The conference agreed to the federal government taking responsibility for proclaiming which states were infected along with organising maritime and land quarantine. Despite its name, the Spanish Flu did not originate in Spain, although it was the first place to receive media coverage of it as Spain was neutral in World War I and had greater press freedom. The Spanish flu probably infected 2 million Australians in a population of about 5 million. 34 No-Popery and the Spanish Influenza (A.C.T.S., Melbourne, 1919) pp. In addition there were a number of heart and chest patients whose deaths were hastened. While flu is more active in the winter—and, as Markel points out, the 1918 flu died out in a way “we would expect now” of seasonal flu—COVID-19 was active in … The pandemic occurred in three waves, though not simultaneously around the globe. H, editorial, 29 January 1919, p.10; MJA, 1 March 1919, p. 173; L. C. Rodd, John Hope  (Alpha, Sydney, 1972) p. 41; Freeman’s Journal, 6 February 1919, p. 21 and 13 February 1919, p.20; Messenger, 14 February 1919, p. 98. This generalized opposition (plus some apathy and lack of opportunity) is evidenced by the 607 deaths in Australia in 1918 from diptheria which had long since been wholly preventable by a course of free injections.26, On the effectiveness of inoculation the evidence accumulated here and abroad in 1918-19 revealed a pronounced inverse relation between inoculation and mortality. Australia’s death rate of 2.7 per 1000 of population was one of the lowest recorded of any country during the pandemic. Before the Pandemic abated nearly thirty millions died, mostly in Asia.1. 370. Another consequence was that Departmental teachers were prominent in voluntary work as they were on full salary with no classes to take.32, Hospitals were rapidly overwhelmed with patients and supplementary facilities were required. Commonwealth quarantine officials were alerted to the existence of a new influenza type in July 1918. .dropped overboard’ leaving ‘behind him the aroma of a gracious disposition’3; however, twenty-four soldiers and four nurses from this vessel subsequently died in quarantine at Fremantle. This would be strong evidence indeed if he did not elsewhere have cause to complain of medical officers on troop ships falsifying their records to avoid protracted quarantine.5, Once the disease was established in the resident population there were several instances of troops breaking quarantine. Mannix regretted that he could not entrust the Sisters to anyone so amenable to ‘the pressure of a knot of sectarian bigots’. The 1968 flu pandemic caused illness of varying degrees of severity in different populations. There was a prolonged outcry when a priest was forbidden entry to the Sydney Quarantine Station to administer the last rites to a dying nurse. Australia could take up the burden of hope provided its vigilance against infiltration was intensified. The pandemic lasted from the spring of 1918 to the summer of 1919. Dr Peter Hobbins from the University of Sydney’s Department of History explores its generational impact. An equally effective campaign had been conducted at the 1917 elections against another Labor M.H.R., A. T. Ozanne (Corio, Victoria), see B. J. McK inlay, ‘The Conscription Referenda and the Labour Movement in Geelong’, Labour History, 14 May 1968, pp. A mixture of menthol, eucalyptol, camphor, oil of cinnamon and spirits of chloroform was recommended as a prophylactic.16, Soldiers in A1F Depots in the United Kingdom were inoculated and made to gargle Condy’s crystals in salt water twice a day. It was found that instead of being perfect, civilization was turned into a shambles. Cassell Australia 1976). A complete chronicle of the constantly amended interstate travel regulations would be fruitless and tedious since a sufficient indication of the situation can be obtained from a broad outline of the provisions of each State. Nor could constant appeals for calm or the claim that apprehension predisposed one to infection have been wholly reassuring. The Spanish flu was the deadliest flu pandemic of the 20th century, but there have been others. CSO P19/5146. THE 1918 Spanish flu killed up to 50 million people around the world and has been called “the mother of all pandemics”. Others stressed the need for Protestant unity ‘to meet the coming social cataclysm’.43, The Armistice had not brought peace to the world. SIX MONTHS BEFORE the Armistice ended the Great War a new and more deadly scourge was unleashed upon the world. (edd.) Lawson Crescent Acton Peninsula, CanberraDaily 9am–5pm, closed Christmas Day Freecall: 1800 026 132, Museum Cafe9am–4pm, weekdays9am–4.30pm, weekends. No one knew precisely what the disease … The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe pandemic in recent history. In 