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Old 12th January 2021, 14:21     #1281
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Quote:
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I'm hearing rumors of another lockdown due to the new strain being in the community. Let's see how this goes
And what's the source.
Convenient that there is a rumour of a lockdown due to the new strain a day after National talk about that front line should be vaccinated immediately.

Seems more likely to try and rile up fear that Labour aren't doing enough.
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Old 12th January 2021, 15:27     #1282
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I'm hearing rumors of another lockdown due to the new strain being in the community. Let's see how this goes
Yeah - heard that from two rando sources at the pub on Sunday. So I wouldn't be surprised. I've got the beer in, and the kids aren't due back in Dunners until next month.

Probably nothing in it - but if it is, then we go fast and go hard again.

Just think - What Would Donald Do? And do the opposite...
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Old 12th January 2021, 15:49     #1283
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https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/covid-...ZC3ODHBJBNTOY/
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Old 14th January 2021, 18:35     #1284
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COVID-positive Tennys Sandgren flies into Melbourne for the Australian Open. Great.

#InThisTogether
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Old 15th January 2021, 07:39     #1285
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Yeah - heard that from two rando sources at the pub on Sunday...
Oh my - sounds like the source was non other than that right wing nutter from election time- the same chap the protested outside the beehive yesterday because another lockdown would break the universe.
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Old 15th January 2021, 08:38     #1286
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I was thinking the other day if this new strain got into the community there would be no doubt of an instant lockdown. The scale of the lockdown would be the question in terms of it being regional or national.
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Old 15th January 2021, 13:52     #1287
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I think there's something to be said about the fact that despite the steady flow of infected arrivals we haven't had another outbreak in the country.
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Old 15th January 2021, 14:02     #1288
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...yet a person I know just got out of MIQ and said that whilst you had to stay in your rooms most of the time, gloves where literally off if you used the smoking area - and cigs and lighters were frequently passed around between detainees of varying tenure.
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Old 15th January 2021, 15:08     #1289
Lightspeed
 
I suppose the priority is keeping the country safe, rather than those entering the country. Or maybe it's one of those things where the additional policing required would only elevate worker's exposure to potentially infected arrivals.

Who knows really, what we do know is we're enjoying a long stretch without community transmission.
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Old 27th January 2021, 15:37     #1290
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Conspiracy Theory. There was no community case. It was a fright the government wanted to give the country to make sure we are not complacent.

1 - She had 2 negative tests while in iso.
2 - Her positive test came 2 weeks later, and within a few days, she has now been classified as recovered
3 - No close contacts contracted it - including her husband.
3b - and it was the more contagious SA strand
4 - the Locations visited were basically outside of Auckland. So a smaller "impact", but close enough to scare
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Old 27th January 2021, 16:53     #1291
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Could be a case of arse-covering too. If it came out there was a potential community case and the government hadn't put on its dog-and-pony show, they might get reamed if that case was "exposed".
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Old 1st February 2021, 18:59     #1292
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Just in case any of you are stupid enough to ever consider subscribing for money to the NZ Herald, here's the article it posted this morning to get that sweet sweet antivaxx click traffic:

https://webcache.googleusercontent.c...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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Old 1st February 2021, 19:37     #1293
Nich
 
On the plus side, Moderna and Pfizer have the largest ever human test sample of any mRNA vaccine ever developed. Is developing a vaccine more or less complicated than developing Cyberpunk 2077? I'm sure by the time I am required to get the jab they will hotfix all the bugs.
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Old 4th February 2021, 02:51     #1294
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Well Melbourne, welcome back to
  • Strict masks for indoor public spaces
  • office work still capped at 50% (was due to go to 75%)
  • reduction in private visitors to 15 people over 12 months of age.

This will pass. Been through worse and it's not a lock-down.
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Old 4th February 2021, 09:22     #1295
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I'm going to give up my vaccine for one of those third world countries that I hear need it more. I'm all good G.
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Old 5th February 2021, 21:16     #1296
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I'm going to give up my vaccine for one of those third world countries that I hear need it more. I'm all good G.
Yea, I don't think it works that way, bruh.
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Old 5th February 2021, 22:03     #1297
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I'm going to give up my vaccine for one of those third world countries that I hear need it more. I'm all good G.
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Old 6th February 2021, 19:25     #1298
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I'm going to give up my vaccine for one of those third world countries that I hear need it more. I'm all good G.
Auckland is grateful to you, comrade.
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Old 14th February 2021, 20:52     #1299
Lightspeed
 
