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  #2502141 10-Jun-2020 11:24
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tdgeek:

 

On2or3wheels:

 

Yes but aren't the numbers similar in both directions cancelling each other out?

 

It could just transfer potential spending money to flights & airport taxes.

 

 

That was my feeling. If I spent $4k on a NZ trip as I cant go to AUS thats into our economy and tourism operators/supporting retail.  If I spent that in AUS it drops our balance of payments and no money into our economy. Same applies to the OZ people who are stuck there. If however, we all flew to the other country, while it won't fully offset, a lot of it would seem to if travel was 1:1

 

If the AUS tourist to NZ volume exceeded the Kiwi's going to AUS we get a benefit, buit isnt it just a net benefit?

 

 

Its really not that hard:

 

In the same time period (so its like for like) there were 1.372m Kiwis that went to Australia.  https://www.tourism.australia.com/content/dam/assets/document/1/c/1/d/5/2241257.pdf

 

And from the previous link 1.491m came from Australia to NZ.  

 

So you do the math.  Is it cancelling each other out?  Is it just snowbunnies coming from Australia to NZ?  DYOR.




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  #2502142 10-Jun-2020 11:24
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Rikkitic:

 

Isn't the point that Ozzies and other foreigners spend more money than Kiwis would on the same activities?

 

 

 

 

I'd agree.





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  #2502151 10-Jun-2020 11:30
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Rikkitic:

 

Isn't the point that Ozzies and other foreigners spend more money than Kiwis would on the same activities?

 

 

 

 

I'm sure they would, but its a net benefit. We gain what comes in, but we see Kiwis flying out every day with their wallets full of A$ notes (figuratively) Would a skier in QTN spend more than me if I went to Sydney to see and do all the sights? Maybe, maybe not, not a lot in it I would imagine


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  #2502152 10-Jun-2020 11:34
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ockel:

 

tdgeek:

 

 

 

That was my feeling. If I spent $4k on a NZ trip as I cant go to AUS thats into our economy and tourism operators/supporting retail.  If I spent that in AUS it drops our balance of payments and no money into our economy. Same applies to the OZ people who are stuck there. If however, we all flew to the other country, while it won't fully offset, a lot of it would seem to if travel was 1:1

 

If the AUS tourist to NZ volume exceeded the Kiwi's going to AUS we get a benefit, but isnt it just a net benefit?

 

 

Its really not that hard:

 

In the same time period (so its like for like) there were 1.372m Kiwis that went to Australia.  https://www.tourism.australia.com/content/dam/assets/document/1/c/1/d/5/2241257.pdf

 

And from the previous link 1.491m came from Australia to NZ.  

 

So you do the math.  Is it cancelling each other out?  Is it just snowbunnies coming from Australia to NZ?  DYOR.

 

 

No need to be patronising. Did I say it was cancelling each other out? No. as bolded. DYOReading


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  #2502169 10-Jun-2020 11:54
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Well I spent extra money in NZ because I couldn't go on our planned trip to Oz.


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  #2502204 10-Jun-2020 12:54
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Rikkitic:

 

Isn't the point that Ozzies and other foreigners spend more money than Kiwis would on the same activities?

 

 

That's certainly a benefit. But a much larger benefit is that it opens up a broader range of recreational (& business?) opportunities for both Ozzies and Kiwis. I could go to Sydney Vivid or Ayers Rock or Gold Coast theme parks or Bathurst 1000 or any of hundreds of things that aren't in NZ. Ozzies could come here for things that aren't in Oz (scenery, skiing, elocution, rugby lessons, etc)

 

And you can get duty-free booze.

 

 


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  #2502217 10-Jun-2020 13:29
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Fred99 saw your comment on Xi, and had a look yes...

 


Xi does seem to have taken a very active position re support of TCM.
Beijing draws up plans to outlaw criticism of traditional Chinese medicine.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/03/beijing-draws-up-plans-to-outlaw-criticism-of-traditional-chinese-medicine

 

How do you do any scientific verification and study that might be seen as criticism if it comes up with 'wrong' answer ?

 

In C19 outbreak TCM got a big push in China, much as we jumped on all sorts of drugs in hope, but evidence on efficacy.
Fair enough , but then how do you sort the CV19 effective, from superstition under this law if doctors may not be able to make comments as below.

 


https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3052763/coronavirus-80-cent-patients-china-benefiting-traditional
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Wang Xianbo, director of the integrative medicine department at Beijing Ditan Hospital, said 90 per cent of the confirmed coronavirus cases at his hospital were receiving traditional Chinese medicine as part of their treatment.
The efficacy rate of TCM was 87.5 per cent and the figure rose to 92.3 per cent with the addition of Western drugs, he said.

