Melbourne is a ‘global COVID social experiment’ being closely watched

Melbourne is a ‘global COVID social experiment’ being closely watched

Melbourne’s coronavirus second wave lockdown is a “global social experiment” with many in the US watching closely to the impact on the community according to Sky News US political commentator Joe Hockey.

The Victorian government has issued stay at home orders for the entire metropolitan Melbourne region which will include the Mitchell Shire.

There have been over 170 new cases of coronavirus in Victoria in the past 24 hours with 72 people in hospital including 17 patients in ICU.

Mr Hockey said apart from Beijing there isn’t really another city in the world which has experienced a total lockdown, returned almost to normality, and then gone back to an extreme lockdown again.

“The impact of what’s happening in Melbourne on the psychology of the community is going to be closely watched over here (the US),” Mr Hockey told Sky News host Chris Smith.

“There’s a lot of pressure to close down cities again, particularly has ICU wards have filled up.

“You’re seeing a global social experiment in Melbourne at the moment.”

Image: Getty

Author: admin


  1. Thomas Breithaupt on July 13, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    2:25 – "Fartgate"?

  2. Kalle Lalle on July 13, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    Listen to WHO & Dr Bergman. NO mask.. Its not good for people.

  3. Ho Too on July 13, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    I like the mask rule, I use it to my advantage. I went to the motorcycle dealership with mine in pocket and they had this idiotic line to wait in just to get in the door and 9/10 people were wearing masks. I used the dry-cough maskless trick and slowly but surely got rid of 6 of 13 people in line fearing for their safety. Two couples said I should be wearing a mask so I politely told them to FCUKOFF and they left in a huff. 25 mins later I was in the door and then they had these stupid dots here and there to stand on and then you point at what you want to see and a store employee brings it to you to view, hahaha idiotic, they don’t do that crappp at he grocery stores even. I asked for the manager and he came over and I explained I’m not doing this bs, you want to sell a motorcycle or not? He just laughed and we walked around and I ended up buying a FC450 dirt bike from him…cough cough.

  4. Joe Chiato on July 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    I don’t know why the Victorians voted for someone like Dan who’s been flat out bought by the CCP anyway, why did they do that?

  5. Stikibits on July 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Sky is such crazed and tyrannical disinformation…and dangerously so.
    Sky propagandized to reopen too quickly…still is…so is totally responsible for this.
    Democratic news is OBJECTIVELY TRUTHFUL.
    Sky is dangerous disinformation, anti-democratic and must be shut down for the sake of democracy, freedom and public safety.

  6. DianeDi on July 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    The best cure for the #CoronaVirusHOAX is a RED PILL
    This so called pandemic is all about;
    1) Controlling/isolating/quarantining the masses
    2) 5G deployment
    3) Economic/Stock Market Collapse
    4) Total Surveillance
    5) Forced Vaccination
    6) Cashless Society
    7) Microchip/ID2020

  7. Thomas Wery on July 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Trying to stop a virus with a mask is like stopping a mosquito with a chain link fence

  8. 普京 on July 13, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    people need to take to the streets in the millions or its all over for your freedoms . techno-bureaucratic tyranny coming your way fast ! Wake up Australia.

  9. Shell Dockley on July 13, 2020 at 6:33 pm

    Trump is finished in November he has proven multiple times that he is the absolute joke of the century.

  10. Salty Jo on July 13, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    Mask or no mask, the world is fcuked, no matter what rubbish you are talking here. Jobs are gone.

  11. JoeGator23 on July 13, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    Waiting for the dam to break… God save us all!

  12. El Diablo on July 13, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    Biden always wears a mask, he just doesn’t always remember why he’s wearing it.

  13. Travel Tips on July 13, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Itl be a scary thought if trump loses

  14. Perpetual Grin on July 13, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Sweden is far more of an experiment than Melbourne is.

  15. Cricket Is life on July 13, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    China taking over Sri Lanka for use as military base already Sri Lanka main sea port and so many lands owned by Chinese companies many of Chinese coming and they stay Sri Lanka. Also Sri Lanka have nearly 50 billion dollars Chinese unpaid loans therefore Sri Lanka need give to China 2/3 from country. 90% Sri Lanka all sectors controlling by Chinese and 35% work force is Chinese National I think this is treat for anti China alliance because Sri Lanka become military base Chinese war ships and planes can easy access many parts of Indian Ocean. Western world must need take action against Sri Lanka if they not going out of China specially need apply hard sanctions completely block oil and medicine supply and suspend international money transactions from and to Sri Lanka. I pray day to day Sri Lanka Buddhist regime fall like 2003 Iraq Sadaham regime falls. Australia have big migrant problem because Sri Lanka the only option is resolve this problem do the multi military invention against Sri Lanka same did Iraq 2003 and hanging Rajapaksha same Sadaham. Sri Lanka need fall like Iraq.

  16. dongvillo on July 13, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    Joe Hockey, clown.

  17. Flower mouth on July 13, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    We HAVE a "vaccine" for the FLU, we have had one that fuckwits BUY every year and then GET the FLU EVERY year! Fuck you fat fraud – it is a CON!

  18. Lorraine Lavin on July 13, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    will those who refuse a vaccine be allowed to board planes or ships or go to gyms etc ….world wide

  19. HalfBakedMunky on July 13, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    U.S. 330,000,000 people, AUS 25,000,000 people. You think they gonna lock them down? You can see where those new cases are coming from. The Hotels that weren’t being protected by competent security guards. It doesn’t take long for this shit to spread. Only takes a few loose cannons to fk it all up for the rest of us. Fkin morons. Stay there, Hockey, you fit right in.

