I’m not sharing this info as a macabre version of State of Origin or the Bledisloe Cup. It’s not a competition. It’s certainly not a game. Thousands of families across the world are in mourning.
Nevertheless, it is useful to have a benchmark of how we are faring. To give us perspective it’s useful to compare progress across areas/populations. As per the list below, Queensland’s population size compares better to New Zealand, Ireland, Norway and Singapore than other Australian states and territories.
Population Comparison (Australian states/territories + selected countries, small to large)
Northern Territory 245,000
Australian Capital Territory 428,000
South Australia 1.75 million
Western Australia 2.63 million
New Zealand 4.82 million
Ireland 4.94 million
Queensland 5.11 million
Norway 5.37 million
Singapore 5.85 million
Victoria 6.63 million
New South Wales 8.12 million
Hopefully, the encouraging data in this chart serves as an anxiolytic for Queensland health workers and their patients. That’s the intent.
Compared to many countries Australia and New Zealand are doing very well with the whole #COVID19 thing.
Reminder: If you’re 20 points up before half time in the Bledisloe Cup don’t start celebrating victory. Stick with the game plan. #COVID19nz #COVID19au https://t.co/x2zctvY4qc
— Paul McNamara (@meta4RN) April 25, 2020
That’s it. If you know an anxious Queenslander please share this information with them.
Paul McNamara, 1 May 2020
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