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  #2437474 13-Mar-2020 11:52
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Phil Goff has done something Jacinda Ardern could do, overrule officials. After all, she is the captain of the ship. 

 

Wise decision to cancel Pacifika.

 

Will she press ahead with the Christchurch memorial? with the middle east situation, a gathering of members from that community is a terrible idea.

 

I have little faith in her ability handle this. Its one thing having advisors but she needs to be able to read public sentiment and make calls that at least gives the perception its under control.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  #2437476 13-Mar-2020 11:52
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Yeah it sounds like the journalists were a bit ahead of themselves




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  #2437480 13-Mar-2020 11:57
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tdgeek:

 

...Id like all border enry where you need to self islate to be told you MUST and we will register you right now and keep an eye on you. The border is maybe our last loophole

 

 

 

 

Yeah, I think we need to step up self isolation to china levels... and have harsh personalities for breaching (Singapore canceled somebodies residency status and deported them for breaching).

 

That guy that was from the diamond princess that publicly stated that he was really upset at being quarantined at the army base, as he needed to work on his business really drove home to me that kindly asking people to self isolate is quite a risky plan.

Even then, I would probiably only trust our on nationals & residents.

Sounds like in china, you have a notice taped to your door describing your quarantine, and you get checked twice a day (both your temperature, and that you are home). If your home is unsuitable (say you have flatmates), you serve your quarantine in a hotel room.

 

The list or risk countries is getting pritty long. USA, Europe & Australia all now carry risk. Perhaps the pacific island's are the only places with minimal risk.


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  #2437481 13-Mar-2020 11:58
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MileHighKiwi:

 

Phil Goff has done something Jacinda Ardern could do, overrule officials. After all, she is the captain of the ship. 

 

Wise decision to cancel Pacifika.

 

Will she press ahead with the Christchurch memorial? with the middle east situation, a gathering of members from that community is a terrible idea.

 

I have little faith in her ability handle this. Its one thing having advisors but she needs to be able to read public sentiment and make calls that at least gives the perception its under control.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will she cancel the Auckland CBD that poses far more risk? AKL busses? All these are daily. MoH says its no risk. So Phil has probably done for for brownie points. Political bantering isnt the place for this crisis. If you feel that anti about the PM, ask why Phil isnt shutting down a lot of other equally and higher risk situations? Is he a virus or health expert? No.

 

And for the umpteenth time the PM is not handling this, Ministry of Health is, or do they know nothing?


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  #2437482 13-Mar-2020 12:00
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F1.com has nothing at all on the postponement or the issue. Going by that and below, whatever has been decided is 99% decided at best, Id say the question has been, "ok we can postpone, but we are hear, and other sports play no crowds so why can't F1 play no crowds?" The issue has been unfair on the cancelled team, but maybe they can award them some points based on testing??

 

 

The fans are already there. They have already stood in big lines at the gates within cms of each other. This is an abhorrent dereliction of duty of care to the fans. 

 

This should have been cancelled as soon as the pandemic was called. This is so so much worse than Indy 2005. The safety of drivers, crews, fans etc has been put at risk through a total failure of leadership. 

 

 

This looks like a complete schemozzle
Melbourne-based media are quoting the State Premier as saying there will be "no crowds if the race goes ahead at all" about 20 minutes ago, after the gates should have opened. So they have a big crowd jammed together outside the gates potentially spraying COVID-19 all over each other, but they still haven't decided whether the event will actually go ahead or not. It could easily turn very nasty.

 

Incompetence and/or madness on an epic scale


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  #2437483 13-Mar-2020 12:04
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This looks like a complete schemozzle
Melbourne-based media are quoting the State Premier as saying there will be "no crowds if the race goes ahead at all" about 20 minutes ago, after the gates should have opened. So they have a big crowd jammed together outside the gates potentially spraying COVID-19 all over each other, but they still haven't decided whether the event will actually go ahead or not. It could easily turn very nasty.

 

Incompetence and/or madness on an epic scale

 

 

It's incompetence. It's borderline criminal. Now a huge concentration of fans are going to swamp cafes, bars, etc after having all mingled for hours. 

 

If this call had been made earlier in the week, some would not have even come to Australia and many would have filtered home gradually over the next few days. 

 

But no, they've now been in hotels and on trams and all sorts of other things. 

 

This might prove to be pivotal moment if Melbourne goes the same way as Lombardy. 


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  #2437484 13-Mar-2020 12:06
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I believe ScoMo waited till they arrived before he placed Italy on tbe ban list, read that somewhere


 
 
 
 




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  #2437485 13-Mar-2020 12:07
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It's all bout the money...




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  #2437489 13-Mar-2020 12:13
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tdgeek:

 

MileHighKiwi:

 

Phil Goff has done something Jacinda Ardern could do, overrule officials. After all, she is the captain of the ship. 

