20 deaths, Health Dept.

Over 75% of cases of confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 in South Australia as of 4pm, 30 March 2020 were acquired from O/S list .

There are 4,557 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported 3:00pm on 31 March 2020,  this includes 19 deaths, Health Dept.

The Australian government has referred its latest stimulus package of 130 billion dollars today 30th March 2020 as ‘Uniquely Australian’. How far this and previous two stimulus packages go in steering Australia away from  ‘Corporate Socialism’ (source Taleb and Spitznagel) it’s not clear.

In a recent article by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Mark Spitznagel titled ‘Corporate Socialism: The Government is Bailing Out Investors & Managers Not You‘, Taleb and Spitznagel remind us

SA Health list of 299 infected individuals in South Australia, which include 6 in ICU and no deaths.
There are 3966 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported 3:00pm on 29 March 2020,  this includes 16 deaths, Health Dept.
There are 3635 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported 3:00pm on 28 March 2020,  this includes 14 deaths, Health Dept.
SA Health list of 257 infected individuals in South Australia, which include 6 in ICU and no deaths.
There are 3166 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported 3:00pm on 27 March 2020, with 257 cases in South Australia, Health Dept.
There are 2985 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as 6:30am on 27 March 2020, with 235 cases in South Australia, Health Dept.
SA’s  health workforce will be boosted with highly skilled nurses and midwives in the health workforce as part of the COVID-19 pandemic
response, source SA Health.

There are 197 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia as of 25 March 2020 in South Australia, source SA Health.

There are 2423 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as 3:00pm on 25 March 2020. There have been 8 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 2423 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as 6:00am on 25 March 2020. There have been 8 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 2136 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as 3:00pm on 24 March 2020. There have been 8 deaths, Health Dept.

There are 170 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia as of 24 March 2020 in South Australia. SAHealth

There are 1709 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at 3pm on 23 March 2020, Health Dept.

There are 134 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia as of 23 March 2020 in South Australia. SAHealth

There are 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia as of 22 March 2020 in South Australia.SAHealth

URGENT: Travel Advice

SA State Government (recommended by Chief Public Health Officer , Associate Professor Nicola Spurrier), takes action to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. From Tuesday 24 March 2020 at 4pm, everyone entering South Australia will be required to self-isolate for 14-days from their arrival, source.This will apply to South Australians, other Australians and other travelers entering the state.

With 1098 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported, including 7 deaths as at  22 March 2020, source: Health Dept.

Australian government announces a second set of economic responses of $66 billion dollars which, combined with previous actions, total $189 billion across the forward estimates, representing 9.7 per cent of annual GDP. Source

17 people in South Australia have today 21 March 2020 tested positive for COVID-19. There have now been a total of 67 confirmed cases in South Australia.  source:

With 874 Australian cases of COVID-19 have been reported as at  21 March 2020. Health Dept

Is the prior air pollution in China, Italy and Australia a contributing factor in the speed of the coronavirus COVID-19 spreading?

With 709 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (42 in South Australia), 46 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 6 deaths,  as at 6.30am 20 March 2020. Health Dept

Australian Government 20 March 2020 announces 444.6 million dollar assistance packaged for the Australian Age Care sector to counter the effects of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia.

RBA on 19 March 2020 reduces interest rate to 0.25%.

Australian Government stimulus packaged for Australian business to counter the effects of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia has introduced a 15 billion dollar stimulus package, which mainly consists of low interest loans.

Australian Government on 19 March 2020 introduces travel bans for non Australian entering Australia to stop further cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 entering Australia.

ABS Preliminary retail turnover increases by 0.4% for February 2020, mainly driven by food sales as a result of individuals buying more than usual as a result of hoarding due to the out break of coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia .

There are 42 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia as of 5pm on 19th March 2020, source SAHealth

With 565 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (32 in South Australia), 46 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 6 deaths,  as at 6.30am on 19 March 2020, source:  Health Dept

There are 37 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia.

