Billionaire co-founder of technology company Atlassian says NSW must now shut down and close borders to save the economy
- Australian billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes says NSW should be shut down
- He said lockdown was “inevitable” because Victoria is fighting the second wave of COVID-19
- Atlassian co-founder said Australia should aim for an elimination at the border
Billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes (photo with wife Annie) says New South Wales should be shut down immediately
Billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes says New South Wales must be shut down immediately to eliminate the corona virus in Australia and for the sake of the economy.
Atlassian’s co-founder, which is fifth on Forbes’ list of Australia’s 50 richest people, shared his position Monday after new research suggested there was no long-term immunity to coronavirus.
“If the immunity of COVID-19 does not last long, Australia should strive for elimination at the border,” he wrote on Twitter.
“Repression is a slow failure … Should NSW be locked now?
“40 percent reduction in cases for each day earlier and the lowest total economic costs.”
Atlassian’s co-founder shared his position on Twitter Monday (photo) after new research suggested there was no long-term immunity to coronavirus
Pictured: Three women wear face masks as they walk through Sydney CBD on July 1
If a lockdown were to be instituted, Mr. Cannon-Brookes could bunker at the $ 100 million Point Piper estate he bought in 2018.
He has also bought a range of other exclusive properties in Sydney Harbor along with large manor houses.
He said lockdown “sucks” but was “inevitable” and immediate action would be better in the long run.
“My point is that if a block is inevitable, the least bad one starts today,” he continued.
“Are the upfront costs the lowest total costs?”
Shutting down for 25 cases a day means much less time than 200 a day, like Victoria. And there is less than a week between those 25 and 200! ‘
Cannon-Brookes said Australia’s physical frontier offers a huge advantage, keeping quarantine “long and thorough.”
Immunity to COVID-19 in recovered patients may only last a few months, a new study conducted by King’s College London suggests.
The study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, showed that the immunity of antibodies decreases significantly in the three months after infection. This would mean that patients are susceptible to the virus year after year.
According to Forbes, Cannon-Brookes has a net worth of $ 6.4 billion. The 40-year-old is a co-founder and co-CEO of the software company Atlassian.
Cannon-Brookes (pictured), co-founder and co-CEO of the software company Atlassian, is one of Australia’s wealthiest people
Cannon-Brookes said it ‘sucks’, but lockdown is ‘inevitable’ and immediate action would be better in the long run
NSW registered 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday at 8:00 PM, four of which were in hotel quarantine, two NSW residents who contracted the virus in Victoria, and eight related to the outbreak of the Crossroads Hotel in southwest Sydney.
Dr Kerry Chant, NSW Chief Health Officer, confirmed on Monday that eight more cases were reported until noon, all of which were related to the Crossroads Hotel.
The Sydney outbreak comes as Victoria continues to fight against a second wave of Melbourne coronavirus infections.
Of the 177 new COVID-19 cases reported in the state on Monday, 151 remain under investigation, a trend that has become a constant over the past week as health authorities work hard to establish links between cases.
Victorian Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said the last infection had more than 200 cases after three consecutive days.
Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire returned to the coronavirus lock on Wednesday, July 8 at 11:59 p.m.
Residents can only leave their home for four essential purposes: groceries, daily exercise, to give or receive care, and to go to school or work.
Pictured: Medical staff in a pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic in Casula, Sydney, on July 11