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Daily review 06/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 6th, 2020 - 67 comments
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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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67 comments on “Daily review 06/10/2020 ”

  1. Dennis Frank 1

    Three heavyweight academics have conducted a linguistic analysis of the Greens parliamentary utterances: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/123001871/analysis-shows-the-greens-have-changed-the-language-of-economic-debate-in-new-zealand

    [Content deleted because it contained too many links that triggered Auto-Moderation]

    • weka 1.1

      that was cool.

      • Anne 1.1.1

        My God. What are that lot in America on? Beggars belief:

        https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-54427762

        They're barking mad!

        • joe90 1.1.1.1

          Indeed.

          A top Trump health official met Monday with a group of doctors who are proponents of the controversial “herd immunity” approach to COVID-19, even as other experts warn of its deadly and dangerous consequences.

          Martin Kulldorff, a professor at Harvard; Sunetra Gupta, a professor at Oxford; and Jay Bhattacharya, a professor at Stanford, all of whom are epidemiologists studying infectious diseases, were invited to the meeting by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Scott Atlas, an adviser to Trump on whom other experts have cast doubt for his statements about COVID-19, including his endorsement of herd immunity.

          In the meeting, the three doctors told Azar that allowing the virus to spread uncontrolled among young, healthy people while protecting older adults and those at higher risk for serious illness would build up enough population immunity to stop it from spreading widely while avoiding lockdowns and other mitigation measures that have had a damaging impact on the economy.

          https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/519727-trump-health-official-meets-with-doctors-pushing-herd-immunity#.

  2. observer 2

    Judith says she likes blood sports, but only when she's the hunter, not the prey. The Christchurch leaders' debate is not what she had in mind.

  3. joe90 3

    No doubt the tRump cultists will lap up an unproven vaccine.

    In his theatrical Monday display of flouting his doctors’ advice and returning to the White House, President Trump’s triumphal videotaped message contained a line that deserves more attention than it received: “The vaccines are coming momentarily.”

    Trump has spent weeks hinting that he would like a vaccine to be announced before the election, and also that he distrusts his scientific advisers. Now his administration has overruled the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed vaccine guidelines, according to a report from the New York Times. It is abundantly clear Trump’s political team is overruling its scientists in order to rush through the approval of a vaccine before the election.

    https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/10/trump-vaccine-overrules-fda-election-coronavirus-science.html

  4. Chris T 4

    Not being funny, but Ardern is looking a bit weak in this one to me.

  5. Ad 5

    Donald Trump could just stay in the White House behind the oval office desk and do interviews with Hannity (the most powerful tv show by and long way) and keep dominating the news cycles of Fox (the most powerful station ever).

    That Trump name will perpetually echo even harder through every news cycle.

    On the other hand if after a week he decides to hit the campaign trail with Pence, he will be lauded as the 3rd day resurrection of the next Christ: conquering death itself.

    I see plenty of upside plays for Trump right now, and I'm sure he's got the confidence to play them.

    • Andre 5.1

      https://www.thewrap.com/matt-gaetz-chuck-norris-donald-trump/

      • Ad 5.1.1

        An oldie but still a goodie:

      • joe90 5.1.2

        Herman who?

        • Andre 5.1.2.1

          But Cain's twitter-thumbs still work. Something for the tinyfingers twittertwat to look forward to.

    • RedLogix 5.2

      Trump's by no means 'out of the woods'. It's the second week of COVID infection that is the most dangerous.

      Still he's looked at the odds and decided they're good enough to roll with. He's a gambler by nature.

      • Ad 5.2.1

        He's been in tighter corners than this before, and won.

        His brand and media force just make it impossible to talk about Biden.

        • Andre 5.2.1.1

          Which might still be Biden's best strategy. Let it be all about Grampa Rage Nappies.

          He's won coming out of tight corners by bringing others to his level. Drive up the Hillary-hate. Make sure the regulators that could bring him down would go down with him. Be too big for his banks to allow to fail. But if Biden stays out of the pig-wrestling pen, the Master of the Looniverse will be exposed out there all by himself.

    • halfcrown 5.3

      So bloody true, I like your comment.

    • greywarshark 5.4

      confidence, try – cocksure full of oneself arrogant as bold as brass

      audacious brazen impudent insolent

  6. The PM smashing the acting leader of the national party in this debate.

  7. Stuart Munro 7

    Some of the cost of Covid is the unique people we have lost to it. In this case an artist from St. Petersburg.

  8. joe90 8

    Meanwhile, Poots lives in his very own bubble.

    However, Putin's courage will not be so desperate if you take a closer look at the same program "Moscow. Kremlin. Putin". Even at the height of the epidemic, Zarubin, who had previously announced his stories about Putin directly from the studio of the All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, standing next to Solovyov, suddenly and without any explanation began to get in touch on TV from a mysterious room resembling a hotel room .

    The interlocutors of the "Project" explain that all people who have to be near the head of state, regardless of their regalia and age, have to serve a very strict two-week quarantine. There are at least three places for the supreme quarantine.

    https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ru&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.proekt.media%2Fnarrative%2Fvaktsina-koronavirus%2F

  9. Pat 9

    well saw last half and dont think anyone will be changing their minds after tonight..and for over 10% of voters its too late anyway

    • Chris T 9.1

      Actually enjoyed that one.

      Both showed up with a bit of back bone.

      Ardern is starting to come across as over practiced too much and fake, but she is going to win anyway so she might as well go with the flow.

      • Pat 9.1.1

        I think Arderns debating has slipped markedly since last election, not sure why that should be,,,,but her interview skills are very good as she is currently demonstrating…Collins probably 'won' the debate but wont have won any new votes

        • Anne 9.1.1.1

          Arderns debating has slipped markedly since last election, not sure why that should be,,,,

          Last election all she had to do was concentrate on campaigning. This time she's PM and is running the country as well as campaigning. That, I suspect, is the difference.

      • Byd0nz 9.1.2

        Funny how bias colours your comment, where mine saw nothing fake about Jacinda at all, rather I saw a bit of a flake in Judith.

  10. ScottGN 10

    Not much sign of Judith’s mob on Twitter. And wonder of wonders Henry Cooke at Stuff thinks Ardern won it.

  11. observer 11

    As discussed previously, Collins has spent the entire campaign in safe blue territory. Tonight she had a tough, lively audience, for the very first time. They weren't there to provide sycophantic nods and smiles. They responded to what she said, and mostly they weren't impressed.

    Reality hit her hard.

    But that's the story of her career. Always believes her own mirror. National will be relieved to get rid of her next month. It will be the most welcome exit from NZ politics since Don Brash.

    • ianmac 11.1

      Judith started with raucous interjections but she looked a little startled by the negative audience reactions for the reasons as you pointed out Observer. It seemed that she was biting her tongue from there on in – most of the time. And afterwards she didn't seem happy with the journalists questions either. Same reason?

    • Gabby 11.2

      Did she not lead the audience in prayer then?

  12. Pat 12

    Spend 20 minutes and learn some political economy….and if you think this dosnt apply here remember that the ratings agencies are US based as well.

    https://michael-hudson.com/2020/10/%e2%80%a8debt-deflation-and-the-neofeudal-empire/

    But there is hope as we have a Parliamentary system and can at least vote for alternatives

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