1918 it developed its first, experimental vaccine in anticipation of pneumonic influenza reaching mainland Australia. Crossings were permitted only at Wallangara where those wishing to enter Queensland were required to pay from 7s 6d to 12s 6d a day for the pleasure of seven days detention, two injections and thrice daily ten-minute stints in an inhalation chamber. The Australian Quarantine Service monitored the spread of the pandemic and implemented maritime quarantine on 17 October 1918 after learning of outbreaks in New Zealand and South Africa. Six days later racecourses and hotels were closed and all persons within the County of Cumberland, within ten miles of the Victorian border, or on public transport were required to wear masks. This included closing schools and places of entertainment and mandating the use of masks. 2 War Diary Medical Section 11Q AIF Depots in United Kingdom, March 1919, Appendices C and D, pp. Edited by Jill Roe. The 1920 Offi cial Year Book of the Commonwealth of Australia put forward a fi gure … COL 251, 4 February and 4 March 1919; Q.S.A. Between January-September 1919, pneumonic influenza, commonly known as the 'Spanish Flu', killed 6,387 people in New South Wales, infecting as many as 290,000 in Metropolitan Sydney alone.1 The pandemic threw the people and Government of the State into a community effort rivalled only by that of the recent war, in an attempt to lessen the spread, and impact, of a … But a century later, it is Asian countries … cit., p.73. Throughout these State attempts at self-preservation, the Commonwealth endeavoured to reassert its authority but found it could do little more than threaten or cajole. 125-128. 11 Q.S.A. Self-satisfaction oozed eternal in the editorials of the Adelaide Observer which called upon its readers to face affliction ‘in a courageous and sober manner’, remembering that ‘in the present crisis. Yet responses must be related to the perceived, as well as to the actual: in this case, their disparity at first heightened the sense of crisis, but later helped restore stability because the position never became as bad as anticipated.42, Individual responses to the menace of the Pandemic carried forward old concerns, but all acquired a new resilience through the general apprehension induced by war and its revolutionary aftermath. This final requirement enabled the vicar of Christ Church St Laurence to circumvent a Diocesan ban on the wearing of chasubles. Lancaster, ‘The Mortality in Australia from Influenza and from Diseases of the Respiratory System’, Abolish the penal powers: freedom’s fight of ’69, Unions and anti-Chinese agitation on the Victorian goldfields. The demand for masks was so extensive that to prevent profiteering the Commonwealth Government declared butter muslin and gauze to be `necessary commodities’ within proclaimed areas. 4 J. H. L. Cumpston, Influenza and Maritime Quarantine in Australia (C. of A. Quarantine Services, Publication No. 15 April 1919, p.12; 1919 ALP Special Conference Report, p.90: 1919 ALP Conference Report, pp. The principle functions of political ridicule are not to win converts but to reassure existing supporters whose own sense of sanity is re-inforced, and implicitly to sanction violence since those ridiculed are beyond the reach of logic. 15 ‘Spanish’ Influenza (Board of Health, Melbourne, 1919); Influenza (Board of Health, Adelaide, 1918) p.3; H. S. Haler° Wardlaw, ‘The Venous Oxygen Content…in Pneumonic Influenza’, Linnean Society of NSW Proceedings, X LIV (1919), pp. Researchers did not know what caused influenza, but produced a vaccine that addressed the more serious secondary bacterial infections that were likely to cause death. The Two Plagues (Progressive and Economic Association, Melbourne 1919) pp. They had to be lifted back into position frequently and the poultices and wrappings made them heavy and awkward to handle.35. It killed 50 million people (At the same time, 1st World war killed around 20 million). 14 Argus, 31 October 1919, p.8; ALP Commonwealth Conference, 1919, Report, p.38; M.JA, 12 February 1921, p.133; C.F. The strain of influenza virus that is commonly referred to as the 1918 strain underwent several mutations, the most deadly beginning in March of 1918 and ending by the Spring of 1919. These Acts provided for compulsory notification and treatment and many who suspected that they were infected but were unwilling to submit to lengthy periods of embarrassing and unpleasant medication relied more than ever on patent preparations for all their health needs.21 Finally, there was the spectacle of some of Australia’s most eminent physicians squabbling with each other in the popular press over the nature, cause, prevention and treatment of the disease. You will find no shipowners there to argue with. Ye have but my masks to wear, 37 Western Argus. While influenza epidemics commonly occur each winter, there have been a number of pandemics (epidemics of worldwide proportion) in Australia’s history. 