 

However, a doctor in Guangzhou, the capital of south China’s Guangdong province, said people should not overstate the effectiveness of traditional Chinese remedies.
“Those patients would have recovered even if they hadn’t taken the Chinese medicine,” he said. “After all, 80 per cent of them had relatively mild symptoms.”
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Anyway.

 

Pangolin might finally get a reprieve, as they are being hunted to edge of extinction.
Hope for pangolins as protection boosted in China
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52981804

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2502254 10-Jun-2020 14:41
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CDC study of SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Serologic Responses from a Sample of crew on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (early release report).   

 

Specific to mostly healthy, younger adults but interesting nonetheless.

 

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6923e4.htm?s_cid=mm6923e4_e&deliveryName=USCDC_921-DM30202

 

 

 

"Among a convenience sample of 382 young adult U.S. service members aboard an aircraft carrier experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak, 60% had reactive antibodies, and 59% of those also had neutralizing antibodies at the time of specimen collection. One fifth of infected participants reported no symptoms. Preventive measures, such as using face coverings and observing social distancing, reduced risk for infection."

 

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"The outbreak was characterized by widespread transmission with relatively mild symptoms and asymptomatic infection among this sample of mostly young, healthy adults with close, congregate exposures."

 

"Service members who reported taking preventive measures had a lower infection rate than did those who did not report taking these measures (e.g., wearing a face covering, 55.8% versus 80.8%; avoiding common areas, 53.8% versus 67.5%; and observing social distancing, 54.7% versus 70.0%, respectively)."

 

 

 

In this study face masks had the best odds ratio of any preventative measure - 0.3 vs 0.52 for social distancing (to the extent that would be possible on an aircraft carrier).  Data from Table.

 

Time for MOH to acknowledge face masks as a potentially important preventative measure in enclosed spaces or where there are crowds in close proximity. 

 

 


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  #2502257 10-Jun-2020 14:53
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MoH has never dismissed masks. It has said they arent infalliable, but more importantly, you may not be wearing a proper mask, or one that is fitted properly or worn properly and there is a propensity to touch your face. I guess the fear is the majority wont be wearing them properly but will act as invincible, and add to the risk.


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  #2502262 10-Jun-2020 15:02
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I've talk to a few Americans who are envious of New Zealand.

A niece from America brought this animated GIF to my attention (posted to Reddit among other places)

Lots of funny comments in Reddit. I liked this one: "Like New Year's every year, they celebrate first."

New Zealanders celebrating the end of Covid-19 restrictions at midnight last night.


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  #2502265 10-Jun-2020 15:05
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tdgeek:

ockel:


Its really not that hard:


In the same time period (so its like for like) there were 1.372m Kiwis that went to Australia.  https://www.tourism.australia.com/content/dam/assets/document/1/c/1/d/5/2241257.pdf


And from the previous link 1.491m came from Australia to NZ.  


So you do the math.  Is it cancelling each other out?  Is it just snowbunnies coming from Australia to NZ?  DYOR.



No need to be patronising. Did I say it was cancelling each other out? No. as bolded. DYOReading



You're just making up statements as you go along without even an basic level of effort to justify your opinion. It's a fairly reasonable request.

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  #2502313 10-Jun-2020 15:33
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What BS. You seem to be at people's throats around here, I know it not just me thats for sure. Everyone is wrong everyone is an idiot

 

1. I gave an opinion is that ok??????? 

 

2. I didnt quote absolutes, yet Ockel came back as if I did, to which I bolded what I said

 

3. If he wants to check the exact numbers thats fine, I'd already mentioned the same thing in that its not an exact offset and the rest I bolded, which you decided to leave out

 

 

 

Your the one making stuff up. I dunno what's up with you, Ive always liked your posts but lately you are getting on other people's nerves, so something has changed. Often testy. Geez. Don't even bother replying I've seen the other replies to other people, you've been dishing out


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  #2502356 10-Jun-2020 15:39
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  #2502358 10-Jun-2020 15:43
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tdgeek:

 


What BS. You seem to be at people's throats around here, I know it not just me thats for sure. Everyone is wrong everyone is an idiot


1. I gave an opinion is that ok??????? 


2. I didnt quote absolutes, yet Ockel came back as if I did, to which I bolded what I said


3. If he wants to check the exact numbers thats fine, I'd already mentioned the same thing in that its not an exact offset and the rest I bolded, which you decided to leave out


 


Your the one making stuff up. I dunno what's up with you, Ive always liked your posts but lately you are getting on other people's nerves, so something has changed. Often testy. Geez. Don't even bother replying I've seen the other replies to other people, you've been dishing out



Get a grip. If you can't be bothered to even check basic facts why should others do it for you or take you seriously?

Opinion isn't fact, it seems you can't tell the difference.

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  #2502363 10-Jun-2020 15:52
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@tdgeek @Handle9  slow breath in slow breath out. Repeat this 30 times and then go for a walk.





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