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Hemi88
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  #2541955 15-Aug-2020 21:21
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https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/08/no-link-mbie-shuts-down-rumour-blaming-auckland-s-covid-19-outbreak-on-girl-breaching-quarantine-to-visit-man-deported-from-australia.html 

 

It’s already been debunked and contrary to the Facebook the are not investigating anything

 

Not sure how to put in links but it’s on Newshub


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  #2541957 15-Aug-2020 21:21
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I don't do InstaTwitterBook so don't get to see all that "interesting" stuff.





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  #2541958 15-Aug-2020 21:36
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Technofreak:

 

I don't do InstaTwitterBook so don't get to see all that "interesting" stuff.

 

 

Good decision. I deactivated my Facebook because of these 'FB online experts'. Too easy to get sucked in and go down a rabbit hole. 


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  #2542012 15-Aug-2020 22:31
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SJB:

 

This story is fake. There is nothing in the local news about it today or in my local Timaru Herald which often has news covering that area.

 

 

Yep my bad, it looks like some of them have just chosen to isolate.


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  #2542017 16-Aug-2020 00:18
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wow terrible fake viral FB/whatsapp forwards/shares are back!





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Hemi88
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  #2542020 16-Aug-2020 01:05
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I got to say I’m a bit disappointed with some in nz with the misinformation going around it seems American politics is taking hold in nz

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  #2542030 16-Aug-2020 08:16
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I have a question, is it unreasonable for me to require visitors to my home to wear a mask?


 
 
 
 


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  #2542033 16-Aug-2020 08:27
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  #2542045 16-Aug-2020 09:05
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MikeB4:

 

I have a question, is it unreasonable for me to require visitors to my home to wear a mask?

 

 

Nope.  If you're immunocompromised then taking extra precautions is reasonable.  It's your home - so you have every right to make a rule like that.


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  #2542047 16-Aug-2020 09:08
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  #2542050 16-Aug-2020 09:15
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Hemi88: I got to say I’m a bit disappointed with some in nz with the misinformation going around it seems American politics is taking hold in nz

 

Yes - and half the articles in the news are either inaccurate - or misrepresent the situation in some way to sensationalise something relatively trivial.  Also reluctance by media to call out dumb politicians who are either telling outright lies or twisting facts to create doubt in the methods that we're using to control C-19.  Yet what we are doing requires public confidence in the methods - or we'll doom ourselves.

 

Seeing some of the half-baked arguments and delusional CT get repeated here at times gives me the screamers.

 

Seeing someone normally sensible calling for AB to be fired because of CT that he's been "lying to the public" - yet for that to be based on nothing more than gossip and conjecture is an example. 

 

 


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  #2542051 16-Aug-2020 09:17
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MikeB4:I have a question, is it unreasonable for me to require visitors to my home to wear a mask?

 

Really, it's the same as asking people to take their shoes off. But with bigger health consequences!

 

People don't refuse to take their footwear off when asked, if they won't wear a mask if asked don't let them in!


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  #2542052 16-Aug-2020 09:19
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Batman:

 

1 second covid test (saliva) being trialled https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/08/13/technology/13reuters-health-coronavirus-israel-detection.html

 

 

Well that is fantastic if true, but it sounds so good and the article is so sparse in details I'd have to say I'm very sceptical.


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  #2542055 16-Aug-2020 09:23
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msukiwi:

 

MikeB4:I have a question, is it unreasonable for me to require visitors to my home to wear a mask?

 

Really, it's the same as asking people to take their shoes off. But with bigger health consequences!

 

People don't refuse to take their footwear off when asked, if they won't wear a mask if asked don't let them in!

 

 

Actually mentioning shoes is relevant as if fomite transmission is a thing, then expelled droplets end up on floors, they transfer to shoes, from there you can infect yourself or others.  So taking shoes off outside - and washing your hands immediately with hand sanitiser seems sensible.


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  #2542060 16-Aug-2020 09:41
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Fred99:

 

Seeing someone normally sensible calling for AB to be fired because of CT that he's been "lying to the public" - yet for that to be based on nothing more than gossip and conjecture is an example. 

 



The conspiracy theories are unhelpful. But almost equally pathetic is the unbounded adulation for Bloomfield and close-to-non-existent willingness to seriously hold the MoH to account for its abject failures in terms of:

 

     

  1. Upholding basic rule of law (see Christiansen decision and the subsequent remark by another HC judge that he would have also ruled against the MoH for its behaviour regarding exemption applications if the death of the relative of the applicant hadn’t essentially rendered this moot).
  2. The wide-spread non-testing of people who were compassionately released from isolation.
  3. And what had been happening with widespread non-testing of MIQ staff. 

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