With 454 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (32 in South Australia), 43 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 5 deaths,  as at 6.30am on 18 March 2020, source:  Health Dept

With 375 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (29 in South Australia), 27 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 5 deaths,  as at 6.00am on 17 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

The South Australian Health department has set up numerous COVID-19 Clinics and Testing Centres. For the Drive-through Testing at the Repat and home testing all patients need a referral from their GP to access these services. Nine people in South Australia have today tested positive for COVID-19. There have now been a total of 29 confirmed cases in South Australia. Source: SA Health Covid-19 Update 16 March 2020

With 298 Australian cases of COVID-19 reported (20 in South Australia), 27 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 5 deaths, its the inter-community cross infection  is now exponential which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, at 1.00pm on 16 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

ABS outlines additional products to help measure the economic impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia. Source ABS 16 March 2020

With 249 Australian cases  of  COVID-19 reported, its the inter-community cross infection  which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, acknowledged by Australia’s PM  today 15 March 2020, except from media release ‘the rate of community transmission starts to pick up, then new measures are put in place’.

With Australia’s boarders still open the Australian COVID-19 cases increased with over 50 more cases as at 10:30 hrs on 15 March 2020 from the previous day bringing the total to 249 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). This is including the three deaths and  27 reported to have recovered. The majority of cases are in NSW with 111, and Victoria with 49 and South Australia third highest with 19.

With 197 Australian cases reported, 27 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 3 deaths, at 06:30 hrs on 14 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

The Australian Government implements restrictions on public gatherings. ‘Australian Government has advised, effective from Monday 16 March, that organised, non-essential gatherings should be limited to 500 people.’

With 156 Australian cases reported, 26 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 3 deaths, its the inter-community cross infection  which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, at 11:00 hrs on 13 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

Australians 65 years and older are working longer, and this is occurring in mainly in regional Australia, source ABS.

The Australian Government $17.6 billion Economic Stimulus Package an economic response to protect some Australians  and Australian businesses as outlined 12 March 2020.

The package consists of 1. Supporting business investment. 2. Providing cash flow assistance to help small and medium sized business to stay in business and keep their employees in jobs. 3. Targeted support for the most severely affected sectors, regions and communities. 4. Household stimulus payments that will benefit the wider economy, source: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/economic-stimulus-package.

With 126 Australian cases reported, 24 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 3 deaths, its the inter-community cross infection  which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, as at 11:00 hrs on 12 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

The Australian Government’s latest health response to protect Australians,  including vulnerable groups such as the elderly, those with chronic conditions and Indigenous communities, from the coronavirus (COVID-19) via a comprehensive $2.4 billion health package.

With 112 Australian cases reported, 24 of these cases are reported to have recovered and 3 deaths, its the inter-community cross infection  which is contributing to the increase in number of cases, as at 11:00 hrs on 11 March 2020, source:  Health Dept.

Billions of  value has been wiped off the stock markets world wide, some capital assets like certain collector cars in one recent auction (RM/Sotheby’s at Amelia Island USA 6-7 March 2020), were just not as sought after as a result of the ‘White Swan’ event Corona virus (COVID-19) plus the recent oil surplus supply shock.

With an increase in inter community transmissions has raised the confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) has As at 11:00 hrs on 9 March 2020 to 80 in Australia.

Still only 22 of  cases have recovered, with 74 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), including 3 deaths, in Australia as at 11:30 hrs on 8 March 2020 source: Health Dept.

With 63 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), including 2 deaths, in Australia at 09:00 hrs on 7 March 2020. Of the total cases reported 22 of these cases the individuals have recovered.

Retail  turnover fall 0.3% in January 2020.

Seasonally adjusted Australian retail turnover fell 0.3 per cent in January 2020,  source (ABS). Reasons put forward are listed as recent events.