  20. Adam Australia on July 13, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    We need lots of deaths in australia before we take it serious, i drove past grand chancoller in lonsdale st melbourne and nobody social distancing while they wait for the next bus of international travellers

  21. David Liptrot on July 13, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    It’s all utter bollocks

  22. Barracuda 1964 on July 13, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    This whole think is a Psy Op, always was. Just pushing our buttons until we break. Interesting how you dont hear from Greta and her climate cultists anymore. They changed their tact and unleashed a virus on us, you never hear much from Islam anymore that all quietened down, whats the next trick up their sleeve other than locking us in our homes because according to them people are getting sick with covid 19. I wonder if this is like an Iphone and we get a new virus every year. Covid 20, Covid 21 etc. Time for the guillotines I think, off with their stinking heads.

  23. Jules paggiaro on July 13, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    Imaginary vaccine for an imaginary disease.. Stop glorifying this covid nonsense and get on with your lives. How soft and useless is society these days? More people die of the common flu every year, take a panadol if you’re all so bloody terrified.

  24. Coronavirus Hoax on July 13, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    If Trump loses NWO is here!

  25. Miss Kitty on July 13, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    Patented. Agendas.
    Pied Piper leadeth thy Sheeple to their own demise with lies, trickery and Vaccinations for freedom…
    Wake The F. Up!!!

  26. A google Account on July 13, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    This experiment is all about "how much tyranny can be gotten away with by those in power "

  27. Lorraine Lavin on July 13, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    Bubonic disease is going around in sth east Asia now. related to RATS .. Asia and Africa should look at changing their menu . too many viruses coming from over there

  28. BDM on July 13, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    the hole thing is just one big experiment, wouldn’t trust hockey as far as i could kick him.

  29. John Oflus on July 13, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    Obviously wearing a mask is helpful in controlling the spread of Covid19. The bigger issue is how long can we remain locked down. If a vaccine doesn’t arrive in the next 3-6 months then we are probably going to have to open up once we have done everything we can to protect the most vulnerable in our society. This is rapidly starting to look endemic and as such the new normal, in the end it will be survival of the fittest just as it has always been since the beginning of the human race. Yes I am in the vulnerable group. Also, particularly in underdeveloped areas expect large loss of life not only thru Covid19 but also starvation/malnutrition and the association diseases that always increase when they are most vulnerable, with little help from developed nations who will be hard pressed to manage their own highly exacerbated financial and societal issues, feed your own before feeding others. We thought that we could dance with the Devil but now we get burnt.

  30. Saltnessmonster on July 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Notice how New York had lots of cases and then it opened up and no second wave. While states that close down too fast had more cases once reopening. It will pass over fast. So lockdowns only delay the crisis.

  31. Robot Bob on July 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    the masks are to prevent COUGHING on other people, so if you feel sick wear a mask if you don’t feel sick don’t wear it. these crazies just want to hassle you about something! it also gets in through the eyes, so it doesn’t prevent the spread it only limits the physical range of coughing! taking it from 10 meters when you’re yelling COUGHHH BLACK COUGH LIVES COUGH MAaAATHHAA or whatever to half a metre wehn you’re saying MMMmm Lives MMm M MM matter

  32. Uncle Ouch on July 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Slanash, you here somewhere? It’s me, Sube.

  33. ricky j w on July 13, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Who gives a damm if he wears a mask or not….. media beating up nothing as usual

  34. Mono Woman on July 13, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    Legal challenges are being brought in Melbourne for unlawful detention and human rights abuses. The suicide statistics are higher than the Covid deaths. This is the result of the Government using various psychological methods, repetition being just one of them, to manipulate people without their knowledge or consent in your very aptly named "social experiment". There is no basis in Law for the abuses being perpetrated by the Government upon the people. You have to be stopped.

  35. Jason Hobbins on July 13, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    Joe Hockey is a elitist prick. The people of Australia can’t stand him so he was sent on an overseas post. Who gives a shit about what he thinks? But he does make the best shit sandwiches for us to eat.

  36. Jim Bob on July 13, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    The ccp is more than just watching.

  37. Herman's Heroes on July 13, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    If hocking is the Australian standard when it comes to being a diplomat we are sunk.

  38. neverlostforwords on July 13, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    Let me provide the sought-after information freely to the US: the community here in Melbourne is angry and devastated. There, now you don’t need to waste further energy collecting and analysing further data.

  39. L0b0ts on July 13, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    It’s an over reaction in Queensland getting all triggered over a nightclub cue, the government want to drive us insane. Ordering people how exactly they should move in Queensland when there are bugger all cases is an outrage.

  40. Cheryl Bruno on July 13, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    He is the only person who can bring us back! He’s obviously business minded and that’s what is needed, not stupid creepy phoedopile uncle Joe’s high school running for president campaign! What normal person running for president of the USA says, will you do me a favor and join his campaign! This country is in for bigger trouble than what is going on right now if he gets in! Just my opinion!

  41. Miss Kitty on July 13, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    NEW WORLD ORDER…in full swing!!!
    AGENDA 2030.

  42. Coronavirus Hoax on July 13, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Google gpmb look at annual report printed September 2019. Page 10 states 2 respiratory virus simulations to be completed by September 2020. Death rate is .05%, that is less than the flu death rate. Global Preparedness Monitoring Board is new world order!

  43. Craig Dunk on July 13, 2020 at 7:18 pm


  44. mike smith on July 13, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Here in the United States, all hospitals, doctors offices, and various medical facilities require that you wear a mask. No-one has a choice, not even the President.
    So when the lefties say that he has admitted that masks are necessary, no, he’s just doing what every sane person does, namely take appropriate measures to protect themselves and others.

  45. 2012escapee1 on July 13, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    What is this bizarre obsession with masks? It’s a cult. #StopCovidTyranny

Leave a Comment