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mattwnz
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  #2574965 27-Sep-2020 21:10
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IMO I hope they don't have side effects, because it could reduce the number of people who are willing to take up the fully tested ones that haven't been rushed.  I recall one recent vaccine for something else reportedly caused narcolepsy.Already apparently quite a lot of people in NZ wouldn't take it. 


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  #2574966 27-Sep-2020 21:16
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Not that there would be enough uptake anyway.. :/

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/most-kiwis-would-likely-get-covid-19-vaccine-if-one-becomes-available-1-news-poll

Funny enough, the numbers of QR code scand has tanked since wed too. Sigh.

 
 
 
 


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  #2574968 27-Sep-2020 21:29
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Oblivian: Not that there would be enough uptake anyway.. :/

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/most-kiwis-would-likely-get-covid-19-vaccine-if-one-becomes-available-1-news-poll

Funny enough, the numbers of QR code scand has tanked since wed too. Sigh.

 

 

 

It is frustrating.  People so quickly forget and get complacent.


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  #2574980 27-Sep-2020 23:02
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Oblivian: Not that there would be enough uptake anyway.. :/

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/most-kiwis-would-likely-get-covid-19-vaccine-if-one-becomes-available-1-news-poll

Funny enough, the numbers of QR code scand has tanked since wed too. Sigh.

 

Those number will change a bit when you can't travel internationally unless you are vaccinated.


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  #2575016 28-Sep-2020 07:07
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Handle9:

Oblivian: Not that there would be enough uptake anyway.. :/

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/most-kiwis-would-likely-get-covid-19-vaccine-if-one-becomes-available-1-news-poll

Funny enough, the numbers of QR code scand has tanked since wed too. Sigh.


Those number will change a bit when you can't travel internationally unless you are vaccinated.



Fake vaccine certificates come to mind...




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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  #2575289 28-Sep-2020 13:09
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Press release:

 

 

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today.

 

There are 18 people isolating in the Auckland quarantine facility from the community, which includes 9 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and their household contacts.

 

One person is in hospital with COVID-19 at Middlemore hospital. The patient is in isolation on a general ward.

 

Since August 11, our contact tracing team has identified 4,075 close contacts of cases, of which 4,072 have been contacted and are self-isolating or have completed self-isolation. We are in the process of contacting the rest.

 

Our total number of active cases is 55; of those, 28 are imported cases in MIQ facilities, and 27 are community cases.

 

Our total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is 1,477.

 

Yesterday our laboratories processed 3,539 tests, bringing the total number of tests completed to date to 951,954.

 

Lower testing figures on Saturdays and Sundays are not unusual, however this is a good reminder that we can’t afford to be complacent.

 





 

 

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  #2575375 28-Sep-2020 14:29
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Testing numbers look to be dropping back. The MOHs press release even warns against people getting complacent. Anyone with cold or flu symptoms need to get tested.

 
 
 
 


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  #2575390 28-Sep-2020 15:05
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mattwnz: Testing numbers look to be dropping back. The MOHs press release even warns against people getting complacent. Anyone with cold or flu symptoms need to get tested.

 

they will drop because the flu is almost non existent this year so people with symptoms are not showing up.





Common sense is not as common as you think.


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  #2575396 28-Sep-2020 15:15
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vexxxboy:

 

mattwnz: Testing numbers look to be dropping back. The MOHs press release even warns against people getting complacent. Anyone with cold or flu symptoms need to get tested.

 

they will drop because the flu is almost non existent this year so people with symptoms are not showing up.

 

 

This is their big dilemma,   flu is very low this year

 

https://www.flutracking.net/Info/Report/202039/NZ

 

and what spikes there are in reporting are heavily linked to COVID ( the 25 June and 12 August items are quite visible here)

 

 

 

They really need to find a way to undertake 5-6000 sentinel tests a day to keep the averages up,

 

but herding healthy people in to be tested isn't sustainable in the long term,

 

 


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  #2575397 28-Sep-2020 15:16
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vexxxboy:

 

mattwnz: Testing numbers look to be dropping back. The MOHs press release even warns against people getting complacent. Anyone with cold or flu symptoms need to get tested.