3 day lock down for Auckland. Fingers cross it's nipped in the bud.
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Old 14th February 2021, 23:46     #1300
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actually raged, i have training(two-a-days) mon and wed. but yeah, hopefully 72hr fasted real world strat does the needful.
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Old 15th February 2021, 08:51     #1301
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Annoying though I would think that the cost of NOT having mini lock-downs and/or NOT bringing thousands of people a week back in would be a lot more. I read this week that the UK has had the biggest economic decline in 300 years, fuck that.
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Old 15th February 2021, 15:56     #1302
Lightspeed
 
Article in Nature about how lock downs could be effective at combating the flu and other respirator infections:

Impact of the COVID-19 nonpharmaceutical interventions on influenza and other respiratory viral infections in New Zealand
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Old 15th February 2021, 16:11     #1303
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Quote:
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3 day lock down for Auckland. Fingers cross it's nipped in the bud.
Kia kaha Tāmaki Makaurau
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Old 15th February 2021, 16:20     #1304
wazza
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Thumbs up

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Originally Posted by Lightspeed
Article in Nature about how lock downs could be effective at combating the flu and other respirator infections:

Impact of the COVID-19 nonpharmaceutical interventions on influenza and other respiratory viral infections in New Zealand
Appreciated
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Old 15th February 2021, 23:13     #1305
Ab
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Kill all humans

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https://thespinoff.co.nz/politics/15...wn-protesters/

A surreal anti-lockdown protest took place today outside the Auckland electorate office of the prime minister, who is currently in Wellington. Alex Braae went along.

If the anti-lockdown protesters outside Jacinda Ardernís Mt Albert electorate offices say their voices arenít being heard, theyíre absolutely right. For most of this afternoon they were drowned out by the death metal coming from the flat next door.
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Old 17th February 2021, 17:52     #1306
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Hmm - Ok, after Jacinda's comments about how we felt after hearing the news on Sunday, I had to rewind and check out what the signing person did.

Daughter confirms she indicated "We felt let down".

I really wanted to see what the sign for "gutted" was...
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Old 23rd February 2021, 13:50     #1307
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Hmmm - remember when "deaths farts" just meant they smelt bad?
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Old 23rd February 2021, 14:04     #1308
Nich
 
Maybe the next hotel quarantine will provide a different outcome.

Or just follow what works (i.e Darwin using cabins / motel, no connected air flow, open air).

It's a good thing the people in charge #followthescience
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Old 11th March 2021, 15:59     #1309
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Fork Hands: mRNA vaccine explained
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Old 14th April 2021, 02:17     #1310
Nich
 
You need to make this.

What is it?

It's a blood clot
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Old 14th April 2021, 15:45     #1311
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It's a blood clot
LOL, had the AstraZenica vaccine on Monday. Was fine on Monday, but headaches, aches, exhaustion and local soreness Tuesday and last night.

Now it's back down to localized soreness - feels almost bruised.

Blood clot might wander along anything up to 20 weeks in they reckon.
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Old 14th April 2021, 18:26     #1312
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In the absolute worst case, the vaccine will cure the housing crisis.
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Old 14th April 2021, 21:58     #1313
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A medicine, with a side effect? Unprecedented!
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Old 14th April 2021, 23:53     #1314
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Medicine is for people who are sick.

Nothing wrong with me.
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Old 15th April 2021, 00:10     #1315
Lightspeed
 
That's a particular framing.

I'm a biological organism with vulnerabilities that can be protected against. I'll weigh the risks, costs, benefits and decide what steps I take with the options available, with consideration for the larger community.

That's another framing. Neither are more or less true. Although one might be more effective than the other, depending on what outcomes one is looking for.
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Old 15th April 2021, 02:13     #1316
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Medicine is for people who are sick.

Nothing wrong with me that a hefty dose of Prozac won't fix.
But seriously, ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure is my approach for this one.
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Old 15th April 2021, 07:55     #1317
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Medicine is for people who are sick.

Nothing wrong with me.
Plus you'll avoid getting infected with autism.
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Old 15th April 2021, 18:18     #1318
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In the absolute worst case, the vaccine will cure the housing crisis.
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Old 18th April 2021, 08:55     #1319
Nich
 
New Rule: Give It to Me Straight, Doc | Real Time with Bill Maher

https://youtu.be/Qp3gy_CLXho
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Old 27th April 2021, 15:47     #1320
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What's happening in India right now looks very much like what some were predicting would happen everywhere at the start of the pandemic. Very grim.
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