Active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia continue to rise, with 35 active cases at 09:00 hrs on 6 March 2020 Health Dept, with 2 fatalities. Of the total cases 59 reported 22 of these cases have recovered.

Active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia continue to rise, with 28 active cases at 09:00 hrs on 5 March 2020 Health Dept. Of the total cases 52 reported 22 of these cases are reported to have recovered. Sadly 2 people have died.

Australian economy grew 0.5% in December 2019 quarter, source ABS.

Coronavirus infected cases numbers rise.

There are 19 confirmed active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia as at 12:00 hrs on 4 March 2020, plus one death.Health Dept.

Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) on lowers the cash rate to 0.50 per cent, more details.

There are 11 confirmed active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia as at 06:30 hrs on 3 March 2020, plus one death.

Number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia rose to 29 as at 06:30 hrs on 2 March 2020. For South Australia one has recovered, it’s not clear as to which state the individual was from that died.

First person from dies of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia.

As at 06:30 hrs on 1 March 2020, Australia had 26 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), source: Health Dept.

PM Scott Morrison confirms all 15 of the original cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Australia have recovered.

Australian Government issues Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan For Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Just prior to the 8 cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from the Diamond Princess arriving in Australia of  the original 15 cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) 10 had recovered as at 06:30 hrs on 20 February 2020. This means of the five original cases and the 8 new cases a total of 13 cases, it’s implied that of  the 13 cases, five more cases have recovered. Its not clear which of the original group of 5  or the new group of 8 which have recovered.

Since new things are being discovered about the  Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), including longer incubation periods of ~28 days, double what is currently being implemented in Australia. The documented asymptomatic infection path as mentioned Tony Fauci, the director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases may not be the only infection path.

One thing that has been shown in the past is that some fresh food, fruit, vegetables, seafood and meats which if is consumed raw or not cooked to a high temperatures could carry the viruses. As to the preparation method of food that is processed partly in China by infected individuals could be another path the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) can enter a country, not to mention if other items like retail clothing, foot ware and electronics which have not been disinfected as the disinfectant would damage the fabric or electronics. It may be too late if a pandemic is declared by WHO where world leaders are forced to place world wide bans on all food imported via direct or indirect paths from China.

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health Alert: one of the six confirmed cases of novel coronavirus associated with the Diamond Princess repatriation flight from Japan is in South Australia as of 21 February 2020.

That means there are three confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in South Australia. It’s still not clear if the two original South Australian cases have recovered. The Australian Health Dept has recently listed world wide the fatality rate is ~3% of people infected.

Adult Average Weekly Rise.
Trend estimates: In the twelve months to November 2019, Full-Time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings increased by 3.2% to $1,658.70.
The Full-Time adult average weekly total earnings in November 2019 was $1,720.90, an increase of 3.1% from the same time last year (Source ABS).

Australia’s trend unemployment rate steady.

Australia’s trend unemployment rate remained steady at 5.2 per cent in January 2020, from a revised December 2019 figure (Source ABS).

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health Alert: Two of the 15 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Australia are in South Australia. As at 06:30 hrs on 20 February 2020, ten of the 15 cases  have recovered and the others are in a stable condition.  Source: Health Dept.

The Australian Health department has not explained as to what treatment/s were applied successfully for the ten cases that have recovered. It’s not clear if any of the two South Australian cases are in the group of five which have not recovered. The Australian Health Dept has recently listed world wide 2.7% of people infected have died. With an old figure of ~ 9.7% for the recovery rate (Rr) as reported by CNN a few days ago.