 

they will drop because the flu is almost non existent this year so people with symptoms are not showing up.

 

 

Its good to have another test, how effective the Covid response has been. Its been a long time since level 4 ended, yet the lesser levels has severely impacted the flu and colds this Winter. Now Winter is over, impressive to say the least.


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  #2575399 28-Sep-2020 15:21
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tdgeek:

 

Its good to have another test, how effective the Covid response has been. Its been a long time since level 4 ended, yet the lesser levels has severely impacted the flu and colds this Winter. Now Winter is over, impressive to say the least.

 

 

14 days isolation for border arrivals also hugely helps to prevent Nth hemisphere strains entering the country...


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  #2575404 28-Sep-2020 15:30
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wellygary:

 

tdgeek:

 

Its good to have another test, how effective the Covid response has been. Its been a long time since level 4 ended, yet the lesser levels has severely impacted the flu and colds this Winter. Now Winter is over, impressive to say the least.

 

 

14 days isolation for border arrivals also hugely helps to prevent Nth hemisphere strains entering the country...

 

 

Good point. In Winter, here in NZ, do the flu's arrive from other end of Winter season to join our start of Winter season, or do they hibernate here? Going by what we have learnt about Covid, no hibernation, once its gone, its gone. Its a pity that Winter is a rotating season on Earth, there are always travellers going from Winter to end of Winter to somewhere else to keep it active.


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  #2575417 28-Sep-2020 15:43
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tdgeek:
Its good to have another test, how effective the Covid response has been. Its been a long time since level 4 ended, yet the lesser levels has severely impacted the flu and colds this Winter. Now Winter is over, impressive to say the least.

 

I have a very young relative, who has been admitted to a Children's Ward with an infection that could be treated in Outpatients or a day clinic. I suspect that one of the reasons she's been admitted is that the Children's Ward is just about empty. The Charge Nurse said they haven't seen even 20% of their usual stream of flu / chest infection / pneumonia patients this winter


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  #2575421 28-Sep-2020 15:50
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wellygary:

 

 

 

This is their big dilemma,   flu is very low this year

 

https://www.flutracking.net/Info/Report/202039/NZ

 

and what spikes there are in reporting are heavily linked to COVID ( the 25 June and 12 August items are quite visible here)

 

 

 

They really need to find a way to undertake 5-6000 sentinel tests a day to keep the averages up,

 

but herding healthy people in to be tested isn't sustainable in the long term,

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know of quite a few people who have had colds this year and some still have them.  I would doubt they are all getting tested, as they may just think it is a cold.

 

Maybe the sentinel testing should be done around known activities that can cause clusters, such as schools, near public transport, churches etc. Free masks were being used to get people tested.  Without testing, we won't find cases, and we only need to miss one case, and it could cause a lockdown over time. eg What happened in Auckland.


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  #2575518 28-Sep-2020 18:03
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Cruise Ship Again.
Even with assurances of better procedures, similarly with other shipping where crews are in vulnerable positions with every reason not to report problems.

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/300118587/covid19-among-crew-halts-french-polynesia-cruise

 

""
A cruise from Tahiti to the Marquesas Islands has been aborted after several crew members were informed that they were Covid-19 positive.
The Aranui 5 had already left the French Polynesian capital and was forced to return to Papeete.
Seven crew are affected.
""
Last month, another cruise ship Paul Gauguin returned to port in Papeete after a foreign passenger's self-test returned a Covid-19 positive result.
""

 

Arrgh, Covid Tracer logout again , though this time it will still allow scan, other functions locked, I wonder if there is any correlation between the sudden scan dropoff and people being logged out ? About a month since the big uptake ?

 

 


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