 

Wise decision to cancel Pacifika.

 

Will she press ahead with the Christchurch memorial? with the middle east situation, a gathering of members from that community is a terrible idea.

 

I have little faith in her ability handle this. Its one thing having advisors but she needs to be able to read public sentiment and make calls that at least gives the perception its under control.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will she cancel the Auckland CBD that poses far more risk? AKL busses? All these are daily. MoH says its no risk. So Phil has probably done for for brownie points. Political bantering isnt the place for this crisis. If you feel that anti about the PM, ask why Phil isnt shutting down a lot of other equally and higher risk situations? Is he a virus or health expert? No.

 

And for the umpteenth time the PM is not handling this, Ministry of Health is, or do they know nothing?

 

 

Its easier to avoid people by touch or the one metre rule in a CDB as opposed to a concert. Common sense I would have thought. Pity Jacinda doesnt have common sense as well. I guess her head scarf will protect her this weekend at Mosque memorials that also should have been deferred.


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  #2437490 13-Mar-2020 12:15
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Batman: It's all bout the money...

 

The most invisible but biggest barrier of them all

 

 

 

 


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  #2437492 13-Mar-2020 12:21
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tdgeek:

 

MileHighKiwi:

 

Phil Goff has done something Jacinda Ardern could do, overrule officials. After all, she is the captain of the ship. 

 

Wise decision to cancel Pacifika.

 

Will she press ahead with the Christchurch memorial? with the middle east situation, a gathering of members from that community is a terrible idea.

 

I have little faith in her ability handle this. Its one thing having advisors but she needs to be able to read public sentiment and make calls that at least gives the perception its under control.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will she cancel the Auckland CBD that poses far more risk? AKL busses? All these are daily. MoH says its no risk. So Phil has probably done for for brownie points. Political bantering isnt the place for this crisis. If you feel that anti about the PM, ask why Phil isnt shutting down a lot of other equally and higher risk situations? Is he a virus or health expert? No.

 

And for the umpteenth time the PM is not handling this, Ministry of Health is, or do they know nothing?

 

 

I am sure the Italian equivalent of our ministry of health has some very capable people & look at what is happening their.


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  #2437493 13-Mar-2020 12:22
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Mahon:

 

 

 

Its easier to avoid people by touch or the one metre rule in a CDB as opposed to a concert. Common sense I would have thought. Pity Jacinda doesnt have common sense as well. I guess her head scarf will protect her this weekend at Mosque memorials that also should have been deferred.

 

 

No its not. When a CBD as ONE example, is an ongoing daily experience, and the crowded public transport assembling it all. Then we have the workplaces in 15 storey buildings and elevators. Its not common sense its politics, and that doesn't belong in a serious crisis. That's why MoH is running the project and the PM asks them for info, as reported often. But good to see the MoH has no common sense. Again, this is the wrong thread


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  #2437496 13-Mar-2020 12:23
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tehgerbil: Have we been lucky - or just well placed here in NZ as to why there hasn't been any more cases confirmed beyond the 5?

 

 

 

Probably neither.  And such a view is not really conducive to good preparation.

 

There are scores of countries with fewer (many, much fewer) cases per 1m population.  They include countries with smaller and with much larger populations, many with much higher population densities, and others immediate neighbours of China (Vietnam, Mongolia, .. ).

 

As others have pointed out, only just over 3 weeks ago, Italy only had 3 cases confirmed.

 

Taiwan was one of the few jurisdictions that was prepared, having earlier learnt lessons from SARS.  Despite their proximity to mainland China and an early jump in cases, so far they have not experienced the exponential growth in cases seen in most other countries where community transmission has taken hold.  Sixteen cases by 6 Feb, only ~2 weeks after their first case vs only about 10 new ones in the last 2 weeks.  A few other countries such as Singapore are also seen as role models but even there rates of infection have been less well controlled.  Despite only one quarter of the population, confirmed infections there have increased at 10 a day over the last week. 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/11/mass-testing-alerts-and-big-fines-the-strategies-used-in-asia-to-slow-coronavirus

 

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2762689


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  #2437500 13-Mar-2020 12:27
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I am sure the Italian equivalent of our ministry of health has some very capable people & look at what is happening their.

 

 

You need to explain that. Are you aware that Italy had a travel bans from China in late January? Are you aware the Europe, EU has NO travels bans?? It would seem obvious that Italy did not catch it from China but from Europe. Eureope is toast due to no action. Its actually worse than the incompetence of the USA

 

But if you feel that our MoH needs to step down so that Jac Adern can take over, just say so.


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  #2437504 13-Mar-2020 12:31
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The F1 / V8 Supercars event in Melbourne just been cancelled, ODI cricket going to be played to an empty stadium also


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