As the coronavirus’ incubation period is probably on average between 5 and 6 days prior to transferring, so a higher than expected infection rate has led Quentin Fotrell to believe this is due to the low fatality rate of the coronavirus  as compared to SARS. An interview of Tony Fauci, the director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases where he talks about a number of aspects of the novel coronavirus, which include the documented asymptomatic infection path interview  WHO

Here is a link of  a collection of resources for the general public, health professionals and industry about novel coronavirus. Here is the link for  parents of school age children and the link for residents of residential care services and family members

Women’s Tour Down under started 16th January 2020. Stage 1: Hahndorf to Macclesfield, 116.3km. With the continuation of the cool conditions into Stage 2: Murray Bridge to Birdwood, 114.9km it will help teams focus on their tactics and the terrain rather than the weather. The National Motor Museum at Birdwood will be putting on a special display of historic vehicles for the 2020 Women’s Tour Down under on Friday 17th January  as part of the museums support for the 2020 Tour Down under.

SA’s severe weather update from BOM

Adelaide’s  Second Highest Maximum Temperature for the month of December.

On 20th December 2019 it reached 44.7 C at 12pm Adelaide (Kent Town weather station). More details.

South Australia’s SES Heat Wave Summary

More details

Adelaide’s  Highest Maximum Temperature for the month of December.

On 19th December 2019 it reached 44.8 C at 5pm Adelaide (Kent Town weather station). More details.

Adelaide’s Heat Waves are Back!

The third day in a row with temperatures over 40C. Here are some warnings and advice from BOM and SES.

BOM Fire Warnings:

SES Heat Wave Warnings:

Tourism: For the last 2 years overseas visitor arrivals to Australia have been trending upwards from ~740,000 in August 2017 to just over 810,000 in August 2019 a  0.9% increase since the previous month of 812,600 trips, source ABS.

Transport:  South Australian passenger vehicles have an average age of 11.6 years, with just over 27% of cars made prior 2003.  Only Tasmania has a higher average of 12.4 years. The national average is 9.9 years. The rest of the states and territories range from 9.4 to 10.7 years, source ABS Motor vehicle census 2019.

Economics: Dwelling approvals continue to trend downwards for 2019.

Environment: Extinction Rebellion (ER) Australia group protests in Australia. A recent  ABC documentary about the Extinction Rebellion (ER) group has given Australians an insight into the group. The Adelaide ER group is holding a week long series of events.

Finance: Lending to households has trended upwards  for the last three months June, July August 2019, while lending for businesses has started to trended downwards in August 2019 (source ABS).

 

Friday 17 May  2019: Australia mourns  Bob Hawke (AC) 89

Thursday 16 May  2019: Bob Hawke leaves us.

Hawke, Robert James Lee AC, (the Hon.), (AC) (1929-) Born 9.12.29 at Bordertown, South Australia . Member for Wills (Vic) 1980-92, Ministerial Appointments:
  • Prime Minister from 11.3.83 to 20.12.91
    source National Library of Australia Trove

3 March 2019 Extreme Heat: Heatwave Advice Reduced Threat for South Australia

2 March 2019 Extreme Heatwave Emergency Warning for South Australia

1 March 2019 Extreme Heatwave Emergency Warning for South Australia

28 February SES Extreme Heatwave media release for South Australia.

27 February SES Extreme Heatwave media release for South Australia.

Even though the SES has not issued an Extreme heat media release, it is worth reminding ourselves of what they wrote in their 21 Jan 2019 Extreme heat media release, as we look at BOMs 7 day forecast of another six days  in a row of maximum temperatures over 36C.

The SES has issued an Heatwave Advice Reduced Threat advice for South Australia.

Adelaide’s highest recorded temperature 47.4C.

Adelaide and South Australian residents have been on a roller coaster of extreme weather conditions for the last few weeks.  Today 24th January 2019 temperatures hovered in the high 40’s for hours, peaking at never seen before  high of 47.4C in the last 42 years of recordings. For more details.

The SES has issued an Extreme Heatwave Emergency Warning for South Australia.