32 D. H. Rankin, The History of the Development of Education in Victoria 1836-1936 (Arrow, Melbourne, 1939) p. 170; Q.P.P. The science behind why the 1918 flu is “the mother of all pandemics” continues to challenge scientists today. But for our suffering country’s sake 25, 50, 59-60; C. A. Bernays, Queensland, Our Seventh Political Decade (Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1931) p.2. What was the Spanish Flu, why was it so deadly - and are there any lessons for today’s world as countries try to stem the spread of Covid-19? 359-61; Michael Terry, Across Unknown Australia (Herbert Jenkins, London, 1925), p. 146 and A. J. Marshall, ‘Unknown Australia’, Australian Natural History, 15 June 1966, P. 171; Q. P. P., 1920, p.231 and cf. Australia remained free of infection for much of that time, but by the end of 1919 all Australian States shared a death toll of 12,000. Over the next six months the service intercepted 323 vessels, 174 of which carried the infection. We decided to try some Spanish Fly (Libido Enhancement) products. 2 of the 4 websites operate out of Austria, and the other 2 from different regions. See Plan your visit for important visitor and safety information including a request to provide your first name and a contact number. 3. 59-61. Even well-to-do wives faced demanding problems. Mortality was higher amongst non-Europeans and some Aboriginal tribes were almost entirely wiped out. Since it could not deny that the people of New South Wales were ‘sorely troubled and deeply depressed’, it confronted reality with a social myth, and placed such faith as it could muster in the inevitable arrival of warm spring days, which were not officially due for another six weeks. Soldiers on board semaphored to ex-AIF strikers on shore offering assistance. Doctors of 1919 should be criticized neither for their ignorance nor their quackery, nor even for maintaining that they knew more than they in fact did. Here we relive the timeline of Spanish Flu, how it ended and what lessons we … (9 February 1919, p.7); Western Argus, 4 February, p.9; 10 June, p.28; 11 March, p.11; 22 April, p.11; 15 July, p.12; 17 June 1919, p.28. Initially a government nurse was placed in charge but on 14 February the Minister accepted, via Archbishop Mannix, the voluntary services of religious Orders. This uncertainty delayed the confirmation of an outbreak from Victorian health authorities, which allowed the infection to spread to New South Wales and South Australia by the end of January 1919. Pneumonia patients were kept sitting upright, tied, by means of a pillow under the knees, to the back of the bed, to maintain position. ‘Spanish flu’, the pandemeic that killed between 50-100 million people worldwide, made landfall in Australia by 1919. . It was just one of my “household chores,” nothing I enjoyed for a long while… After 15 years of marriage, I finally forced myself to tell my husband about my feelings. Lancaster, ‘The Mortality in Australia from Influenza and from Diseases of the Respiratory System’, MJA, 31 October 1953, p. 672. 481-6 and N.S. The experience of pneumonic influenza varied from place to place. On a range of domestic matters the Commonwealth of Australia passed into recess. In its place he proposed limited maritime quarantine for interstate travellers but rejected border quarantine entirely. These include a series of pandemics in the 1890s, 1957, 1968 and 2009. Influenza, or the flu, is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. The Spanish Flu pandemic eventually phased out by 1920 -- taking nearly two years and stringent amount of social distancing. Inoculation clinics were set up in Albury in January 1919, but … However, what’s surprising is that the Spanish Flu hasn’t really disappeared from our world. The flu did not originate in Spain, but Spain was the first country to report deaths from it, leading to the assumption that it must have started there. COL 253, 6 May 1919. Maritime quarantine contained the spread of the virus until its virulence lessened, and restricted its eventual introduction into Australia to a single entry point. 