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  #2452573 1-Apr-2020 19:24
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Tinkerisk:

 

We have a subtitle function on digital TV and radio broadcasting systems.

 

 

I think you're missing the point. The Deaf Aotearoa President put it best:

 

And, for many deaf people who use NZSL as their first or preferred language, NZSL is the only way to access information.

 

I think we have plenty to be proud of for actually choosing to engage deaf people via the means that they often prefer. Merely making do via subtitles (as some overseas governments choose to do instead) isn't as nice. And, yes, I am quite aware that we are in the digital age -- but thanks for your massive dose of enlightenment.

 

 


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  #2452575 1-Apr-2020 19:30
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BBC News - Coronavirus: US Navy captain pleads for help over outbreak

 

31 March 2020

 

 

The captain of a US aircraft carrier carrying more than 4,000 crew has called for urgent help to halt a coronavirus outbreak on his ship.

 

Scores of people on board the Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for the infection. The carrier is currently docked in Guam.

 

"We are not at war. Sailors do not need to die," Captain Brett Crozier wrote in a letter to the Pentagon.

 

Captain Crozier recommended quarantining almost the entire crew.

 

In the letter Captain Crozier said that with large numbers of sailors living in confined spaces on the carrier isolating sick individuals was impossible. ...

 





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  #2452578 1-Apr-2020 19:34
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dogstar001:
SepticSceptic: Avoid runners and probably cyclists.
Far more expelled droplets .


/>https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12321647


This article is alarmist, the disease can't be transmitted via sweat. If runners keep 2 meters their is no problem.

 

Another news.com.au clickbait story. Nothing on the NZ Herald website is worth even worth if you see that as the source.

 

Remember last month when they told us the virus was airborne? Yeah nah. Wasn't then, still isn't now.

 

 

 

 


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  #2452579 1-Apr-2020 19:34
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Dratsab: That would require some tweaking of s11 of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990. I doubt any Government will want to go there. 


INAL, but section 8 seems to conflict.. also can't see where "medical treatment" is defined... I'm sure there will be some loop hole to force it.. Not vaccinated, no kiwi saver top up, or working for families, or ECE payments for your kids or free medical treatment of any complicationsetc etc.. Much like aussie don't let kids into day care unless vaccinated

 

No section 8 doesn't conflict. Read section 3 and you'll understand why.


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  #2452581 1-Apr-2020 19:36
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And, yes, I am quite aware that we are in the digital age -- but thanks for your massive dose of enlightenment.

 

 

You're welcome.





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  #2452585 1-Apr-2020 19:47
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Back to worthwhile matters....

 

Get ready for the "Why did they get a flash hotel and I am in this [insert description] complaints

 

 

A family of five are trapped in a luxury waterfront Auckland hotel where they've been placed for a mandatory two-week quarantine.

 

With three rooms between them at SO/ Auckland, the Booth family of Wellington is provided three meals daily, free wi-fi, laundry services and fresh linen - with the Government picking up the entire tab.

 

Rachael Booth said they arrived in New Zealand from a holiday in Rarotonga on Saturday and felt extremely fortunate about where they had been placed into self-isolation.

 

Complaint of unfair treatment incoming in.......

 

 


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  #2452610 1-Apr-2020 20:49
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Geektastic:

If we’d shut the border before it got here, nobody would be self isolating.

 

 

 

Had any country shut their borders entirely by late Feb?


 
 
 
 


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  #2452613 1-Apr-2020 20:53
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Who ever it concerns - and from the frontline:             

 

The number of people in Hamburg with a Covid 19 disease in the hospital is still manageable. Nevertheless, it is striking: Most are male and - contrary to expectations - many patients are significantly younger than 65 years. The reason for this is still unclear.

Most Covid 19 patients come to the hospital with breathing difficulties. It is very characteristic of the disease that radiologists notice a so-called milk glass clouding of the lungs in computer tomography - this indicates a large-scale inflammation.

The patients get oxygen against their shortage of air, some have to be artificially ventilated for days. Even if the rush has not yet reached the clinics, wards are already closed in many places to free nurses for the Covid 19 patients. And in all clinics, doctors and nursing staff are trained in the operation of the ventilators to relieve the intensive care units. It is foreseeable that the number of patients will increase significantly in the next few weeks.