SES Extreme heat media release

Three of the highest December temperatures  have all occurred in the last 5 years.
Adelaide has again reminded residents it’s not a place to live with out some form of cooling.  Hitting 43.1C over two degrees past the predicted maximum of 41C. At 43.1C   it’s the third highest temperature recorded for December at the Kent town weather station over the last 42 years. See more details

SA State election 2018: Update 27 March: The seat of Adelaide with only 89% of votes counted has swung away from Jo Chapley, ALP who is currently trailing  Rachel Sanderson, Liberal party  by 425 votes on two candidate preferred. The seat of Mawson with only 92% of votes counted has Leon Bignell, ALP  currently leading Andy Gilfillan, Liberal party  by 115 votes on two candidate preferred.

SA State election 2018 preliminary results: The Liberal party has secured 20 seats,  ALP 17 seats, the independents 3 seats, and there are  7 seats undecided.  It most likely will be a new Liberal SA government, with a small possibility of some deals with independents. Of course ALP have too much ground to make up needing to get the 3 independents plus another 4 seats from the undecided, which  means making deals with  SAB candidates  if they win. So  Labor minority government may be a possible outcome with independents and SAB!

SA state and Adelaide area: The SES has canceled the Extreme Heat Warning for South Australia. SES Warning details:

Also check the  SES site here for more details

Environment: Adelaide  suffers with a max of 43.6 C on 28 January  2018 at the end of another small heat wave.

Environment: Adelaide  was hit with a  max of 43C on 19 January  2018 at the end of a small heat wave.
For the month of January, Adelaide has endured a maximum daily temperature of 43 degrees C and over  five times in the last 10 years and nine times in the last 41 years.

Economy: The Australian economy grew by 0.8 % in June quarter  at the expense of household savings falling by 4.6%.
Domestic spending increased by 1.0 % for the quarter, driven by growth in household consumption, with expenditure on food, clothing and household furnishings increasing by 0.7%.  The compensation of employees (COE) rose by 0.7% coupled with the strong increase in household spending saw the percentage of income which households are saving fall to 4.6 %. Source ABS
Crime:  Motor vehicle thefts rose 9% in 2016
Motor vehicle thefts rose  9% (or 4561) from  2015 to 56,086 victims in 2016.  For South Australia there was a 10% increase  (or 332 victims) since 2015.  The total increase was made up of a rises  in Victoria  of 25% (or 3,855 victims) and Queensland a rise of 19% (or 1,596), South Australia 10% while there was a decrease in thefts in other states.  (Source ABS)
Economics:
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) or inflation rose by 0.5% in March 2017 quarter.
SA’s employed persons (seasonally adjusted) were less for March 2017. (Source ABS)
The ‘Typical’ South Australian
The latest ABS media release for the 2016 Census has revealed “the ‘typical’ South Australian is a 40 year old female”,  born in Australia, and has English ancestry, and speaks English at home.  She is married and lives in a couple family with two children.  She lives in a home with three bedrooms and two motor vehicles.   She has also completed Year 12, and does between five and 14 hours of unpaid domestic work per week. (Source ABS media release, using mode statistics, [The mode is the most commonly occurring value in a distribution]).

Economics:
SA’s Renewable sector FTE rate  falls in 2015-16.
SA’s unemployment rate rose to 7.8% for February 2017.
There was a 1.0% fall in sales of new motor vehicles in February 2017 as compared to the previous month in SA.  (Source ABS)
Politics:
The South Australian state election is due to be held on 18th March 2016,  just 12 months away!
Economics:
SA’s Premier  announces a new energy plan for  SA, so as to provide SA with a reliable energy supply.
The number of visitor movements to SA rose for Jan 2017
Building:
The Construction industry  had the highest number of working days lost (15,800) by industry, accounting for 43% of total working days lost. (Source: ABS 6321)
Education:
Almost 90%  of  children aged four  and 20% of children aged five  were enrolled in a preschool program in 2016.  (Source  ABS 4240)
Primary industry:
Lamb meat production increased 3% in January 2017 and was up 8% or 3,600 tonnes when compared to January 2016. (Source  ABS 7218)