321-8; H. 0. See also John Reynolds, Launceston (Macmillan, Melbourne, 1969), pp. Outbreaks in Britain were marked by three peaks of intensity between July 1918 and February 1919 during which Australian troops in Britain suffered approximately a 10 per cent infection rate; 209 cases were fatal.2 Returning troop ships were often badly hit. Earlier in 1919 the same parson had reflected on the war with equal rapture taking for his text ‘Without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sins’. Because of its remoteness from Europe, Australia had months to make necessary preparations. From 19 February the Government agreed to receive its own citizens but quarantined them in the Jubilee Oval grounds where the inmates were accused of bribing their police guards and of other unseemly conduct. In countries such as Japan, for example, the flu was to last until 1920. The 1918 flu pandemic virus kills an estimated 195,000 Americans during October alone. By taking direct action the diggers gave momentary substance to hopes and fears that Bolshevik influences might be at work in the AIF and that the returning soldiers carried with them the germs of something more potent than influenza. Spanish flu survivor, 107, on her nursing home's coronavirus lockdown: 'It's like we're in jail' Myrtle Hooper was seven when the last pandemic struck Australia… Outbreaks occurred in every inhabited part of the world, including islands in the South Pacific. Where there was no record of infection whatsoever, or where there had been no infection for more than fourteen days, passengers and crew were given zinc sulphate inhalations and subjected to thermometer parades each day; anyone with a temperature of 99° F or over was isolated; it was hoped that these measures would deflect immune carriers. 33 N . Australia and other countries in the Southern Hemisphere just finished their easiest flu seasons on record, and the United States and other nations in … 18, Melbourne, 1919) pp. Popularly known as ‘Spanish’ flu it killed twenty million people within twelve months. But simply fear for others.’. 570. No. No one knew precisely what the disease was, or how to cure or prevent it. J. cit., Preface and p.9. SIX MONTHS BEFORE the Armistice ended the Great War a new and more deadly scourge was unleashed upon the world. In the May issue of their union journal seamen were issued with instructions which revealed inspiration in the steel-fisted irony of the Wobblies: If more than twenty out of twenty-four members of a crew get influenza at once, they must immediately stroll up to the owner’s office, and sneeze violently altogether at once. The first infected ship to enter Australian waters was the Mataram, from Singapore, which arrived in Darwin on 18 October 1918. The Johns of the Never Never are burnishing bright their wits The attack could last ten days but a general debility was noticeable for several weeks. 44 Cited in W. M. Hughes, The Splendid Adventure (Benn, London, 1929) p. 128; C.P.D., 17 September 1919, 89, p. 12399. cf. . If war, revolution and pestilence encouraged thoughts of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse raging through Europe, Australia’s isolation indicated that she was marked down for special achievements, that she again might be a privileged land; rather than opening ‘the fourth seal. CBH 82/ 1919; S.A.S.A. The pandemic lasted from the spring of 1918 to the summer of 1919. The Commonwealth Year Book claimed that during 1919 there were 13,938 more deaths than would have occurred normally. The Queensland Director of Native Affairs attributed the death of some 300 Aborigines in his care to their ‘sheer superstitious fright’. The April National Federation Interstate Conference and a meeting to relaunch the ‘Labor Daily’ were postponed, while Tasmanian delegates were unable to attend the ALP Commonwealth Conference in June. Readers of the Sunday Times could have been excused for supposing that life at Parkestown consisted of free beer and concert parties, 9 February, p.8 and 18 May 1919, p.6. About half the State Cabinet were scattered in Adelaide or Melbourne from where they sent telegrams to each other, and to Perth, demanding to be rescued. Between 15 October 1918 and 15 March 1919, CSL produced three million free doses for Australian troops and civilians. Heaven was to arrive—and lo, it was hell that came! (Originally published in Social Policy in Australia – Some Perspectives 1901-1975. 3-13. Closing American schools earlier and for a longer period of time blunted the impact of the Spanish Flu in 1918, according to researchers. Although there is not universal consensus regarding where the virus originated, it spread worldwide during 1918-1919. Pandemics, like the "1918 Spanish Flu" was deadly to some extent for over 10 years. Those who responded with gratitude for small mercies included the Medical Journal which called for ‘Proportion’: the epidemic was not as deadly as it had been elsewhere and there were far greater problems at home. For other measures taken by the Victorian Government see “Spanish” Influenza (Board of Health, Melbourne, 1918); MJA, 8 and 15 February and 10 May 1919; Age, editorial, 28 February 1919, p.4; V.S.A. Just two weeks … Between 50 and 100million people were killed by the Spanish flu, compared with 18million in the 1914-1918 war. 30 Smiths