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  #2482441 13-May-2020 08:24
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I think I said yesterday that I would have expected more information on how large stores and shops inside malls would have to operate, but .. nothing.

 

I must say, as an essential worker I will miss not having to get up so early to get to work and being able to park outside work for free; tomorrow it will be back to getting up earlier, dealing with the traffic and parking a few KM away from work

 

 

 

 

 

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nzkiwiman:

 

... This is based on the head of the company saying the company default is "return to work"; ...

 

 

Of course, he/she is prepared to sit in the same office space as the rest of you?

 

 

 

 

Nah, works in a different part of the country but I will assume he has his own office separate from the general open plan


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  #2482484 13-May-2020 08:31
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mattwnz:

 

 I know kiwis love to find loopholes, but things need to be made clear. The rules are there for a reason.

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/beehive-live/121490087/coronavirus-has-winston-peters-found-a-way-around-the-rule-of-10-people-at-funerals

 

 

The headline is "Coronavirus: Has Winston Peters found a way around the rule of 10 people at funerals?"

 

Applying Beteridge's Law of Headlines, the answer is "NO".





 
 
 
 




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  #2482485 13-May-2020 08:32
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Tinkerisk:

We've display dummies as guests in some restaurants "for our customers not to feel too lonely" (because only 60% of seating can be used in Germany). Funny times. :-)


 


 



Madness. Virus reservoir.




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


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  #2482486 13-May-2020 08:33
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nzkiwiman:

 

I think I said yesterday that I would have expected more information on how large stores and shops inside malls would have to operate, but .. nothing.

 

 

Yep, nothing. I guess they will wait for L2 to kick in at 11-59pm, but they know the process, they have it ready to go, why not put that on their website so people know now what to expect. Or many will rock up in the morning and just assume its shopping time.


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  #2482489 13-May-2020 08:39
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freitasm:

 

mattwnz:

 

 I know kiwis love to find loopholes, but things need to be made clear. The rules are there for a reason.

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/beehive-live/121490087/coronavirus-has-winston-peters-found-a-way-around-the-rule-of-10-people-at-funerals

 

 

The headline is "Coronavirus: Has Winston Peters found a way around the rule of 10 people at funerals?"

 

Applying Beteridge's Law of Headlines, the answer is "NO".

 

 

It's political - but the answer may be yes in a roundabout way.

 

National are opposing the bill to take us down to level two as being "too harsh" - Winston will probably use the "opportunity" to try to broker a deal.  


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  #2482496 13-May-2020 08:53
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National are opposing the bill to take us down to level two as being "too harsh" - Winston will probably use the "opportunity" to try to broker a deal.  

 

 

There's a bill? I thought we were still under the State of Emergency? So the rules around L2 will be dictated by the DG of Health?

 

 


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  #2482501 13-May-2020 09:03
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Fred99:

 

National are opposing the bill to take us down to level two as being "too harsh" - Winston will probably use the "opportunity" to try to broker a deal.  

 

 

There's a bill? I thought we were still under the State of Emergency? So the rules around L2 will be dictated by the DG of Health?

 

 

 

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/beehive-live/121491656/coronavirus-government-battles-to-urgently-pass-new-law-for-alert-level-2


 
 
 
 


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  #2482564 13-May-2020 10:06
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Dotting Is, crossing ts.
Getting something in place to enforce the limits clearly.

Was a long night in the chambers.
And still going live now

https://ondemand.parliament.nz/ 


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  #2482700 13-May-2020 12:53
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Just posting this here in case it becomes useful for anybody: There are mobile testing stations in Auckland that can come to you if you are unable to go to them.

 

I rung Healthline last night asking if we could have a test done at home, as my grandmother is completely bedridden but was told there was no mobile testing stations in Auckland.

 

With no choice, I had to carry grandma downstairs and reclined her in the car and drive to the nearest drive-thru station and was told that there definitely ARE mobile testing stations in Auckland and sure enough with some digging, I've found them online.

 

There is some weird miscommunication going on at Healthline as she said that was the first time she ever heard my question.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2482722 13-May-2020 13:29
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Interesting paper using empirical data to try and track the economic impact of Covid19:

 

 

"Real-Time Economics: A New Platform to Track the Impacts of COVID-19 on People, Businesses, and Communities Using Private Sector Data"

 

 

We illustrate the value of the tracker by analyzing the impacts of recent policy decisions in theCOVID-19 crisis, focusing in particular on state shutdowns and re-openings. Perhaps surprisingly,we find these policies have little or no impact on economic activity. The decline in economic activity– consumer spending, the number of small business open, and employment – occurred in most cases before states “shut down,” consistent with other recent work examining data on hours of work and movement patterns. Moreover, we show that recent policies ending these shut-downs in certain states such as Georgia and South Carolina have not been associated with significant increases in economic activity. These findings suggest that the primary barrier to economic activity is the threat of COVID-19 itself as opposed to legislated economic shutdowns.

 


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  #2482780 13-May-2020 14:02
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neb: "Real-Time Economics: A New Platform to Track the Impacts of COVID-19 on People, Businesses, and Communities Using Private Sector Data" W

 

From the above abstract:

 

typically with a lag of three days or less

 

This definition of "Real-Time" is new to me. But perhaps economists are used to working with lags of months, so relatively speaking, it is realish-time.

 

You can see the economic tracker here: https://tracker.opportunityinsights.org/. It is US-centric, of course. But interesting to see that immediately the stimulus payments were made (13 April), spending started again, well ahead of non-essential businesses opening. It appears the spending was on health care. Also interesting to see that in some places (e.g. Marion County, SC) there was very little drop in spending. Coincidentally, that's where my brother, a Trump supporter who "couldn't work from home" so went to work anyway, lives.

 

 


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  #2482851 13-May-2020 15:57
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Funerals can now be up to  50 people, but it Funeral directors have to register and sign a declaration that certain health measures are met. This is good IMO, because it means that someone is responsible  if any issues occur. Includes physical distancing,hand hygiene  and no food or drink afterwards. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/416530/watch-up-to-50-people-will-be-allowed-at-funerals-and-tangihanga


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  #2482876 13-May-2020 16:33
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mattwnz:

 

Funerals can now be up to  50 people, but it Funeral directors have to register and sign a declaration that certain health measures are met. This is good IMO, because it means that someone is responsible  if any issues occur. Includes physical distancing,hand hygiene  and no food or drink afterwards. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/416530/watch-up-to-50-people-will-be-allowed-at-funerals-and-tangihanga

 

 

If I die then put me on ice until Level 1. My estate has been specifically instructed to distribute my bequests in the form of mash potato-topped mince pies and other barely room-temperature savories at my wake and I would hate anyone to miss out. 


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  #2482878 13-May-2020 16:35
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mattwnz:

Funerals can now be up to  50 people, but it Funeral directors have to register and sign a declaration that certain health measures are met. This is good IMO, because it means that someone is responsible  if any issues occur. Includes physical distancing,hand hygiene  and no food or drink afterwards. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/416530/watch-up-to-50-people-will-be-allowed-at-funerals-and-tangihanga



"Someone" was always responsible for health and safety - the PCBU operating the funeral home or church.

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