I noted the mention of surgical staff/doctors wearing masks. My understanding is that during surgery masks are worn as part of the keeping of a sterile field. Also it was explained to me by a medical professional years ago - the mask prevents sweat and/or saliva from dropping into the patient. Remember the patient has been opened up and has their internal body exposed. Wearing masks to prevent a virus is not the same. I still think of the example my (then) doctor told me about how a virus works - years ago. She explained that she got cold sores (herpes virus) and she kissed her husband and child and they never got them. A virus sits in a recess in your body and will not become active, unless you are under a lot of stress or overdo the coffee/alcohol et cetera. Bacterial infection she explained - like a common cold can be spread by sneezing and coughing. So that is the difference between a viral infection and a bacterial infection as explained in simple terms by a medical professional.
Essentially - a virus has the potential to make you sick and when the symptoms resolve the virus will find a recess and sit there and not bother you. A bacterial infection like a cold with a runny/stuffed nose and coughing will run its course and when resolved is gone. Bacterial infections do not reside in the body like a virus. Hope this explanation helps.
Anyone who is interested - I located online one - yes one - of the Rockerfeller documents. The title is: Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development. Printed off a hard copy to read it properly and study the contents. They mention disease a lot and they appear to be afraid of People who are tech savvy - people who know their way around the internal workings of computers.
Back to the topic. Where I live my doctors office has hand sanitiser and wipes/tissues on a small table as you enter. No one wears masks or gloves. The only thing that takes away from a normal looking environment is that every second seat is taped off - so the distancing is in place. Last time I was there some Children were looking at the water feature (I was sitting directly in front of it) and they started to talk to me. No one told the Children to stay away from me or me to stay away from them. Keep in mind schools had returned to their regular routine.
Anyhoo - back to the topic. A friend came to visit me and told me how another medical centre where we live is the total opposite. Everyone wears masks and no one is permitted inside without one. Still zero here - you still could drive for at least three to four hours away and still not see people wearing masks/gloves and still not hear of any deaths. Still only one death (location about four and a half hours away) and he was sadly already ill.
I note Australia is not even on the list above. It is really quite painful for me to watch the mainstream news - but - when I venture to the television I note that all the news 'programs' have saturation coverage. The statistics are so low that no English Teacher - no dictionary or other source of definitions could ever come close to pandemic - not even epidemic.
Much Reverence for all those who have died during this event as well as all the wars and famine and drought and every other horror inflicted upon Humanity - the Animals and the Ecology. Keep learning Everyone - I know I am and it keeps me whole. I respect all opinions and perspectives but I still have a lot more questions than answers.
Much Respect - Amanda