Weekly, 22 March 1919, p.20; Fitzgerald’s papers in Dixson Library, MS. Q266, pp. That nurses more than earned their wages when treating pneumonia patients is shown in this recollection: What with four-hourly linseed poultices (mixed at high speed in the day-room, where the kettle of boiling water was, and rushed at the double), brandy, rum, egg-flips, spongings and morphia—even those with the brightest prospects required constant hard nursing, while delirious ones had to be coaxed into subjection and persuaded to remain in bed.. . In this desire he was not alone. The Commonwealth temporarily withdrew from the November agreement on 11 February 1919. Once a State had been so proclaimed the control of all its interstate traffic as well as the power to revoke the original proclamation rested entirely with the Commonwealth.7 The inherent tensions in even this temporary reallocation of Federal powers had no opportunity to reveal themselves before the entire process was shortcircuited by a disagreement between Victoria and New South Wales. Order No. [and] is a great danger in crowds, where pieces of red rag become impregnated with anti-billhughes gas inhalant, causing a violent irritation of the articulatory glands, which produces a sneezing effect, and makes the sufferer appear to be talking Russian.46. The federal government’s second line of defence was to establish a consistent response in handling and containing any pneumonic influenza outbreaks that might occur in Australia. cit., p. 72 and MJA editorial, 9 March 1918, p. 194; Western Argus, editorial, 7 January 1919, p. 15 and Freemans Journal, 2 January 1919, p. 9 `Heenzo’ advertisement, Soldier, 14 February 1919, p.8. One member of the House of Assembly published his telegram to the Premier urging the summoning of Parliament to petition the King to suspend the Constitution, and to pray for deliverance from Federal control. Yates’ service in the AIF from 1916-18 combined with his continued membership of the Labor Party could have embarrassed Nationalist Party claims to an electoral monopoly of patriotism. The influenza pandemic of 1918–19, also called the Spanish flu, lasted between one and two years. Somali to Managing Directors, Peninsular and Oriental Company, 3 February 1919 and Supplementary Report by Major H. F. Arnall to ‘Secretary’, Defence, Melbourne, 3 February 1919, with additions dated 10 February 1919, in Record of Voyage, WML; Argus, 25 February, 3, 6 and 11 March 1919; C. P. D., vol. J. FL L. Cumpston, ‘The Nationalisation of Medicine’, MJA, 16 August 1919, pp. The Kalgoorlie district health officer wondered if he should quarantine the passengers’ excreta as well; subsequently he announced that he was ‘perfectly satisfied that the disease could be communicated by post’. History of First World War (Purnell, London, 1971) 7 (11), p.2975. Opposition came from those who saw them as breeding grounds for infection or as sapping the community’s ‘vital force’. It wasn’t until 2005 that articles in Science and Nature capped off a nearly decade-long process of mapping the genome of the flu strain that caused the 1918 pandemic. S. W. New York, 1967) especially pp. A New Zealand physician advocated ‘tongue-brushing’ to protect ‘the body at its dust trap’. This pandemic started in 1918, the last year of the First World War, and passed through soldiers in Western Europe in successively more virulent waves. The Presbyterian Messenger was more explicit: We were supposed to be evolving, and the millenium was only a question of time. History of 1918 Flu Pandemic. "Spanish Flu" pandemic in Australia. See also F. B. Rogers, ‘The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 in the Perspective of a Half Century’, American Journal of Public Health LVIII (December 1968), pp. Cumpston Influenza, op. The first case of pneumonic influenza appeared in Melbourne, on 9 or 10 January 1919. It merely acknowledged that the war had been transformed into civil strife and social revolution. The conclusion distils three areas of argument, (i) nationalism; (ii) medical practice; (iii) loss of certainty: The widespread public doubt regarding doctors revealed by the Pandemic prompts other questions: when and how did the medical profession acquire the prestige which they exercised against the national health scheme in the late 1940s, and which has lead some observers to describe them as Australia’s surrogate aristocracy? National Museum of Australia. At a time when there were one billion humans on Earth. 