 

(Stats as of today: Known 2290 of 1.842 Mill. inhabitants infected, but 750 of them recovered, 10 fatalities, 40 of 1280 ICUs in use)





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  #2452615 1-Apr-2020 20:58
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FineWine:

 

CORONAVIRUS CURE UPDATE: 'We're Already There,' Says Australian Scientist on Creating COVID-19 Cure

 

Well, strictly Covid-19 is the disease you get from being infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus so that headline is incorrect because they're talking about a vaccine, and not a cure for a person with the disease.

 

They have found what they think is a highly conserved region of the virus that they must think it also very immunogenic, and presumably common to all the strains currently circulating.  They're looking for funding to produce this protein/vaccine.

 

They could of course release the sequence they found and see if others agree, and are willing to manufacture it for testing overseas ... phase 1,2 and 3 trials.

 

Yes, it is a very confusing article; cure or vaccine

 

First off the article talks about a cure, "to speed up the process of finding and creating the cure for COVID-19."

 

Then jumps in with a possible vaccine, "After 250 formulations, the scientists settled on a candidate vaccine known as S-Spike"

 

Then it jumps back to a cure using "these drugs are Chloroquine, which is an anti-malarial drug, and a combination of lopinavir and ritonavir, which acts as an HIV-suppressor, have shown promising results in human tests."

 

It is almost 'click bait'. The banner headline makes no mention of a vaccine. Very shoddy. Almost Trump like. The journalist should go and work for Fox News.





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  #2452627 1-Apr-2020 21:25
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There's billions of dollars up for grabs for a potential effective treatment or cure.  All sorts of things are crawling out of the woodwork, "pre-print" non-peer reviewed papers by academics seeking fame and glory or a Nobel prize, and sensational claims by shyster companies seeking capital injections.
Take most of it with a grain of salt, more than half the stuff even I can pick huge gaping holes in and I left school when I was 12, the media need to tidy up their act / fine tune their BS meters - because it's coming thick and fast.


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  #2452628 1-Apr-2020 21:31
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The way we're doing the testing is wrong, fast forward to 12:00 on Bill Gates.

 

 

 

https://www.ted.com/talks/bill_gates_how_we_must_respond_to_the_coronavirus_pandemic

 

 

 

We shouldn't be going all the way up the nose into the throat. 

 

 


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  #2452629 1-Apr-2020 21:34
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Fred99:

 

There's billions of dollars up for grabs for a potential effective treatment or cure.  All sorts of things are crawling out of the woodwork, "pre-print" non-peer reviewed papers by academics seeking fame and glory or a Nobel prize, and sensational claims by shyster companies seeking capital injections.
Take most of it with a grain of salt, more than half the stuff even I can pick huge gaping holes in and I left school when I was 12, the media need to tidy up their act / fine tune their BS meters - because it's coming thick and fast.

 

 

 

 

Yes, too many short cuts being taken like skipping animal models. That's a receipt for failure. Desperation and creating unsafe vaccines is a sure way to put the world into chaos even more.

 

 

 

 


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  #2452683 1-Apr-2020 22:22
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Geektastic:

If we’d shut the border before it got here, nobody would be self isolating.

 

 

 

Had any country shut their borders entirely by late Feb?

 

 

 

 

I am not really sure what that has to do with it.

 

We are an island nation. People cannot walk or drive in over a land border. It was obvious long before we reached the stage of restricting normal life that this was coming and that keeping it out altogether was surely better than trying to deal with it once it arrived.

 

Unique amongst the world, we could have kept it out had we tried. We would not have had to do anything we have not already done - merely do it sooner.






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  #2452692 1-Apr-2020 22:48
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Geektastic:

 

loceff13:

 

Had any country shut their borders entirely by late Feb?

 

 

I am not really sure what that has to do with it.

 

We are an island nation. People cannot walk or drive in over a land border. It was obvious long before we reached the stage of restricting normal life that this was coming and that keeping it out altogether was surely better than trying to deal with it once it arrived.

 

Unique amongst the world, we could have kept it out had we tried. We would not have had to do anything we have not already done - merely do it sooner.

 

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=161&topicid=265423&page_no=10#2410445


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WTH? I mean, we pick them up by our own means as we did already worldwide for 175,000 Germans!

 

+++ The New Zealand government continues to block the exit of foreigners who want to go home because of the Corona crisis - including around 12,000 Germans. The German embassy in Wellington announced on Facebook that the New Zealand State Department had informed the representations of all countries that the stop on the return flights, which originally ran until Wednesday, had been extended. "For how long was it not said." Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said at a press conference that the government was working on “framework conditions” for flight resumption, the message said. This would take "a few days". +++





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