27 Sir William Leishman, ‘The Results of Protective Inoculation Against Influenza in the Army at Home, 1918-19’ Lancet, 14 February 1920, pp. 22-4. The most significant of these led to the court martial in March 1919 of ‘Gunner’ Yates, Labor M.H.R. 41 MJA, 3 May 1919, pp. 1 F. M. Burnet and E. Clark, Influenza (Macmillan, Melbourne, 1942) pp. The Spanish Flu (which very well came from Kansas, but first reported by Spain), hit in the fall of 1918, a second surge occurred from January to April 1919 and a smaller spike in 1920. P. Horne Macdonald, Influenza and Air Borne Diseases (Whitcombe & Tombs, Auckland, 1918). The claim: Experts exaggerate the gravity of COVID-19 death rates in comparison with the Spanish flu and seasonal flu. Advance bookings were taken by the Tourist Bureau in Sydney. All men should act as brothers. Indeed, the death rate was highest in New South Wales where compulsion was most extensive. In Sydney alone, 40% of residents caught it. 10, 19, 23. The states would arrange emergency hospitals, vaccination depots, ambulance services, medical staff and public awareness measures. For example, … In rejecting violence, he said, people turned to violence. More died during the pandemic than in the course of the entire First World War, some think possibly more that the First and … 10 The Western Argus (11 February 1919, p.16) expressed itself particularly pleased to support West Australia against the Commonwealth over quarantine ‘because in the disputes…between Federal and State Authorities, the States, and especially West Australia, are almost invariably in the wrong’. 19 For example, Bulletin, 20 February 1919, P. 31; see Sir James Crichton-Browne’s endorsement of Bovril, Western Argus, 17 June 1919, p.5. P.P., I, 1920, pp. Temperate and scholarly articles in responsible weeklies placed the Pandemic in line with the plagues of old, whilst advertisers were adamant that the impending scourge was ferocious and deadly. Chaotic wrangling between Commonwealth and State authorities resulted from the collapse of a previously negotiated agreement and not because of universal unpreparedness. The first batch of internees published a twenty-two page souvenir booklet in which the editors—two parsons—described their stay as ‘a glorious holiday’.12. A special cemetery on Salisbury Plain was expanded to accommodate the dead.17, Not all quack cures came from doctors or from the proprietors of patent medicines. Longstanding grievances by seamen came to the fore as they compared their normal working and living conditions with those prescribed under the influenza precautions ashore. They had to be helped to reach the spittoons on their lockers. It is possible that restrictions on large gatherings contributed to a lessening of political agitation at this particularly volatile time.37. [page needed] Third wave of 1919. 42-52; B. Denholm, ‘Some Aspects of the Transition Period from War to Peace 1918-1921’ Australian Quarterly XVI, 1 (March 1944), pp. But national character is a poor base upon which to advance a State apparatus capable of generating patriotism sufficient to over-ride regional, class and religious loyalties. Sydney Morning Herald, II February 1919, p.6. Burnet and Clark, op. 39 B. K. de Garis, `An Incident at Fremantle’, Labour History, 10, May 1966, pp. As Martin Boyd put it in The Montforts, it was not that people no longer hoped, it was rather that they now hoped for things not to happen.48. Freemans Journal 20 February 1919, p.15, in an article headed ‘Marching back from Federation’ asked `if the national authority be humbled and flouted in one department, how long will it be before it is treated in the case of another?’. Despite its name, the Spanish Flu did not originate in Spain, although it was the first place to receive media coverage of it as Spain was neutral in World War I and had greater press freedom. Nevertheless, up to 40 per cent of the population were infected, and some Aboriginal communities recorded a mortality rate of 50 per cent. 95-103. Fourthly, the psychological impact of the Pandemic will be located in its total environment to evaluate its contribution to any Australian ‘loss of certainty’ consequent upon the Great War. The 1918–19 influenza pandemic is often called the ‘Spanish flu’, not because it originated in Spain, but due to it first being widely reported there. Townsville Daily Bulletin, 7 June, p.4 and 13 June 1919, p.4; Q.P.P.,I1, 1921, p. 559-561, MJA, 24 April 1920, p.400 and Q.S.A. The response ranged from passive obstruction to active resistance from all except Victoria. 11 February 1919, p.6. At Wangaratta a new infectious diseases ward was built on a wooden frame with an iron roof and hessian walls. 475-8; Truth (Brisbane), 4 May 1919, p.9; Smiths Weekly, 5 July 1919, p.1. When at the outbreak of the epidemic in NSW the Sydney Morning Herald assured its readers ‘that whatever happens the Government is ready to the last button of the garter’, presumably not even it envisaged that an official call to unite in prayer would coincide with an order for churches to close. 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